The man is a menace. I really think we could go 365 days and we’d still miss a few items. But who says we can’t try? Now that our twelve-day run is complete, it seemed like a good idea to provide a bit of a recap.
This will be a reminder to some, and hopefully an introduction to many others:
A group of Booman Tribune members and nascent cyber activists have developed a letter writing campaign to oppose the nomination of Judge Alito to the Supreme Court. Here’s a description of their 12 day program from the project’s ringleader herself, Tampopo:
There will be 12 letters/days of action total. A great additional action item is to collect the whole set and distribute them as booklets.
If you haven’t been following the series, that’s okay; you can easily go back through the list and catch up. We want to flood the Senate offices with our letters in opposition to Alito before they get started on the hearings. So, the question on your mind at this point (I hope) is probably what am I supposed to with these letters?
Well, it’s simple really. Take each day’s letter, edit to suit your own style and send it off via snail mail, email or fax via the web to your Senators and especially the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
We’re also including the House of Representatives in this campaign, because of Alito’s wanton disregard for Congress and its role in our government.
Other steps you can take (care of judybrowni):
For instance, Save the Court has already gathered nearly 55,000 signatures that will be presented to Senators:
And while you’re at it: sign Planned Parenthood’s anti-Alito petition, too:
NARAL is shooting for 500,000 signatures, please add yours:
Campus Progress’ “Stop Alito’s America” Campaign:
And don’t forget: urge Congress to support Plan B:
Also check out groups like Rolling Justice who are taking a road tour ’round the states to talk to ordinary Americans about what Alito would mean to the country. And don’t miss Barbara Boxer’s petition demanding that spygate be investigated before the Senate even looks at the Alito nomination.
So, please help us out by taking the time to read each day’s “For Justice” diary, and send it out to your Senators. And feel free to spread the word about the campaign by sending this commentary to everyone on your email lists, or by posting the letters at any blogs/communities to which you post.
And now, without further ado, the letters:
Day one: The Coming Alito Attack on the Legislative Branch by tampopo.
Day two: Alito Hates Old People and Those with Families by AP.
Day three: Alito Is Ethically Challenged by Steven D.
Day four: Alito Hates the Disabled by susanhu.
Day five: Say Bye-Bye to the Right to Choose by Connecticut Man 1.
Day six: Church and State Are Like Two Peas in a Pod by Alice.
Day seven: Alito’s a Threat to the Establishment Clause by Alice.
Day eight: Alito Hates Girls by Teacher Toni.
Day Nine: Is a lovely letter brought to us by Boston Joe, and the letters C, A and P.
Day Ten: So much for diversity on the nation’s highest court.
Day Eleven: Alito’s consistent advocacy for corporate interests over workers’ rights and the environment.
Day Twelve: Alito’s dangerous deference to presidential power.