April 23, 2010

Issues  (check corresponding number in ‘Details’ and ‘Action’ Sections)

1.)    Pentagon Withdraws Invitation

2.)  Senate Bill 3217 Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010

3.)     Thank Congressman Thompson


1.)    Today the Pentagon withdrew its invitation to Franklin Graham to participate in the National Day of Prayer event.  Click here for the full story.

2.)    Senator Chris Dodds bill  – SB 3217 – will create even more government bureaucracy including the formation of a Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research.  It also provides for a $50 billion fund, collected in advance from large financial firms, that will be used for the resolution process. i.e. ‘bailouts forever’!     Click here for the rest of the article.   For a good analysis read this article from the Heritage Foundation.

3.)     On April 8th I visited Congressman Glenn Thompson at his Titusville office to talk to him about the need for a Parental Rights Amendment to the US Constitution  and to ask him to become a co-sponsor.   He agreed and became the 134th co-sponsor of H.J. Res. 42!  That means five of PA’s 19 Congressmen have signed on.  They are:  Congressmen Tim Murphy,  Joe Pitts, Todd Russell Platts, Bill Shuster, and Glenn Thompson.  Click here to read why we need a Parental Rights Amendment.

Action Steps

1.)  Click here to send a note of support to Franklin Graham through his Samaritan’s Purse Ministry.   Or call (828) 262-1980.

2.)  A ‘test vote’ on SB 3217 is scheduled for Monday.   Contact Senator Arlen Specter and Senator Bob Casey and ask them to vote ‘no’ on SB 3217.  Click here for contact info.

3.)  Contact Congressman Thompson and thank him for co-sponsoring H.J. Res. 42.   Click here for contact information.  If your Congressman is not one of the 5 PA co-sponsors, you may consider contacting him or her to become a co-sponsor.

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