SJR0067 will be the second item on the agenda of the State Government Committee hearing on Tuesday, Jan 26 at 12 Noon in LP 29. We are assured a positive result because just over half of the members of the committee are already cosponsors. A huge showing will give some encouragement to some of the members of the committee who are not yet with us. However, this is not just about getting past the committee. This is about showing our strength to the rest of the representatives who are not already cosponsors. It is also about showing our strength to legislatures in other states. The hearing will be live streamed and recorded. We want to fill the room -- and the live video -- with supporters wearing our big white buttons and use that video to help other states.
We need every supporter who can make it to be at the Capitol at 11:30 AM to get through security and to fill the hearing room (and even then hallways) by 12 Noon. Go through security below the plaza level at the Corner of Union and 6th. Treat the security just as you would airport security – no knives, weapons, etc. When you come through security, you will see a person wearing a large white Convention of States button. They will give you a button which you need to wear high on your shoulder so that it can be clearly seen by the lawmakers in the committee – and on the video! (Keep the button as a souvenir of this historic event! One day you will show your grandchildren the button you wore to the event which kicked off the firestorm of state legislatures across the country voting for the COS resolution.) The person giving you the button will then direct you to LP 29. Please RSVP to let us know you are coming!
Mark Meckler will be here and will be addressing the State Government Committee. We anticipate that following the hearing, Mark will be joining us for a Convention of States Lunch at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant. You're welcome to join us, but space is limited and we need an accurate head count for Puckett's – so please RSVP separately for the lunch, then plan on showing up if you indicate that you will so that we don't have to turn away someone else who would have attended in your place.
Parking will be in high demand. Please give yourself sufficient time to find parking and to walk potentially several blocks.
http://Parkitdowntown.com provides information on available downtown parking, including parking at the stadium with shuttle service.
http://Parkwhiz.com allows you to book a parking space online in advance nearest to your destination. Make sure to print your ticket before you leave. Please read through the terms and conditions to make sure you are comfortable with how it works.
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