Let me know if you can sign on to the letter to Rep. Sarbanes. Can you help deliver it on Sept. 17 at 4:30 PM? Thanks.
Rep. John Sarbanes
600 Baltimore Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
September 17, 2014
Dear Representative Sarbanes:
This month, we celebrated Labor Day—honoring the contributions of working people, as well as Constitution Day—commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Members of the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore are voters and supporters of Progressive Democrats of America, and we ask you to join us celebrating these holidays by cosponsoring the following legislation, (if you haven't already):
HR 5280: the Employee Empowerment Act, to strengthen protections under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), desperately needed by hard-working Americans. Please direct your staff to contact Rep. Keith Ellison’s office: 202-225-4755 to cosponsor.
HJ Res 44: a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the US Constitution to protect the right to vote. As Election Day approaches, this basic right is at risk. Please direct your staff to contact Rep. Mark Pocan’s office: 202-225-2906 to cosponsor.
HJ Res 113: a joint resolution to remove the deadline for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and help end discrimination on account of sex. Please direct your staff to contact Rep. Jackie Speier’s office: (202) 225-3531 to cosponsor.
HR 1010: the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013, legislation to phase in stepped increases to the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, and then link it to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Please direct your staff to contact Rep. George Miller’s office: 202-225-2095 to cosponsor.
HR 292: the New Columbia Admission Act, legislation that to set forth procedures for admission into the United States of the state of New Columbia, including elections to Congress of two Senators and one Representative. Please direct your staff to contact Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s office: (202) 225-8050 to cosponsor.
HJ Res 119: a joint resolution proposing the Democracy for All Amendment to the Constitution, to restore Congress’ and the states’ ability to address unlimited, clandestine campaign donations. Please direct your staff to contact Rep. Ted Deutch’s office: 202-225-3001 to cosponsor.
Finally, we are seeking an end to the use of killer drone strikes, which we believe to be illegal and unconstitutional. We ask you to speak out against this assassination program, which ignores any veneer of due process. Consider as well a request for the full, unclassified release of information surrounding the administration’s drone policy.
We look forward to your response. And when you are ready, we would like to meet with you, preferably in Baltimore. But if necessary, we will travel to your D.C. office. We thank you for your consideration regarding these critically important issues, and look forward to ongoing discussion and engagement with you in the coming months.
Max Obuszewski, on behalf of Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore/Fund Our Communities
Apt. 206, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Baltimore 21212
Donations can be sent to the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 325 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218. Ph: 410-366-1637; Email: mobuszewski [at] verizon.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/
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