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Thursday, 19 May 2016 12:21

merrick-garland-scotusWASHINGTON, DC – Today, young leaders from across the country will join members of Congress in front of the Supreme Court to release an open letter to the members of the Senate calling for fair consideration for President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland.

The letter is signed by national youth-led and youth-serving organizations including Young People For, Generation Progress, NAACP Youth and College Division, Sierra Student Coalition, the Roosevelt Institute, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Energy Action Coalition, American Constitution Society Student Chapters, the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network, Student Debt Crisis, Advocates for Youth, and the Micah Leadership Council.

At the press conference, speakers will focus on why Senator Chuck Grassley, the chair of the Judiciary Committee, needs to do his job and schedule hearings and a vote for Judge Garland instead of engaging in unprecedented partisan obstruction. They will also discuss what’s at stake for young people in the Supreme Court vacancy fight.

WHO: Young leaders and members of Congress including Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Al Franken, Rep. Linda Sánchez, and Rep. Ruben Gallego.

WHAT: Press conference releasing youth letter calling on senators to give fair consideration to the Supreme Court nominee

WHEN: Thursday, May 19th at 12:30 PM

WHERE: Supreme Court steps

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016 12:27
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