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April 9, 2004

Put Your Members On The Right
Path Before They Return To Congress

Contact Your Representative and Senators During the Recess


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From April 10 to April 18, House and Senate Members will be back in their districts and states for Spring Break. During this time, please use this district work period to lobby your Members on the following issues.

LOST LEADS SENATORS ASTRAY 
In February, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). This treaty was emphatically rejected by President Ronald Reagan in 1981, but Bill Clinton signed it in 1994. LOST cedes sovereign control over practically all the riches at the bottom of the world's oceans to an International Seabed Authority. Its one-nation-one-vote governing setup assures control by Third World countries, while Uncle Sap is expected to pay all the technology and investment costs to bring the sea's minerals to the surface. The Law of the Sea Treaty would be a giant giveaway of American wealth, sovereignty, resources needed to maintain our economy, capacity to defend ourselves, and even our ships' and submarines' ability to gather intelligence necessary to our national defense.

Foreign Relations Chairman Dick Lugar (R-IN) tried sneaking this UN-power grab through the Senate. He wouldn't even allow LOST opponents to testify at the hearing. Unfortunately, the Bush Administration has testified in favor of the treaty. Now, Senator Jim Inhofe and others are working to make sure LOST never gets to the Senate floor for ratification.



ACTION ITEMS:
Contact your Members of Congress during recess
Enter your zip code then press go. Select your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative to find their district offices.

  • Tell President Bush to oppose and unsign LOST.
    Comment Line (202) 456-1111

  • Urge your U.S. Senators to Reject LOST.

  • Further reading about LOST.


HOW TO STOP GAY MARRIAGE  
Between activist judges and unruly mayors, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is under attack. Conservative legal scholars predict that it is only a matter of time before the federal and state DOMAs will be ruled unconstitutional. Congress must take action to protect the traditional definition of marriage. Rep. John Hostettler introduced the Marriage Protection Act (H.R. 3313) to prevent federal courts from hearing challenges to DOMA. The House and Senate will be conducting hearings over the next several months to discuss DOMA, constitutional amendment options, withdrawing jurisdiction from the federal courts, as well as other statutory options to protect traditional marriage. They need to hear from your now!


ACTION ITEMS: 
Contact your Members of Congress during recess
Enter your zip code then press go. Select your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative to find their district offices.

  • Urge your Representatives and Senators to support a Constitutional Amendment to protect traditional marriage

  • Urge your Representatives to co-sponsor the Marriage Protection Act

  • Further Reading about Marriage


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