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Press Release

    Going “Toe-to-Toe” with The Organized Left

    06/19/2003

    Brighton, MI - The powerful Union forces of the organized left were in for shock when they encountered a highly organized and well-poised group of CSE activists at an annual event featuring U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI). The Michigan Chapter of CSE turned out the troops to demonstrate opposition to Levin’s blocking of the federal judicial nominations made by President Bush.

    The rally was headed by Steve Williams, a Michigan CSE Volunteer Chapter Leader (VCL). At a moments notice, Steve was able to mobilize the local chapter and turn out a dedicated bunch of CSE activists to counter Union opposition and speak out in favor of judicial nominees with responsible, free-market backgrounds.

    According to Williams, “Chief Justice Rehnquist has complained that the slow pace of judicial appointments is impeding justice, and we’re here to help speed up the process. It is important to have a good, stable constructionist judiciary to have a good economic climate. We need judges who respect the private sector and property rights, and we need them in place now. We want to make sure Senator Levin gets that message.”

    The protest was interrupted by Union representatives who resented the CSE led demonstration. But while leftist Union forces accosted protesters and engaged in verbal and physical threats in an effort to intimidate them, CSE activists proudly stood their ground in the name of lower taxes, less government, and more freedom.

    Centered around a popular issue on a national scale, the event caught the attention of numerous local media outlets including WHMI radio, The Livingston County Press & Argus and The Ann Arbor News eager to hear CSE’s argument in the debate surrounding Bush’s judicial nominations.


    CSE activists came out in force to support votes on Bush’s judicial nominees


    Michigan CSE VCL, Steve Williams, talks to WHMI reporter John King


    Threats from Union activists failed to discourage the dedicated band of free-market advocates