Nonfamosi, let’s do our best to spread the word that the Supreme Court should not be packed with people trying to take away our hard-won liberties!
Excerpted from MoveOn.org:
Dear MoveOn member,
On Monday, President Bush buckled under pressure from the radical right and nominated the extreme right wing Judge Samuel Alito. MoveOn members leapt into action, blowing away our original goal and gathering more than 350,000 signatures in just over 24 hoursâ€”a new MoveOn record.
So today we’re aiming to boost the total to half a million signatures, and do it by tomorrow. If we can get there, we’ll run an ad in Roll Call, the newspaper that Congress reads, to show them the new total.
To reach our national goal, we need just 6,044 more signatures from Washington.
Please sign today, if you haven’t already, and remember to forward this note on to friends.
Tomorrow’s an especially important deadline, because the so-called “Gang of 14″â€”a group of centrist Senators from both partiesâ€”will be meeting to discuss the possibility of a filibuster, and whether or not they’ll honor their agreement to keep the “nuclear option” off the table.2 We need to make sure those Senators, and all of Congress, understand that the public is fully engaged and prepared to defend our basic rights.
Can you help us reach 500,000 signers by tomorrow by forwarding this email on to your friends and colleagues? Below we’ve attached our original petition email, which provides some good basic information on Alito, to send around.
Thanks, as always, for all you do.
â€“Ben, Jennifer, Tanya, Marika and the MoveOn.org Political Action Team
Wednesday, November 2nd 2005
P.S. The case against Alito is growing rapidly. Check out this paragraph from Business Week:
“One group is breathing a big sigh of relief: Corporate America. Of the dozen or so names on Bush’s rumored short list of high court candidates, Alito ranked near the top for the boardroom set. In the 800-plus opinions he has penned during his 15 years as a federal judge, Alito consistently has come down on the side of limiting corporate liability, limiting employee rights, and limiting federal regulation.”2
1. “Dems hint at filibuster” The Hill, November 1st 2005
2. “Why Big Business Likes Alito” Business Week, November 1st 2005