URGENT ALERT: ARIZONA residents contact your senators!

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    Jun 26, 2008 2:29 PM GMT
    SCR 1042, a bill that would place another amendment to constitutionally define marriage on the ballot, is pending in the Arizona Senate. The bill was voted down on a forced floor vote, but a motion to reconsider the bill was approved.

    SCR 1042 is scheduled to be re-voted on again this Friday, when Republicans who previously were unavailable to vote will be on the floor to cast their support for this discriminatory legislation. They are two votes shy of making this happen.


    Here are some talking points you can use to help write your letter. We encourage you to write a letter in your own words and call your senators.

    * This issue has already been decided by Arizona voters when they became the first in the nation to defeat an anti-equality marriage amendment in 2006.
    * Arizonans have said over and over again that this issue is not a priority. It's time for the Senate to take care of the business that matters to the people of Arizona, like the budget.
    * This amendment is not necessary. State law already prohibits gays and lesbians from marrying in this state, and the Arizona courts have already upheld this law. Stop wasting time and taxpayer money on this issue.
    * Stop this divisive and desperate action by a handful of legislators who are pandering to the like of Cathi Herrod and the Center for Arizona Policy, a subdivision of national extremist political groups.

    http://eqfed.org/campaign/scr1042_senate2

    http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2008/06/action-alert-arizona-residents-contact.html
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    Jun 26, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    Thank you! This is the wording I sent to Senator Carolyn Allen (R, Dist. 8 ) today:

    "Dear Senator Allen:
    I just learned that SCR 1042 is up for reconsideration in the state’s senate. It places yet another amendment to constitution that defines marriage.
    This proposal strikes me as simply a hate-baiting bill designed to enflame voter fears and prejudices in an otherwise important election year.
    Look at the instigators of this amendment effort: Cathi Herrod and the Center for Arizona Policy. The group is a subdivision of a national extremist political group.
    The amendment is NOT necessary! State law already prohibits gays and lesbians from marrying in this state, and the Arizona courts have already upheld this law.
    Arizona can be PROUD of its constitution just as it is! It was never intended to be a club with which to keep other’s personal, integrity-based decisions in line with narrow, religious social interpretations.
    Please do not waste and misuse time and taxpayer money on this issue."
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    Jun 27, 2008 3:53 AM GMT
    thanks for taking action on the issue =) fingers crossed for tomorrows decision.