Over the weekend, the following email was sent by Erik Sorenson - spokesman for the Oregon Coalition for a Fair and Independent Judiciary:
Late this afternoon, I received word that Senator Wyden would support a filibuster to resist efforts of the Republicans to end the debate on Judge Alito. I must say you all did a marvelous job. Our voices were definitely heard.
In talking with Senator Wyden's office, they received many calls from Oregonians over the last couple days urging the Senator to defend to right to continue debate on the controversial nominee. In fact, there were reports that calls were so numerous that lines to his D.C. office were constantly busy. There is no doubt that Senator Wyden was listening. I only wish I could say that Senator Smith was listening as well.
To say the least, it is commendable that Senator Wyden made such a declaration today. Please take a moment and let him know that you appreciate his courage in standing up for Oregonians.