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  •  Filibuster, How to: (3.44)
    While we have to generate the pressure on all Senators, the decision to filibuster (or not) will also be a leadership decision.

    Call the Leadership Offices!

    Harry Reid, NV Democratic Leader (202) 224-3542

    Dick Durbin, IL Assistant Democratic Leader (202) 224-2152

    Patrick Leahy, VT Ranking Member Judiciary Committee (202) 224-4242

    CALL YOUR SENATORS! (And those who need a spine implant):

    1-888-355-3588
    or
    1-888-818-6641

    If Repug, tell them "No" to Alito; if Democrat: FILIBUSTER!
    If the Washington lines are busy, the Senators' home office numbers and fax are listed here: CONTACT YOUR SENATORS (Click here)

    For extra credit, use the same numbers to call all the 2008 Presidential candidates who are sitting Senators - Evan Bayh, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold - and tell them to either LEAD THE FILIBUSTER or FORGET ABOUT YOUR SUPPORT. You can also send that message to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (202-224-2447) and the Democratic National Committee (202-863-8000).

    Polls and public opinion are another way to apply pressure -- get word out about why Alito needs to be filibustered:

    Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. (Click here)

    People for the American Way has collected nearly 65,000 signatures to send to the Senate, please add yours: Save the Court Petition

    John Kerry has endorsed this anti-Alito petition, signers' names will be read into the Congressional Record:http://www.johnkerry.com/...

     

    •  FILIBUSTER, HOW TO (UPDATE): (3.38)
      First : Call the three Democrats (Mary Landrieu, Ken Salazar, and Dianne Feinstein) who oppose Alito but also said they oppose a filibuster. We must persuade them that a vote against Alito is meaningless if they don't support a filibuster. Senator Salazar (D-CO) 202-224-5852 Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) 202-224-5824 Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) 202-224-3841

      Second : Call your own Democratic Senator: 888-355-3588 or 888-818-6641. If you can't get through, look up the Senator's District Office number in your phone book or here: http://capwiz.com/...

      Third : Unbelievably, three Democrats (Ben Nelson, Tim Johnson and Robert Byrd) support Alito! Tell them to either support filibuster or at least "don't get in the way." Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) 202-224-6551 Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) 202-224-3954 Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD) 202-224-5842
      888-355-3588 or 888-818-6641. If you can't get through, look up the Senator's District Office number in your phone book or here: http://capwiz.com/...

      Fourth: Call the "Red State" Democrats: (Message same as above -- "No" is meaningless) Tom Carper (DE)
      Kent Conrad (ND)
      Byron Dorgan (ND)
      Blanche Lincoln (AR) Mark Pryor (AR)

      Fifth : Call these "Blue State" and pro-choice Republicans: (Message: A "Unitary Executive" is dangerous to balance of powers--please do not get in the way of a filibuster.) Lincoln Chafee (RI)
      Susan Collins (ME)
      Lisa Murkowsky (AK)
      Bob Smith (OR)
      Olympia Snowe (ME)
      Ted Stevens (AK)

      For extra credit, call all of the 2008 Presidential candidates who are sitting Senators--Evan Bayh, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Russ Feingold, and John Kerry--and tell them to either LEAD THE FILIBUSTER or KISS YOUR SUPPORT GOODBYE. 888-355-3588 or 888-818-6641. If you can't get through, look up the Senator's District Office number in your phone book or here: http://capwiz.com/...

      •  The problem with speed-dial comments (4.00)
        is that you propogate your mistakes.

        Oregon's Repub Senator is Gordon Smith, not Bob Smith.

        this message is intended to inform. any annoyance, abuse, threat, or harassment is solely in the perception of the reader, not the intention of the poster.

        by horsewithnoname on Thu Jan 26, 2006 at 05:12:27 PM PST

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    •  No matter how noble the cause... (2.25)
      Spamming multiple threads is not cool. 0's for you.

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