from the Family Institute of Connecticut
FIC Action Rally/Lobby Day on April 7th!
The Lawlor-and-McDonald-controlled Judiciary Committee has approved the most extreme bill possible to codify the court's same-sex "marriage" ruling. It makes almost no provision for religious liberty, takes away the conscience rights of justices of the peace and will likely lead to a state mandate to teach homosexuality in our schools!
We need your help to stop this awful bill and the transgendered special rights bill which may soon be voted out of this same Committee! (On transgender bill, see the link at the bottom of this message.)
On Tuesday, April 7th at 10:00 a.m. the Family Institute of Connecticut Action will hold a Pro-Family Rally and Lobby Day on the steps of the state Capitol in Hartford. We need as many pro-family state residents as possible to attend our rally and then meet with their own legislators afterwards to ask them to vote to protect faith and family.
After the Rally, all of those interested will make their way over to room 1C of the Legislative Office Building where we will receive packets of pro-family information. From there we will go to meet with our individual legislators to ask them to vote pro-family. Don't worry if you have never "lobbied" before! We will have materials available to help you.
The most effective approach to lobbying for faith and family is to bring as many people as possible to Hartford on a weekday to meet directly with their state representative and state senator. We know it is a sacrifice to take a day off from work and we appreciate what so many of you are willing to do to help protect society's most precious institutions. But our opposition regularly appears at the state Capitol in large numbers. Having legislators see with their own eyes that the pro-family side enjoys greater public support is the only way to reverse the anti-family stranglehold over our state Capitol.
And FIC Action will be there on April 7th to help guide you. Following our 10 a.m. rally we will march together into the Legislative Office Building where our volunteers will help direct you to where you need to go to meet with your own state representative and state senator. We will also provide brief talking points on why pro-family bills should be supported and anti-family bills should be opposed.
In fact, there is information we can provide to you right now to help you get a jumpstart on making your April 7th lobbying day as effective as possible.
First, call your state representative and state senator and make an appointment to meet with them. House Democrats can be reached at 800-842-8267 and House Republicans can be reached at 800-842-1423. Senate Democrats can be reached at 800-842-1420 and Senate Republicans can be reached at 860-240-8800.
Tell them that you are their constituent and you would like them to be at the state capitol on April 7th to meet with you. Set a time. Do not settle for meeting with a legislative aide-tell the aide that you want just 5 minutes of your legislator's time.
If when you arrive for your appointment your legislator is in session, give a note to a "runner" from his office to inform him or her that you have arrived. Most legislators will take time out of the session to meet with their constituents.
If your legislator(s) are not available on April 7th, pick another day to meet with him or her. We need as many people as possible to attend our April 7th Rally and Lobby Day. But the most important thing is that you have face-to-face time with your legislators to ask them to vote pro-family.
Protecting faith and family in 2009 depends on you. Please forward this message to every pro-family state voter you know and encourage them to join the fight. Tell your churches to come to FIC Action's April 7th Rally and Lobby Day and help us fight for the family!
We hope to see as many of you as possible at the state capitol at 10:00 a.m. on April 7th. Thank you and God bless you for all that you do to fight for faith, family and freedom.
We need your support to hold rallies, lobby days, press conferences and other pro-family public education events! Click here to help FIC Action convince legislators to vote pro-family!
Please get the word out to your churches, friends, and family!