30 Aug Activists to Deliver 126 Beach Balls with Petition Signatures to Senator Dean Heller Demanding Action on Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court Nomination

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Contact: Annette Magnus, annette@battlebornprogress.org & Maria-Teresa Liebermann, mariateresa@battlebornprogress.org

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2016, at 11 a.m.

Location: 8930 West Sunset Road, Suite 230

Las Vegas, NV 89148

Community activists will remind Dean Heller that summer vacation is over and it is time to do his job and stop the obstruction

LAS VEGAS – On Wednesday, August 31, Nevadans for Judicial Progress will gather at Senator Dean Heller’s office with community activists from Southern Nevada to send him back to Washington D.C. with the message that he needs to do his job and ensure our country has a fully-staffed Supreme Court. Activists will deliver a large number of beach balls to Senator Heller as a reminder of the hundreds of Nevadans that have asked him and his colleagues to do his job move the nomination process along immediately.

President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Garland, has waited more than 160 days for consideration by the Senate. The long wait has had unprecedented impacts on Nevada and across the country. A number of cases were left in split decision, including United State v. Texas that would have addressed the president’s immigration executive actions.

Senator Heller should be ashamed of this obstruction that led to justice delayed for many Nevada families and millions more across the country, it’s long overdue for him to do his job.  

WHAT: Press Event / Petition Delivery

WHEN: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: 8930 West Sunset Road

Suite 230

Las Vegas, NV 89148

WHO: Nevadans for Judicial Progress and community members

Notes: Spanish speakers will be available

Click here to watch the event live

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About Nevadans for Judicial Progress: Nevadans for Judicial Progress is a coalition of organizations and individuals convened by the Institute for a Progressive Nevada/Battle Born Progress  with the support of Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress.

These following 5 principles convey our goals:

  • Ensuring a fully staffed judiciary so justice is not delayed.
  • Bringing diversity of thought and background to our federal courts.
  • Keeping our judges accountable on the issues that matter to Nevadans.
  • Educating Nevadans on the importance of the courts in our day-to-day lives.
  • Uncovering procedural delays on judicial confirmation processes.