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Old February 25th, 2001, 06:33 PM   #1
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With Dubya in the big House...... ;-)

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Old February 25th, 2001, 06:38 PM   #2
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Associated Press, February 22, 2001

Ashcroft Meets With Gay Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General John Ashcroft, whose views about homosexuals were questioned during his confirmation process, chose a group of gay Republicans for his first meeting with an organization concerned about civil rights enforcement.

Kevin Ivers, spokesman for the Log Cabin Republicans, said he was heartened by the 25-minute session at the Justice Department on Thursday.

"That it was a gay organization reiterates the fact that the attorney general is serious about being everyone's attorney general," said Ivers. "He has stated more than any attorney general I can remember that he is going to be committed to enforcing the laws of this country without
regard to ideology and I think he's made that clear again with this gesture, meeting with a gay organization."
Ashcroft reiterated his commitment to upholding civil rights laws for all Americans -- the cornerstone of his remarks during his contentious confirmation hearings -- and welcomed the group's offer to work with him on civil rights matters, his spokeswoman said.

"It's important for them to know that if they have a concern it can be voiced," said Mindy Tucker, Ashcroft's spokeswoman.

Characterizing the meeting as a courtesy call, Tucker said Ashcroft promised to enforce the law and thanked the group for their help during his confirmation.

During the confirmation process, Ashcroft, a social conservative, was questioned about his treatment of gay people during his years of public service and was accused by some of discrimination against homosexuals.

His opposition to Clinton administration nominee James Hormel, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador, came under scrutiny. Ashcroft said he opposed Hormel because he knew the nominee and because of the "totality of the record." His critics said that in 1989 he cited homosexuality in objecting to Hormel.

The Log Cabin Republicans defended Ashcroft during the nomination process.

The topic of expanding hate crime laws came up, said Tucker, but she declined to provide details about the discussions.
Rich Tafel, executive director, said hate crime laws would be decided by President Bush and Congress. "We want to be a resource for the attorney general on civil rights. It's clear that we've now laid the groundwork for that."
Meanwhile, the People For the American Way, a liberal civil rights group, announced an 18-state campaign to lobby for gay rights legislation. The targeted states are California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington.

"More and more, the states are the arena where the battle for gay equality must be won," Ralph G. Neas, the group's president, said. "The nation is ready to move forward and it's time for our lawmakers to follow the people's lead."
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Old May 1st, 2001, 03:42 PM   #3
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Maybe y'all should try to get your Att Gen or even Dubya to sign up to something like this ....

This is aimed at our new Prime Minister, over here in England. We'll be having a new Government sometime this Summer, and signatures are being collected online to ask him (and it will be a him) to sign this:

<b>"The Gay Vote" Petition</b>

Dear Prime Minister, congratulations on forming the first new government of the 21st century.

We the undersigned demand that the following 21st-century policies are implemented at the earliest opportunity so that lesbians, gay men and bisexuals can play their full part in an inclusive society.

>> The immediate Repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales

>> Fast track domestic legislation to implement the European Union Employment Directive protecting lesbians and gay men from discrimination in employment and occupation.

>> Ensuring that the recommendations of the Sexual Offences Review are put into law, removing discrimination on grounds of gender and sexual orientation from our sex offences laws.

>> Recognition of same-sex relationships in all areas including housing, pension rights, parenting, next of kin and immigration

>> Extension of the legal duty on providers of public and private services to promote equal opportunities, so that lesbians and gay men have full and equal access to services.

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Old July 11th, 2001, 10:45 AM   #4
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Taxes to Support Anti-Homosexual Organizations


You remember Bush's oh so ingenious plan of giving tax money to religious (read "Christian") organizations? Now he is fighting for their right to discriminate while using those tax dollars. If nothing else interests you politically this year, I think this is an issue that everyone should write their reps about. Church and state should remain separate!
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Old August 5th, 2003, 11:33 PM   #5
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Ok, here's all the contact information for the Committee on the Judiciary folks, and the names of those who are on the subcommittee on the constitution. A lot of these folks say email them through http://www.house.gov/writerep/ which only works if you live in their district. I've included emails with the ones I could locate.. the rest would have to be paper letters.

Mr. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (Wisconsin), Chairman
Wisconsin-5th, Republican
2449 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4905
Include your postal address if you email him.

Henry J. Hyde
Illinois-6th, Republican
2110 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-1306

Howard Coble
North Carolina-6th, Republican
2468 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3306

Lamar S. Smith
Texas-21st, Republican
2231 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4321
email through: http://lamarsmith.house.gov/contact.asp

Elton Gallegly
California-24th, Republican
2427 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0524

Bob Goodlatte
Virginia-6th, Republican
2240 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4606

Steve Chabot
Ohio-1st, Republican
129 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3501

William L. Jenkins
Tennessee-1st, Republican
1207 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4201

Chris Cannon
Utah-3rd, Republican
118 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4403

Spencer Bachus
Alabama-6th, Republican
442 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0106

John N. Hostettler
Indiana-8th, Republican
1214 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-1408

Mark Green
Wisconsin-8th, Republican
1314 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4908
** Include your postal address with email

Ric Keller
Florida-8th, Republican
419 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0908

Melissa A. Hart
Pennsylvania-4th, Republican
1508 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3804
email through: http://hart.house.gov/contact.asp

Jeff Flake
Arizona-6th, Republican
424 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0306

Mike Pence
Indiana-6th, Republican
1605 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-1406
email through: http://mikepence.house.gov/contact.asp

J. Randy Forbes
Virginia-4th, Republican
307 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4604

Steve King
Iowa-5th, Republican
1432 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-1505

John R. Carter
Texas-31st, Republican
408 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4331

Tom Feeney
Florida-24th, Republican
323 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0924

Marsha Blackburn
Tennessee-7th, Republican
509 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4207

John Conyers Jr.
Michigan-14th, Democrat
2426 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-2214
email through: http://www.house.gov/conyers/letstalk.htm

Howard L. Berman
California-28th, Democrat
2221 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0528

Rick Boucher
Virginia-9th, Democrat
2187 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4609

Jerrold Nadler
New York-8th, Democrat
2334 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3208

Robert C. Scott
Virginia-3rd, Democrat
2464 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4603

Melvin L. Watt
North Carolina-12th, Democrat
2236 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3312

Zoe Lofgren
California-16th, Democrat
102 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0516

Sheila Jackson-Lee
Texas-18th, Democrat
2435 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4318
email through: http://www.jacksonlee.house.gov/feed...Let%27s%20Talk

Maxine Waters
California-35th, Democrat
2344 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0535

Martin T. Meehan
Massachusetts-5th, Democrat
2229 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-2105

William D. Delahunt
Massachusetts-10th, Democrat
1317 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-2110

Robert Wexler
Florida-19th, Democrat
213 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0919

Tammy Baldwin
Wisconsin-2nd, Democrat
1022 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4902

Anthony D. Weiner
New York-9th, Democrat
1122 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3209

Adam B. Schiff
California-29th, Democrat
326 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0529
email through: http://www.house.gov/schiff/as_sub_contact.htm

Linda T. S?nchez
California-39th, Democrat
1007 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0539

<B>Subcommittee on the Constitution (Addresses above)</B>

Mr. Steve Chabot, Chairman
Mr. King
Mr. Jerrold Nadler
Mr. Jenkins
Mr. John Conyers
Mr. Bachus
Mr. Robert Scott
Mr. Hostettler
Mr. Melvin Watt
Ms. Hart
Mr. Adam Schiff
Mr. Feeney
Mr. Forbes
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Old August 5th, 2003, 11:39 PM   #6
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Here are the 75 cosponsors for HJ Res. 54, which is the constitutional amendment to make marriage between a man and a woman only, and not extend rights related to marriage to anyone else.

I don't have time just this minute to gather all their contact information, but if someone else does that, it'd be great to have it posted and cut down on each of us re-gathering all that same information

Rep Akin, W. Todd - 6/10/2003 [MO-2]
Rep Ballenger, Cass - 7/25/2003 [NC-10]
Rep Barrett, J. Gresham - 7/8/2003 [SC-3]
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. - 6/2/2003 [MD-6]
Rep Barton, Joe - 7/23/2003 [TX-6]
Rep Beauprez, Bob - 7/24/2003 [CO-7]
Rep Boehner, John A. - 7/23/2003 [OH-8]
Rep Brady, Kevin - 7/10/2003 [TX-8]
Rep Brown, Henry E., Jr. - 7/10/2003 [SC-1]
Rep Burgess, Michael C. - 6/10/2003 [TX-26]
Rep Burns, Max - 7/8/2003 [GA-12]
Rep Cantor, Eric - 7/10/2003 [VA-7]
Rep Carter, John R. - 7/24/2003 [TX-31]
Rep Chocola, Chris - 7/24/2003 [IN-2]
Rep Collins, Mac - 7/8/2003 [GA-8]
Rep Crane, Philip M. - 7/24/2003 [IL-8]
Rep Cubin, Barbara - 7/22/2003 [WY]
Rep Cunningham, Randy (Duke) - 7/23/2003 [CA-50]
Rep Davis, Jo Ann - 5/21/2003 [VA-1]
Rep Davis, Lincoln - 7/15/2003 [TN-4]
Rep DeMint, Jim - 6/10/2003 [SC-4]
Rep Doolittle, John T. - 7/10/2003 [CA-4]
Rep Emerson, Jo Ann - 7/24/2003 [MO-8]
Rep Forbes, J. Randy - 7/23/2003 [VA-4]
Rep Franks, Trent - 7/23/2003 [AZ-2]
Rep Garrett, Scott - 7/22/2003 [NJ-5]
Rep Gingrey, Phil - 7/15/2003 [GA-11]
Rep Goode, Virgil H., Jr. - 6/2/2003 [VA-5]
Rep Gutknecht, Gil - 7/23/2003 [MN-1]
Rep Hall, Ralph M. - 5/21/2003 [TX-4]
Rep Hayes, Robin - 7/8/2003 [NC-8]
Rep Hayworth, J. D. - 7/23/2003 [AZ-5]
Rep Herger, Wally - 7/17/2003 [CA-2]
Rep Hoekstra, Peter - 7/10/2003 [MI-2]
Rep Hunter, Duncan - 7/10/2003 [CA-52]
Rep Hyde, Henry J. - 7/23/2003 [IL-6]
Rep Isakson, Johnny - 6/24/2003 [GA-6]
Rep Istook, Ernest J., Jr. - 6/10/2003 [OK-5]
Rep Johnson, Sam - 6/10/2003 [TX-3]
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. - 6/10/2003 [NC-3]
Rep Kennedy, Mark R. - 6/24/2003 [MN-6]
Rep King, Steve - 6/24/2003 [IA-5]
Rep Lewis, Ron - 6/25/2003 [KY-2]
Rep McIntyre, Mike - 5/21/2003 [NC-7]
Rep Miller, Jeff - 6/25/2003 [FL-1]
Rep Myrick, Sue - 7/25/2003 [NC-9]
Rep Norwood, Charlie - 6/10/2003 [GA-9]
Rep Pearce, Stevan - 7/23/2003 [NM-2]
Rep Pence, Mike - 6/10/2003 [IN-6]
Rep Peterson, Collin C. - 5/21/2003 [MN-7]
Rep Peterson, John E. - 7/23/2003 [PA-5]
Rep Pickering, Charles W. (Chip) - 7/15/2003 [MS-3]
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. - 6/2/2003 [PA-16]
Rep Pombo, Richard W. - 7/23/2003 [CA-11]
Rep Rogers, Mike D. - 7/8/2003 [AL-3]
Rep Rohrabacher, Dana - 7/24/2003 [CA-46]
Rep Ryun, Jim - 6/10/2003 [KS-2]
Rep Schrock, Edward L. - 7/23/2003 [VA-2]
Rep Sessions, Pete - 7/24/2003 [TX-32]
Rep Shuster, Bill - 7/24/2003 [PA-9]
Rep Smith, Christopher H. - 7/23/2003 [NJ-4]
Rep Souder, Mark E. - 6/24/2003 [IN-3]
Rep Stearns, Cliff - 7/23/2003 [FL-6]
Rep Stenholm, Charles W. - 7/8/2003 [TX-17]
Rep Sullivan, John - 7/22/2003 [OK-1]
Rep Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) - 7/22/2003 [LA-3]
Rep Taylor, Gene - 7/17/2003 [MS-4]
Rep Tiahrt, Todd - 7/23/2003 [KS-4]
Rep Toomey, Patrick J. - 7/25/2003 [PA-15]
Rep Vitter, David - 5/21/2003 [LA-1]
Rep Wamp, Zach - 7/8/2003 [TN-3]
Rep Weldon, Dave - 6/2/2003 [FL-15]
Rep Whitfield, Ed - 7/10/2003 [KY-1]
Rep Wicker, Roger F. - 7/15/2003 [MS-1]
Rep Wilson, Joe - 6/2/2003 [SC-2]
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((((((((((((((TAMMY))))))))) you are the greatest! Now i got a morning of emails to do .. thank goodness I saved the orginal letter I emailed to COngressman Ose.. I can just make minor adjustments and email it to others
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<font color="Purple"> ROTFLMAO someone forgot to clean something in here.... look up, there's a goblin. Seriously.
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News: M.Cheney's View on Gay Marriage Sought
Where's Mary? That's the question asked by a new Web site that wants the vice president's openly lesbian daughter to speak out against a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriages. Since going up last Friday, the site has received 3,000 letters from people pleading with Mary Cheney to publicly oppose the amendment.
The project, www.DearMary.com, appears as President Bush is considering supporting such a ban. Some conservative groups want to make the issue a centerpiece of this November's election.

Vice President Dick Cheney said last month that he thinks the matter should be left up to the states, but would support an amendment if the president did.

"Please help us and other people of the same lifestyle to live just as freely as your father," one letter writer from Kansas said.

"The goal is to get Vice President Cheney to kill this amendment," said John Aravosis, a Washington, D.C., political consultant who created the site as an offshoot of www.DontAmend.com, which launched last summer. "The tactic is to convince Mary to do the right thing."

A gay rights activist in the past, Cheney, 34, served as a personal aide to her father in the 2000 presidential campaign. She joined the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign last summer as director of vice presidential operations, and has largely stayed out of the public eye.

The campaign did not immediately have comment.

Aravosis said they have already raised $5,000 through the site. He said at least 80 percent of the funds will go for magazine and newspaper ads, perhaps with Mary Cheney's photograph on a milk carton with the words "HAVE YOU SEEN ME?"

"I wanted the vice president to know that if my family is relevant, then his family is relevant," Aravosis said.

The group is also considering holding protests outside the campaign's Arlington, Va., headquarters.



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Hey ya'll that haven't had your primary election yet check this site out before you vote I hope it will help. Ca primary is tomorrow. http://tinyurl.com/27nx8
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In our country the election of the members of the House of Councilors is to take place in July of this year.Last year many people was especially interested in a pension system.But I don't know how they think now.What do you want politicians to do?
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That's easy! I want them to stop making things up and telling partial truths!! I'm pretty cynical about politics now.
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I couldn't agree more, brede. When will they concentrate on the real problems ?!
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brede,alina,thank you for your reply.Some people don't think politics can change better.They don't vote.Most of my friends aren't interested in politics.It have caused it to be worse.
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Old March 21st, 2004, 05:38 PM   #15
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I actually blame some of that on the media. We know so little about what is going on and the media has decided that we are not interested. I believe that if they gave more information about the various bills, etc. that people would develop an interest. The first thing I did (as a child of the politically active hippie generation) was to register to vote. I've never missed an opportunity. One vote means something.

Right now, Bush is saying that Kerry "flip-flopped" on his support of troops in Iraq because he didn't vote for the extra $87 billion for the Iraqi war. The truth is, Kerry would have voted yes IF there hadn't been a part of the bill that would allow more no-bid government contracts. Kerry was trying to prevent another Haliburton mess.

I guess I'm still a staunch political activist! LOL!
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