Write Your Senators: Demand Confirmation Votes

Take Action Now: Write your senators and demand they do their job and consider pending judicial nominees now.

The Constitution calls for senators to “advise and consent” on the president’s judicial nominations. But instead of following this process, a small group of senators has waged a persistent campaign of obstruction that has led to an unprecedented backlog of judicial branch nominees awaiting unable to receive consideration by the full Senate. This stonewalling for political gain leads to courtrooms without judges and people across the country unable to access the courts.

Yet the Senate continues to let highly qualified nominees wait for weeks, sometimes months – many of whom have bi-partisan support – without requiring a vote. Many of these nominees have been named for courts that have been declared “judicial emergencies” because they don’t have enough judges to handle the growing number of cases.

Confirming qualified nominees will fill our empty courtrooms and bring badly needed and long-overdue diversity to our judicial branch – because many of these pending nominees are women and people of color.

Write your senators and tell them that justice delayed is justice denied. Demand that they support the timely confirmation of pending judicial nominees.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

The Constitution calls for senators to "advise and consent" on the president's judicial nominations. But instead of following this process, a small group of senators has waged a persistent campaign of obstruction that has led to an unprecedented backlog of judicial branch nominees awaiting unable to receive consideration by the full Senate. This stonewalling for political gain leads to courtrooms without judges and people across the country unable to access the courts.

Yet the Senate continues to let highly qualified nominees wait for weeks, sometimes months - many of whom have bi-partisan support - without a vote. Many of these nominees have been named for courts that have been declared "judicial emergencies" because they don't have enough judges to handle the growing number of cases.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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