To: Sen. Tammy Duckworth (IL-2)

.@SenatorKirk: Press for @SCOTUSnom Vote on Judge Garland

We demand Senator Kirk press Senate Republican leaders for debate & vote on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

Why is this important?

President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, now Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. [1] Judge Garland was the valedictorian of his class at Niles West High School. [2] But so far, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Senate Judiciary chair Chuck Grassley insist that the Senate will not consider Judge Garland's nomination.

Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk has said that he will meet with Judge Garland. [3] But as Judge Garland's home state Republican Senator, we in Illinois need Mark Kirk to do more. We need Mark Kirk to press his own Republican leaders for a debate and vote on Judge Garland's nomination.

Urge Mark Kirk to press Republican leaders for a debate and vote on Judge Garland's nomination by signing our petition.

1. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/17/us/politics/obama-supreme-court-nominee.html
2. http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/supreme-court-nominees-prom-date-canoeing-misadventure-more/
3. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/republicans-scotus-nom-flake-inhofe-kirk-ayotte

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Reasons for signing

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  • Sen. Kirk, thank you for meeting with Judge Garland. The time is NOW to stand up and put pressure on your colleagues to do their Constitutional duty.
  • Please give a highly respected and qualified candidate his due, and prevent more 4-4 decisions. It is not just the President's duty--it is yours.