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Republicans attempt to eliminate filibuster


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Subject: Please sign emergency petition to save our courts
Hi!

I just signed MoveOn PAC's emergency petition to stop the
"nuclear option" the far right wing's plan to seize absolute
power to stack our courts -– and I hope you will sign too.

Starting Monday, the petition will be delivered straight to
Congress every three hours until the final vote, and many
of our comments will be read aloud on the Senate floor.

Please sign right now at:

http://www.moveonpac.org/nuclear

Why is this an emergency?

This Tuesday, the Senate will vote on Republican Leader
Bill Frist's "nuclear option" to break the rules of the Senate
and give the Republican Party absolute control over
appointing federal judges.

For 200 years the minority's right to filibuster has kept our
courts fair, by making sure that federal judges needed to
get at least some support from both sides of the aisle before
they were given life time appointments.

If Frist eliminates the filibuster, his next step would be to
force far right partisan judges onto the powerful U.S. Courts
of Appeals. The real targets, however, are the four seats on
the Supreme Court likely to become vacant in the next four
years.

With that much power on the Supreme Court, the far right
could strike down decades of progress on labor rights,
environmental protections, reproductive rights, and privacy.

The "nuclear option" will live or die by a final vote, probably on
Tuesday, and the vote is still way too close to call. There are
at least 6 moderate Republicans still on the fence and only 3
more votes needed to win. If we can get enough of our
voices into congress and into the streets in the next 72 hours,
we can still save our courts.

Please take a minute to join me and sign the emergency petition
today.

http://www.moveonpac.org/nuclear

Thanks!

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i can't fucking believe this shit...




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