| Diane -- |
This weekend we learned of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. While we didn't always agree with his rulings, we recognize the passion he held for the law, and his dedication to the institution of the Court.
But now the Supreme Court only has eight members, even as it is about to consider some of the most important issues facing our country -- from climate change and immigration reform, to women's and workers' rights.
Shockingly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's first reaction to this news was to say that the Senate should refuse to do its constitutional duty, and block President Obama from filling the vacancy.
Diane, the Senate has a responsibility to fairly consider the President's nomination for the court, and we need to make sure they get the message.
OFA is putting together a petition to send a clear message to the lawmakers obstructing this process. Make sure your voice is heard -- sign this petition now.
Let's be clear about what the Constitution says about this: When there's a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the President is required to nominate someone to fill it, and the Senate must give that nominee fair consideration.
Anyone who says otherwise is putting politics first. The longest time a Supreme Court nominee has ever had to wait to get a vote was 125 days, and President Obama has more than 300 days remaining in his term.
The Supreme Court is too important to be held hostage by partisan gridlock.
Stand up for a fair nomination process -- add your name to OFA's petition:
Thanks -- more to come soon,
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