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March 3, 2016

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

As public employees, AFSCME members work hard every day. We take pride in our work and we never quit. We know that the public counts on us to do our jobs – every part of our jobs.

Senator Chuck Grassley is refusing to do the job he was elected to do. He has decided that he can pick and choose which of his constitutional duties to carry out. As Chair of the US Senate Judiciary Committee he is refusing to even consider holding hearings on any US Supreme Court nominee regardless of who they are or their qualifications.

Call Senator Grassley and tell him to do his job! Tell him he must consider any nominee and that he should support any qualified nominee.

Senator Grassley should know better than to play politics with this issue. Failure to act will keep one the branches of our government from being fully functional for an unprecedented length of time.

Despite what Senator Grassley says, there is precedent for the Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominees in an election year.

It’s time for Senator Grassley to do his job. He should commit to holding hearings and moving towards a quick vote on a new Supreme Court justice.

Please call him today and make your voice heard. Please make sure to call from a personal phone outside of work.

In Solidarity,

Danny Homan, President
AFSCME Iowa Council 61

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