Federal judges make decisions that impact women, children, and families. Federal court decisions impact every aspect of our lives: The schools we can attend; our privacy; our ability to start a family when we choose; the safety of the products we buy; our religious freedom; and our voting rights.
That’s why ensuring a fair and independent judiciary is essential.
Through BenchMark: NCJW’s Judicial Nominations Campaign, we have been a leading voice in the progressive community’s fight to ensure a fair and independent judiciary with an unwavering commitment to constitutional rights. Our powerful grassroots network works to educate their communities about the importance of the federal judiciary and mobilizes and advocates to ensure that court vacancies are filled by nominees who are committed to constitutional values.
100 cases or fewer each term are typically heard by the US Supreme Court. The majority of decisions are made in the federal district and appellate courts.
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Reclaiming our Time: Reflections on the Women’s Convention
By Jody Rabhan, NCJW Director of Washington Operations “Why are you here?” A question I heard throughout last weekend in Detroit. “Because I went to the Women’s March in January.” A surprisingly common response, but maybe it shouldn’t be. An awakening happened in November 2016 among many who hadn’t been politically…