On Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee, by a vote of 13 to 6, approved Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to be an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, paving the way for a vote by the full Senate as early as next week. Throughout the hearings, Judge Sotomayor has made it clear that she holds the deepest respect for prior Supreme Court decisions, including the central decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion.
We are confident that she will continue to uphold a women’s right to choose and will promote the dignity and well being of Latinas, our families and our communities. We call on the Senate for a swift confirmation, making her the first Latina judge on the Supreme Court.
We need your support to ensure that Judge Sotomayor is confirmed with strong bipartisan support in the Senate!
TAKE ACTION TODAY to support Judge Sotomayor’s Confirmation. You have two options:
1) Call NOW to urge your Senators to confirm Judge Sotomayor. Contact the Capital Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be directly connected to your Senator. (If you don’t know who your Senators are, you can find out here).
2) Send the email below to your Senators to confirm Judge Sotomayor.
Read more on our stance here. For more information on the nomination process, how the Supreme Court works, current sitting Justices, and how a case gets to the Supreme Court see our Supreme Court FAQ site here.