While we have to generate the pressure on all Senators, the decision to filibuster (or not) will also be a leadership decision.

Call the Leadership Offices!

Harry Reid, NV Democratic Leader (202) 224-3542

Dick Durbin, IL Assistant Democratic Leader (202) 224-2152

Patrick Leahy, VT Ranking Member Judiciary Committee (202) 224-4242

Senators leaning toward filibuster, call and urge them on:

Phone numbers:




Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas

Mark Pryor, Arkansas

Diane Feinstein, California

Joe Lieberman, Connecticut

Joe Biden, Delaware

Barack Obama, Illinois

Mary Landrieu, Louisiana

Susan Collins, Maine

Olympia Snowe, Maine

Ben Nelson, Nebraska

Kent Conrad, North Dakota

Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania

Lincoln Chaffee, Rhode Island

Tim Johnson, South Dakota


If Repug, tell them “No” to Alito; if Democrat: FILIBUSTER!


Frist is denying Democrats time to speak on the floor. We need to get the word out about why Alito needs to be filibustered: Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. (Click here)

Phone, fax, and email addresses for the Judiciary Committee.

People for the American Way has collected nearly 65,000 signatures to send to the Senate, please add yours: Save the Court Petition

John Kerry has endorsed this anti-Alito petition, signers’ names will be read into the Congressional Record:


And as thanks, some Alito jokes:

“Supreme Court confirmation hearings are under way for Judge Samuel Alito. It’s pretty interesting. Democrats want to know his position on privacy, while Republicans want to know his position on prison terms for bribery.” –Jay Leno

“The American Bar Association gave Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito their highest rating. President Bush gave Alito his highest rating, too, because he called him ‘Super’ and ‘Duper.'” –Conan O’Brien

“President Bush was asked how he came up with a conservative like Alito, and he said he got the idea over the weekend while turning the clocks back.” –Jay Leno

“Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito says he’s embarrassed by some of the things he wrote in the 1980’s. Yeah, apparently Alito wrote the song ‘Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.'” –Conan O’Brien

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