Today, HRC is participating in the #DoYourJob National Day of Action to urge Senate Republicans to fulfill their constitutional obligation and hold confirmation hearings for Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
HRC joins dozens of progressive advocacy organizations around the country today, urging our members and supporters to take action and tell Republican Senators that justice delayed is justice denied. By refusing to consider President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, these Senators are standing in the way of democracy. Judge Merrick Garland deserves fair consideration, which means a timely committee hearing and a confirmation vote by the full Senate.
The decisions made by the Supreme Court establish important legal precedents that impact the daily lives of all Americans -- and have in a number of crucial cases determined the rights of LGBT Americans. This year alone, the Court is expected to rule on many crucial issues--including affirmative action, immigration, religious exemptions and access to reproductive care--and the American people deserve a Court with a full bench.
There are several ways to take action, including: