- People are urged to contact their elected officials in Federal, State, and local office
- Cite the responses to constituents from Congressmen and Senators
- Contact members of the relevant committees in the Senate who will handle the bill
- Try to get boots on the ground
- This bill directly supplants state and local laws in many, many ways.
- Large financial burdens are placed on state and local governments
- States, by way of the Governors and State legislators will deal with much of the fall out dictated by this bill
- States and municipalities will be penalized for non-compliance
- States, by way of the Governors and Legislatures need to, for once an for all, draw lines around how much more they will allow the Federal government to encroach on the sovereignty of their states
- Find an event or meeting at which you could make personal contact with the elected official whom you’d like to discuss the bill. If so, have some information ready, such as THIS FLYER (link coming soon), which has bullet points, referenced to the bill that you can hand them.
- The most effective is in person, directly with the official.
- Second most effective is in person with the official’s staff.
- Next most effective means are those that “make the most noise in their offices”, in the following order snail mail letter, fax, phone call, email. Mailed letters are only effective if there is enough time to send them.
I wanted to let you know that today I voted against the bill, which would kill jobs, hurt the economy and raise energy costs for every family in America.
This flawed legislation would create a new bureaucracy to oversee the government’s mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is another government over-reach on the heels of unwarranted bailouts, reckless spending and spiraling debt.
By imposing tough new requirements and increased costs on manufacturers, the bill puts American companies at a competitive disadvantage with manufacturers in other countries like China, India and Mexico. The bill would drive jobs overseas as our country struggles to climb out of a deep recession.
The last thing we need in the midst of a deep recession is higher costs for consumers and small businesses.
The 1,200-page bill was still being rewritten hours before it was voted on by the House.
Washington is broken, and nowhere is this more evident than in the fact that complicated, far-reaching legislation was brought to the floor when no member could possibly have read it ahead of time.
Although the bill passed the House, I am hopeful it will be carefully reviewed and modified by the Senate in a bipartisan fashion.
Again, thank you for contacting me. Please do not hesitate to let me know if I can be of any assistance to you in the future.