Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Take Action Against GOP Moral Bankruptcy

Contact your senator and any others you would like urging that they vote against ending debate on the morally bankrupt bankruptcy bill now moving very, very quickly through the Senate.

From the Al Franken Show website:

The Senate Switchboard is 202 224 3121--but if it’s jammed, you can look up your
individual Senator’s phone numbers with this directory.

90% of American bankruptcies are the result of personal crises: medical emergencies, job loss, divorce, or deaths of family members. What can the Bush administration do to ease these people’s pain? Take their money and give it to credit card companies. The more America learns about this bill, the more it will become a political liability for Republicans. When the facts are on the table on this bill, the difference between the core of the parties is crystal clear: the GOP is the party of special interests, and the Democrats are the party of the people. That’s why it’s crucial that the Senate not cut off debate today by invoking cloture. Call your member of Congress and insist that the debate be allowed to continue. Dial (202) 224-3121 to reach the Senate Switchboard, ask for your Senators’ offices, and leave a clear message: “Do not cut off debate on the bankruptcy bill.”

I emailed my senators today (a whole lotta good that'll do) and also Sen. Joe Biden, D-Delaware, who is of course backing this since his state allows credit card companies to practice their usury by incorporating there.

Atrios is all over this today, too.


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