TELL OUR SENATORS: Focus on COVID-19 relief, not more federal judge confirmations

The 99% Pennsylvania

Addressing COVID-19, economic well-being, the urgent needs of children and families, and healthcare were top priorities during the November election. Voters made it clear that we want the government to ensure we all have what we need to get and stay well, and make it easier to make ends meet.

But instead of prioritizing funding and programs that will help keep us safe, healthy, and able to feed our families, Senator Pat Toomey, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Republican senators continue their attempts to shamelessly shove Donald Trump's federal judicial nominations through as quickly as they can.

Senate Republicans must focus on passing legislation to address the devastating effects of this pandemic, not rushing through judges who could take health care access away from us.

We held an election. We chose President-elect Joe Biden. He should be tasked with nominating judges to the federal courts when he is sworn in on January 20th. Right now is the time to focus on what we desperately need: relief from the coronavirus.

Over 20 million jobs were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, and roughly half of those have been recovered. The loss of jobs is dramatically increasing hardship and leaving families on the brink of hunger and homelessness. We cannot wait any longer for relief.

We must demand the Senate immediately act to provide COVID-19 relief.

Sign and send the petition: Demand the Senate focus on COVID-19 relief immediately!