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Image for Young leaders Urge US Senate Leadership to Hold Hearing and Vote on Supreme Court Nominee

Given the importance of the position which was left vacant by Justice Scalia’s passing, we firmly urge you to move forward with your Constitutional responsibility of “advise and consent” and hold hearings, and ultimately a vote, on the next nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Image for Aiding and Abetting Voter Disenfranchisement

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous sent the following email to our mobile activists following the United States Supreme Court’s decision on section 4 of the Voting Rights Act today:

Filibuster Reform
Uncategorized / December 19, 2012
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For too many years, senators have been using a more problematic version of the filibuster rule – a procedural tool meant to ensure the minority party could extend debate on a piece of legislation to obstruct Congress, create gridlock, and paralyze progress. We think it’s time to end this destructive practice.