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To: US Senate

Do not fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat until after the 2021 inauguration

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish was that her Supreme Court seat not be filled until a new president was installed. She was a champion for gender equality, among other issues rooted in fairness and justice for all. With less than 50 days until the election and voting already underway in many states, it's important that we demand all senators pledge not to move forward with any nominee until after the next inauguration.

Why is this important?

Every senator from across the political spectrum must acknowledge the danger posed by rushing to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat so close to an election.

We all remember Mitch McConnell's blockade of President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland 237 days before the 2016 election. The 2020 election has already started—with voting already underway in many states—and it would be a truly inexcusable act of hypocrisy and injustice for Trump and Senate Republicans to move any nomination forward.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life protecting women's rights and advancing justice for those disenfranchised by the political establishment.

Trump—who lost the popular vote by millions—must not be allowed to further demolish the American judiciary.

Many Republican senators have already committed publicly that they would not move a nomination forward in the event of a vacancy at this late date. We must honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg's legacy and hold every politician accountable to the most basic standards of fairness by demanding they not move any new nomination forward for the lifetime appointment to the highest court in the nation until every vote is counted and the inauguration is complete.

Updates

2020-09-23 19:42:51 -0400

50,000 signatures reached

2020-09-23 14:20:21 -0400

20,000 signatures reached

2020-09-23 12:34:44 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2020-09-20 12:09:07 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-09-19 19:26:51 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

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500 signatures reached

2020-09-19 18:42:40 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-09-19 18:36:52 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-09-19 17:22:41 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-09-19 16:31:07 -0400

10 signatures reached