Skip to comments.Help Block The Rove Amnesty Plan In Congress, Contact These Congressmen
Posted on 01/04/2004 8:16:18 PM PST by Pubbie
Fellow Freepers, we need to try to block the Bush Amnesty Proposal that is being prepared to be released on Wednesday, by Freeping the GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee:
The gist of the Washington Post story is that Bush will propose 3 major components on Wednesday:
1) Give an amnesty to an unspecified amount of Illegal Aliens (Probably a little less than 500,000 people.)
2) Give some sort of Social Security benefits to Illegal Aliens.
3) Create some sort of Guest Worker program.
I believe that if we put enough grass roots pressure on the GOP House Judiciary Committee members (who are listed below) we can have parts 1 and 2 completely removed from any bill in the House, and have part 3 considerably watered down if a large amount of us protest by Phoning/Faxing/E-Mailing the GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee and demanding that they reject the Amnesty (Below is a list of how to contact all members of the GOP House Judiciary Committee memebers).
Now the Buchananites here on FR will no doubt say "The GOP doesn't listen to us/There is no difference between the two parties/ blah blah blah...". But they are wrong, there is considerable opposition within the House GOP to any amnesty for Illegal immigrants.
In August 2001 the House GOP was ready to rebel against the President and kill off the original Bush Amnesty proposal, until the 911 attacks buried the plan.
All GOP politicians (With the apparent exception of Bush and Rove) know very well that illegal immigrants won't vote for Republicans.
Think about it, all politicians absolutely MUST know who is and isn't going to vote for them.
The GOP has studied the 2000 and 2002 Election Exit polls in excruciating detail, and there is no evidence whatsoever that the GOP got any headway in the Latino vote in 2002. Furthermore polls show that no headway will be made by the GOP in the 2004 election.
That is why a number of major Republican politicians in November and December of 2003 have publicly said that there was major hostility to any Amnesty program within Congress.
* Texas Governor Rick Perry said (during a meeting with Vicente Fox no less) that there was no support for any sort of Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants in Congress.
* Arizona Senator John Kyl said the McCain/Kolbe Amnesty bill, and other Illegal Immigrant bills, would be impossible to pass in 2004.
* Texas Congressman Lamar Smith (Who sits on the Judiciary Committee) said after the Ridge Trial balloon for Amnesty to all Illegal Immigrants:
"I don't see a substantial change in immigration policy in an election year," said Rep. Lamar Smith, R-San Antonio, a House immigration subcommittee member who has expressed concern that an amnesty program for illegal immigrants could harm national security."
* And Finally Tom Tancredo said in the same article:
"We have enough support on our side to stop them from liberalizing immigration law," said Mr. Tancredo, R" Colo. "And on the other hand, I don't think I have enough [support] to advance our agenda. So, that's why I think we are sort of at loggerheads."
What we Freepers need to do is, instead of voting for the Constitution Party:
1) Phone up the below members of the GOP House Judiciary Committee Members (Who are all listed below) to complain about this Amnesty plan and tell them not to pass it.
2) Fax these Congressmen to tell them to reject the plan.
3) Email these Congressmen to reject an amnesty.
If enough of us complain, it will help block the major portions of the White House's plan in the House where most Republican Congressmen are already very leary of an Amnesty plan.
PS: In your letters/phone calls/E-mails to the below Congressmen, do NOT use any vulgarity.
***REPUBLICAN HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS***
*Chairman Of The Committee, James Sensenbrenner*
Washington, D.C. Office To write about issues pending in Congress, internships, flags, or tours, contact: 2449 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515-4905 Telephone: (202) 225-5101
My e-mail address is email@example.com. If you contact me through e-mail, please include your postal mailing address.
Washington D.C. 2110 Rayburn House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-4561 Fax: (202) 225-1166
Washington, DC 2468 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515-3306 Phone: 202.225.3065 Fax: 202.225.8611
Washington D.C. Office 2231 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 202-225-4236 202-225-8628 fax
Office of Congressman Elton Gallegly 2427 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515-0523 Phone: (202) 225-5811 FAX: (202) 225-1100
Washington, DC Office: 2240 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-5431 (202) 225-9681 fax
129 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
(202) 225-2216 (202) 225-3012 (fax)
Congressman Bill Jenkins 1207 Longworth Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone No. (202) 225-6356 Fax. (202) 225-5714
Washington Office 118 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-7751 Fax: (202) 225-5629 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C. Office 442 Cannon Building Washington, D.C. 20515 202 225-4921 phone 202 225-2082 fax
Washington, DC Office 1214 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 TEL: (202) 225-4636 FAX: (202) 225-3284
Congressman Mark Green 1314 Longworth Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-5665 Fax: (202) 225-5729
419 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone (202) 225-2176 Fax (202) 225-0999
Washington, DC Office 1508 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Ph. 202-225-2565 Fx. 202-226-2274
Washington, DC Office Address:
424 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515-0301
(202) 225-2635 - phone (202) 226-4386 - fax
In Washington DC 1605 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-3021 office (202) 225-3382 fax
*J. Randy Forbes*
WASHINGTON DC OFFICE 307 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: 202-225-6365 Fax: 202-226-1170
Washington, D.C. Office Office of Congressman Steve King 1432 Longworth Office Building Washington D.C. 20515 (202) 225-4426 Fax: (202) 225-3193
Washington, D.C. Office 408 CHOB Washington, D.C. 20515 (202) 225-3864
Washington, D.C. Office
323 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 phone:(202) 225-2706 fax:(202) 226-6299
509 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 202-225-2811 202-225-3004 fax
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Well, whoever is to blame, thank you very much for those numbers. Just shot off a few faxes and will be making some calls tomorrow, and urge everyone to do the same!
There was a time around these parts where NOTHING the Washington Compost reported was given any credibility.
Now, as long as it's some article that paints Bush in a bad light, the Compost is gospel.
So much so, that FReepers are calling to action other FReepers to oppose legislation one has actually seen!
Baa, baa, little Freep sheep...
Energy and Commerce is probably the closest committee he's on to immigration.
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