Thursday, September 28, 2006

Some Important Bills

Here is a letter from Karen Hayes, Concerned Women for America, Illinois. These are some important issues that need the public to vocalise there opinions on.

Dear Friends,

Your action is needed immediately on two important bills that will be voted on today in the House of Representatives. Please act before Congress adjourns for the campaign season!

Child Custody Protection Act

The first is the Child Custody Protection Act (CCPA) (S. 403), a bill that passed the House as the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA) (H.R. 748) and the Senate as the CCPA, but which Senate liberals have deliberately kept from moving to conference since late July.

Today the House will take up S. 403 and replace the Senate-approved language with the stronger language from the original H.R. 748. The bill will then be sent back to the Senate for its approval. The House will likely pass S. 403 (with the amended language), but liberals will fight to prevent the bill's passage in the Senate.

Your action is needed immediately. We have come too far to allow the liberals to kill this important legislation. It is overwhelmingly supported by Congress and by 80% of the American public. Please contact your representative and ask him to vote in favor of the House-approved S. 403. Also, please contact your senators and ask them to support S. 403 when the House sends it to the Senate for approval!

Public Expression of Religion Act

The second bill needing your attention is the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA) (H.R. 2679), introduced by Rep. John Hostettler (R-Indiana). PERA will be voted on today in the House, and a vote on this bill is one of the best opportunities for a significant pro-family victory prior to Congress recessing for the campaign season.

PERA will prevent groups like the ACLU from using the legal system in a manner that extorts money from state and local governments and inhibits their constitutional actions.

PERA would amend the law to prevent the awarding of attorney's fees to prevailing plaintiffs in these cases and thus level the playing field against groups such as the ACLU, which have won millions of dollars in attorney's fees while forcing state and local governments to suppress religious speech.

Please contact your representative today and tell him to vote YES on H.R. 2679, the Public Expression of Religion Act. This bill is one of our best opportunities to gain a pro-family victory before Congress adjourns for the campaign season.

To send your representative and senators an email, go to the online version of this alert at] (copy and paste this web address into your web browser to the email function). You can edit the email as needed. For Senator Obama, you may need to copy your email and paste it in directly on his web site at Or, call the Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121 to encourage them to pass these pro-family bills.


Karen Hayes, CWA of Illinois, and

The Legislative Department
Concerned Women for America


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