For the past few weeks Glenn has been focused on raising awareness on the persecution of Catholics being carried out by the Obama administration. According to the new healthcare laws that were a cornerstone of the Obama administration, employers affiliated with the Catholic Church will have to include free birth control in their health insurance plans, a mandate that runs contrary to both Catholic doctrine as well as religious freedoms granted by the Constitution. Today he is going a step beyond raising awareness by providing action steps for what you can do.
On radio, Glenn kicked “We are all Catholics now” movement focused on organizing people to contact their Senators and ask them to vote for a Conscience Protection measure is planned to appear as an amendment to the Highway Transportation bill. The amendment is being offered by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO).
While it’s unknown exactly when the vote will occur, the plan is for it to happen this week.
So what can you do? Organize and follow the instructions below:
Call the Capitol and speak with your Senator. The numbers are: 202.224.3121; 202.225.3121; the toll free numbers for the Capitol Switchboard include: 1-866-220-0044 1-877-851-6437, 1-800-833-6354, 1-888-355-3588, 1-866-808-0065, 1-877-762-8762, 1-800-862-5530.
Call the switchboard, ask to be connected to a Senator from your specific state (it will take two calls, one for each Senator).
1. Tell them that you want to tell the Senator to vote for the Blunt conscience protection amendment.
2. Ask them if they know how the Senator will vote on that amendment
3. Tell them you want to be contacted back about how he voted (be sure to ask for accountability — they hate it, but it makes them call you back).
4. When you call, be sure to tell them “We are all Catholics now”. This key phrase will let them know you are part of a larger, organized movement working in support of religious freedom.
You can also take this opportunity to talk to your U. S. Representatives. Use the same switchboard number, and ask for your U. S. Congressman by name. Follow the same steps, but this time asking your Congressman to SIGN ONTO the Fortenberry Conscience Protection bill. Jeff Fortenberry (NE) is working on companion legislation in the House.
If you don’t know your U. S. Congressman, you can go to https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml, enter their zip code, and your Representative will come up by name. You can then call and make the request, or you can simply email your representative after you enter your zip code.
Also, if you want to email your Senators, the contact page is http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm.
Don’t try to contact Senators or Reps that are not yours; it won’t work, and they won’t listen.
Tune into GBTV today for more on this from Glenn.