In response to the U.S. Senate Republican leadership’s stated refusal to consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, five Bergen County women, members of the Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women, recently participated in a solemn procession on Capitol Hill. They were part of a nationwide NCJW campaign demanding that the Senate hold timely hearings, and vote on the nominee.
During the procession, nearly 400 women marched from the U.S. Supreme Court to the U.S. Capitol carrying copies of the Constitution and a personal message to the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).
As part of the campaign, NCJW advocates and sections across the country will engage with their senators and their communities in a campaign to raise visibility and public focus on the urgency of filling the Supreme Court vacancy. The organization, with 67 sections in 28 states, represents thousands of members and supporters.