Oppose Free Speech Restrictions

Christian Coalition of America supporters need to call the members of the House Judiciary Committee and urge them to oppose the Meehan Amendment to the so-called lobby reform bill, S.1, when it is voted on in the House Judiciary Committee on May 15th. Congressman Martin Meehan, D-MA, is sponsoring an amendment which will hurt all grassroots organizations and their supporters. The Meehan amendment would establish federal regulations over efforts by grassroots groups to motivate American citizens to communicate with their elected representatives about bills which could be voted on in the United States Congress.

The President of Christian Coalition of America, Roberta Combs said: "The Meehan amendment to the lobby reform bill, S.1, is dangerous for democracy in America because it will discourage constituents from calling their Members of Congress on issues important to America. We encourage Christian Coalition supporters to call their Member of Congress to vote no on the Meehan amendment when it comes up for a vote."

ACTION items:

1. Please call the Judiciary Committee members listed below (note their office numbers next to their names) or you can go to

http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and urge them to vote NO on the Meehan Amendment to the so-called lobby reform bill, S.1, in committee on May 15th, which will discourage Christian Coaliton action alerts such as this which keep ordinary citizens informed about important legislation moving through Congress.

2. Please call your own Member of the House of Representatives at 202-225-3121 or you can go to http://www.cc.org/contactcongress.cfm and email them and urge them to vote NO on the Meehan Amendment to the so-called lobby reform bill, S.1, on the House floor on May 22nd which will discourage Christian Coaliton action alerts such as this which keep ordinary citizens informed about important legislation moving through Congress.

Here are the members of the House Judiciary Committee and their phone numbers: (area code for all of these committee members: 202)

Democrat

Hon. Conyers
(D) Michigan-14, 225-5126

Hon. Berman,
(D) California-28, 225-4695

Hon. Boucher
(D) Virginia-9, 225-3861

Hon. Nadler
(D) New York-8, 225-5635

Hon. Scott
(D) Virginia-3, 225-8351

Hon. Watt
(D) North Carolina-12, 225-1510

Hon. Lofgren
(D) California-16, 225-3072

Hon. Jackson Lee
(D) Texas-18, 225-3816

Hon. Waters
(D) California-35, 225-2201

Hon. Meehan
(D) Massachusetts-5, 225-3411

Hon. Delahunt
(D) Massachusetts-10, 225-3111

Hon. Wexler
(D) Florida-19, 225-3001

Hon. Linda Sánchez
(D) California-39, 225-6676

Hon. Cohen
(D) Tennessee-9, 225-3265

Hon. Hank Johnson
(D) Georgia-4, 225-1605

Hon. Gutierrez
(D) Illinois-4, 225-8203

Hon. Sherman
(D) California-27, 225-5911

Hon. Weiner
(D) New York-9, 225-6616

Hon. Schiff
(D) California-29, 225-4176

Hon. Artur Davis
(D) Alabama-7, 225-2665

Hon. Wasserman Schultz
(D) Florida-20, 225-7931

Hon. Ellison
(D) Minnesota-5, 225-4755

Hon. Baldwin
(D) Wisconsin-2, 225-2906



Republican

Hon. Lamar Smith
(R) Texas-21, 225-4236

Hon. Sensenbrenner Jr.
(R) Wisconsin-5, 225-5101

Hon. Coble
(R) North Carolin-6, 225-3065

Hon. Gallegly
(R) California-24, 225-5811

Hon. Goodlatte
(R) Virginia-6, 225-5431

Hon. Chabot
(R) Ohio-1, 225-2216

Hon. Lungren
(R) California-3, 225-5716

Hon. Cannon
(R) Utah-3, 5-7751

Hon. Keller
(R) Florida-8, 225-2176

Hon. Issa
(R) California-49, 225-3906

Hon. Pence
(R) Indiana-6, 225-3021

Hon. Forbes
(R) Virginia-4, 225-6365

Hon. King
(R) Iowa-5, 225-4426

Hon. Feeney
(R) Florida-24, 225-2706

Hon. Franks
(R) Arizona-2, 225-4576

Hon. Gohmert
(R) Texas-1, 225-3035

Hon. Jordan
(R) Ohio-4, 225-2676