Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Call - Write - Defend!

Last week the State Senate passed SB 5599 - a bill that circumvents the U.S. Constitution and radically alters our current election system.

This stealth bill will change the way we elect our president by entering our state into the NPV (National Popular Vote) interstate compact—essentially doing away with the Electoral College and replacing it with a national popular vote.

The House will now be deliberating on this bill in committee and then on the floor.

For background information please read Trent England's excellent article here.

There will be a committee hearing at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 26 (House Hearing Rm D, John L. O'Brien Building) on SB 5599.

Your presence there is crucial. The more people that are able to show up, the greater chance we have of convincing our legislators to vote "NO" on this destructive bill.

If you are unable to make it to the Capitol you can submit written testimony by e-mail to the committee. Their email addresses can be found here.

You can also email the committee members - their email addresses can be found here.

A complete legislator email list can be found here.

And please call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 and tell your representative to VOTE "NO" on SB 5599.

Please help us defend our Electoral College!

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