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  •  great job! have an email to circulate if you want (none)
    greetings.
    I distilled and reformatted with some extra content to send to my large email list with links all clickable (won't be copy and pastable from the content below)--if you want me to send to you, email: ss@freedomfriesart.org

    --ss

    Ok folks, this is it.

    John Kerry and Ted Kennedy are leading the charge for a filibuster--
    but we need to sign his petition
    http://www.johnkerry.com/...
    and rally more senators to join them (see note from Kerry below).

    As we fight against Alito, a filibuster can be the very last time that Democrats will get the undivided attention of voters through the elections of 2006!

    I'm busy today too, but took the time to prep this for you and posted notes to all the Senators's web mails by clicking each link provided below, and pasting the message I've provided at the bottom of this email (choose Judiciary from pop-up for most).
    Copy the letter, quick the link and paste, fill out a few things-- it's quick! and easier than moving to another country!

    See below for a list of Senators targeted by Kerry's office-- to this list I added Barbara Boxer (she came through for us before by contesting the Ohio votes!). Obama, Biden, Lieberman, Durbin, Bayh, Reid ,and Clinton (Dodd's website is down).

    Even the New York Times is calling for filibuster!
    http://www.nytimes.com/...
    let's do this!

    Thank you!
    --ss
    ss@freedomfriesart.org
    http://www.freedomfriesart.org

    P.S. If you have a Macintosh and want instructions for how to send faxes to all the Dem and Independent Senators, see here:
    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    From John Kerry:
    Yesterday, Senator Ted Kennedy and I told our colleagues that we supported a filibuster of Judge Alito's nomination for the Supreme Court. And we weren't alone. But the bottom line is that it takes more than two or three people to filibuster successfully. It's not "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." If you want to stop Judge Alito from becoming Justice Alito, use your own email list and organize. We can't just preach to our own choir. We need to prove to everyone - from our friends and neighbors to our fellow Senators - that the American people know Judge Alito will take our country in the wrong direction, and they expect something to be done about it.
    So I'm asking you to join Senator Kennedy, me, and concerned citizens across America who are signing this petition to support a filibuster. If there was ever a time to forward an email on to friends and family, this is it. One way or another, we're going to find out in the next few days if Judge Alito is going to become Justice Alito. You know where I stand. The time to make your voice heard is now. So please sign this filibuster petition and get as many friends as you can to do the same.

    Sign the filibuster petition
    http://www.johnkerry.com/...
    and a more lengthy letter from Kerry if you want to read more about why he's doing this:
    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    adapted from: http://www.dailykos.com/...
    Reid is on board for the filibuster - but calls need to be made to Landrieau, Salazar, Johnson, and Byrd BY EVERYONE no matter your location.
    Kerry asks we target these Senators below:

    Here's Kerry's list:
    Robert Byrd (WV)
    Web form: http://www.byrd.senate.gov/...
    FAX: (202) 228-0002

    Mary Landrieu (LA)
    (202) 224-5824
    Web form: http://www.landrieu.senate.gov/...
    FAX: (202) 224-9735

    K. Salazar (CO)
    (202) 224-5852
    Web form: http://salazar.senate.gov/...
    FAX: (202) 228-5036

    Johnson, Tim- (D - SD) Class II
    (202) 224-5842
    Web form: http://johnson.senate.gov/...

    Also, worth a shot:
    Susan Collins (ME)
    Phone: (202) 224-2523
    Web form: http://collins.senate.gov/...
    FAX: (202) 224-2693

    Olympia Snowe (ME)
    Phone: (202) 224-5244
    Web form: http://snowe.senate.gov/...
    FAX: (202) 224-1946

    From ss: and do these too:

    Barbara Boxer
    Web form: http://boxer.senate.gov/...
    (202) 224-3553

    Joe Biden
    Web form: http://biden.senate.gov/...

    Barack Obama
    Web form: http://obama.senate.gov/...

    Hillary Clinton
    Web form: http://clinton.senate.gov/...

    Dick Durbin
    Web form: http://durbin.senate.gov/...

    Evan Bayh
    Web form: http://bayh.senate.gov/...

    Russ Feingold
    Web form: http://feingold.senate.gov/...

    Harry Reid
    Web form: http://reid.senate.gov/...

    Lincoln Chafee
    Web form: http://chafee.senate.gov/...

    Joe Lieberman (choose Nominations from the pop-up)
    Web form: http://lieberman.senate.gov/...

    Chuck Schumer
    Web form: http://schumer.senate.gov/...
    **

    SAMPLE LETTER following adapted from http://www.dailykos.com/...
    please feel free to copy and paste but best to change yours slightly:
    *
    **

    Dear Senator:
    Please join the filibuster of Alito!

    Judge Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court must be rejected.  He respects neither our Constitution, nor the Congress, nor the rule of law.

    He will expand Presidential power beyond what is appropriate or constitutional. He helped forge the strategy of Presidential 'signing statements' as a way of allowing the President to ignore laws he does not like;  he will clearly permit Presidential lawbreaking such as the illegal warrentless NSA eavesdropping, through the use of perverse legal arguments  and novel sophistry.  Such a mind has no place on the Supreme Court.

    He will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.  A glance at past statements makes this clear.  He feels an animosity towards women's sovereignty.

    He has lied under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee (previously, about committing to recuse himself from Vanguard cases; and now, obviously, about the Concerned Alumni of Princeton).  Lying to the Senate should alone disqualify him from consideration to any Judgeship.

    And, not least, be belonged to an organization committed to keeping blacks and women out of Princeton, and bragged about this as recently as 1985.

    We cannot accept this nominee on the Court.  I need not remind you that the Supreme Court is the last court of resort for the individual citizens of our United States.  It is the keystone of our national fairness.  Judge Alito is actively unfair, as his record shows.  He can damage a great many lives. I implore you to reject his nomination to the Supreme Court, even if it involves invoking the filibuster. Senators -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- need to stand up for principle -- and to be SEEN by the whole country as standing up for principle.  Our way of life -- whereby ALL citizens are ruled by laws -- is worth it.

    Sincerely,

    •  Excellent! Good work. (none)
      I refined my letter to the Senators slightly and turned it into a letter to the editor which I sent to most of the papers on the MoveOn site's well-done letter-writing page.

      Here's the LTE version:

      Dear Editor:

      Judge Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court must be rejected.  He fails to adequately respect our Constitution, our Congress, and our rule of law.

      My concern is that he will expand Presidential power beyond what is appropriate or constitutional. He helped forge the strategy of Presidential 'signing statements' as a way of allowing the President to ignore laws he finds inconvenient.  He could easily permit Presidential lawbreaking, such as illegal kidnapping, torture, and murder, and illegal warrentless NSA eavesdropping, through the use of perverse legal arguments and shameless sophistry.  A mind that favors tyranny has no place on our Supreme Court.

      He will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade.  A glance at past statements makes this clear.  He feels an animosity towards women's sovereignty.  A mean mind deserves no place on our Supreme Court.

      He failed to answer fully questions put to him by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Dishonoring the Senate with prevarication and lies should alone disqualify him from consideration to any Judgeship.  A liar should not warm the Supreme Court bench.

      And, not least, he belonged to an organization committed to keeping blacks and women out of Princeton University, and bragged about this as recently as 1985.  An avowed bigot should never serve as a judge.

      We cannot accept this nominee to the Court.  The Supreme Court is the last court of resort for the individual citizens of our United States.  It is the keystone of our national fairness:  tilt it dangerously to the side, and the rule of law will collapse.  Judge Alito actively seeks to weaken our recourse to the law.  He could damage a great many lives. I implore all Americans to reject his nomination to the Supreme Court, and to insist on a filibuster if necessary. Senators -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- need to stand up for principle -- and to be SEEN by the whole country as standing up for principle.  Our way of life -- whereby ALL citizens are ruled by laws and NO MAN IS ABOVE THE LAW -- is at stake.

      Sincerely,
      YourName
      YourContactInformation
      (You must include a daytime telephone number so the paper can confirm that you wrote the letter.)

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      by Yellow Canary on Fri Jan 27, 2006 at 10:21:23 AM PST

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      •  thanks! (none)
        I'll be sending out another email with fax links intact-- if you can think of how we can post it for others to grab and forward... let me know! ss@freedomfriesart.org

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