Here's what YOU can do!
You can bet your life that Planned Parenthood and the gay lobby will be
up and down those State House halls, and at the Public Hearing. There's more
of us than there are of them. But the reps won't know if unless you make
your voice heard.
1. Testify! If you can go to the public hearing on Tuesday,
If you can make it, it's very important for people to come and give
personal testimony. So many of these politicians are so disconnected
from regular people that it's good for them to see and hear real people.
They see and hear the gay lobby every day. Now is your turn!
It's at the State House at 1:00 pm in room B-2. It's a good idea
to get there at least 15 minutes early. The best place to park is the Boston
Common underground garage; it's (relatively) cheap and there's lots of room.
Room B-2 is one of their regular hearing rooms. It's in the basement and a
bit confusing to find, but once you're in the State House just ask someone.
But if a lot of people come, it's possible they may move it to a larger room
at the last minute.
As soon as you get there, sign the sheet for bill #1641. They are hearing
testimony for a lot of bills in that session, so it's possible that you may
have to wait quite a while to speak. It could be a few hours or more, or it
could be very quick. Unless they move it, it will be a packed room!
Be prepared to speak for no longer than 3 minutes. You can really say a
lot in that amount of time. Don't be afraid to be blunt, or direct with
them. They need to know this is important, not trivial Speak in a
style you're comfortable with. But they don't like you to just read a script;
it's better to talk with notes. It's also a good idea to bring a written
copy of something to give them for their records. (If you do that, be sure
and get a copy to us also!)
Also -- you'll hear a lot of pure nonsense, twisted facts, and scare
tactics from the Planned Parenthood lobby and their allies, and homosexual
activists testifying. That's why it's so necessary that YOU be there!
2. Contact the Education Committee -- Everyone can do this!.
Here is the
List of the
Education Committee. We'll be honest: this Education Committee
is pretty left-wing, although in general not hard-core. That's why they need
to hear from you. Experience has shown a few people won't phase them much,
but they'll often bow to pressure from a lot of regular people. We've
seen it before. Call them, write them, email them, or
even visit them. It any of them are your own rep or senator, make sure
they know that, and try to talk to them personally (of course, they'll want
to pawn you off on an aide.)
Tell them that you absolutely, positively do not want H1641 to be
sent to the sent to the full Legislature. Tell them how you are outraged
that these mandates on homosexuality and sexuality are being pushed on kids
and parents, and you won't stand for it. And it takes away the rights of
parents, and makes life miserable for kids who don't want it.
Don't be intimidated by arrogant staff who want to brush you off. You pay
3. Contact your own Rep and Senator.
If your own rep and senator aren't on the Education Committee, make sure
you call, email, or visit them and let them know you don't want H1641 to
become law. A visit or personal phone call is particularly good, but a
letter makes a difference also. Let them know you're a constituent and want
Find your Mass. Senators and Representatives here:
By your Town or City
By your home address
Get out and fight!