The Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) has activated their national support network of over 25,000 supporters to ask the US Senate to delay the nomination vote on Sonia Sotomayor until after the summer break instead of rushing the process through beforehand.
“We think everyone in America wants Washington, DC to slow down and do a more thorough job,” said William Gheen of ALIPAC. “We are tired of DC lawmakers voting on bills they have not read or pushing a vote on Sonia Sotomayor before talking with their constituents.”
ALIPAC supporters are asking members of the US Senate to return home and speak with their constituents before proceeding to a vote on Sonia Sotomayor. A delay would be prudent since many Americans have grave concerns about Sotomayor’s racist comments, court decisions, and membership in racist groups like the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).
“These big wigs in the Senate need to understand how irate the American public is becoming due to their rash and hasty actions in Washington,” said William Gheen. “Sonia Sotomayor is a very poor pick for the US Supreme Court, and senators should allow their constituents to speak with them face-to-face back home before voting. The last thing America needs now is more shortcuts and degradation of the process in Washington.”
Americans for Legal Immigration PAC lobbied for a delay in the vote on Sonia Sotomayor in committee and was granted a one-week extension. The national organization now hopes this similar appeal for the vote to be held after the break will succeed as well.