Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The Pope is still Dead, and,your rights may also soon be, unless the Nuclear Option is STOPPED!

The Nuclear Option will extinguish the Filibuster option and allow the dominant party--whichis now the Repuglican party--- to stack the courts, including the Supreme Court, with judges in alignment with their beliefs--and you know what they are, it's Jesusland in the USA--. There are numerous actions being taken to try and stop the Nuclear Option. Medbhletters has a petition, and these measures listed below are also being taken. So, unless you want the Red State Mindset combined with Corporate Imperialism to overtake your rights and that of our earth, better choose an option below, soon..

1) PROTEST! Rally Against the Nuclear Option! Join us on Wednesday April 6, at 12:45pm on the steps of the Supreme Court
In an unprecedented abuse of power, Senate Republicans, led by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (TN), are outrageously attempting to change the rules of the Senate to prevent filibusters of judicial nominees!
Right now, it takes only 41 votes to continue debate (filibuster) and block a vote on a nominee. It takes 60 votes to end debate and force a full Senate vote. The so-called “nuclear option” would eliminate the use of the filibuster for all judicial nominees, allowing the Senate to confirm them with only 51 votes (or 50 votes and the tie-breaking vote of the Vice President). But the real purpose of their so-called “nuclear option” is to make the Senate a rubber stamp for all judicial nominees, including Supreme Court nominees.
If we do not stop the “nuclear option,” then this President, who has won two elections by the narrowest of margins, will be able to not only stack the lower courts but also the Supreme Court – which would change the landscape of this country for the next 40 years.
Because the stakes could not be higher, we will rally on the steps of the Supreme Court. Please plan to join us as we tell the Senate: "Vote No on the Nuclear Option! "
Who: Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary
When: 12:45 pm Wednesday April 6
Where: On the steps of the Supreme Court (corner of 1st St NE and Maryland Ave NE)

Call the Senate to Voice Your Support for the Filibuster
Action Needed:
Take action immediately! A special toll-free number — 1-866-808-0065 — has been set-up for calls to the Senate on Wed, April 6 and Thu, April 7. Call your Senators to let them know that you support the use of the filibuster. Tell them that the filibuster may be our only recourse to prevent an extremist court majority that would turn back the clock on women's rights, civil rights, and the environment. Many of you have already signed NOW's petition to preserve the filibuster, and now we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to have your voice heard.
Remember, this toll free number is only in operation April 6-7: 1-866-808-0065.



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