United States Supreme Court Must Be Fully Staffed

Battle Born Progress Executive Director, Annette Magnus in Las Vegas, NV

Battle Born Progress Executive Director, Annette Magnus in Las Vegas, NV

Time to tell Senator Heller to do his job as Nevada’s Senator.

Senators Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell are holding the judicial branch of our government hostage, and it’s time for Dean Heller to pressure them to step up and do their job.

Americans want and deserve to have a fully-staffed Supreme Court. There is too much at stake for the Court to be held hostage by GOP Senators refusing to do their job and hold hearings for a Supreme Court nominee. 

If obstructionist Senators get their way, the seat could sit vacant for more than a year, damaging the Court and its ability to effectively rule.

Article II of the Constitution provides that the President “shall have [the] power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,” to appoint justices to the U.S. Supreme Court. There’s no exception for election years. Senators should do their jobs instead of playing political games and delaying action on a Supreme Court nomination.

Annette Magnus
Executive Director, Battle Born Progress, Providing PR for the Progressive Community in Nevada

Annette Magnus was born and raised in Las Vegas. She is a second generation Nevadan with family roots in the local Culinary Union. In 2003, she graduated from Centennial High School where she was involved with student activities and student government. From her high school experience she became interested in politics and set out to major in Political Science at UNLV.

In her junior year at UNLV, Annette applied for the legislative internship program and was accepted. Annette was assigned to then-Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus for the 2005 legislative session, an assignment that changed her life. Annette went on to work as scheduler and personal assistant to Senator (now Congresswoman) Titus on both her 2006 Gubernatorial Campaign and her 2008 Congressional Campaign. In addition to this, she was also her Executive Legislative Assistant for the 2007 legislative session in Carson City.

Annette is now the Executive Director of Battle Born Progress, which is the public relations firm for the progressive community in Nevada. Prior to this, she was the Public Affairs Manager for Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada where she worked on political issues and media. In addition to her work at BBP, she is the Co-Chair of the Nevada Women’s Lobby, Vice President of Emerge Nevada, a board member of Southern Nevada Children First and volunteers for many other progressive causes in the Las Vegas community. Annette also graduated from NEWL in 2005 and from Emerge Nevada in 2007.

About Pat Lynch

Pat Lynch is the Editor of  “Politically Yours.”  She is also the Founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of WomensRadio(R), the first site to stream for women and still the oldest continuously streaming site.  WomensRadio(R)  was founded in 1995, in order to give women and other lesser-heard voices, an audible outlet!

She began her career as a Press Secretary to a U.S. Senator and Congressman, then as an Assistant Public Relations Director at a large regional agency in Atlanta, and at the age of 25, began her own PR/Advertising and Marketing company in that city.  From an early age, she was intrigued by the political process, and as she began to acquire more public relations and marketing skills, began to run and win political campaigns at all levels — local, state and national.  The firm later specialized in real estate, and Pat was the first person to introduce real estate developers to the opportunity of using radio and television to promote their products.

From the beginning of her career, she participated in and contributed her talents to  local, regional and national not-for-profits.

She is a frequent speaker on the value of opening the media to women’s voices and creating new communication bridges to the future.

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