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Group of Senate Democrats Launch Filibuster on Alito

A group of Democratic Senators, led by Massachusetts Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, has launched a filibuster to block the confirmation of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) has called for a cloture vote on Monday at 4:30 p.m. to end debate and move to a vote on Alito. To win a cloture vote, Frist has to muster 60 votes in favor of ending debate.

Millions of people have called and emailed their Senators, urging them to save the Supreme Court for womens rights, civil rights, environment protections, civil liberties, separation of church and state, disability rights, and to stop a Bush power grab. The Democrats have heard this message loud and clear, said Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority. This filibuster is historically important because it is sending a message to the President people will not tolerate his packing of the Supreme Court.

TAKE ACTION Urge your Democratic Senators to filibuster Alito!

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Media Resources: Feminist Majority