Pro-life/Pro-Family Groups Oppose Him as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Moral Grounds
Contact: Troy Newman. Operation Rescue, phone: 316-516-3034 or
Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, phone: 540-538-4741
WASHINGTON, DC – Nov 15, 2004 Pro-life/Pro-Family organizations will launch a two month campaign to call upon Republican leadership to intervene and ensure Specter does not assume this critical position, which will oversee the confirmation of all federal judges.
The protest will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. outside the office of Majority Leader Frist at the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The location is the corner of 1st St. and Constitution Ave. NE.
After the demonstration, there will be a short news conference and then leaders will go to Senator Frist’s office in hopes of scheduling a face to face meeting before the Senate convenes for the year.
Protest Details–
What: Demonstration Against Senator Arlen Specter Becoming Chairman of the Senator Judiciary Committee
When: Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m.
Where: Outside the office of Majority Leader Frist at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, on the corner of 1st St. and Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, DC
Why: “We want the Republican leadership to clearly understand the appointment of Senator Specter, as chair of the Judiciary Committee, would be a slap in the face to the millions of pro-life/pro- family Americans who helped elect the President and give the Republicans a majority in the House and Senate. All the damage control Specter has attempted to accomplish over the past ten days has done nothing to convince us he will be a passionate and zealous advocate for the judicial agenda of President Bush and fight against judicial activism. Senator Frist must determine if ‘seniority’ is more important than principle or the core base of the Republican Party.” –Rev. Patrick Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition
Operation Rescue is a co-sponsor of this event.