Monday, October 19, 2009

Action Alert: Defense Contractors trying to strip Franken Amendment for Rape Victims: Call lawmakers to protect it

Because of your help, the amendment passed the Senate with a bipartisan vote of 68-30. 
There will be a big push to strip the amendment out of the bill in conference 
and because some Members of the conference committee are very close to the 
defense contractors, they need all of the pushing they can get.

S.A. 2588 - sponsored by Senator Al Franken and co-sponsored by Senator Mary Landrieu - 
to H.R. 3326 (the Department of Defense Appropriations Act), an amendment that would bar 
defense contractors from imposing forced arbitration clauses on their employees for 
Title VII violations and sexual-assault claims.


The email/phone message should be:
Please protect the Franken-Landrieu Amendment to protect sexual assault victims in the 
DoD appropriations conference report without any changes.  The conference committee staff 
on the House side have already started meeting to go through the bill, and the Senate staff has been meeting 
for weeks, so we need to do everything we can to urge them to accept the Senate amendment.
 
Please Contact Leadership:
Pelosi(202)225-0100 http://www.speaker.gov/contact 
Hoyer(202)225-4131 http://hoyer.house.gov/contact/email.asp
Reid 202-224-3542 http://reid.senate.gov/contact/offices.cfm
Please Contact Senators:
Inouye (HI) 202-224-3934 http://inouye.senate.gov/Contact/Email-Form.cfm
Byrd (WV) (202) 224-3954 http://byrd.senate.gov/contacts/
Leahy (VT) (202) 224-4242 http://leahy.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Harkin (IA) (202) 224-3254 https://harkin.senate.gov/c/index.cfm 
Mikulski (MD) (202) 224-4654 http://mikulski.senate.gov/Contact/contact.cfm 
Kohl (WI) (202) 224-5653 http://kohl.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Feinstein (CA) (202) 224-3841 http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactUs.EmailMe
Dorgan (ND) (202) 224-2551 http://dorgan.senate.gov/contact/contact_form.cfm 
Murray (WA) (202) 224-2621 http://murray.senate.gov/email/index.cfm 
Durbin (IL) (202) 224-2152 http://durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Hutchinson (TX) 202-224-5922 http://hutchison.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Specter (PA) 202-224-4254 http://specter.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm 
 
Please Contact Representatives:
Murtha (PA) (202) 225-2065 https://forms.house.gov/murtha/IMA/issue_subscribe.htm
Obey (WI) (202) 225-3365 http://forms.house.gov/obey/webforms/contact.htm
Dicks (WA) 202-225-5916 http://www.house.gov/dicks/email.shtml
Kaptur (OH) (202) 225-4146 http://www.kaptur.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=152
Visclosky (IN)  (202) 225-2461 https://writerep.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep
Moran (VA) (202) 225-4376 http://moran.house.gov/htbin/formproc_za/moran/zip_authen.txt&form=/moran/send_me_a_message.shtml&pass
Sanford Bishop (GA)  (202) 225-3631 http://bishop.house.gov/display.cfm?section_id=13
Hinchey (NY)  (202) 225-6335  http://www.house.gov/htbin/formproc_za/hinchey/ht_zip_parms.txt&form=/hinchey/messageform.shtml 
Boyd (FL)  (202) 225-5235 https://forms.house.gov/boyd/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm
Kilpatrick (MI) (202) 225-2261 https://kilpatrickforms.house.gov/email_me.aspx  
Rothman (NJ 202-225-5061 https://forms.house.gov/rothman/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm 


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