April 4, 2016
Press Contact: Monica Biddix, 515-661-4586
ADVISORY: Iowans to Travel to Washington, D.C., to Tell Senator Grassley: Do Your Job
Leaders from Iowa Join Nationwide Effort to Urge Senators to Consider Nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland
Current and former elected officials, leaders of community organizations, and concerned citizens from Iowa will travel to Washington, D.C. tomorrow to deliver the message to their senators that they should act on the nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland by holding a hearing and a vote.
Those traveling from Iowa to Washington, D.C., will participate in meetings on Capitol Hill, a press conference and other activities aimed at telling the Senate to do its job on the Supreme Court nomination. They will hold a press conference at the Supreme Court at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, April 5 and will take part in the daily count at the Supreme Court, marking each day that has passed since the nomination of Chief Judge Garland. They will hold the sign marking day 20.
WHAT:Iowans to Travel to Washington, D.C., to Tell Senator Grassley: #DoYourJob
WHO: Sally Pederson, Former Iowa Lt. Governor
Mike Walton, Scott County Attorney
Doug Bailey, Hamilton County Supervisor
Keith Uhl, Republican precinct committeeman, former Assistant U.S. Attorney
Ross Daniels, former staff for Senator Grassley
Mark Kende, Law Professor, Drake University
Matt Sinovic, Executive Director, Progress Iowa
Sue Dinsdale, Executive Director, ICAN
Chris Schwartz, Executive Director, ADA Iowa
Lance Coles, Veteran, Retired Postal Worker
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Senate’s First Day Back in Session
WHERE: Supreme Court of the United States, One First Street NE
For additional details about the press conference and meetings scheduled in D.C. contact Benton Strong at BStrong@americanprogress.org
For more information about the #WeNeedNine campaign, visit www.WeNeedNine.org or follow on Twitter and Facebook.