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Virginia Action Prompt

Virginia Action Prompt

Virginia is Halfway there! Will you help us finish the race?

COS Patriots at Virginia Senate Rules Committee Hearing, 3/4/16

Friends,

We finished strong in the Virginia General Assembly this year! As you know, HJ3 passed the House of Delegates two weeks ago despite heavy fire from aggressive, slanderous, ill-mannered opponents who made a spectacle of themselves during committee hearings in the House.

On Friday, March 4th, an incredible group of Virginia patriots stood up, showed up, and spoke up at the General Assembly (pictured above), and the Senate Rules Committee voted to carry the resolution over to the 2017 session. This delays action by the Senate, giving us several more months to secure those last few votes we need to pass in the Senate.

Friends, we are halfway there in Virginia! Halfway to becoming one of the 34 states that must stand up and take illegitimate power away from Washington, D.C.!

PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING SENATORS AND ASK THEM TO COMMIT THEIR SUPPORT TO HJ 3 SO THAT WE CAN ACHIEVE FINAL PASSAGE IN VIRGINIA!

Senator Dick Black - (804) 698-7513, district13@senate.virginia.gov

Senator David Suetterlein (804) 698-7519, district19@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Amanda Chase (804) 698-7511, district11@senate.virginia.gov

Your e-mail might say something like this:

Dear Senator,

Our federal government is out of control. I know that you, as a state legislator, have the power under Article V of the Constitution, to put Washington, D.C. back in its constitutional box. I understand that Virginia is very close to becoming one of the 34 states needed to trigger an Article V convention for this purpose, but that you have so far refused to stand up and use your constitutional power.

As a Virginian, I am asking you to reconsider your position and to emulate our forefathers, who stepped forward in courage to resist tyranny and to preserve liberty for the people. I am asking you to do your constitutional duty by committing your support Delegate Lingamfelter's HJ3.

Respectfully,

[Your Name]

 

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Virginia is Halfway There!

Friends,

We finished strong in the Virginia General Assembly this year! As you know, HJ3 passed the House of Delegates two weeks ago despite heavy fire from aggressive, slanderous, ill-mannered opponents who made a spectacle of themselves during committee hearings in the House.

Now, just this morning, the Senate Rules Committee voted to carry the resolution over to the 2017 session. This delays action by the Senate, giving us several more months to secure those last few votes we need to pass in the Senate.

How can I adequately thank those of you who took days off work to attend committee hearings; stayed up late after a long day to compose an e-mail message to your legislators; called other supporters in your district to ask them to take action; helped to deliver the thousands of citizen petitions to legislators’ offices; gathered additional petitions; organized events in your districts; attended our rally in the freezing cold; or personally met with your legislator to seek support for our mission?

I feel quite incapable of thanking you adequately—I can only do it sincerely.

YOU are the very heart and soul of this movement. You have encouraged me personally, as well as our state and national leadership teams, with your willingness to stand up, show up, and speak up to assert your right of self-governance.

A lion has roared in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Of course, our work is not yet finished here. We will be calling on you to enlist your help in our strategy to expand our grassroots supporter base and gain the remaining Senate votes that we need.

Winston Churchill once said, “Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” Over the course of thousands of “small moments” for the rest of this year, I believe we will show the nation the character of a true American patriot—one who is willing to dedicate time and energy to doing the hard work of urging friends, neighbors, and elected officials to step out in courage and use the constitutional process given to us to preserve our liberty.

I am proud to labor alongside you, trusting in the hand of Divine Providence to lead the way.

Rita Dunaway (on behalf of the Virginia COS Action leadership team)


URGENT - Please contact YOUR delegate before the big vote!

 HJR 3, Convention of States, is headed to a vote by the full Virginia House of Delegates!

Virginia’s Convention of States resolution, HJR 3, is headed toward a floor vote--likely MONDAY!

Thanks to YOUR efforts (thank you!), HJR 3 passed through a Special Subcommittee and the full Rules Committee with flying colors this morning, which means that now every Virginia Delegate should have the opportunity to vote on it early next week—just in time for crossover.

Please contact YOUR Virginia delegate and ask him/her to vote in favor of HJR 3.

Here is where you can find the name and contact information for your Virginia delegate. Phone calls are great (and leaving a message over the weekend saying something like the message below works just as well as anything!), but if you would prefer to send an e-mail, here is a sample e-mail you can use if you like:

Subject:    Vote YES on HJR 3

Dear [Your Delegate’s Name],

As your constituent, I urge you to vote YES for HJR 3, Convention of States! 

Our country’s Founders gave you the power to rein in the over-reaching federal government.  I ask you to use the solution the Founders gave you in the U.S. Constitution’s Article V.  Please call for a Convention of States to propose amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress

Please vote YES for HJR 3!

Sincerely,

[your name]

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Thank you, once again, for taking this time to secure liberty for future generations of Americans.

The COS Action Virginia Team

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