As your constituent, I urge you to reject the nomination of Bill Pryor to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
If confirmed, Pryor would have the power to severely undermine and possibly contribute to the reversal of Roe v. Wade, a decision he has called "abominable." The Senate must exercise its Constitutional advice and consent role, and support judges who will fairly interpret the law. Bill Pryor cannot be trusted to do so.
Please vote against the nomination of Bill Pryor to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
To: Representative and Senators
It has become increasingly clear that the Bush administration filtered and distorted the intelligence reports it received, in its efforts to convince the nation that Iraqi weapons posed a danger to US interests.
I have two specific requests:
1. Please call for an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the distortion of Iraq intelligence. The investigation should include open hearings with testimony from government and outside witnesses, and conclude with an unclassified report to the American people.
2. Please co-sponsor H. Res. 260, a Resolution of Inquiry that compels the administration to turn over documents or other materials in the President's possession to substantiate claims that Iraq posed an imminent threat to the U.S.. The House International Relations Committee is expected to vote on this resolution on Wednesday, June 18th. Some committee members may vote against this resolution by claiming that Congressional hearings will be sufficient. This would be a mistake. The closed-door hearings will not produce the answers that this resolution requires and the American people deserve.
A president may make no more important decision than whether or not to take a country to war. If Bush or his officials deceived the American public to create support for the Iraq war, he needs to be held accountable.