April 19, 2007

AFA Petition Against Grassroots Gag Order

I received this from the AFA this morning. I reckon this is an issue I agree with the AFA on, and their ability to lobby the congress is strong.

Without a doubt, this could be the most important letter I have written you. I wrote to you in January about legislation in the U.S. Senate that could have silenced grassroots communication. Thankfully, the legislation was defeated after you and other concerned citizens let your voices be heard. Now, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the same issue.
Read the rest below.

The U.S. House is set to vote on H.R. 984, which would effectively keep AFA and every other pro-family organization in America from providing you information on bills in Congress. Under H.R. 984, we would only be able to provide you information on a bill at a high cost and at great danger of being penalized by Congress.

To put it bluntly, members of Congress are tired of getting your e-mails and phone calls, and H.R. 984 is designed to keep information from you that might inspire you to call or write your representative.

Click Here to read AFA's review of H.R. 984.

The new Democratic Senate thinks that if it can keep you from getting information - which is what H.R. 984 would do - then its members will not be getting e-mails and phone calls from you.

Representatives favoring this bill are simply tired of hearing from you. That is the bottom line. They donít want to hear from you. They donít want you to be informed. They want to silence you. How? By simply keeping you from receiving information that AFA provides.

I know that language is strong, but H.R. 984 will do exactly what Iíve said.

Take Action
1. Send an e-mail to your representative now!

2. Call your representative at 202-224-3121. Urge your representative to vote against H.R. 984. Tell him or her that you support the portions of this bill that call for more transparency and accountability from Congress. Tell him or her that you reject provisions which unnecessarily require burdensome regulations upon communications by individual constituents who are freely and voluntarily expressing their views on important issues to members of Congress and the Executive Branch.

3. Please forward this to your friends and family. It is vitally important that they know what members of the House are trying to do.

4. Print this information, and share it with members in your Sunday School class and church and urge them to send an e-mail and call.

Email Your Representative in Opposition to H.R. 984.

By Howie at 03:06 PM | Comments |