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History will unfold as it may, but let it be recorded that we stood up and spoke truth to power at this eventful moment. We did our best to convince the Senate, especially the honorable Senators Feingold and Kohl, that resisting the nomination of Samuel Alito with the filibuster would have been a worthy cause. Even in failiing, this effort would have forever marked his judicial legacy with their prescience.

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History will unfold as it may, but let it be recorded that we stood up and spoke truth to power at this eventful moment. We did our best to convince the Senate, especially the honorable Senators Feingold and Kohl, that resisting the nomination of Samuel Alito with the filibuster would have been a worthy cause. Even in failiing, this effort would have forever marked the Alito judicial legacy with Senatorial prescience.

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From Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. to Friday, January 20, 9 a.m., citizens of Milwaukee gathered in a space dedicated to human rights. We raised reams of objections to the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito. We record this historic effort to establish the record that his rise to the Supreme Court will roll back decades of human and civil rights for all Americans.

Let it be said that the hospitality of the NAACP does not point to Sam Alito as exclusively a problem for African Americans. Nor does Alito raise women’s rights issues only. Several speakers pointed out that job discrimination, worker safety, environmental protection, the sexual harassment of children are also at stake in this appointment to the Supreme Court. And to that list we must add an opportunistic federalism driven by ideology not law. High minded federalism is not substitute for justice; and the expansion of presidential power belies the hypocrisy of returning power to the states.

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From Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. to Friday, January 20, 9 a.m., citizens of Milwaukee gathered in a space dedicated to human rights. We raised reams of objections to the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito. We record this historic effort to state our concern that his rise to the Supreme Court will roll back decades of human and civil rights for all Americans.

Let it be said that the hospitality of the NAACP does not point to Sam Alito as exclusively a problem for African Americans. Nor does Alito raise women’s rights issues only. Several speakers pointed out that job discrimination, worker safety, environmental protection, the psychological safety of children are also at stake in this appointment to the Supreme Court. And to that list we must add an opportunistic federalism driven by ideology not law. High minded federalism is no substitute for justice; and the expansion of presidential power belies the hypocrisy of returning power to the states.

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History will unfold as it may, but let it be recorded that we stood up and spoke truth to power at this eventful moment. We did our best to convince the Senate, especially the honorable Senators Feingold and Kohl, that resisting the nomination of Samuel Alito with the filibuster would have been a worthy cause. It would have forever marked his judicial legacy with their prescience.

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History will unfold as it may, but let it be recorded that we stood up and spoke truth to power at this eventful moment. We did our best to convince the Senate, especially the honorable Senators Feingold and Kohl, that resisting the nomination of Samuel Alito with the filibuster would have been a worthy cause. Even in failiing, this effort would have forever marked his judicial legacy with their prescience.

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Milwaukee Filibusters the Nomination of Judge Samuel Alito

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Milwaukee Filibustered the Nomination of Judge Samuel Alito

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2745 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (across from Ponderosa)

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2745 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

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Let it be said that the hospitality of the NAACP does not point to Sam Alito as exclusively a problem for African Americans. Nor does Alito raise women’s rights issues only. Several speakers pointed out that job discrimination, worker safety, environmental protection, the sexual harassment of children are also at stake in this appointment to the Supreme Court. History will unfold as it may, but let it be recorded that we stood up and spoke truth to power at this eventful moment. We did our best to convince the Senate, Senators Feingold and Kohl, that resisting the nomination Samuel Alito with the filibuster would have been a worthy cause.

We live with the consequences of our national inaction.

We live with leave a meager legacy to our children; the fight must continue, at the peril of this floundering nation, lost in a war to export a democracy we seem unable to sustain at home.

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Let it be said that the hospitality of the NAACP does not point to Sam Alito as exclusively a problem for African Americans. Nor does Alito raise women’s rights issues only. Several speakers pointed out that job discrimination, worker safety, environmental protection, the sexual harassment of children are also at stake in this appointment to the Supreme Court. And to that list we must add an opportunistic federalism driven by ideology not law. High minded federalism is not substitute for justice; and the expansion of presidential power belies the hypocrisy of returning power to the states.

History will unfold as it may, but let it be recorded that we stood up and spoke truth to power at this eventful moment. We did our best to convince the Senate, especially the honorable Senators Feingold and Kohl, that resisting the nomination of Samuel Alito with the filibuster would have been a worthy cause. It would have forever marked his judicial legacy with their prescience.

We leave a meager legacy to our children; and that is that the fight must continue, at the peril of this floundering nation, lost in a war to export a democracy we seem unable to sustain at home.

January 20, 2006, at 06:25 PM by bs -
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From Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. to Friday, January 20, 9 a.m., citizens of Milwaukee gathered in a space dedicated to human rights and raised reams of objections to the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito. We record this historic effort to establish the record that his rise to the Supreme Court will roll back decades of human and civil rights for all Americans.

This is not a racial issue only; it is not a women’s issue only. Several speakers pointed out that job discrimination, worker safety, environmental protection, the sexual harassment of children are also at stake in this appointment to the Supreme Court. History will unfold, but let it be recorded that we stood up and spoke truth to power at this eventful moment. We did our best to convince the Senate, Senators Feingold and Kohl, that resisting the nomination Samuel Alito would have been a worthy cause.

We leave the meager legacy to our children that the fight must continue, at the peril of this floundering nation, lost in a war to export a democracy we seem unable to sustain at home.

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From Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. to Friday, January 20, 9 a.m., citizens of Milwaukee gathered in a space dedicated to human rights. We raised reams of objections to the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito. We record this historic effort to establish the record that his rise to the Supreme Court will roll back decades of human and civil rights for all Americans.

Let it be said that the hospitality of the NAACP does not point to Sam Alito as exclusively a problem for African Americans. Nor does Alito raise women’s rights issues only. Several speakers pointed out that job discrimination, worker safety, environmental protection, the sexual harassment of children are also at stake in this appointment to the Supreme Court. History will unfold as it may, but let it be recorded that we stood up and spoke truth to power at this eventful moment. We did our best to convince the Senate, Senators Feingold and Kohl, that resisting the nomination Samuel Alito with the filibuster would have been a worthy cause.

We live with the consequences of our national inaction.

We live with leave a meager legacy to our children; the fight must continue, at the peril of this floundering nation, lost in a war to export a democracy we seem unable to sustain at home.

January 20, 2006, at 06:21 PM by bs -
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JOIN THE:
24 HOUR PEOPLES’ FILIBUSTER

Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. to Friday, January 20, 9 a.m.

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Milwaukee Filibusters the Nomination of Judge Samuel Alito

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Wisconsinites have unprecedented voices in the confirmation process of Judge Samuel Alito. Let’s use them! We will have materials by and about Judge Alito to read (or bring your own), to help make it clear why the Senate must not allow him to serve on the Supreme Court. All are welcome to speak out against Alito’s nomination. Speak in any language, all ages invited including high school kids and grade school kids, union, non-union, grandparents, parents, people of all sexual identities, faiths.

Please join us - for as little as an hour, or as much as 24 hours!!

If possible, RSVP to with the time we can expect you - so we can make sure all 24 hours are covered.
Peoples’ Filibuster — Milwaukee WI

PROTECT OUR FREEDOM: STOP JUDGE ALITO

Judge Alito is NOT in the mainstream. He is an extreme conservative who - as a Judge - has written or voted that:

  • Making a woman get her husband’s permission for an abortion should be allowed because it was no worse than making a minor get her parent’s permission;

  • Police should have been able to strip search a 10-year-old girl;

  • The fiancee of Chinese woman who had been forced to abort their child could not get political asylum because he had not yet been able to marry her;

  • There was no reason to reverse prosecutor’s decision to strike all potential black jurors in a death penalty case;

  • Environmental groups could not sue a polluter - even though the company had violated the Clean Water Act 150 times;

  • The government could revoke an employee’s sick leave and then fire him for taking that leave;

  • An employer could insist that a woman who had been severely sexually harassed go back to work with the co-workers who had harassed her.

CALL OUR SENATORS NOW.

Senator Herb Kohl 202–224–5653, 414–297–4451, fax:202–224–9787

Senator Russ Feingold 202–224–5323, 414–276–7282, fax:202–224–2725

(Toll Free 877–851–6437)

Those of us who have called have found the staff very eager to hear from us about Judge Alito. They are listening, but time is short. Call today. Join the Milwaukee Filibuster today.

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From Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. to Friday, January 20, 9 a.m., citizens of Milwaukee gathered in a space dedicated to human rights and raised reams of objections to the Supreme Court nomination of Samuel Alito. We record this historic effort to establish the record that his rise to the Supreme Court will roll back decades of human and civil rights for all Americans.

This is not a racial issue only; it is not a women’s issue only. Several speakers pointed out that job discrimination, worker safety, environmental protection, the sexual harassment of children are also at stake in this appointment to the Supreme Court. History will unfold, but let it be recorded that we stood up and spoke truth to power at this eventful moment. We did our best to convince the Senate, Senators Feingold and Kohl, that resisting the nomination Samuel Alito would have been a worthy cause.

We leave the meager legacy to our children that the fight must continue, at the peril of this floundering nation, lost in a war to export a democracy we seem unable to sustain at home.

Comments by Bill Sell, January 20, 2006.

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If possible, RSVP to email:crwfd@yahoo.com? with the time we can expect you - so we can make sure all 24 hours are covered.

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If possible, RSVP to with the time we can expect you - so we can make sure all 24 hours are covered.

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If possible, RSVP to crwfd@yahoo.com with the time we can expect you - so we can make sure all 24 hours are covered.

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If possible, RSVP to email:crwfd@yahoo.com? with the time we can expect you - so we can make sure all 24 hours are covered.

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Filibustering in Milwaukee. January 19–20

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CALL OUR SENATORS NOW. Sen. Herb Kohl (Toll Free −877- 851–6437) Sen. Russ Feingold
TELL THEM: “Stand up for us. Protect our rights and our future. STOP JUDGE ALITO”

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CALL OUR SENATORS NOW.

Senator Herb Kohl 202–224–5653, 414–297–4451, fax:202–224–9787

Senator Russ Feingold 202–224–5323, 414–276–7282, fax:202–224–2725

(Toll Free 877–851–6437)

Those of us who have called have found the staff very eager to hear from us about Judge Alito. They are listening, but time is short. Call today. Join the Milwaukee Filibuster today.

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If possible, RSVP to crwfd@yahoo.com with the time we can expect you - so we can make sure all 24 hours are covered.

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If possible, RSVP to crwfd@yahoo.com with the time we can expect you - so we can make sure all 24 hours are covered.

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If possible, RSVP to crwfd@yahoo.com with the time we can expect you - so we can make sure all 24 hours are covered.

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If possible, RSVP to crwfd@yahoo.com with the time we can expect you - so we can make sure all 24 hours are covered.

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JOIN THE:
24 HOUR PEOPLES’ FILIBUSTER

Thursday, January 19, 9 a.m. to Friday, January 20, 9 a.m.

NAACP - MILWAUKEE BRANCH
2745 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (across from Ponderosa)

Wisconsinites have unprecedented voices in the confirmation process of Judge Samuel Alito. Let’s use them! We will have materials by and about Judge Alito to read (or bring your own), to help make it clear why the Senate must not allow him to serve on the Supreme Court. All are welcome to speak out against Alito’s nomination. Speak in any language, all ages invited including high school kids and grade school kids, union, non-union, grandparents, parents, people of all sexual identities, faiths.

Please join us - for as little as an hour, or as much as 24 hours!!

If possible, RSVP to crwfd@yahoo.com with the time we can expect you - so we can make sure all 24 hours are covered.
Peoples’ Filibuster — Milwaukee WI

PROTECT OUR FREEDOM: STOP JUDGE ALITO

Judge Alito is NOT in the mainstream. He is an extreme conservative who - as a Judge - has written or voted that:

  • Making a woman get her husband’s permission for an abortion should be allowed because it was no worse than making a minor get her parent’s permission;

  • Police should have been able to strip search a 10-year-old girl;

  • The fiancee of Chinese woman who had been forced to abort their child could not get political asylum because he had not yet been able to marry her;

  • There was no reason to reverse prosecutor’s decision to strike all potential black jurors in a death penalty case;

  • Environmental groups could not sue a polluter - even though the company had violated the Clean Water Act 150 times;

  • The government could revoke an employee’s sick leave and then fire him for taking that leave;

  • An employer could insist that a woman who had been severely sexually harassed go back to work with the co-workers who had harassed her.

CALL OUR SENATORS NOW. Sen. Herb Kohl (Toll Free −877- 851–6437) Sen. Russ Feingold
TELL THEM: “Stand up for us. Protect our rights and our future. STOP JUDGE ALITO”

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