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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Hip Hop Rally Broadens Coalition Against Nuclear Option

Posted by Bob Brigham

From People for the American Way:

The Hip Hop Caucus joined members of the Congressional Black Caucus and People For the American Way at the U.S. Capitol today to call on the Senate to preserve checks and balances in our system, and protect the 200-year-old tradition of the filibuster for judicial nominees. The group is launching an eye-catching postcard campaign to let Senators know where young constituents stand.

“Hip-Hop was created out of the need to provide a voice to the voiceless. It is in that vein that we recognize the duty of every concerned American citizen to speak up and speak out, to make their voices heard,” said Jeff Johnson, Director of African-American Outreach for People for the American Way and the Host & Producer of BET’s Cousin Jeff Chronicles. [...]

The Hip Hop Caucus is organizing youth leaders to ensure that young people understand the stakes for their generation in the battle over the filibuster and judicial nominations. Among the organizations that signed the letter to the Senate leaders were: Rock the Vote, Youth Vote Coalition, Black Youth Vote, Hip-Hop Voices, Hip-Hop Convention, The League of Young Voters, Citizen Change, and Hip Hop Congress.

Preserving the institution of the Senate is supported by damn near everyone.

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