Monday, May 23, 2005

ALERT: Indepenent Judiciary

CONTACT: People for the American Way 
Mistique Cano (202) 263-2882
Kelly Landis (202) 464-7350
Peter Montgomery (202) 467-2388
Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary Launches Final National Petition Drive to Save Filibuster & Nationwide Citizen Filibusters
More than 200,000 Have Signed a Petition to Oppose Senate Republicans’ Abuse of Power in Last 24 Hours

WASHINGTON -- May 23 -- With Republicans poised to trigger the “nuclear option,” a gross abuse of power that will break more than 200-year old Senate rules by eliminating Senators’ right to filibuster, Americans are taking a stand. Supporters will rally together in the Senate Swamp on Monday, May 23rd at 4:30 PM to kick off the final national push to stop the nuclear option. Following the rally, supporters will make a round of petition deliveries to key Senate offices.

The rally will announce a nation-wide petition drive. Petitions – thousands of them – will then be hand-delivered to key Senate offices every three hours. Close to 100 citizen-organized filibuster-a-thons to take place across the country on Tuesday also to be announced.

WHO: Senate Democratic Leaders & Concerned Americans

WHAT: Rally Kicking Off Final National Petition Push & Citizen Filibusters; First Round of Petition Deliveries to Key Senate Offices

WHEN: Monday, May 23rd at 4:30 PM

WHERE: Senate Swamp (Constitution Avenue & Delaware Avenue)



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