Zeta Phi Beta Calls on the US Senate to Hold Hearings on President Obama’s Eventual Supreme Court Nominee

Zeta Phi Beta Calls on the US Senate to Hold Hearings on President Obama’s Eventual Supreme Court Nominee

The members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., representing more than 120,000 professional women across the world, express our strong support for US Senate hearings to confirm President Obama’s eventual nominee for the next US Supreme Court Justice.

On six previous occasions the Senate has confirmed the sitting President’s Supreme Court nominee during an election year. President Barack Obama should be afforded the same opportunity and respect as he carries out his duties in accordance with our governing document–the Constitution of the United States of America.

In the coming months, the Court will continue to debate critical issues including the death penalty, women’s health, workers’ rights, access to higher education and voting. It is imperative that we have a full Court to hand down decisions on these important cases.

Since 1920, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has been committed to improving the lives of our members and our communities. As mentors and teachers, we are keenly aware that we are developing future CEOs, educators, leaders, and Supreme Court Justices, who will carry on the mantles of leadership and justice. Today, we have a responsibility to be their voices, and help create a world where they can flourish and succeed.

President Obama is ready to fulfill his constitutional responsibility to select a qualified nominee.  We ask the US Senate to do the same–and urge them to hold hearings on President Obama’s eventual nominee, and call for an up or down vote. Our communities are counting on a full Court to continue debating the issues which shape our nation, and make America the best it can be for generations to come.

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