Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Religious Liberty - #3657 - Beck Announces 'We Are All Catholics Now' Campaign to Fight Religious Liberty Mandate - The Blaze (2) Explaining Conflicting Polling Data on Obama's Birth Control Mandate - Guy Benson, Townhall

PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATORS ON THE BLUNT AMENDMENT TO THE TRANSPORTATION BILL NOW, AS IT WILL BE VOTED ON ANYTIME IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, THIS IMPACTS PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS, NOT JUST CATHOLICS!!
The controversy over the Obama administration’s contraception mandate is at a boiling point, as many Catholic leaders continue to view the president’s so-called “accommodation” as a failure to protect religious liberty. Now, Glenn Beck is coming forward with a new campaign called “We Are All Catholics Now.” The main goal of the initiative is to ask Americans to reach out to Congressional leaders (at the moment, Senators) to encourage the passage of legislation that would protect religious groups’ conscience rights. The main push, Beck says, is to support the highway transportation bill, which will likely be voted upon this week. It will include an amendment from Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) that would protect religious conscience rights. In the House, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) is working on companion legislation, though it may not be voted on for a few weeks.

Beck is encouraging individuals to get involved by calling their Senators and letting them know that “we are all Catholics now.” Here are his directions for getting involved and making an impact:

Call the Capitol and speak with your Senator. The numbers are: 202.224.3121; 202.225.3121; the toll free numbers for the Capitol Switchboard include: 1-866-220-0044 1-877-851-6437, 1-800-833-6354, 1-888-355-3588, 1-866-808-0065, 1-877-762-8762, 1-800-862-5530.  In Virginia: Call Senator Mark Warner, 202-224-2023, and Senator Jim Webb, 202-224-4024
Call the switchboard, ask to be connected to a Senator from your specific state (it will take two calls, one for each Senator).  Whoever answers:
1. Tell them that you want to tell the Senator to vote for the Blunt conscience protection amendment.
2. Ask them if they know how the Senator will vote on that amendment
3. Tell them you want to be contacted back about how he voted (be sure to ask for accountability — they hate it, but it makes them call you back).
4. When you call, be sure to tell them “We are all Catholics now”. This key phrase will let them know you are part of a larger, organized movement working in support of religious freedom.


Explaining Conflicting Polling Data on Obama's Birth Control Mandate - Guy Benson, Townhall -  Ever since the Obama administration touched off a furious national debate with its decision to require all employers to facilitate and subsidize "free" birth control coverage for their employees, advocates on both sides of the question have sought to position themselves as representative of mainstream public opinion. Opponents of the unconstitutional mandate have seized upon national polling from Rasmussen Reports, while Obama supporters frequently cite DailyKos-affiliated Democratic pollster PPP. Here's a look at the two polls' respective outcomes, which seem irreconcilable:  Read more........    Article contributed by Steve Peters.

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