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Alito Filibuster - Vote Finished

Reported by Marie Therese - January 30, 2006

FROM Democrats.com:

5:00 pm: 17 Democrats betrayed all of us by voting with 55 goose-stepping Republicans to defeat the filibuster. We were betrayed by many Senators we worked very hard to elect. Call those Senators and share your anger (in a controlled way, of course) with their receptionists: Akaka (HI), Baucus (MT), Bingaman (NM), Byrd (WV), Cantwell (WA), Carper (DE), Dorgan (ND), Inouye (HI), Johnson (SD), Kohl (WI), Landrieu (LA), Lieberman (CT), Lincoln (AR), Nelson (FL), Nelson (NE), Rockefeller (WV), Salazar (CO)

4:30 PM - Cloture vote soon.

The filibuster in NOT dead yet!!! We have until 4:30 PM ET (3:30 CT, 2:30 MT, 1:30 PT). Here is the latest update from democrats.com about who to put pressure on. If you haven't made any calls or alerted your friends to this, please do it NOW! You WON'T hear much about this effort on FOX News or anywhere else, for that matter! The word is obviously out that this is a story to be buried, so the average American will not know that there's a filibuster effort going on. Check below for new updates on Senators to call.

4:15 pm: Ted Kennedy was passionate and inspirational - this will go into the history books. 15 minutes til showtime - keep calling!
3:44 pm: RawStory's John Byrne reports filibuster supporters are now in the "thirties." Durbin spokesman Joe Shoemaker says "Durbin and other Democrats aren't willing to give up the fight."
3:30 pm: The Gang of 14 went into closed-door meetings to stop our peasant uprising. Alito's personal trainer, Lindsey Graham, will lead the charge against a filibuster. How many of these media-adored "moderates" will vote to help Alito nuke the Constitution? (Alito opponents in italics) Republicans * John S. McCain III, Arizona * Lindsey O. Graham, South Carolina * John Warner, Virginia * Olympia Snowe, Maine * Susan M. Collins, Maine * R. Michael DeWine, Ohio * Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island.

Democrats * Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut * Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia * E. Benjamin Nelson, Nebraska * Mary Landrieu, Louisiana * Daniel Inouye, Hawaii * Mark Pryor, Arkansas * Ken Salazar, Colorado.

Call the offices of all the anti-Alito Senators (those in italics) and tell them they must filibuster Alito or their vote against Alito is meaningless.

3:13 pm: Thanks to siun, we are moving Jim Jeffords (I-VT) into the "Kickass Caucus" (#23)
3:00 pm: After his kickass speech, Bob Menendez (D-NJ) joins the "Kickass Caucus" (#22)
2:42 pm: Thanks to Randwolfe, we are moving Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) into the "Kickass Caucus" - Lautenberg will support a filibuster.
2:17 pm: Thanks to RandWolfe, we are moving Kent Conrad (D-ND) from the "Craven Caucus" to the "Traitor Caucus"
2:04 pm: Thanks to Thersites, we are putting Joe Lieberman (D-CT) in the "Craven Caucus" - we must turn him around!
2:01 pm: Thanks to Anjali Khosla, we are counting Mark Dayton (D-MN) as pro-filibuster (#20)
1:50 pm: Thanks to Real American for linking to a Las Vegas TV report that Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) was hospitalized early this morning after a serious car accident. We wish him a speedy but restful recovery. This makes it harder for Sen. Frist to get 60 votes for cloture today - he needs 9 Senators from our list below, not 8.

12:50 pm: John Kerry spoke.
12:35 pm: Jim Jeffords (I-VT) supports the filibuster! (#19)
12:30 pm: Contrary to earlier reports, Chafee is undecided on the filibuster - keep calling! (Contact information below.)
12:26 pm: Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) is in the "Gutless Caucus" opposed to Alito but also quietly opposed to the filibuster - we must turn him around! (Contact information below.)

12:12 pm: C-SPAN 2 is scrolling 56-35 for Alito on a final vote - but no tally on the filibuster. John Kerry will speak on the floor at 12:30.

11:45 am: Bill Nelson (D-FL) still opposes the filibuster - we must turn him around! - See below for complete list of Nelson's contact numbers.
11:42 am: Tom Harkin will abstain, which is great! (#18)

Washington: (202) 224-3934
Contact form: http://inouye.senate.gov/webform.html

Washington: (202) 224-5824
Web Form: http://www.landrieu.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

Washington:(202) 224-2353
Web Form: http://www.pryor.senate.gov/contact/

Washington: 202) 224-5852
Web Form: http://www.salazar.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm


Washington Phone: 202-224-4041, fax: (202) 224-9750
Hartford Phone (860) 549-8463 FAX (860) 549-8478
Contact form: http://lieberman.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm?regarding=issue

Rhode Island

Phone: (202) 224-2921

Providence, RI
Phone: (401) 453-5294

Newport, RI:
Phone: (401) 845-0700

Contact form:http://chafee.senate.gov/webform_original.htm

New Mexico

Washington, D. C.
Phone: 202-224-5521
Contact form: http://bingaman.senate.gov/Contact_Me/e-mail_form.htm


Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-224-5274
Fax: 202-228-2183
Contact form: http://billnelson.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Phone: 407-872-7161
Toll Free in Florida: 1-888-671-4091
Fax: 407-872-7165

Phone: 305-536-5999 Telephone
Fax: 305-536-5991

Phone: 813-225-7040
Fax: 813-225-7050

West Palm Beach
Phone: 561-514-0189
Fax: 561-514-4078

Phone: 850-942-8415
Fax: 850-942-8450

Phone: 904-346-4500
Fax: 904-346-4506

Phone: 954-693-4851
Fax: 954-693-4862

Fort Myers
Phone: 239-334-7760
Fax: 239-334-7710

Information about the YOUNG TURKS filibuster, from Jill Pike:

"The Young Turks" are doing a true filibuster of the Supreme Court Nomination of Samuel Alito Jr.

The show will remain LIVE, on the air, until a filibuster is announced by the Senate. We invite all to take part in this -- we will accept calls through the night, bring in guest-hosts when necessary. We are dedicated to getting the attention of the Senate, and we need your help. We will not stop talking until our voices are heard.

Many of you have joined us on the show before and we hope that you might find a few minutes to join us again during our filibuster to discuss why the Democrats should or should not filibuster....what it would mean for them...the danger of confirming Alito...and whether a filibuster is even constitutional.

Please let people know this is going on. The show will stream video live through the website, http://www.theyoungturks.com, and the people at RadioPower.org are on board to keep the show going LIVE through iTunes/podcast.

Jill provided the following alternate addresses, if you have trouble with the main link.


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