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:
Reid 202-224-3542
Please Contact Senators:
Inouye (HI) 202-224-3934
Byrd (WV) (202) 224-3954
Leahy (VT) (202) 224-4242
Harkin (IA) (202) 224-3254 
Mikulski (MD) (202) 224-4654 
Kohl (WI) (202) 224-5653
Feinstein (CA) (202) 224-3841
Dorgan (ND) (202) 224-2551 
Murray (WA) (202) 224-2621 
Durbin (IL) (202) 224-2152
Hutchinson (TX) 202-224-5922
Specter (PA) 202-224-4254 
Please Contact Representatives:
Murtha (PA) (202) 225-2065
Obey (WI) (202) 225-3365
Dicks (WA) 202-225-5916
Kaptur (OH) (202) 225-4146
Visclosky (IN)  (202) 225-2461
Moran (VA) (202) 225-4376
Sanford Bishop (GA)  (202) 225-3631
Hinchey (NY)  (202) 225-6335 
Boyd (FL)  (202) 225-5235
Kilpatrick (MI) (202) 225-2261  
Rothman (NJ 202-225-5061 

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