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cyberswede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:44 PM
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Sen. Harkin undecided on Roberts --- call today
I got this from Moveon.org - let's call! :)

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Dear MoveOn member,
Tomorrow morning at 11:30 the entire Senate will cast the final vote on the nomination of John Roberts to be the next Chief Justice of the United States. Sen. Harkin is one of the last few Democrats still undecided, and he need to hear from you today.

While the vote count doesn't look promising, Democrats still have the opportunity to show the country that they will defend core values--like equal voting rights, reproductive choice, and basic protections for workers. Every Democratic Senator who comes out against Roberts strengthens that message, and every vote counts.

This week Senators Reid, Obama, Clinton, Kerry and others all came out against Roberts. We can still get a solid majority of Democrats to join them, but only if the last holdouts like Sen. Harkin step up to do the right thing. With only hours remaining, your voice can make a real difference.

Please call today:

Senator Tom Harkin
Phone: 202-224-3254

Then, please report your call by clicking here:

http://political.moveon.org/call?tg=FSIA_2&cp_id=100&id...

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bostonbabs Donating Member (465 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:51 PM
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1. GOOD NEWS
I just called Harkins office and they said that 2 hours ago Harkin decided to vote against Roberts!.....
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IA_Seth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:57 PM
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2. Harkin says he'll vote against Roberts
Yeah, I suppose I should have posted this....

http://www.gazetteonline.com/2005/09/28/Home/harkin.htm

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Wednesday he would vote against the nomination of John Roberts as chief justice of the United States because of doubts about the nominees support of rights for disabled Americans.

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Harkin said he did not find assurances in Roberts legal record and his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the nominee would support the Americans with Disabilities Act in his rulings. Harkin was a principal author of the act to guarantee citizens are not discriminated against in public services, employment, and other areas because of their disability.

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