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Sen. Boxer is First to Voice Opposition to Ashcroft

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is the first senator to publicly oppose the confirmation of Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft. Boxer has urged President-elect Bush to withdraw his nomination of Ashcroft, questioning Ashcroft’s ability to enforce laws protecting women’s rights, abortion rights, civil rights, and gun control. Sen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) promised to ask tough questions of Ashcroft during Senate hearings. Feinstein referred to California’s predominantly pro-choice, pro-gun control, and pro-civil rights position when she said she wanted an Attorney General who would enforce the law “not only by word, but also by body, language, and deed.”

To learn more about President-elect Bush’s Cabinet nominees, log on to the Feminist Majority Foundation’s newest online feature„AppointmentWatch at http://www.feminist.org/appointmentwatch.

TAKE ACTION TODAY against Bush’s anti-choice, anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-civil rights nominees. Sen. John Ashcroft for Attorney General, Gov. Tommy Thompson for Sec. of Health & Human Services and Gail Norton for Secretary of the Interior.

Sources:

Washington Post _ January 11, 2001; LA Times _ January 11, 2001; New York Times _ January 11, 2001; Feminist Majority Foundation

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