Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Thank Debbie And Other Dems For Standing With Us Against Alito

Sen. Debbie Stabenow worked really hard to block the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court and we owe her a debt of gratitude and our thanks. Although the 55 member Republican majority in the U.S. Senate was determined to rubber stamp President Bush's choice, Sen. Stabenow stood by her convictions that Alito was the wrong choice for America.

As you've probably heard, last night the attempt to filibuster Samuel Alito's nomination was defeated. This morning, the full Senate voted to confirm him to the Supreme Court. Twenty-four Democrats, including our own Sen. Stabenow, and one independent voted for a filibuster--doing everything in their power to prevent Samuel Alito from replacing Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court.

We should encourage more senators to show this kind of courage by thanking those who stand up for our values. I just took 5 minutes to write a quick note of appreciation to the senators who supported the filibuster. You can do the same at:

http://political.moveon.org/alitothanks/

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