NCJW’s #DoYourJob Campaign


Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) 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 their job – as clearly stated in Article II of the US Constitution – to “advise and consent” on the nominee.
Through BenchMark: NCJW’s Judicial Nominations Campaign, NCJW has been a leading Jewish voice for nearly two decades in the progressive community’s fight to ensure a fair and independent judiciary that keeps faith with constitutional values, and b) that court vacancies are filled in a timely manner.

“There are no explanations or legitimate excuses to justify a total blockade on filling a Supreme Court vacancy. Senators should proceed with a hearing and vote as soon as possible.” –NCJW President Debbie Hoffmann

Senior Policy Manager Amy Cotton Speaks at a #DoYourJob Rally in DC this October.

For more information about how to get involved, contact NCJW Manager of Grassroots Advocacy, Lindsay Morris at Lindsay@ncjwdc.org

Press Coverage

When it comes to telling the US Senate: #DoYourJob, NCJW shouts from the rooftops (AKA print and online media)

The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 28, 2016

Fill Supreme Court vacancy

NCJW Pennsylvania State Policy Advocate Lynne Jacobs writes a Letter to the Editor on why Sen. Pat Toomey's failure to perform his duty is an insult to Pennsylvania.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 4, 2016

Keep courts filled with judges

Ellen Alper, Executive Director of NCJW-St. Louis Section, pens a Letter to the Editor about how Senate must do its job to keep courts filled with judges.

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The Jewish Press

April 1, 2016

NCJW Omaha Section in Washington DC

NCJW Omaha section shares their experience in DC visiting Nebraska Senators and Representatives speaking about one of their core initiatives: ensuring a fair, independent, and fully-functioning federal judiciary.

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The NY Jewish Week

March 28, 2016

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

NCJW CEO Nancy Kaufman shares how, for our senators to do anything less than their job is a betrayal of the oath they took to uphold the Constitution.

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The Cleveland Plain Dealer

April 25, 2016

Best cure for the ugliness of the Supreme Court vacancy...

NCJW President Debbie Hoffman explains in an op-ed how the SCOTUS vacancy creates a dangerous situation of 8 justices.

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April 3, 2016

Protests Against Grassley Are OK, But ‘Caustic'

Sen. Joni Ernst approves of protests against Sen. Chuck Grassley but is cautious – and NCJW Women are pictured with #DoYourJob signs.

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The Dallas Morning News

March 31, 2016

Should Senators at least talk to Supreme Court nominee?

President of NCJW-Dallas, Caren Edelstein, writes a Letter to the Editor giving kudos to the publication for urging Texas’ senators to do their job and meet with Merrick Garland.

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Glamour Magazine

March 15, 2016

The Senate Would Rather Talk About Unconstitutional Bills Than Fill a Supreme Court Vacancy

And NCJW Women are pictured with #DoYourJob signs.

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The Courier-Journal

April 25, 2016

McConnell harms process

Beth Salamon, NCJW Kentucky State Policy Advocacy chair, writes that it's not about considering Judge Garland – it's about the McConnell-led Senate ignoring history and constitution.

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April 1, 2016

Illinois group praises Sen. Kirk for meeting Merrick Garland

Courts Matter Illinois co-founder Carole Levine, also a board member of the National Council of Jewish Women, praises Sen. Mark Kirk for meeting with Garland.

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NCJW Press Statement

March 29, 2016

Sen. Kirk is Taking a Good First Step, Says National Jewish Women’s Organization

Press release from NCJW

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NCJW Press Statement

February 23, 2016

NCJW and 35 Faith-Based Organizations Ask for Full Consideration of US Supreme Court Nominee

Press release from NCJW

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