Tuesday, October 11, 2016

For the first time since 1864

Organizing for Action
Diane --

Last week, the Supreme Court reconvened -- and they're short-handed for the second term in a row.

This year will mark the first time since 1864 that the Supreme Court has been without a full complement of justices on Election Day. And we have Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Grassley to thank for this unprecedented obstruction.

Their refusal to hold hearings and a vote for Judge Merrick Garland -- President Obama's extremely well qualified nominee -- has lasted for nearly seven months.

That's nearly seven months of refusing to do their jobs and treating our judicial branch like a political football. That's nearly seven months of pure obstruction.

Speak out against the obstruction of our judicial system -- add your name now.

Starting a new term without a full bench means the court will likely hear fewer cases and fail to resolve ones that need deciding -- ones that affect many of the issues we work on every day: economic opportunity, immigration policy, criminal justice reform, and gender-based discrimination.

Senate leaders are sending a clear message that their political games are more important than a functioning court. They need to know that we hold our nation's institutions in higher regard, and that we'll continue to call them out as long as they ignore their duties.

Join the thousands calling for common decency and respect for the Supreme Court of the United States:




Jack Shapiro
Director of Policy and Campaigns
Organizing for Action

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