Six Days: Help Preserve the Filibuster to Protect Our Rights!
Take action immediately! We have only SIX DAYS to collect as many signatures as we can on a petition that will be delivered to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 5. Our courts and our democratic process are at great risk! Sign the petition right now or read on for more information.
Please forward this message to everyone you know who cares about our democracy.
As the Bush administration continues its relentless campaign to hijack the federal courts with right-wing nominees, the filibuster may be our only recourse to prevent an extremist court majority that would turn the clock to the 1950s for women, people of color and other disenfranchised groups.
Republican party leaders are trying to eliminate the filibuster by using a procedural plot, dubbed the "nuclear option" because it will "blow up" the Senate's operations. If their plan works, it would destroy two centuries of Senate rules intended to guarantee fairness, all for partisan gain.
On April 5, NOW is joining with our coalition partners to deliver petitions to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist opposing the nuclear option.
This is the opening battle for the next Supreme Court nomination. You know that our lives are at stake — please sign our petition and let the Senate leaders know that you expect them to stand up for our rights.