AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
September 8, 2014
In God We Trust Up for Vote on Tuesday, September 9th
Thanks to your efforts, the Allegheny County Government Reform Committee voted 5 to 1 to advance Resolution (8376-14) to the full Council for a vote at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 9th. Remember, if passed, this would allow the posting of “In God We Trust” as well as the Bill of Rights in the Council Chambers. So . . . how many emails did it take to impact this committee? Last week, in a period of 72 hours, Council members received 28 e-mails in support of the motto and two emails opposing the motto. That’s all . . . but don’t wait for someone else to send an email asking for a “Yea” vote on Resolution (8376-14). This time, let’s try to make it 50 emails in support!
Additionally, your involvement is even more important as the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has contacted County Council with the erroneous message that the posting of “In God We Trust” is unconstitutional. The AFA of PA has contacted Liberty Counsel and they have sent a letter refuting the claims of FFRF. However, the liberals on Council will point to the FFRF letter and ignore the one from Liberty Counsel! Again, it is of utmost importance that you contact Allegheny County Council and ask them to support Resolution (8376-14)!
1.) Pray for the members of the Allegheny County Council as they consider this resolution.
2.) Pray for Councilwoman Sue Means, who introduced the resolution, as she defends the constitutionality and the importance of the National Motto — In God We Trust.
3,). Email the members of Allegheny County Council and ask them to support Resolution (8376-14). In order to get their attention, as their inbox may be overwhelmed, put “Support the display of In God We Trust” in the subject line. All members can be reached by one email — firstname.lastname@example.org
4.) Consider addressing the Council during the public comment period. To register to address Council call (412) 350-6490 or click here to register online. You must register 24 hours ahead of time; in other words by 5 p.m. on Monday to address Council at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Council meets at the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, 4th Floor — Gold Room, Pittsburgh.