Dear Marriage Supporter,
It's happening NOW—Senate Bill 38, which would redefine marriage in Rhode Island, may be voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee today or tomorrow, and swiftly move to a vote before the full chamber!
This vote is by no means a "done deal." It will be close, but there's still a chance of keeping this bill from moving out of committee—that's why it's so important that you act right away!
Here are three ways you can help now:
Send an urgent email message to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, your State Senator, and the Senate leadership—letting them know that the citizens of the Ocean State will not stand idly by while marriage is redefined against our will and without our input!
Take some time to place a personal phone call to these Senators' offices, urging them to VOTE NO ON SENATE BILL 38 both in Committee and on the Senate Floor.DistrictLegislatorTelephone
22 Sen. Stephen R. Archambault (401) 276-2599 18 Sen. William J. Conley, Jr. (401) 438-1924 35 Sen. Dawson Tucker Hodgson (401) 203-3256 5 Sen. Paul V. Jabour (401) 751-3300 26 Sen. Frank S. Lombardi (401) 270-1379 31 Sen. Erin P. Lynch (401) 739-8500 29 Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey (401) 739-7576 6 Sen. Harold M. Metts (401) 272-0112 15 Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush (401) 728-3244 33 Sen. Leonidas P. Raptakis (401) 397-2720 38 Sen. Dennis L. Algiere 401-222-2708 4 Sen. Dominick J. Ruggerio 401-222-3310 13 Senate President Teresa Pavia-Weed 401-222-6655 1 Sen. Mary-Ellen Goodwin 401-272-3102
Make plans to be at the Statehouse in Providence tomorrow—Tuesday, April 23—at 3:00PM, when the Senate Judiciary Committee meets to consider this issue again. Show them by your presence that Rhode Island stands for marriage!
We must act now to let our legislators know that marriage is not of the State's making and not theirs to unmake by radical redefinition!
As if we need any more reminders why this is such a crucial issue and a critical moment for our State, news from across the sound today gives us the latest terrible example of what happens where marriage is redefined. Christian News reports:
A recent anti-bullying presentation at a middle school in New York that focused on homosexuality and gender identity has angered parents after their daughters have come home to tell them they were forced to ask another girl for a kiss.
During the workshop for girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a kiss. They were also taught words such as "pansexual" and "genderqueer."
Parents were not given any advance notice about this instruction, nor afforded the opportunity to opt their kids out of it. This is what's at stake: our right to raise our children with our values!
Thank you for your urgent help in this crucial, make-or-break hour!