UPDATE: On April 29, 2010, the House passed the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. 2499) by a vote of 223 to 169 (Roll Call 242). 37 Members of Congress did not vote, 9 of which were Republicans. 40 Democrats voted NO, but 39 Republicans voted YES. 26 Republicans who originally supported the bill ended up voting NO because they listened to their constituents--YOU--this week and voted accordingly. Please take a moment to search the roll call linked above and thank your Congressman if he voted NO.
April 29, 2010
A few hours remain for you to light up phones to stop the stealth Puerto Rican statehood bill! We alerted you at the beginning of the week that the House would vote on the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (H.R. 2499) - a bill that rigs the referendum process to favor Puerto Rico being admitted as the 51st state - but, there is still time to get your phone calls into your representative's office!
This issue was put in the national spotlight yesterday, when national news radio and TV host Glenn Beck sounded the alarm on the stealth Puerto Rican statehood lobby and explained why this bill must be voted down and defeated today on the House floor:
This an information-only alert, so we ask that you take a few moments today to pick up the phone and CALL your representative and tell him to VOTE NO on H.R. 2499 today! Just a few hundred calls into congressional offices will bring down this bill! This vote will be close, so it is critical that your elected officials hear from their constituents. Even though it may not seem so, phone calls and constituent input does matter.
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