The petition needs to be signed in the next 48 hours...congress is going on a break, so decisions will be made.
Thanks to any who sign - and pass it on if you would.
Congressional leaders have decided to start their summer recess early.
That means we have just 3 days to get our petitions to Congress and
press Members of Congress to defend free speech.
I have instructed my staff to make one more emergency petition
delivery to the 30 key lawmakers in the House who can tip the
scales on this issue--urging them to let the Broadcaster Freedom
Act come to the floor for a full and fair up-or-down vote before
That means, if we reach our goal of 200,000 petitions, MRC
representatives will be delivering 6 million petitions this week!
But in order to reach our 200,000 petitions goal, we need another
20,000 petitions in the next 48 hours.
Randy, please forward this alert to 25-30
friends and family members urging them to take a
stand for the preservation of our First Amendment Rights
by clicking here:
+ + Liberals want to silence conservative speech!
This second delivery is critical, in my opinion, because the American
people deserve to know where their Member of Congress stands on this
vital First Amendment issue.
We need to put them on notice that we aren?t going to allow
the looming threat of the "Fairness Doctrine" and government
censorship to be held over our heads.
+ + Breaking Pelosi's gag order
Since our last petition presentation, we've learned that House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has placed what amounts to a "gag order" on
House members regarding this bill.
Pelosi hasn't been shy about her desire to stifle free speech on
the airwaves and is eager to keep the Fairness Doctrine alive.
That's why we must continue to press harder--via phone calls,
faxes and petitions until the pressure becomes too great, and
Congress does the right thing by bringing the Broadcaster Freedom
Act to the floor.
We must deliver 200,000 petitions to Congress by this Friday!
Randy, I don't have to tell you what is at stake if we
don't win this battle, and I know I can count on you to help push us
past our goal. Don?t let Congress go on vacation before holding an
up or down vote on the Broadcaster Freedom Act.
Thank you for your incredible support!
Executive Vice President
Media Research Center