Action Items this Morning

I know I'm not the only person beating their head against the monitor this morning.

The US Senate did the right thing, yesterday, but they passed a different bill. That means that their version has to go back to the US House of Representatives, and that the House has to make the wording of their bill match that of the Senate.

Additionally, in a preliminary vote, the Florida Senate failed to pass the bill that the Florida House voted favorably on.

As I type this, it is 11:05 a.m., Eastern Time. There are less than two hours to act before Judge Greer's orders are carried out.

Here's what we need to do:

1. Contact the three key leaders of the US House of Representatives and urge them to pass the Senate's version of the bill immediately. Here is their contact info:

Representative F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI)
Office: 202-225-5101
Fax: 202-225-3190

Representative J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
Office: 202-225-2976
Fax: 202-225-0697

Representative Tom DeLay (R-TX)
Office: 202-225-5951
Fax: 202-225-5241

2. The main vote for the bill to save Terri will happen in the Florida Senate today. Contact the following and urge them to support the legislation:

Larcenia J. Bullard
850-487-5127 (Tallahassee)
305-668-7344 (District Office)

Lisa Carlton
850-487-5081 (Tallahassee)
941-486-2032 (District Office)

Evelyn J. Lynn
850-487-5033 (Tallahassee)
386-676-4000 (District Office)

Burt L. Saunders
850-487-5124 (Tallahassee)
239-417-6220 (District Office)

Les Miller, Jr.
850-487-5059 (Tallahassee)
813-272-2831 (District Office)

Anthony C. Hill, Sr.
850-487-5024 (Tallahassee)
904-924-1646 (District Office)

Phone calls have the most effect: remember to be clear, courteous, and to-the-point. If you prefer to write, has a form you can fill out, here.

Hope is not lost. Burn up the phones, and flood the inboxes. Florida and the US Congress need to know that the starvation of American's incapacitated will not be tolerated.

posted by Linda on March 18, 2005 04:17 PM