A vote to end debate on the nomination of extreme conservative Priscilla Owen to the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24–the first strike in the so-called “nuclear option” to eliminate the use of the filibuster in judicial nominations. Now is the time to tell your senators that you oppose eliminating the filibuster. Click here to do so today.

Filibuster opponents have pulled out all the rhetorical stops in their quest to consolidate more power for the executive branch, advancing numerous falsehoods and distortions in the process, as the excellent website Media Matters for America has documented. So click here if you’re not convinced that the elimination of the filibuster would be catastrophic or if you just need some good talking points.