And also to keep the pressure on Republican senators: Snowe, Collins, Chafee, and Stevens
CALL MONDAY (ALL MAIL BOXES FILLED NOW) OR FAX ANYTIME
Please forward widely.
See more comments below, copied from DailyKos – 1/28/06
Here is the link
I strongly agree with what Kennedy says here, to contact Democratic Senators, no matter what they might have said so far.
I was not on the call.
To get phones, including local numbers and faxes for all senators please go to this link
or this link (By states and with info even about staff)
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.
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.
Here are some more thoughts on breaking down the Republican talking points we know will be flooding the traditional media from Ed Kilgore:
I can only hope Senate Dems make a serious effort to stay focused on the Big Case against Alito during the debate…. It’s especially important that they deal with the GOP “obstructionist” talking point by relentlessly reminding people that Bush deliberately picked this fight by giving conservative activists their very own Supreme Court nominee. And it wouldn’t hurt to spend some time exposing the hypocrisy of “pro-choice” Republican Senators who are deliberately giving the anti-abortion movement the fourth vote they need–just one short of a majority–to erode and then overturn Roe v. Wade.
This is an uphill battle, but one in which we can at the very least achieve a moral victory. Approached with principle, with passion, and with vigor, a moral victory is not a hollow victory. As Senator Kennedy told us, “You don’t ever lose fighting for principle, for what is decent and right. You don’t ever lose when you have the power, the force of being correct.”