Oppose Gonzales As Attorney General

Discussion in 'Politics' started by yogi for peace, Jan 26, 2005.

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    OPPOSE GONZALES AS ATTORNEY GENERAL!
    Contact these key Senators first thing Wed. and urge a no vote:
    Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), committee chair 202-224-4254
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), minority leader 202-224-4242
    Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) 202-224-4543
    Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) 202-224-5323
    * additional action steps below *
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    It appears that the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the nomination of
    Alberto Gonzales for U.S. Attorney General on Wednesday, January 26, with the
    full Senate voting early next week. There is an urgent need to flood the Senate
    with phone calls urging that Gonzales be rejected.

    The actions of people like you around the country have already made a
    difference: the Judiciary Committee was expected to vote last week, but
    Democratic senators succeeded in pushing it back, no doubt in part because of
    constituent pressure.

    During the Judiciary Committee hearing, Gonzales' responses to questions about
    the actuality of torture were evasive, full of "I don't remember" in regard to a
    very important and unprecedented memo on torture he gave the President and on
    memos he received about it from lawyers in the Justice Department. He explicitly
    repeated the Bush Administration's assertion that the Geneva Conventions do not
    apply to people the Administration labels "enemy combatants." Even worse, he has
    not been willing to repudiate the definition of torture contained in the memo, a
    definition so extreme that it permits most forms of torture.

    Now is the time to take action!

    (1) The following members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are more likely than
    others to be responsive to pressure from people around the country. Make sure
    their offices are flooded with calls on Wednesday, as early in the day as
    possible:

    Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), committee chair 202-224-4254
    Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), minority leader 202-224-4242
    Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) 202-224-4543
    Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) 202-224-5323

    (2) Call the two senators from your state and urge them to vote no on the
    Gonzales nomination, should it come to the floor of the Senate. If you do not
    have phone numbers for your senators, call 202-224-3121 and ask for their
    offices. Be sure to get your message to the staff person who is handling the
    confirmation issue.

    (3) Activate your own networks, send this message to everyone you know, call
    your friends!! Do whatever you can to get the word out...Now is the time to make
    those calls to the Senate!!
     
  2. Pointbreak

    Pointbreak Banned

    For the record, let me state that Gonzales does suck.
     
  3. I hope you called.
    I called all of them.

    They told me that Kennedy was voting NO when i called his office. =)

    Wish I could have gotten the info out a bit sooner.
     
  4. RevoMystic

    RevoMystic Member

    If only the majority of those in power agreed with Senator Kennedy.
     
  5. if only this
    if only that

    did you call??!!
     
  6. cobcottage

    cobcottage Member

    I can't believe they aren't blocking him. I guess they want to pick their battle and work on blocking social security reforms, but this is still frightening.
     

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