Through a stunning set of events, John Kerry and Ted Kennedy will lead a filibuster of Sam Alito on Monday.
Senate offices will be closed this weekend, so TODAY WE MUST CALL EVERY DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TO DEMAND SUPPORT FOR THE FILIBUSTER. And we must call them all again MONDAY.
And what is that agenda? It is no longer a mystery: allowing a President to start illegal wars, murder civilians and journalists, destroy cities, torture prisoners, lock away citizens at home, and wiretap every email and call in the world. Having the Supreme Court choose Presidents, not the voters. Letting corporations crush their workers and poison the planet. And, of course, outlawing all abortions, even at the cost of women's lives.
John Kerry decided to lead a filibuster because he cares passionately about American democracy - and because he was inspired by the hundreds of thousands of emails and calls from progressive activists like you.
Many Democratic Senators urged Kerry not to lead a filibuster because they were afraid to stand and fight.
You said it, John Kerry!!!!
George Bush needs 60 votes to end the filibuster and confirm Alito. Bush can count on 52 Republican votes. We must make sure he doesn't get to 60.
There are 48 possible votes to sustain the filibuster. We are keeping a scorecard here:
Three Democrats - Ben Nelson (NE), Tim Johnson (SD), and Robert Byrd (WV) - plan to vote for Alito.
Three Democrats have said publicly they oppose Alito, but also oppose a filibuster - Mary Landrieu (LA), Ken Salazar (CO), and Dianne Feinstein (CA).
We know how hard you have worked to stop Alito. The White House wants us to believe our efforts cannot succeed, but they are just trying to get us to stop trying.
WITH JOHN KERRY LEADING THE WAY, WE CAN WIN THIS BATTLE.