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Call For Justice Merrick Garland To Be Seated

This call-in event is directed to the US Senate’s Judiciary Committee, your two senators & the White House. 

Lifetime appointments to the Court will have a profound impact on civil rights for decades to come.

A Justice is appointed for a lifetime; far exceeding a congressional two-year term, a senatorial six-year term or an eight-year term for president. It’s importance cannot be stressed enough. 

As Americans grapple with an abrupt return to the conservative majority that has dominated the Supreme Court since the 1970s, the continuation of the Republican controlled Congress and now White House, we have a civic and moral imperative: To insist that the process for judicial appointments be adhered to as well as the legitimacy of executive appointments. 

The nine-member Supreme Court of the United States is responsible for interpreting the US Constitution in modern society and upholding precedent with regard to civil liberties as settled law. This cannot be taken for granted under any circumstances.

It is imperative that the United States maintain a two-party system of checks and balances, however slight, through the critical judicial appointment constitutionally due under the Obama Administration, for our country’s sake and for the world.


1) Dial the Senate Judiciary Office at 202-224-5225 and leave this message:

Sample Message (paraphrase): “My name is ________. I am a registered voter from (city, state). It is imperative that the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016 no longer be ignored, obstructed or disgraced by members of the 114th Congress. There has been no senate hearing in opposition to President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee announced on March 16, 2016. Therefore, it’s time to move forward and seat Justice Merrick Garland. 

I urge the Judiciary committee and my senators to heed their sworn *Oath of Office, or support an Executive Order if necessary, to seat Justice Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. This executive duty and privilege must not be forfeited by Democrats in the minority nor barred by the Republican majority for political gain.” 

2. Dial the Capitol Switchboard at 1-877-762-8762 to reach both of your senators’ offices. Either speak with or leave a similar message for their JUDICIARY staffer. 

3. Leave a comment on the White House comment line at 202-456-1111. Or you can send an email to the President from this webpage.
You’ll find Donald Trump on Twitter @realDonaldTrump. 

*Congressional Oath of Office: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.


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Work/Life Stakeholders: Where is the U.S. Govt?

In 2013, Women cannot make the transition to sanity without U.S. government intervention.  A handful of socially responsible corporations and researchers are dedicated pioneers in the work/life movement but lack the power to transform the US workplace into a more inclusive and supportive environment for women and caregivers in general. It’s as if the expectations “to do” and “do more” are a given – a done deal. Live with it.

It’s time women and corporate America think strategically about how to make our collective interests known in the public arena. How else can we expect improvements in policies and programs to further our interests and ultimately profits?  It’s risky business to assume women can keep up this pace of double duty without accommodation. Business and government have reaped tremendous benefits through women’s growing contributions in the workforce since the 1970s yet seemed to have missed the opportunity to forge a public-private partnership of reciprocal investment.

What business does not reinvest in its future success?  What government willfully squanders its most valuable resource – human beings – and risks undermining its reputation and global competitiveness?  Without a universal guarantee of the rights of all human beings to live free and fully to their potential, Americans continue to tread water just trying to stay afloat until the next wave comes crashing in. This is no way to live.

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