DES MOINES – Today, the Justice Not Politics Coalition, Iowa’s voice for fair courts since 2010, announced that it would be airing a new ad in the Des Moines and Cedar Rapids media markets.
The advertisement calls on Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, to hold hearings on a new Supreme Court Justice. The 30-second ad features video of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor disagreeing with those who are advocating to wait until the next president is in office to appoint a new Justice. “I think we need somebody there, now, to do the job, and let’s get on with it,” former Justice O’Connor says.
Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. O’Connor served from her appointment in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan until her retirement in 2006.
Statement from Justice Not Politics
“Iowans overwhelmingly support moving forward, following the Constitution, and holding hearings on a new Supreme Court Justice without delay. Iowans are asking Senator Grassley to respect and lead that process as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.”
– Joy Corning (former Iowa Lt. Governor, Republican) and Sally Pederson (former Iowa Lt. Governor, Democrat), Justice Not Politics co-chairs.
See more information about Justice Not Politics, and watch the ad, at www.JusticeNotPolitics.org