"…expediency flies in the face of the principles that led to the foundation of the New Republic and the continuation of its ideals in the Alliance. An embargo against trade goods produced in territories where slavery is still permitted is an absolute ethical necessity, a declaration that we continue to be dedicated to the cause of…"
―Part of Senator Rockbender's entreaty to the Galactic Senate[src]

Deggan Rockbender was a Human male who served as the Senator for Tatooine in the Galactic Alliance. In 44 ABY, he spoke out against slavery and introduced the Senate for a request on trade goods that were produced in areas with legalized slavery. His speech, in which he expressed himself as support for this measure, was interrupted by the removal of Chief of State Natasi Daala, as a result of a Jedi coup. The Lecersen Conspiracy were also planning on usurping Daala at the same time, which if it had coincided with Rockbender's speech, it would've raised the Senator's stock.

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