WASHINGTON — On Oct. 26, protesters held the “Rally 4 Our Future” event outside of the Supreme Court to address the conservative-leaning justice system. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced the bill in April with support from Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and other house representatives; all showed support at the event.

The event was hosted by the People’s Parity Project and Take Back the Court. Organizers and protesters said the 9-justice system creates inequities within issues such as voting and abortion rights.

Protester Laurie Woodward-Garcia said the Judiciary Act of 2021, which would add four seats to the Supreme Court, is just the start. She said term limits and a code of ethics should also reform the highest judicial authority.

“My job as a mom is to feed, clothe, shelter, love and educate my child but I also have a job as an American mom, and that’s to make sure that my child’s democracy is there,” Woodward-Garcia said.