Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tell your senators that you support Pro-Choice Goodwin Liu’s nomination

NARAL Pro-Choice america

Federal court nominee Prof. Goodwin Liu, a supporter of the right to privacy, 
is under attack.
We have a big fight on our hands, and need your help.

We can't let far-right lawmakers like Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) 

block Goodwin Liu from serving on the federal bench.Anti-choice senators 
are closing ranks against one of President Obama's progressive nominees 
to the federal courts who supports our constitutional right to privacy.
Tell your senators that you support Goodwin Liu's nomination.
Goodwin Liu is a professor at the University of California Berkeley School of Law
and an accomplished lawyer with a distinguished record of working to protect civil rights.

Prof. Liu criticized John Roberts' nomination to the position of chief justice,
and said of Roberts: "What we already know from Roberts's record is
cause for concern. His legal career is studded with activities unfriendly to civil rights,
abortion rights, and the environment."1
We need more judges like Prof. Liu on the federal court if we're 
going to protect Roe v. Wade and the right to privacy for future generations. 
Getting him confirmed is going to take everything we've got. 
Call on your senators to confirm Prof. Liu.
Our anti-choice opponents have lobbed nasty attacks to smear Prof. Liu's reputation
and distort his record. Sen. Hatch called Liu "the most controversial nominee
of President Obama."2  Sen. Sessions has blasted Liu's support of issues like
the right to choose, and even threatened, "We'll not confirm somebody like that."3
These attacks are grossly unfair. Prof. Liu is an accomplished, highly qualified lawyer
whose record reflects an understanding of how the law affects ordinary Americans.
We are proud to join with National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum in 
supporting Prof. Liu. Help us see Prof. Liu confirmed – contact your senators now.

Thanks for getting involved today and stopping anti-choice activists from being the only
voices heard.
My best,
Nancy Keenan

Nancy Keenan
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America

1  "Senate Judiciary panel head moves forward with confirmation hearing,"
Boston Globe, April 9, 2010
2  "Goodwin Liu appeals court nomination advances," The Washington Post, May 14, 2010
3  "Appeals Court Nominee Ignites a Partisan Battle," The New York Times, April 12, 2010

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