Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

July 13, 2004

by V

Tell your Senator to oppose the FMA

Here's an easy form provided by the Human Rights Campaign to send a message to your Senators:

Take Action: Tell your Senators to Oppose the Discriminatory Federal Marriage Amendment
Staff who work in Congressional offices report that e-mail is an effective way to communicate with members of Congress as long as the e-mails are personalized, so please take a moment to add your own words and personalize your letter below...
Even if your Senator is committed one way or the other, your message will still be tallied so they get a sense of how their constituents feel.

ABC is reporting that "There will not be an up-or-down vote on the federal marriage amendment Wednesday... A procedural vote is expected at 11 am ET." So they're delaying it... That's really taking a stand, eh?

Still, it's worth expressing your opposition for whenever it does come up. Please go and write.

Senator Arlen Specter is apparently waffling now - he was against it but is now considered undecided.

But on the positive side, 11 out of the twelve Senators from New England are voting against it, including 4 out of the 5 Republicans. New Englanders, be proud.
Posted by V at July 13, 2004 03:49 PM

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