Below is an email that I received from the National Right to Life Organization. It appears that we must act quickly or we may lose another one.
In the email,The NRLC asks us to call the Washington office of Mike Ross. The link is provided.
Here is Mr. Ross’ Hot Springs office phone number:
This is Mr. Ross’ website. It says, “Contact Mike” at the upper right. After typing in some personal info, I checked “other” for subject and left a short note that I was pro-life and that he should vote against H.R. 5175. It took about 5 minutes.
I would recommend that you attempt to call the Hot Springs office and that you leave a message in his email box. The call to D.C. is unnecessary if enough concern is voiced in his own district.
Here is the NRLC pdf on the subject mentioned in the email below:
THE ABOVE INFORMATION was just posted hours ago, and I have
already heard back from the office of Mr. Ross. I am including it to show you how the legislation is being packaged. I’m sure Mr. Ross is aware of the ramifications articulated by the NRLC. It will be interesting to see the legislation in its final form and how Mr. Ross voted on it. The form, of course, will depend some on the noise that people make. Here is the reply that I received:
Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 5175, the Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue. As you may know, H.R. 5175 was introduced on April 29, 2010, as legislation that would prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in elections. This legislation has been referred to the House Administration and the House Judiciary Committees.
Please know that I understand your concerns regarding expenditures for elections. Rest assured that I will continue to monitor this issue and keep your thoughts in mind should I be called to vote on any related legislative initiatives in the United States House of Representatives. Once again, thank you for contacting me on this important issue. If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me in my Washington, D.C. or district office nearest you.
DID YOU NOTICE THE TITLE. IS THAT PROPAGANDA OR NOT? It sure sounds good, but we know that a portion of the bill is very bad. While we’ve been doing our business, they have been doing theirs. Little by little, wonderful sounding legislation is taking away the rights set up for us in our Constitution. All of this wouldn’t be a problem if our judges viewed the Constitution in its original framework. How bad is it? The judge who will soon be considered for a seat on the highest court in the land wrote her college thesis on communism. My response to all of this:
“Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord.
Lord hear my voice!
Let Thine ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
If you O Lord kept a record of sins, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness;
therefore you are feared.
Ps. 130: 1-4
The United States of America need return to the great respect for the God who once allowed this nation to flourish.
Here is the email from NRLC:
The U.S. House of Representatives may vote within days on the so-called “DISCLOSE Act,” legislation that would place sweeping new restrictions on the ability of incorporated groups, including NRLC and NRLC affiliates, to communicate with the public about the actions of federal lawmakers.
According to press reports, the House Democratic leadership has agreed to add a narrow “carve out” that will effectively exempt the National Rifle Association (NRA) from some of the key restrictions in the bill, in return for which the NRA has agreed that it “will not be involved in final consideration of the House bill.”
In a June 15 letter to House members, posted here (in PDF format, here), NRLC reiterated its strong opposition to the bill, which it called “pernicious, unprincipled, and unconstitutional legislation.” Regarding the proposed carve out, “With respect to the National Right to Life Committee, this amendment is not only worthless, but adds insult to injury,” the letter said, adding that NRLC’s congressional scorecard will describe a vote for the bill as a vote for “a blatant political attack on the First Amendment rights of NRLC, our state affiliates, and our members and donors.”
more details on the danger posed by the “DISCLOSE Act,” see the alert published on page 1 of the June edition of National Right to Life News, posted here. Press reports indicate that the House Democratic leadership now plans to force a House floor vote on the bill as early as Thursday, June 17.
Please act immediately.
Go to this address: http://www.capwiz.com/nrlc/callalert/index.tt?alertid=15147096&type=CO
and enter your zip code into the “Call Now” box. Then telephone the office of the lawmaker who represents you in the House. Use the suggested talking points to deliver the message that you are strongly opposed to this bill. (You don’t have to use all of the suggestions — the important thing is to get the main point across.) Ask how your representative intends to vote on the bill. Then, take a moment to employ the easy-to-use “Your Feedback” form to send NRLC a short e-mail message regarding what you learned.
http://www.nrlc.org This is the NRLC website. More information may be obtained here.