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Sierra Club Statement on Nomination of Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - Today, President Obama will nominate Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. 

The Sierra Club is mobilizing its 2.4 million members and supporters to call on the Senate to do its job, sending more than 77,000 messages to Congress, organizing a letter from the environmental community to the Senate, and participating in actions across the country.
In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:
"President Obama has done his job, now it's time the U.S. Senate does its job by holding a hearing and a timely vote for this well-qualified, impressive nominee as soon as possible. Merrick Garland is exactly the kind of fair, even-handed, and thoughtful jurist who deserves the immediate consideration of the Senate, and not more of the obstruction Senate Republicans have promised. The Sierra Club's members and supporters across the country will continue to mobilize to ensure the Senate fulfills its constitutional duty, does its job, and gives Merrick Garland the fair and honorable consideration he deserves."

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The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

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