Supreme Court nominations get political, even with nominees as qualified as Judge Sonia Sotomayor. However, that does not mean that politicians get a free pass to attack nominees solely on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender. Such outbursts are reprehensible not only to Hispanics and communities of color, but to all Americans. More than 4,000 people have stood up to the nonsense and signed NCLR’s (National Council of La Raza) petition asking the Republican leadership to restore the debate on Judge Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination to a more civil level of discourse.
NCLR will be presenting the petition to Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R–OH) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–KY). Please join us in asking these Republican leaders to denounce this smear campaign and keep the nomination process civil, respectful and constructive. If you haven’t already done so, please sign NCLR’s petition today. If you have, forward it on to your family and friends. Let’s make sure that this petition has 5,000 supporters by the time it lands on Michael Steele’s desk.