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Californians, call your errant senator!

Californians, please urge Sen. Feinstein to rethink her opposition to the filibuster.

Contact info: DC- 202-224-5323

Jim Molinari, State Director
One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
415/393-0707
TTY/TDD: 415/249-4785

LOS ANGELES
Guillermo Gonzalez, Deputy State Director
11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA 90025
310/914-7300

SAN DIEGO
James Peterson, Regional Director
750 “B” Street, Suite 1030
San Diego, CA 92101
619/231-9712

FRESNO
Shelly Abajian
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4-290
Fresno, CA 93721
559/485-7430

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Google joins the People's Liberation Army

The Real Cost of Google’s Sellout to China
Google is perfectly willing to posture as a brave defender of the privacy of its users in the U.S. marketplace it already dominates while caving to the immense commercial opportunity awaiting it in China. This is a harsh reminder that the concentration of media in the past decade has made the few giant companies that now control them more vulnerable to demands from foreign — and domestic — governments with their own agenda.

By Thomas Lipscomb

(January 26, 2006) — Last week Google announced its intention to resist a Department of Justice court action underway. DOJ wanted Google to allow a surveillance test of millions of its users’ search queries as part of its effort to enforce online pornography legislation passed by Congress to protect children. Yahoo, AOL, and MSN had already agreed to cooperate. But now, in an extraordinary development, Google has announced its decision to join the largest internet censorship effort in the world, being run by Communist China.

Google will actively assist the Chinese government in barring access to thousands of Web sites and search terms, in fact anything on the World Wide Web the Chinese feel might destablize its authoritarian government. It will also eliminate the blogging and e-mail services it offers elsewhere in the world. According to the Associated Press: “Google officials characterized the censorship concessions in China as an excruciating decision for a company that adopted ‘don’t be evil’ as a motto.”

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Kennedy supports the filibuster!

From Sheila:

Dear all,

I have just received this from Senator Kennedy’s Boston office. Now we need one like this from 40 more. Keep on keeping on. Sxoxo

KENNEDY ON HIS DECISION TO SUPPORT A FILIBUSTER ON NOMINATION OF JUDGE ALITO

Other than voting to send our men and women to war, there is no more important vote in the Senate than our vote on a Supreme Court nominee. This is a vote of a generation and a test of conscience. Judge Alito does not share the values of equality and justice that make this country strong. He does not deserve a place on the highest court of the land.

We owe it to future generations of Americans to oppose this nomination. If Judge Alito is confirmed, he will serve on the court long after President Bush leaves office, and the progress of half a century on the basic rights of all Americans is likely to be rolled back. Heís the wrong Justice for justice and the rule of law in America.

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AOL won't let me email you

Friends,

Those of you who are on my list-serve, and who are AOL subscribers, may not have been hearing from me lately, as my messages to all such addressees bounce back to me. The corporation seems to have decided that my messages are spam.

I could try to fight this, or you could stop being AOL subscribers. I don’t know which one of those would be the bigger hassle, but I do know that, right now, I don’t have time to deal with it, what with the daily press of business and the rise of the police state here inthese United States.

In any case, the messages sent to the list all end up posted here.

MCM

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Schumer DOESN'T GET IT!!!

Senator Charles Schumer is arguing against a filibuster.
A filibuster is the only chance we have to defeat Alito – and the wrong message to be sending George Bush and the Republicans
Call Schumer immediately and express your outrage!!!

Washington, DC
Phone: 202-224-6542
Fax: 202-228-3027
TDD: 202-224-0420
New York City
Phone:212-486-4430
Fax: 212.486.7693
website:schumer.senate.gov

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MCM on "Majority Report," Air America, tonight!

At 8:34 p.m. EST.

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Mary Landrieu DOESN'T GET IT!

CALL SENATOR LANDRIEU – ONE OF THE CRUCIAL 8! Here’s one of the CRUCIAL EIGHT.

I’m asking Texans, especially, but really anyone, to FOCUS ON MARY LANDRIEU to defeat Alito.

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is speaking publicly against a filibuster of the Alito nomination for Supreme Court.

She says there is more important business the Senate needs to get on with. !!!!!

Ted Kennedy said yesterday during Alito Senate debate: “The stakes could not be higher. This is the vote of a generation.”

Rainbow Push writes re Alito: “50 years of civil, human and women’s rights advances are at stake – from Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “

If confirmed, Alito at age 55 could serve out his life expectancy on the court — 28 years — in other words, the next SEVEN CONSECUTIVE PRESIDENTIAL TERMS.

Vote is in the next few days.

Landrieu is one of eight Democratic Senators needed to stop Alito.

PLEASE CALL OR FAX HER OFFICES.

PLEASE — EVERYONE CONTACT HER. IF YOU KNOW LOUISIANA RESIDENTS, INCLUDING EVACUEES LIVING ELSEWHERE — SPREAD THIS TO THEM TOO. HELP THE NATION!!!

Senator Mary Landrieu (D)
Phone: (202) 224-5824
Fax: (202) 224-9735

You can just say YOU MUST FILIBUSTER. Or, if you want to try to be persuasive, ask to speak to Kevin Avery at (202) 224-5824. He is her DC staff person who is in charge of judiciary issues.

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Chafee may vote no, and also back a filibuster!

Lincoln Chafee is pro-choice, and there are signs that he will go for broke to halt Alito.

CALL HIS OFFICE NOW, AND GIVE HIM STRENGTH!!

Washington: 202-2224-2921

Providence RI – 401-453-5294

Newport, RI – 401-845-0700

MCM

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Help Hillary make up her mind!

New York’s junior senator has not released a statement on the filibuster yet. Although she plans to vote against Alito, she does not yet support a filibuster.
Please help her make the right decision, and as soon as possible.
Email her, or call one of her offices, RIGHT NOW. (Contact info below.)
If Kerry can support the use of this bold tactic, why can’t she?
MCM
http://www.senate.gov/~clinton/contact/

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Albany/Hudson Valley
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Leo W. O’Brien Federal Office Building
1 Clinton Square
Room 821
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 431-0120
Fax: (518) 431-0128

Rochester Region
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Kenneth B. Keating Federal Office Building
100 State Street
Room 3280
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: (585) 263-6250
Fax: (585) 263-6247

Buffalo/Western New York
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Guaranty Building
28 Church Street
Suite 208
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 854-9725
Fax: (716) 854-9731

Rockland and Putnam Counties
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
P.O. Box 47
Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: (845) 613-0076
Fax: (845) 613-0110

Long Island
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
155 Pinelawn Road
Suite 250 North
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 249-2825
Fax: (631) 249-2847

Syracuse/Central New York
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
James M. Hanley Federal Building
100 South Clinton Street
P.O. Box 7378
Syracuse, NY 13261-7378
Phone: (315) 448-0470
Fax: (315) 448-0476

New York City
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
780 Third Ave
Suite 2601
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 688-6262
Fax: (212) 688-7444

Westchester County
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
P.O. Box 617
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Phone: (914) 725-9294
Fax: (914) 472-5073

North Country
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
P.O. Box 273
Lowville, NY 13367
Phone: (315) 376-6118
Fax: (315) 376-6118

Washington, D.C.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
United States Senate
476 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4451
General Fax: (202) 228-0282
Scheduling Req Fax: (202) 228-0121
TTY/TDD: (202) 224-6821

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Numbers for key senators: CALL NOW!

Dear Enraged and Engaged Activists,

Thank you for all the tremendous work you’ve done at home, at school, and many of you in Washington, D.C., to defeat the Alito nomination. The judiciary committee vote, with all eight democrats voting NO, was an encouraging first step.

Despite rumors in the media, all hope is not lost. The Senate Democrats can FILIBUSTER. We’re asking for one last push from our dedicated activists. Please call the Senators listed below to implore them to filibuster to save the Court from the radical right wing agenda. The support of these Senators is crucial in mounting a filibuster. And a no vote without a filibuster is a meaningless gesture. Our Senators’ commitment to women’s rights is a hollow shell if they will not fight to preserve them.

It only takes a few moments to call the offices of the Senators listed below, and your call could truly tip the balance and save the court.

Arkansas:
Sen. Blanche Lincoln 202-224-4843
Sen. Mark Pryor 202-224-2353

Connecticut:
Sen. Joseph Lieberman 202-224-4041

Louisiana:
Sen. Mary Landrieu 202-224-5824

North Dakota:
Sen. Byron Dorgan 202-224-2551
Sen. Kent Conrad 202-224-2043

South Dakota:
Sen. Tim Johnson 202-224-5842

West Virginia:
Se. Robert Byrd 202-224-3954