BenchMark

NCJW’s Judicial Nominations Campaign

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As part of an action organized by the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), nearly 400 women walked in silent procession from the U.S. Supreme Court to the U.S. Capitol, bearing copies of hte U.S. Constitution and personal messages to be delivered to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The demonstration came in response to Senate Republicans' stated refusal not to consider any nominee the President put forward, which NCJW considers an obstruction of justice. Credit: Ron Sachs

As part of an action organized by NCJW, nearly 400 women walked in silent procession from the U.S. Supreme Court to the U.S. Capitol, bearing copies of the U.S. Constitution and personal messages to be delivered to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Credit: Ron Sachs

Courts matter. Federal court decisions impact every aspect of our lives. And who becomes a federal judge determines how justice is delivered in our nation. NCJW believes that judges confirmed to lifetime seats on the bench must have a commitment to constitutional rights, including reproductive rights.

Through BenchMark: NCJW’s Judicial Nominations Campaign, we have been a leading voice in the progressive community’s fight to ensure a fair and independent judiciary that keeps faith with constitutional values. All year round, our powerful grassroots network seeks to educate our communities about the importance of the federal judiciary and mobilizes and advocates to ensure that court vacancies are filled in a timely manner by nominees who are committed to constitutional values.

At NCJW, we understand that federal court decisions impact every aspect of our lives — the schools we can attend, our privacy, our ability to marry whom we choose and start a family when we choose, the safety of the products we buy, our religious freedom, and our voting rights.

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COURTS MATTER: WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Federal courts impact every aspect of our lives, including individual rights and liberties 

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Today, the Supreme Court of the United States is front and center. Even with the recent nomination of Judge Merrick Garland by President Obama, certain senators continue to obstruct the process. The Senate must do its job — as clearly stated in Article II of the US Constitution — to “advise and consent” on the nominee. Join the campaign here.