Monday, May 11, 2009

Campaign for the Gold: HR 2014

ANNOUNCING

A Battle Plan for the final Co-sponsors for HR 2014--the HOUSE version of the bill to award the WASP a Congressional Gold Medal.

First, THANK YOU, those of you who emailed, called, visited, tweeted and wrote your Senators, and THANK YOU to the SENATORS who have signed on as Co-Sponsors. The count is now 72--with very little time left for any Senator to CO-Sponsor the bill. What a shame for those Senators whose names are NOT on the bill--because the Co-Sponsors will be 'on the record' for generations to come-- the Congressional Record.

FIVE STATES are MISSING IN ACTION--with NO Senator on board: Alabama, Kentucky, Hawaii, South Carolina and Wyoming. HOW COULD THEY NOT co-sponsor a bill that honors these American patriots. Every one of these states were represented by a WASP in WWII. I urge you all to make a connection and let these Senators know how important this is. EVERY STATE should have a co-sponsoring Senator, just as EVERY STATE had a WASP.

However, we are grateful for the support we have!
WE will COUNT our many BLESSINGS and MARCH ON.

HOW?

This time, it will be PERSONAL. WHY? Because this time, you can't just email every Representative. They only read emails from their VOTERS. UNLESS you live IN THEIR DISTRICT, you will have a hard time getting through.

Hence the BOOTS ON THE GROUND --all about making a connection--whether in person at a local office of your US Representative, or a hand written note, or a POST CARD out to EVERY Representative. EVERYTHING is on the table. Our 'HOT LIST' of Representatives is now available online--with a complete database of Reps. by last name, address, link to their web page, phone number, twitter account, and lastly noted, committee members of the 3 really important committees for HR 2014: HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS , VETERANS'
AFFAIRS & ARMED SERVICES.

TOOLS FOR DOWNLOAD:

BEGIN with your OWN Representative. If they are not a co-sponsor, zero in. If they are, work in your state first. Then move to the COMMITTEE MEMBERS. Find your target Representatives and make the connection. USING THE DATA BASE ONLINE:
  1. CALL -- Still a good plan-- phone numbers are listed next to their names.
  2. DOWNLOAD the FLYER and write a personal note --MAIL or DROP IT BY their LOCAL offices. Find address on their websites, which are linked by clicking their names.
  3. DOWNLOAD one of the POSTCARDS online and MAIL it directly to their DC office. I have it on VERY GOOD authority--POSTCARDS ARE A GREAT WAY TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS--and they don't have to be checked thru security like envelops are. Download one of our postcards or send one of your own!
  4. TWITTER -- not only the Reps who have Twitter accounts, but any state organizations you might find that can help you reach out in a bigger way.
We are most grateful for all the organizations and individuals who are lobbying on behalf of this bill. KEEP IT UP, TURN IT UP, FULL THROTTLE, FIRE IN ALL DIRECTIONS because we are almost there. For the WASP, for their service to our country, for their fallen sisters, for those who are no longer here...we owe them so much.

WE HAVE SO LITTLE TIME LEFT TO DO THIS -- BEFORE CONGRESS IS OUT FOR THE SUMMER--WE NEED THIS DONE BEFORE RECESS....AND BEFORE WE LOSE ANOTHER WASP.

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