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Calling All Indiana Marriage Champions!

 

You're Invited!

Calling all Indiana Marriage Champions. The Indiana Marriage Amendment (HJR 3) will be considered by the Senate Rules and Legislative Procedures Committee on Monday, February 10th.

We need as many people as possible to come to the State House on Monday to support the people's right to vote on the Marriage Amendment. Senators have been clear in their request - "get as many people out as you can."

Marriage Champions need to show the Senate that HJR 3 must be passed in its original form, including restoring the 'second sentence' removed by the House in January. If the Senate fails to restore the 'second sentence' and pass HJR 3 as it was written in 2011, the people's right to vote on the Amendment in 2014 will be seriously in jeopardy.

Who: Supporters of Traditional Marriage, Friends, & Fellow Conservatives
What: Senate Committee Hearing for HJR-3, the Marriage Amendment
When: Monday February 10th 1pm EST
Where: Indiana Statehouse
200 W Washington
Indianapolis

Further Details:

We will meet outside the Senate Chamber windows at 1:00 pm on the 3rd floor. You can meet Suzy Barnhart, NOM Representative there. She will be wearing a royal blue suit. The Senate will meet at 1:30pm and as soon as they are done the hearing will start. They will only allow so many supporters to be on the Senate floor during the hearing so it is helpful and important to get there early on. We also need as many supporters as possible to stand outside the chambers with signs.

The best parking is the Circle Center Mall garage; it is $2 for the first 3 hrs. It is 1 1/2 blocks from the Statehouse and the entrances are marked with a large circle with a purple 'P' in the middle. Take the elevator up to the Atrium from the garage, walk through the Atrium, down 2 flights of escalators and through the tunnel underground to the Statehouse. Once you arrive, you will need to go outside and enter through security. Take the elevator up to the 3rd floor.

We need a large group of supporters to be present at this hearing. The other side has come out in large numbers for the House hearings and we want to show  overwhelming support for traditional marriage. We need as many supporters as possible. Please invite friends, business owners, church members, home school groups and others.

If you are not able to join us, I urge you to contact as many Senators as possible demanding that they support HJR 3 as it was originally passed in 2011.  They must restore the 'second sentence' removed by the House in January and pass the Resolution back to the House in order for the people of Indiana to vote on the Marriage Amendment in November 2014.  Below is a list of key Senators and their contact information, and here is a link to a 'call sheet' with talking points.

See you there!