Friday, February 13, 2009

URGENT: Mobilize to meet Congress at home!

Folks, this sort of sneaked up on us, but we caught it just in time.

Congress goes home to have townhall meetings for the next week.

This is the perfect opportunity to lock in support for the Agent Orange Equity Act of 2009. Call your Representative and Senators' local offices to determine their schedule next week and take them a copy at your best opportunity to make direct contact with them.

This is perhaps the most critical moment in our fight. Congress leaves town, probably exhausted by the struggle to pass the Stimulus Bill. They want to get home for the Presidential Holiday and district meetings.

That means it is a working break for them. At home!

You need to do some leg work to track them down and pick your best moment to get to them.

As always, please return and indicate your success on the two polls at the top of the right sidebar.

This is it. It's General Quarters time. So man your stations and be prepared for action.

Thanks, folks!


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  1. Anonymous21:23

    I have to admit, I didn't even know that Mr Filner had resubmitted the bill. Where can we see a copy of same? Does it have the same number? I wonder about changes since the original wasn't good enough and had to be changed....I'm sort of wondering what said changes are.

    Different subject but on the same note: re Social Security Disability: It can be harder than dealing with the VA BUT....if and when you get it, it strengthens your case with the VA....and vice versa.

    I was able to prove I HAD set foot ashore in VN....ridiculous to have to show that I rode a helo into Danang on various occasions and spent at total of probably eight hours ashore during a six year period....and once I did that, things started to move; I had the D & C Physical two weeks ago and things look good, I may even qualify as 100%. The thing is; if you are already on SS and get a new VA disability rating, make sure you notify the SS people, by phone or on-line....could make a difference. One thing that can happen is your total SS can become tax exempt from then on...

  2. Filner has NOT re-submitted the bill.

    There have been promises made by Chairman Filner that the bill will be introduced again, but he is running late with meeting his specified date.

    Providing support for the bill before it is introduced can have a solid effect on getting it moving. Indeed, as it is supposed to be introduced, it pays to have the support there waiting for it, too. Co-Sponsors generally sign on within days of introduction.

  3. Anonymous10:56

    I hate to say this but I have serious doubts Mr Filner WILL, in fact, resubmit said bill. He's had his blaze of publicity and, following that appears to have done nothing.....especially in his OWN COMMITTEE. I suspect that his bill....were it to be resubmitted, will simply die in committee and this is what I suspected all along.

    For a Rep's bill to die in committee isn't unusual...for the chairman of said committee to have his bill die there IS!

    I'll push my do-nothing Rep while he's here....I can generally get right through to him if he's in the office.....but I'm not what you'd call optimistic.