[SPORK] Stop Right-Wing Judges - Receive Free Alerts from NARAL
jbone at deepfile.com
Sun Apr 13 14:03:32 PDT 2003
This is important enough IMHO to pass along w/o much comment or
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> From: "Democrats.com" <activist at democrats.com>
> Date: Tue Apr 8, 2003 21:57:33 US/Central
> Subject: Stop Right-Wing Judges - Receive Free Alerts from NARAL
> Pro-Choice America
> Reply-To: activist at democrats.com
> April 8, 2003
> When anti-choice politicians took full control of Congress last
> November with the help of the religious right, they declared that
> restricting and outlawing abortion would be a top priority. Now they
> are redeeming their promise to the religious right.
> Democrats.com believes it is urgent for the pro-choice majority to
> speak up and protect our rights. We are therefore working in
> partnership with NARAL Pro-Choice America to mobilize as many
> activists as possible.
> CAN was formed to help millions of individual voices - like yours -
> create one loud pro-choice voice that the politicians can't ignore.
> Through CAN, you'll receive e-mail updates with fast, easy ways to
> protect our right to choose at the national, state and local levels -
> when your actions will have the greatest impact.
> We know there are many important battles to fight at this time. But we
> can never sacrifice a woman's fundamental right to choose. See the
> sample alert below from NARAL Pro-Choice America and sign up for CAN
> Bob Fertik
> *** Sample Alert ***
> From: "NARAL Pro-Choice America" <can at ProChoiceAmerica.org>
> Subject: Bush Re-nominates Judge who was DEFEATED by the Senate
> Judiciary Committee
> Please click here:
> to contact your Senators TODAY to oppose Priscilla Owen's
> re-nomination to the federal court. Senate leaders could bring her
> nomination to the floor for a vote at any time. We must stop Owen.
> President Bush is playing partisan politics with the Constitution and
> our rights by re-nominating Priscilla Owen to the Fifth Circuit Court
> of Appeals after she had already been defeated. The Senate Judiciary
> Committee rejected Owen after a full and fair hearing last year. Last
> week the Committee, now under anti-choice control, reversed course and
> approved the Owen nomination, sending it to the floor in spite of its
> earlier defeat.
> Priscilla Owen represents a direct threat to a women's right to
> choose. Owen is a far right judicial activist who puts ideology above
> the law. Her record clearly indicates that, given a lifetime
> appointment to the Fifth Circuit, she would vote to restrict a woman's
> freedom of choice and undermine Roe v. Wade.
> Priscilla Owen threatens other critical rights for women. As a Texas
> Supreme Court judge, Owen tried to limit other rights important to
> women, including employment non-discrimination, environmental health
> and safety and consumer protections.
> Priscilla Owen's nomination is critical to conservative activists'
> relentless effort to pack the courts with conservative ideologues.
> Patrick Buchanan summed up the right-wing's plan: "[Our conservative
> judicial appointment strategy] could do more to advance the social
> agenda - school prayer, anti-pornography, anti-busing, right-to-life
> and quotas in employment - than anything Congress can accomplish in 20
> Please don't let Buchanan and Bush succeed in taking away our rights.
> Stop Owen! Contact:
> your Senators today and ask them to reject Owen's nomination. To call
> your Senators directly, dial 202-224-3121 for the Capitol Switchboard.
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