“The power under the constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can and undoubtedly will, be recalled.”

~ George Washington (1787)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Do Not Support HB1588, "Universal Background Checks" (Updated, bumped)

UPDATE:  From a Washington Tenth Amendment Center Facebook post: 
Representative Maureen Walsh, who was originally a co-sponsor of HB 1588, but is now standing firmly against, has been called personally by Jay Inslee and Gabby Giffords to change her vote. Despite the fact that a lot of people are mad at her, she is not relenting. Folks, we need to support her. Please send her thanks and encouragement. Word is that now VP Biden is even calling WA legislators on this. We need to fight hard. Spread the word! Press on!
Contact information:
Rep. Maureen Walsh (R, 16th LD)
(360) 786-7836
And to find your own delegation: Washington State "Find Your Legislator"


From Facebook: 

"The most urgent action is needed with the Republicans that are being pressured into supporting this bill. Below, you’ll find a list of Republicans that 2nd Amendment defenders and liberty lovers must contact urgently! Please contact them immediately and demand, even plead if necessary, that they support the Constitution and honor their oath of office. If you can’t get a hold of them, leave a message and call them back. Tell them not to support HB 1588. No compromises and no deals! All we require of them is to stand on traditional Republican values and defend liberty!

I’m being told that the vote on this bill might happen on Monday, March 11, so your urgent action is vital!"

Rep. Linda Kockmar (R, 30th LD)
(360) 786-7898

Rep. Mike Hope (R, 44th LD)
(360) 786-7892

Rep. Mark Hargrove (R, 47th LD)
360) 786-7918

Rep. Steve O’Ban (R, 28th LD)
(360) 786-7890

Rep. Cathy Dahlquist
(360) 786-7846

Rep. Hans Zeiger (R. 25th LD)
(360) 786-7968

Rep. Drew MacEwen (R, 35th LD)
(360) 786-7902

Rep. Chad Magendanz (R, 5th LD)
(360) 786-7876

Rep. Maureen Walsh (R, 16th LD)
(360) 786-7836

Rep. Terry Nealey (R, 16th LD)
(360) 786-7828

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