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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Call your senators and tell them: Do your job before leaving Washington!
The Senate is getting ready to leave on a three-week vacation. But dozens of nominees to judicial and executive branch posts are still waiting to start the jobs for which they’ve been nominated.
It’s not right for senators to leave Washington for the year before their job is done.
With your help, we’ve been keeping the pressure on the Senate to do its job and confirm nominees. Since the November election, the Senate has confirmed 15 judges. But there still are at least a dozen more who can and should be confirmed this year. And many executive branch nominees have been waiting months and even years for yes-or-no votes.
As AFJ President Nan Aron said: “When judgeships sit vacant, all Americans suffer. Judicial vacancies mean small businesses struggle with uncertainty, injured individuals drown under the weight of medical bills, and victims of discrimination must wait for justice.”
Please take a moment to call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. Ask for your senators’ offices and tell them why it is so important to confirm these nominees.