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From: "joe harcz kalamazoo adapt mcbvi" <michiganadapt@peoplepc.com>
Subject: [leadership] ADA Action Alert: Sutton Debate Next Week 
Action Alert:  Sutton Debate Next Week 
__________________________________________________________ 
National Coalition for Disability Rights' ADA WATCH 
__________________________________________________________ 
CAMPAIGN FOR FAIR JUDGES        www.ADAwatch.org 
4-4-03 NOTICE: 
THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THEY WILL SEEK TO START
SENATE FLOOR DEBATE ON JEFFREY SUTTON, JUDICIAL NOMINEE TO THE SIXTH
CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, AS EARLY AS 5PM NEXT MONDAY, APRIL 7. 
The Democrats are resisting entering into a time agreement which means we
can delay the actual vote for as long as Senators agree to speak on the
issues. Disability rights and the ADA, of course, are not partisan
issues, but we cannot stop Sutton's confirmation without the same
leadership Democrats have been exhibiting on other nominees such as
Estrada, Pickering, etc. 
Sen. Feinstein's vote for Sutton in the Judiciary Committee has made our
job so much harder.  While she was using a vote for Sutton to try to
illustrate that she is not an "obstructionist," she only succeeded in
telling us that our rights don't count as much as others. We need her to
join her colleagues who are outraged that an ideologue like Sutton may
win confirmation to a powerful, lifetime position on the Federal court.  
 
We need to be united as a community and call on Senators to speak out
against Sutton and his aggressive activism steeped in Federalism,
"States' Rights," and the undermining of the authority of Congress to
protect the civil rights of people with disabilities.      
ACTION NEEDED: 
Phone calls and Faxes Monday and all week long to your Senators as well
as the Senate offices listed below. Even though we have been at this for
almost two years now, many Senators are just starting to pay attention to
Sutton's nomination. 
NOW WE NEED TO WORK INTENSLY TO FINISH OUR JOB! 
As a community, we have done an amazing job on Sutton. We have made
thousands of calls, faxed hundreds of letters of organizations opposed to
his confirmation, had hundreds of individuals march to the White House,
protest Sutton's hearing, and speak to the media.  We have had letters to
the editor, 
Op-Eds in major newspapers, and events led by Sen. Harkin, Pat Garrett
and others. We have been having meetings with Senators and their staff
who all indicate that they are hearing from members of the disability
community. We need to finish what we have started with a resounding "Stop
Sutton!"      
Please call. Please send a Fax.  Please Fax your organization's letter of
opposition - EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE SO!  
MESSAGE: 
Speak out against Sutton during extended debate on the Senate Floor.
Delay the vote and educate the public about Sutton's extremist ideology.
Vote "NO" on Sutton when there is a vote.
Sutton is opposed by more than 400 nonpartisan disability, civil rights,
women's, environmental, and other groups. He has been the leader of the
"states' rights" and Federalism movement which has led to the weakening
of the ADA. He fought against us in Olmstead. His arguments have led the
dismantling of civil rights laws including the Age Discrimination Act,
Violence Against Women Act, and the rights of Medicaid recipients to sue
for appropriate medical care. Not only as an attorney in controversial
cases, but in his private speeches and interviews, Sutton has led the
effort to undo Federal civil rights legislation and the authority of
Congress to respond to the petition of American citizens.     
CONTACT: 
Call and Fax your Senators first and use information from
www.adawatch.org to make your case. We are asking for a lot but we cannot
win this campaign without your efforts.  
Contact Sen. Tom Harkin at V: 202-224-3254 and F: 202-224-9369. Thank him
for his leadership on Sutton and ask him to aggressively lead the effort
to delay any vote on Sutton's confirmation.  
Contact Sen. Feinstein at V: 202-224-3841 and F: 202-224-3841.
Respectfully ask her to vote against Sutton on the floor.    
In addition, contact the following members of the Democratic leadership
and ask them to speak out against Sutton in their Caucus and at length
during the extended Senate debate.  
Sen. Tom Daschle   V: 224-2321 F: 224-6603 
Sen. Harry Reid   V: 224-3542 F: 224:7327 
Sen. Barbara Mikulski  V: 224-4654 F: 224-8858 
Sen. John Breaux  V: 224-4623 F: 224-2577 
Sen. Byron Dorgan V: 224-2551 F: 224-1193 
Sen. Hillary Clinton V: 224-4451 F: 228-0282 
Sen. Dick Durbin V: 224-2152 F: 228-0400 
Sen. John Corzine V: 224-4744 F: 228-2197 
Sen. Debbie Stabnow V: 224-4822 F: 224-0325 
Sen. Barbara Boxer  V: 202-224-3553 F: 415-956-6701 

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<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">4-4-03 NOTICE:</SPAN> <BR><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT =
THEY WILL=20
SEEK TO START SENATE FLOOR DEBATE ON JEFFREY SUTTON, JUDICIAL NOMINEE TO =
THE=20
SIXTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS, AS EARLY AS 5PM NEXT MONDAY, APRIL 7.=20
</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">The Democrats are resisting entering =
into a=20
time agreement which means we can delay the actual vote for as long as =
Senators=20
agree to speak on the issues. Disability rights and the ADA, of course, are=
 not=20
partisan issues, but we cannot stop Sutton's confirmation without the same=
=20
leadership Democrats have been exhibiting on other nominees such as Estrada=
,=20
Pickering, etc. </SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sen. Feinstein's vote for Sutton in the=
=20
Judiciary Committee has made our job so much harder.&nbsp; While she was =
using a=20
vote for Sutton to try to illustrate that she is not an "obstructionist," =
she=20
only succeeded in telling us that our rights don't count as much as others.=
 We=20
need her to join her colleagues who are outraged that an ideologue like =
Sutton=20
may win confirmation to a powerful, lifetime position on the Federal=20
court.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">We need to be united as a community and =
call on=20
Senators to speak out against Sutton and his aggressive activism steeped in=
=20
Federalism, "States' Rights," and the undermining of the authority of =
Congress=20
to protect the civil rights of people with=20
disabilities.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">ACTION NEEDED: </SPAN><BR><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Phone calls and Faxes Monday and all week long to=
 your=20
Senators as well as the Senate offices listed below. Even though we have =
been at=20
this for almost two years now, many Senators are just starting to pay =
attention=20
to Sutton's nomination. </SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">NOW WE NEED TO WORK INTENSLY TO FINISH =
OUR JOB!=20
</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">As a community, we have done an amazing =
job on=20
Sutton. We have made thousands of calls, faxed hundreds of letters of=20
organizations opposed to his confirmation, had hundreds of individuals =
march to=20
the White House, protest Sutton's hearing, and speak to the media.&nbsp; We=
 have=20
had letters to the editor, </SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Op-Eds in major newspapers, and events =
led by=20
Sen. Harkin, Pat Garrett and others. We have been having meetings with =
Senators=20
and their staff who all indicate that they are hearing from members of the=
=20
disability community. We need to finish what we have started with a =
resounding=20
"Stop Sutton!"&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Please call. Please send a Fax.&nbsp; =
Please=20
Fax your organization's letter of opposition - EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY =
DONE=20
SO!&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">MESSAGE:</SPAN> <BR><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Speak out against Sutton during extended debate =
on the=20
Senate Floor. Delay the vote and educate the public about Sutton's =
extremist=20
ideology. Vote "NO" on Sutton when there is a vote.</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sutton is opposed by more than 400 =
nonpartisan=20
disability, civil rights, women's, environmental, and other groups. He has =
been=20
the leader of the "states' rights" and Federalism movement which has led to=
 the=20
weakening of the ADA. He fought against us in Olmstead. His arguments have =
led=20
the dismantling of civil rights laws including the Age Discrimination Act,=
=20
Violence Against Women Act, and the rights of Medicaid recipients to sue =
for=20
appropriate medical care. Not only as an attorney in controversial cases, =
but in=20
his private speeches and interviews, Sutton has led the effort to undo =
Federal=20
civil rights legislation and the authority of Congress to respond to the=20
petition of American citizens.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></=
P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">CONTACT:</SPAN> <BR><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Call and Fax your Senators first and use =
information=20
from www.adawatch.org to make your case. We are asking for a lot but we =
cannot=20
win this campaign without your efforts.&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Contact Sen. Tom Harkin at V: 202-224-=
3254 and=20
F: 202-224-9369. Thank him for his leadership on Sutton and ask him to=20
aggressively lead the effort to delay any vote on Sutton's confirmation.&=
nbsp;=20
</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Contact Sen. Feinstein at V: 202-224-=
3841 and=20
F: 202-224-3841. Respectfully ask her to vote against Sutton on the=20
floor.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">In addition, contact the following =
members of=20
the Democratic leadership and ask them to speak out against Sutton in their=
=20
Caucus and at length during the extended Senate debate.&nbsp;=20
</SPAN><o:p></o:p></P>
<P><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sen. Tom Daschle&nbsp;&nbsp; V: 224-2321=
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224-6603</SPAN> <BR><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sen. Harry Reid&nbsp;&=
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224-3542 F: 224:7327</SPAN> <BR><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sen. =
Barbara=20
Mikulski&nbsp; V: 224-4654 F: 224-8858</SPAN> <BR><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sen. John Breaux&nbsp; V: 224-4623 F: 224-2577</=
SPAN>=20
<BR><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sen. Byron Dorgan V: 224-2551 F: 224-=
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</SPAN><BR><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sen. Hillary Clinton V: 224-4451=
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228-0282</SPAN> <BR><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sen. Dick Durbin V: 224=
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F: 228-0400</SPAN> <BR><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sen. John Corzine V:=
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224-4744 F: 228-2197</SPAN> <BR><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Sen. Debbie=
=20
Stabnow V: 224-4822 F: 224-0325</SPAN> <BR><SPAN style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt">=
Sen.=20
Barbara Boxer&nbsp; V: 202-224-3553 F: 415-956-6701</SPAN> <o:p></o:p></P>
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