3/10/2005

Terri : this just in

Representative Dave Weldon (R-FL) and Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) have just introduced the "Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act" (H.R. 1151, S. 539).

If passed into law, this bill would make an immediate impact toward protecting the lives of people like Terri Schiavo, by providing a final avenue of review of these cases, insuring that a disabled person's constitutional rights are not trampled, simply because that person is unable to speak for him- or herself.

With time running out for Terri, we must take immediate action to create a groundswell of support for this legislation. By reaching out to lawmakers and urging them to support this vital piece of life-affirming legislation, we can fight for Terri's life.

Here are three ways you can make a powerful difference in the battle to save Terri:

+ + Action Item #1--Contact Your Virginia Senators!
Please call your Virginia senators and urge them to stand for those who cannot speak for themselves by co-sponsoring the "Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act" (S. 539).
Here's your contact information for:
Sen. Allen (202) 224-4024
Sen. Warner (202) 224-2023
Remember, time is of the essence, so call as soon as possible!

+ + Action Item #2-- Contact Your Representative Today!
After contacting each of your senators, take a few extra moments to contact your Virginia representative, urging him or her to give full and immediate support to the "Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act" (H.R. 1151). Make certain that your representative understands this bill will benefit those citizens who simply cannot fight for themselves.
If you don't know who your Virginia representative is, call the Capitol Switchboard, and they will connect you quickly.
Here is the number:
202-224-3121
You can also find your representative and his or her contact information by clicking here:
http://www.reclaimamerica.org/contactCongress.asp?lk=house

+ + Action Item #3--Thank Rep. Weldon and Sen. Martinez!
Finally, please thank Representative Weldon and Senator Martinez for taking a courageous and principled stand on this issue! Too often, elected officials hear only complaints from unhappy constituents.
It is essential that we support and praise our representatives in Washington for doing the right thing!
Representative Dave Weldon: 202-225-3671
Senator Mel Martinez: 202-224-3041

+++ Center-Sponsored Rally For Terri Schiavo ++++
If possible, make plans now to attend the Center's Rose Rally for Terri, at 3 p.m., this Sunday, March 13, on the steps of the "Old" Florida State Capitol, in the Capitol Courtyard, Tallahassee!
We are expecting a substantial turnout, and we would love for you or your church group to attend this prayerful effort to build support for saving Terri Schiavo's life.
For information on attending, please click here:
http://www.reclaimamerica.org

If you cannot make the trip to Tallahassee in support of Terri this Sunday, we still desperately need for you to help us build congressional support for the "Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act"(H.R. 1151, S.539) by contacting your federal elected officials.
Thank you in advance for doing your part to help save the life of Terri Schiavo and numerous other Americans in similar situations.

CENTER FOR RECLAIMING AMERICA
P.S. This is such an important issue for every pro-life person in America. Please, take time to forward this message to as many of your friends and family as you can in the coming days. Encourage them to become part of the growing effort to save Terri Schiavo's life by clicking here:

http://www.cfra.info/213/petition.asp?PID=8104932

For more on the Terri Schiavo case:

http://www.reclaimamerica.org

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Read the text of S. 539/H.R. 1151:

http://www.reclaimamerica.org/pages/NEWS/newspage.asp?story=2518

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The Center for Reclaiming America, established by Dr. D. James Kennedy, is an outreach of Coral Ridge Ministries to inform the American public and motivate Christians to defend and implement the biblical principles on which our country was founded. The Center, led by Executive Director Dr. Gary Cass, provides non-partisan, non-denominational information, training, and support to all those interested in impacting the culture and renewing the vision set forth by our Founding Fathers.

Questions? cfra@coralridge.org

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