Wednesday, April 06, 2005

John Kerry: A Million (Virtual) People Stand with Reid at Press Conference

In an email just received from John Kerry on the Filibuster issue, Kerry thanks the over ¼ million supporters who signed his petition and acknowledges that over a million people have stood up on this issue…

Early this afternoon, Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic Leader of the United States Senate, held a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Thanks to you, there were a million people standing there with him.

That's how many dedicated individuals signed petitions and newspaper ads supporting Senator Reid's determined efforts to prevent Republican leaders from undermining democracy by making judicial nominations a narrow, one-party exercise.

I am proud to report that 236,498 of those signatures were submitted by you and other members of the community. We added our nearly quarter of a million names to those collected by the Democratic National Committee, and other citizens' groups.

We're acting together because we know what kind of judges will sit on the bench if George W. Bush never needs a single Democratic vote to win their confirmation. And we know what kind of decisions those judges will make - decisions that will define the meaning of freedom for decades to come.

Thank you so much for standing together with over a million other citizens in this effort.
We still have a lot of work to do before the Republican leaders abandon their so-called "nuclear option." But, you helped make a powerful statement yesterday when 2.1 million people saw our ad in USA Today - and today when you stood on the steps of the Supreme Court with Senator Reid.

John Kerry


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