Saturday, January 28, 2006

Saturday night filibuster thread

There are a lot of great diaries out there about the netroots' filibuster efforts. This post by Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake has been updated a number of times with useful links. See also this post by Georgia10 at Kos: And now, let's get to work. And finally, mcjoan's Kos diary, Senator Kennedy's Call to Arms is definitely worth a read...

Senator Kennedy just had a conference call with a number of bloggers to update us on his and Senator Kerry's filibuster effort, and to encourage the netroots and the grassroots to keep up our efforts. He's very excited by what he's seeing here and throughout the blogosphere, and gave a great pep talk.

He is encouraging you to contact your Democratic Senators, regardless of what they might have said so far, but specifically mentioned Senators Pryor, Lincoln, Cantwell, Murray, Baucus, Harkin, Levin, Bayh, Lautenberg, Menendez, and Lieberman. In addition, he said to keep the pressure on Republican Senators Snowe, Collins, Chaffee, and Stevens.

Senator Kennedy talked in particular about one thing that I think is critical to keep in mind as we approach our Senators, and for them to keep in mind as they are considering this vote. We need to overcome the media noise machine by letting our Senators know that in voting their conscience, and making it clear that they are voting on principle, on conscience, they will overcome the media noise machine calling them obstructionists. We can help them realize this by letting them know that we've got their backs. That they are voting our conscience as well, and that we will not forget their courage.

Click here for the rest. And let me know about any other good filibuster related links, and I can add them to this post throughout the evening.

Update: SusanD posted this link
That page is being updated with progress reports.

Also, you can sign a petition opposing Alito here:

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