Petition to U.S. Senate
Delay Filling Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Seat on the Supreme Court Until 2021
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of justice and women's rights. She was an icon to all people who care about social justice, equality, and human rights. It would be a grossly disrespectful for Republicans to rush to fill her seat ahead of the November election. The U.S. Senate must not rush to fill her seat. Out of respect for her legacy and to honor the will of the American people by allowing the November election to take place first, we urge the U.S. Senate to postpone any effort to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court until 2021.
Petition to United States Supreme Court, United States Senate, Mitch McConnell
Uphold RBG's Last wishes
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a feminist icon. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. In her time on the Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer advocate for women’s rights, who in her ninth decade became a much younger generation’s cultural icon. She was 87 when she passed away Friday the 18th. The first goal of this petition is to help Americans voice the desire to uphold RBG's last wishes. "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed" -RBG. The second goal of this petition is to stop Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump from pushing for a new Supreme Court Justice. Senate Majority Leader McConnell released a statement saying that "President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate". Please support this so the principles of our democracy are upheld.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, President of the United States
Delay the SCOTUS Nomination Until AFTER the 2020 Presidential Election
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dedicated her entire life to the pursuit of justice in our country. Her dying wish to her granddaughter was that she would not be replaced until a new President is installed - in honor of her great contributions to this country, we have a responsibility to protect her legacy. Remembering her impact should be a NONpartisan issue. Instead, Sen. McConnell has already moved ahead in using her death as a political tool to obtain an extreme court majority for his party, in an unprecedented timeframe before the November election. McConnell refused to vote on Merrick Garland's nomination under Obama back in 2016 - now, not only is he eager to put another conservative in the SCOTUS, but he is trampling RBG's will mere minutes after her death. It's a different type of crime that RBG's devastating passing has so quickly turned into a partisan battle. McConnell clearly has no respect in her wishes, as he will go to any length in order to boost the reelection campaign and gain unchecked power for his party across the three branches. Once a nominee is officially chosen by the POTUS (he has a shortlist) the Senate Judiciary Committee will procceed confirmation, which can continue to be delayed by committee members until after the election. With your signatures, we can demand that senate committe members delay confirmation and/or refuse to vote well in advance. We owe it to her, to ourselves, and to this country's remaining democracy to continue the fight for justice. This is just the start, though. Call your senators. Vote. If we all live just a little bit like she did, advocating for justice with every last breath, our country will transform. "Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." - Rest in Power, RBG. We will make you proud.
Petition to Mitch McConnell, Donald J. Trump, Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senate
Do NOT hold hearings for a new Supreme Court Justice until after the Jan 2021 Inauguration
On September 18, 2020, longtime Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 following a battle with cancer. In March 2016, then-President Obama was not allowed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold hearings for his nominee Merrick Garland to replace conservative justice Antonin Scalia, who had died earlier that year, since, in McConnell's word, it was an 'election year'. We the undersigned urge Mitch McConnell to stay true to his word and not hold hearings for a new SC Justice, should President Trump announce a nominee, until after the January 2021 presidential inauguration that will occur following the events of the November election. There's no reason just because a president of his same party is in charge now that the rules should suddenly change. For McConnell to go back on his word and allow hearings and a vote nonetheless would be absolutely hypocritical and would cause endless fighting on how to handle the future of the Supreme Court. It may result in, for example, Joe Biden or another future Democratic President to expand the Supreme Court in retaliation, causing even more chaos on how to handle the court. It would therefore be better for both parties, and the future of this country, for McConnell to wait until after inauguration to take any action on filling in the new SC vacancy for the future integrity of the Supreme Court.
Petition to Cory A. Booker, Kamala Harris, Charles E. Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, Dianne Feinstein, Patrick J. Leahy, Christopher A. Coons, Mazie K. Hirono, Richard J. Durbin, Sheldon Whitehouse, Amy Klobuchar, Richard Blumenthal, Mark R. Warner
Restore Fairness to the Supreme Court
In 2016 the hyper-partisan system for selecting Supreme Court justices was not merely abused by Mitch McConnell, it was broken. Solution:A bi-partisan committee of Senate moderates consisting of 5 Democrats and 5 Republicans should be convened to select 8 pairs of nominees (1 Democratic selection and 1 Republican selection) along with a 9th pair consisting of 1 Democratic selection and Justice Merrick Brian Garland. These 18 nominees will then be provided to President Biden for nomination to the Senate - to be voted on in pairs as noted above. Refusal by the Republicans to participate would only cede their selections to the Democrats. Objective:With this truly bi-partisan expansion from 9 Justices to 27; past wrongs would be largely undone, the potency and ensuing rancor of future selections would be greatly reduced and equilibrium to the bench would be not just restored, but made stable for the first time in living memory. Should Democrats succeed in reclaiming leadership of both the White House and the Senate, we call on them to prioritize not just working to heal the rifts and divisions that so threaten our republic, but to correct and remedy the system and procedures that encouraged those divisions in the first place. (As desperately as we need your signatures it's the sharing of this petition with your friends and, if you're able, helping to promote it that gives us our best chance at success!)
Petition to Cory Gardner, U.S. Senate
Tell Cory Gardner No Vote on New Supreme Court Justice Until After Presidential Election
The death of legislative and feminist icon Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg comes during a difficult and consequential time in American history. In addition, to the public health and economic crises, because of the global pandemic, we are also experiencing social unrest due to decades of unchecked racism and the humanitarian crisis at the border. However, we can not let this tragedy halt uniting us and we can not let an appointee be nominated before the US people have had their opportunity to speak during this election cycle. Justice Ginsburg spent her life championing equality for all people and it would be dishonorable to her legacy to rush the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice without due process. This is not a political issue, it is not an argument of right vs. left, this is about the foundational value that the government represents the views and values of the people. The people will speak on November 4th and elected representatives must wait to hear what the people want before a new nominee is selected to America's highest court. The Supreme Court does not serve any one party, it serves to champion the rights of the American people and its views should be representative of the views of ALL Americans. Therefore, Senator Gardner, we are asking you to publicly promise to vote no on any Supreme Court Justice nominations until after the new Senate convenes on January 3rd, 2021.
Petition to United States Supreme Court, Donald J. Trump
Fulfill RBG's death wish
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an advocate for the advancement of gender equality and women's rights. She was a great role model for women of all ages. She was an inspiring woman who I look up to. She dedicated her life to liberty and justice. Unfortunately, she passed away too soon. Her dying wish was that she would not be replaced until a new president was installed. But, there are some people who want to fill her seat on the Supreme Court as quickly as possible for political reasons. If you sign this petition, we can prevent this from happening and honor RBG. To respect her life and legacy, we should fulfill her dying wish. Please sign this petition and show your support, so that our voices will be heard.
Petition to United States Congress, Donald J. Trump
Make September 18th RBG day
yesterday, September 18th, Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (known as RBG) passed away. She was a very amazing women. She helped pass women’s rights laws. She helped pass LGBT laws. She was a beautiful soul. She did something for everyone in the US. That’s why i believe that September 18th should be formally know as National RBG day. If you love American, you should absolutely love RBG.