Catholic Advocate's Daily Action Alert Center
Catholic Advocate has created a Daily Action Alert Center to educate our community about how they can be involved in on-going debates in our Nation’s Capital.
Check back daily to learn how you can make a difference in Washington.
Monday, March 22, 2010
The health care fight IS NOT over. The reconciliation package passed by the House of Representatives on Sunday, March 21, 2010 must now be approved by the U.S. Senate.
If you live in a state represented by on of these Catholic members of the U.S. Senate, contact your Senator TODAY and tell them to fix the abortion funding in the bill:
U.S. Senate Catholics
- Senator Mark Begich (D, AK)
- Senator Sam Brownback (R, KS)
- Senator Jim Bunning (R, KY)
- Senator Maria Cantwell (D, WA)
- Senator Robert P. Casey Jr. (D, PA)
- Senator Susan Collins (R, ME)
- Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D, CT)
- Senator Richard Durbin (D, IL)
- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D, NY)
- Senator Tom Harkin (D, IA)
- Senator Mike Johanns (R, NE)
- Senator Ted Kaufman (D, DE)
- Senator John F. Kerry (D, MA)
- Senator Mary Landrieu (D, LA)
- Senator Patrick J. Leahy (D, VT)
- Senator George LeMieux (R, FL)
- Senator Claire McCaskill (D, MO)
- Senator Robert Menendez (D, NJ)
- Senator Barbara Mikulski (D, MD)
- Senator Lisa Murkowski (R, AK)
- Senator Patty Murray (D, WA)
- Senator Jack Reed (D, RI)
- Senator Jim Risch (R, ID)
- Senator David Vitter (R, LA)
- Senator George Voinovich (R, OH)
Saturday, March 20, 2010
ATTENTION Catholic Advocate community…
The votes on health care are changing by the hour. The leadership of Catholic Advocate has learned from our allies in the battle to protect life on Capitol Hill that NOW is the critical time. There are two Members of Congress who especially need to hear from Catholics in their districts. Congressional offices are open in Washington D.C. Please contact them TODAY!
Friday, March 19, 2010
The House of Representatives will convene at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 21, 2010 for final consideration of the health care bill. The leadership of Catholic Advocate has been in regular contact with our connections on Capitol Hill and their offices will be open throughout the weekend.
NOW is the time to keep the pressure on certain Members of Congress who have yet to make their decisions public. If you live in one of the following districts, please contact them TODAY and tell them to VOTE NO on the pro-abortion health care bill.
- Representative Jason Altmire (D, PA-04) – Aliquippa / Natrona Heights
- Representative John Boccieri (D, OH-16) – Canton, Ohio area
- Representative Chris Carney (D, PA-10) – Williamsport area
- Representative Paul Kanjorski (D, PA-11) – Scranton / Wilkes-Barre area
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Keep the pressure on!
The Catholic Advocate community knows March Madness started early on Capitol Hill. Every day Catholic Advocate is learning of other Members of Congress who are starting to understand American Catholics DO NOT want them voting for the pro-abortion health care bill. In addition to those we have previously alerted our community to, below is a list of additional Catholics who need to hear from you TODAY!
- Representative Jason Altmire (D, PA-04)
- Representative Dennis Cardoza (D, CA-18)
- Representative Jim Costa (D, CA-20)
- Representative Bill Owens (D, NY-23)
- Representative Gerry Connolly (D, VA-11)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010 the House Committee on Rules will consider Chairwoman Louise Slaughter’s parliamentary gimmick that will allow Members of Congress to vote on the procedure rather than a simple up or down vote on the health care reform bill.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D, CA-08 – Catholic) and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter are leading this effort to push through a health care bill that includes federal funding for abortion because they DO NOT have the votes. Catholic Members of the House Committee on Rules need to hear from you that this is unacceptable. NO TRICKS – UP or DOWN VOTE!
- Representative James P. McGovern (D, MA-03)
- Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R, FL-21)
- Representative Dennis Cardoza (D, CA-18)
- Representative Virginia Foxx (R, NC-05)
- Representative Michael Arcuri (D, NY-24)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
We have a duty to contact our Members of Congress and tell them to oppose the health care bill. There is a very simple way for the Catholic Advocate community to “Write Your Representative.” Step one select your state; Step two enter your zip code; Step three click on “contact my representative”. You will be taken to your Member of Congress’ website where you can find their phone number in Washington to call or a way to send them an e-mail. It is critically important for Catholics to be heard NOW at this critical moment as Congress is close to passing this major piece of pro-abortion legislation. We cannot let the labor unions and other pro-abortion lobby be the only pressure on Congress.
Special Note from Catholic Advocate:
In addition to contacting your own representative, there are ten Catholic Members of Congress who might become critical votes and need to hear from our community.
- Representative Jerry Costello (D, IL-12)
- Representative Henry Cuellar (D, TX-28)
- Representative Kathy Dahlkemper (D, PA-03)
- Representative Joe Donnelly (D, IN-02)
- Representative Steve Driehaus (D, OH-01)
- Representative Brad Ellsworth (D, IN-08)
- Representative Marcy Kaptur (D, OH-09)
- Representative Dale Kildee (D, MI-05)
- Representative Dan Lipinski (D, IL-03)
- Representative Charlie Wilson (D, OH-06)
Monday, March 15, 2010
Are you concerned about the Catholic Health Association’s position on the health care reform legislation?
According to their website “CHA’s Vision…the Catholic health ministry will be a vibrant presence in enhancing the health of communities and access to quality care for everyone, with special attention to those who are underserved and most vulnerable.”
Let them know it is important to stand for the most vulnerable – the unborn.
Visit “Health Care Reform Central” for the latest information, along with previous materials, of importance to American Catholics when it comes to the health care reform legislation.