That’s why I’ve been pounding the table on the ERA for the past two years. It’s a motivating issue for many voters (especially young people), who are going to need more than “help us defeat Trump” come the 2022 midterms. In some ways, a hard-right turn by the Court might be a long-term blessing in disguise, as losing their rights will awaken people to the reality that they need to fight for them. Given that very little is going to get done economically with a Republican-led Senate to actually give the working class reasons to vote for Democrats, social issues are going to likely jump back to the forefront in the midterms. Alito, on the other hand, should step down. His comments are, IMHO, disqualifying. He’s basically endorsing the idea that Christianity should be a shield behind which one can justify devaluing those with whom they disagree, and the First Amendment should be the sword. He truly scares me.