Wednesday, April 29, 2009

State legislators launch effort to push HR 676--ask yours to sign on too!

A group of state legislators has initiated a nationwide effort to publish an Appeal to President Obama and members of the 111th Congress to support HR 676.

Twenty four state legislators, from 16 states, have sent a copy of the Appeal to all 7,500 state legislators in the United States asking them to add their names to The Appeal which will be published in Roll Call, a widely read Capitol Hill publication.

The legislators, in their letter, cite the growing “economic crisis” and “badly strained” state budgets as reasons for passage of HR676.

Co-conveners of the campaign are State Senator Jim Ferlo of Pittsburgh and Assemblyman Richard Gottfried of New York. Senators and representatives from Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin also signed the letter.

The Alliance for Democracy is joining with other groups in urging you contact your state legislators and asking them to sign on to this Appeal. If you don't know who represents you at the state level you can find out here.

The ‘Dear Colleague” letter, the ‘Appeal’ and other materials can be found here.

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