What to do now
IS THE OPPOSITION READY FOR THESE BILLS NOW IN THE U.S. SENATE?
The official name of the health care bill is H.R.3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.
The official name of the cap and trade bill is H.R.2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. (Pick #3, “(Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House)[H.R.2454.EH]”.)
The official name of the food safety bill is H.R.875, Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009
When the Senate re-convenes in a couple of days the Minority Party aka opposition will be called to vote at the whim of the Majority Party as soon as the the Majority party thinks it is their best moment to do so.
Possibilities include presentation of the bill for either a direct ballot in the Senate or attached to a budget bill in a Reconciliation move or any other out of the blue effort or trickery to get the bills passed.
Hope everyone recalls the very late and or early morning hours that are sometimes chosen by the Majority Party for presentation of bills.
Any trick that the Majority Party can come up with that has been tried before or not tried before will be used to get these bills passed. Notice that the news media has suddenly not covered these bills?
Have you been distracted from these bills?
Time to not only think about your personal freedom if any of the above bills are passed.
Answer is Your personal freedom will disappear. (Find citations for the Health Care Bill in former FAN blogs
WHAT TO DO NOW
CALL LOCAL AND DC OFFICES OF ALL SENATORS, EMAIL, WRITE, SEND ANOTHER POST CARD.
GET A GROUP WITH POSTERS TOGETHER TO STAND ON THE LEGAL AREA OF THE LOCAL STREET CORNER.
Standing on street corner is easy if one has checked to be sure that it is a legal spot to stand in your town and you limit the time to just a couple hours. Reappear on other days in various legal locations. Know what to do if someone wants to disrupt what you are doing. This is what I am going to say politely to ALL of my government representatives Find the year that they are up for re-election and mention that when stating the following:
IF YOU VOTE YES THEN I WILL JOIN WITH OTHERS WHO ARE WORKING FOR THE ELECTION OF SOMEONE ELSE TO TAKE YOUR PLACE. IF YOU VOTE NO THEN I WILL RECONSIDER VOTING FOR YOU. BE INFORMED THAT THIS COVERS THESE THREE BILLS NOT JUST HEALTH CARE BILL WHICH IS MOST ON PEOPLE’S MINDS RIGHT NOW. THE OTHER TWO BILLS STILL MATTER.