AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
September 22, 2010
Issues (check corresponding number in ‘Details’ and ‘Action’ Sections)
1.) Discharge Petition for Immigration Bill Filed
2.) Obama Judicial Nominees Before Senate Judiciary Committee
1.) House Bill 2479 has been sent to ‘die’ in the House State Government Committee. Why? Because this bill would provide state and local law enforcement with full authority to apprehend Pennsylvania’s estimated 140,000 illegal aliens for deportation. Lead Sponsor Representative Daryl Metcalfe notes, “Pennsylvania citizens are currently footing the bill for nearly $1.4 billion annually to clothe, feed, educate and incarcerate illegal alien invaders or more precisely Undocumented Democrats.” House Rule 53 states, “A member may present to the Chief Clerk a resolution in writing to discharge a committee from the consideration of a bill or resolution which has been referred to it 15 legislative days prior thereto.” After 25 member signatures are collected, the discharge resolution is officially entered in the House Journal and placed on the voting calendar. Once on the calendar, the final vote on whether to adopt the resolution can be taken on the second day after the full House is notified. Representative Metcalfe filed the discharge petition Monday.
2.) On Thursday the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider sixteen of President Obama’s Judicial Nominees. A number of these nominees are highly objectionable – but none are worse than Robert Chatigny (Second Circuit Court of Appeals) and Goodwin Liu (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals). As you may remember, Chatigny (pronounced “Shot-Knee”) used his position on the bench to side with a confessed serial rapist / murderer and said that the rapist/murderer’s sexual sadism was a mitigating factor in his defense. For more information, click here. Goodwin Liu is most infamous for his errant beliefs that the Constitution evolves per the view of judges and that welfare is a Constitutional right.
1.) You can register your support for House Bill 2479 by signing the Illegal Immigration Reform petition at RepMetcalfe.com and also by contacting your State Representative and asking him or her to support H.B. 2479. Click here for contact information – if you don’t know who your State Rep is, key in your zip code or county in the upper right hand corner of the above linked page.
2.) Senator Arlen Specter is a member of the Judiciary Committee. Click here for his contact information and ask him to vote ‘no’ on Robert Chatigny – pronounced “Shot-Knee” – (Second Circuit Court of Appeals) and Goodwin Liu (Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals). Also, call two other critical Judiciary Committee members Lindsey Graham at (202) 224-5972 and (803) 933-0112, and Russ Feingold at (202) 224-5323 and (414) 276-7282 and ask them to oppose these nominees too.