Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Call Senator Hatch

The petition is doing rather well, BUT it appears the time may be running shorter than had been anticipated.    S.744 (amnesty) will reportedly be introduced Thursday and voted for the first time on Monday.

That should be a cloture vote requiring 60 yea votes.   This will allow amendments, floor discussions, etc.   After the amendments, the bill could be passed with a majority vote.   So, this Monday vote could be critical - if it does NOT get 60, it will be much harder to finally pass.

Reports are that Sen McConnell may not invoke cloture, meaning only a majority would be required to continue debate.   However, ANY Senator may object - requiring 60.

Sen. Hatch is still straddling the fence and could vote for amnesty, before he votes against  (which could allow passage)       Sen. Lee seems to be sticking to his principles and NOT supporting 744.

Therefore, we need MORE action, call, visit and/or email his office,  email, call or coerce your friends and relatives to sign the petition.   It does appear that some on this list have NOT taken the opportunity to do so.    You certainly don't want to say, in a month or so, when this monstrosity comes up for a vote that, "Gee, I wish I had done more."    

Sen. Hatch's state office:

  • 77 N. Main Street, Suite 112 Cedar City, UT 84720
    Tel: (435) 586-8435
  • 1006 Federal Building 324 25th Street Ogden, UT 84401
    Tel: (801) 625-5672
  • 51 S. University Ave.Suite 320 Provo, UT 84601
    Tel: (801) 375-7881
  • 8402 Federal Building 125 South State Street Salt Lake City, UT 84138
    Tel: (801) 524-4380
  • Federal Building 196 East Tabernacle, Rm 14 St. George, UT 84770 

    Tel: (435) 634-1795

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