AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
June 26, 2010
Issues (check corresponding number in ‘Details’ and ‘Action’ Sections)
1.) Day of Prayer
2.) HR 5175 — DISCLOSE Act
1.) The governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Lieutenant Governor of Florida have called for a Day of Prayer on Sunday, June 27th. They are asking all Americans to join them.
2.) DISCLOSE Act passed in the House late Thursday afternoon by a vote of 219 to 206. Only two Republicans – Mike Castle of Delaware and Joseph Cao of Louisiana — voted for it with 36 Democrats voting ‘Nay.’ This bill was passed in response to the US Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this year that threw out more of the McCain Feingold campaign finance reform. The NRA, AARP and the Sierra Club have been exempted from the bill’s restrictions. One of the provisions requires that during any 30-second political TV ad the President of the organization paying for the ad must appear twice and the top donor to the organization (whether any of his donation was used for this particular ad or not) must appear in the ad voicing disclaimers. Whatever time is left over can be used for the ad. House leadership used the Marshall Law rule to push this through. This means there was no one day waiting period between the committee vote and the floor vote – effectively silencing all political debate. There are also provisions in the bill that restrict the way it can be challenged in court – meaning, if it passes in the Senate, there can be no injunction issued that would stop it from being implemented before the November 2nd election. This bill has one purpose only – to directly impact the November election by silencing the TEA Party, pro-life and pro-family organizations.
1.) Join with the states affected by the oil spill in the Gulf in prayer. What happens there will impact the rest of the country. Read the Governor’s proclamations:
Texas – Governor Rick Perry’s Prayer Proclamation
Louisiana – Governor Bobby Jindal’s Prayer Proclamation
Alabama – Governor Bob Riley’s Prayer Proclamation
Mississippi – Governor Haley Barbour’s Prayer Proclamation
Florida- Florida’s Prayer Proclamation