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quinta-feira, novembro 03, 2005

STOP ALITO WRITE/CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY!!!


Dear Senator (name),

Please support a filibuster of Samuel Alito. He is not only a conservative, but he is an extremist. His views on critical issues reflect this extremism and are not appropriate for a justice of the Supreme Court. As a member of your constituency, I strongly urge you to do everything possible to block his nomination to the bench.
In the upcoming years the Supreme Court will be deciding important cases involving affirmative action, voting rights, and civil liberties. With extreme conservatives on the Court like Justices Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and now possibly Alito, many of the advances made over the past several decades are in danger of being rolled back in the name of strict constructionism. The constitution is a living document; our democracy depends on the life it takes on.
I will be following the confirmation process closely and I am counting on my elected representatives to take a stand against this nomination. It is important that Samuel Alito be exposed for the extremist that he is. You are my voice in the United States Congress. I trust that you will make my voice, and the voices of so many of us in Massachusetts who believe in you, heard during the confirmation process. Samuel Alito is an unacceptable choice for the Supreme Court of this great nation.
Last year we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. While this was a celebration it was also a reminder that a mere 50 years ago segregation was the rule of law. It took the leadership of Chief Justice Earl Warren to skillfully steer the Court into taking a progressive stand on a controversial issue during a turbulent time. In many ways, Brown v. Board of Education was the impetus that provoked a generation of people like Rosa Parks to question segregation in its entirety, not only in the narrow context of public education. The passing of Rosa Parks this past week gave us all time to reflect on how far we have come as a nation and how much farther we have to go.
Without a living constitution and the courage of Chief Justice Warren who gave it that life, Brown v. Board would not have been decided the way it was. Justices of the Supreme Court are the ones who give life to the Constitution. The times we live in are just as turbulent as the 1950's. The issues being decided by the Court are just as historically important.
The nomination of Samuel Alito poses a grave threat to the protections Americans count on, including basic workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights. We call on the Senate to stand up for all of us and reject the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Sincerely,
(your name here)

You can use this sample letter as a template or write your own. It can be long winded or short and concise -- as long as you speak up! To oppose in silence is to approve! To find out how to contcat you senator go to:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Or to contact the 109th Congress Judiciary Committee go to:
http://judiciary.senate.gov/
To sign an emergency petition by MoveOn.org go to (it takes 1 minute!!!):
http://moveon.org/
Act now!

Guidance,
SJ

3 Comments:

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commented by Blogger Smokey, 11:10 AM  
Thanks for the great template. We all need to let our Senator know that if everything possible is not done to stop this extremeist from assending to the court heads will roll. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and don't be afraid to comment next time!

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