to Confirm Brown Now!
Senators Stevens, Chafee, Collins, Hagel, Warner, McCain, Snowe, and
In a very short time from now, you will be
asked to cast a vote on ending the current Senate filibuster rule that
has kept a dozen of President Bush’s judicial nominees from securing a
simple up-or-down vote on the floor of the Senate.
We are composed of both UCLA alumni and
concerned members of the public, and we urge you, as Republicans and as
people of fairness, to cast an affirmative vote on ending
filibusters. Without your support, Justice Janice Rogers Brown
will be denied, for a second time, her rightful opportunity to sit on
the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
The daughter of sharecroppers in rural,
segregated Alabama in the 1950s, Brown worked her way through UCLA law
school as a single mother, and has consistently earned praise from both
side of the aisle. In California, one of the most liberal states
in the nation, Brown earned 75% approval from voters, and the
endorsement of both the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco
Brown’s brave stand in upholding Proposition
209, the measure that ended affirmative action in the state of
California, earns her particular praise from the UCLA students who
benefited from the equal admissions process that her crucial decision
The Bruin Alumni Association hails Justice
Brown’s firm and principled stand against racial set-asides, abortion
on demand, and the big-government welfare state. Brown would
proudly represent UCLA and the ideals of all right-minded alums once
Senator Stevens, as an honored alumni of UCLA
(Class of ’47), we look to you to lead the fight for confirmation of a
fellow Bruin in her time of need.
Senators Chafee, Collins, Hagel, Warner,
McCain, Snowe, and Specter: unless you muster your resolve for ending
the filibuster of Justice Brown and others, Senate Democrats will
continue to exercise a historically-unprecedented minority veto.
Your affirmative vote, when the time comes, is crucial.
We, the alumni of UCLA, and concerned members
of the public, expect your support and demand that the Senate Confirm
President, Bruin Alumni Association
Note: Email bruinalumni (at) bruinalumni.com to add your signature;
petition will be sent each time 100 signatures are received.