This CONSERVATIVE ALERT is a special message from RightMarch.com:
Liberals Insert 'Hate Crimes' Into Defense Bill -- Call Now To Demand They Remove This Provision:
ALERT: Liberals on Capitol Hill are at it again.
This time, they're firing with both barrels: holding up much-needed funding for our troops, AND pushing pro-homosexual "hate crimes" legislation… all at the same time!
Led by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), proponents of the pro-gay provision have stalled the 2008 Defense Authorization Act, which was supposed to be passed by October 1st. They know that this bill is a "must-pass" bill, so if they can get their provision passed along with it, they can finally achieve their goal of punishing the "thought crimes" of pastors, Christians, and supporters of traditional values in America.
We MUST fight to get this provision REMOVED from this bill -- but we have to do it TODAY!
TAKE ACTION: To force this contentious legislation into the Defense Authorization conference report is a disservice to our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines on the front lines in this war against terror. This is just another example of how the liberal Democrat majority is playing politics with our military and the war against terror.
Along with attempts to micromanage the war on terror by putting timelines and other demands in the Iraq War supplemental, the liberals are more interested in scoring political points than producing legislation that helps our troops and having it signed by the President. Please, call as many as you can of the Senate and House members of the Defense Appropriations conference committee listed below, and urge them to remove the "Hate Crimes" provision in the Defense spending bill:
SENATORS ON THE CONFERENCE WHO VOTED FOR HATE CRIMES
Carl Levin, Chairman (D-MI): 202-224-6221
Ted Kennedy (D-MA): 202-224-4543
Robert Byrd (D-WV): 202-224-3954
Joe Lieberman (I-CT): 202-224-4041
Jack Reed (D-RI): 202-224-4642
Daniel Akaka (D-HI): 202-224-6361
Bill Nelson (D-FL): 202-224-5274
Ben Nelson (D-NE): 202-224 -6551
Evan Bayh (D-IN): 202-224-5623
Hillary Clinton (D-NY): 202-224-4451
Mark Pryor (D-AR): 202-224-2353
Jim Webb (D-VA): 202-224-4024
Claire McCaskill (D-MO): 202-224-6154
John Warner (R-VA): 202-224-2023
Susan Collins (R-ME): 202-224-2523
REPRESENTATIVES ON THE CONFERENCE WHO VOTED FOR HATE CRIMES
Chairman: Rep Ike Skelton (D-MO): 202-225-2876
Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX): 202-225-7742
Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI): 202-225-2726
Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA): 202-225-1880
Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA): 202-225-2040
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA): 202-225-8901
Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA): 202-225-2265
Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR) 202-225 -2506
Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR): 202-225-1188
Rep. John Spratt (D-SC): 202-225-5501
Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ): 202-225-6501
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN): 202-225-4311
Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA): 202-225-2965
Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX): 202-225-4831
Rep. Mark Udall (D-CO): 202-225-2161
Rep. Jim Marshall (D-GA): 202-225-6531
Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ): 202-225-4765:
Please, make as many calls as you can TODAY!
William Greene, President
(Note from Spree- If they want to pass a hate crimes bill, let them do it as a stand alone, NOT in our Defense Bills- it is games like this that have their approval ratings at the lowest levels in history.)
P.S.: I realize that's a long list -- but this legislation is moving THIS WEEK, so every call and every minute counts! Be sure to send this Alert to EVERYONE you know who wants to make sure that Congress REMOVES the pro-homosexual "hate crimes" provision from the upcoming Defense Bill. Thank you!