November 01, 2005 Moves to Kill the Alito Nomination

During my days as a Democrat,I became a member of Yeah, I know...not exactly a fact that I should be bragging about.

It appears that is already stepping up pressure to kill the Alito nomination. The following is a portion of an e-mail I received from

Dear MoveOn member,

Yesterday, President Bush bowed to pressure from the far-right and nominated Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, posing a serious threat to basic civil rights, women's rights and worker rights for decades to come.1

Now, just 24 hours later, Senate Republicans are threatening to bring back the "nuclear option"2—a parliamentary maneuver to seize absolute power in the Senate and force through extremist judicial nominees, (nominees exactly like Judge Alito).

Senator Nelson is one of a handful of moderate Senators who helped kill the "nuclear option" last Spring.3 That same bi-partisan group of Senators is meeting this week to decide if they will continue to block the "nuclear option" in the future.4 It's critical that we weigh in before they make that fateful decision.

Please call Senator Nelson right now and ask him to oppose Samuel Alito, and oppose the "nuclear option."

Senator Ben Nelson
Phone: 202-224-6551
District Offices:
Lincoln: 402-441-4600
Omaha: 402-391-3411

Then, please report your call by clicking here:

Below is yesterday's alert about Judge Alito for more information. Please consider forwarding this to friends. Building support in Nebraska will be essential as this nomination unfolds.

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