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The League of Women Voters
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
The U.S. Senate must put American families first


Just one week ago, the nation lost a key member of our judicial branch of government with the passing of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who also served as the Supreme Court’s conscience on issues of civil and voting rights. And now the U.S. Senate is rushing to support a process for a nominee.

A lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court is too important to rush. Contact your Senators now to share why a rushed SCOTUS confirmation doesn’t help the American people.

Four years ago, Senate leaders set a precedent for how the confirmation process should occur during a presidential election year, by leaving the ninth justice seat open for more than 300 days. Now, with less than 40 days from one of the most important elections our country has seen, the U.S. Senate is choosing to do an about-face on the precedent set at that time.

Furthermore, since May, the U.S. Senate has refused to vote on necessary economic relief for working families, unemployment benefits, and provisions that would ensure access to necessary healthcare for a nation in the middle of a global pandemic. The American people deserve a U.S. Senate that keeps Americans safe while it builds trust in our systems of government and ensures the longstanding independence of the judicial branch. The current posturing of the U.S. Senate undermines the faith of Americans in our democracy and the sanctity of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The American people deserve a Supreme Court confirmation process that builds trust in our democracy and ensures an independent judiciary without compromising any more lives. Tell your Senators the American people deserve a Senate that fights for all the people, not just those that voted for them.

The next Supreme Court nominee will be tasked with protecting American law, civil rights, and voting rights for the next several decades. That’s why their confirmation proceedings should be thoughtful and deliberate, not consumed by political urgency. A hasty decision is a poor decision – and our America deserves better.

Yours in the fight,

Virginia Kase

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