[saymaListserv] FW: AgJOBS Vote on Tuesday: Act Mon. Morning

Michael Austin Shell bright_crow at mindspring.com
Sun Apr 17 07:45:33 JEST 2005


Friends,

Forwarded by AFSC.

Thanks,
Mike.


>ACTION NOW.  THANKS.
>
>
>----------
>From: Mark Miller [mailto:mark at larkspring.com]
>Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 1:23 PM
>To: Central Valley Partnership Partnership
>Cc: Joyce Miller
>Subject: Fwd: AgJOBS Vote on Tuesday: Act by Tues. Morning
>
>Please Respond to Bruce's call for help!
>
>Begin forwarded message:
>
>From: "Bruce Goldstein" <bgoldstein at nclr.org>
>Date: April 15, 2005 10:59:57 AM PDT
>To: <fjf at nclr.org>
>Subject: AgJOBS Vote on Tuesday: Act by Tues. Morning
>
>                         Action Action Alert on AgJOBS --     April 15, 
> 2005 1:55 pm EDT -- From the Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
>
>
>         Ok, folks, this is it, thanks to all your hard work and the 
> efforts of the AgJOBS bill sponsors, Larry Craig and Ted Kennedy, and 
> Howard Berman and Chris Cannon.  AgJOBS has risen to the top of the 
> priority list in the United States Senate.  We have a chance of improving 
> conditions for hundreds of thousands of farmworkers.  It won't happen 
> unless we all take time out from our busy schedules and mobilize and do 
> it now.
>
>     THERE WILL BE A VOTE ON AGJOBS ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  There will also 
> be a vote on Sen. Chambliss's harsh, backward-looking alternative to the 
> AgJOBS bill.
>
>         We need your help again.  AgJOBS will need 60 votes to pass.  We 
> have 48 cosponsors now, including Sen. Craig.  We must get sixty (60) 
> votes IN FAVOR of the "cloture" vote on AgJOBS to win.  AgJOBS is coming 
> up as an amendment to the supplemental appropriations bill under special, 
> complicated rules.  The Chambliss amendment, which we want to defeat, 
> would also need 60 votes to pass (so we only need 41 votes against it to 
> defeat it).
>
>     Please take action by Tuesday morning, but preferably today (Friday) 
> or Monday.  We need a MASSIVE number of missives to Senators so please 
> talk to everyone you can.  Please have them fax letters to your Senators 
> and call your Senators' offices.  Here is the message: please cut and 
> paste it into letters to fax and please use it as talking points, or do 
> your own similar letter.
>
>      SAMPLE LETTER AND TALKING POINTS
>
>Dear Senator:
>
>1.  On Tuesday, please vote FOR CLOTURE on the CRAIG-KENNEDY AGJOBS 
>AMENDMENT to the supplemental appropriations bill on Tuesday.  The 
>amendment is the same as the Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and 
>Security Act of 2005, also known as "AgJOBS," S. 359. The AgJOBS bill is a 
>product of bipartisan compromise, is favored by workers and employers, and 
>should be supported.  By voting in FAVOR of CLOTURE on AgJOBS, you voting 
>FOR AgJOBS.  Please vote yes on AgJOBS.
>
>2. ∑    Please vote AGAINST CLOTURE on the CHAMBLISS AMENDMENT because it 
>is a proposal for a harsh guestworker program that is unfair to workers 
>and bad for the nation.  It would allow employers to bring in many 
>guestworkers under low wage rates, poor working conditions and without any 
>meaningful government oversight.  Please vote NO on the cloture vote on 
>the Chambliss amendment.
>
>3.  Please vote AGAINST THE FEINSTEIN AMENDMENTS to AgJOBS and any other 
>amendments that are submitted on AgJOBS unless they are agreed to by both 
>Sen. Craig and Sen. Kennedy.  The AgJOBS compromise is carefully drafted 
>after years of negotiations; we must not upset the delicate balance in the 
>bill.  Vote NO on amendments to AgJOBS.
>
>Thank you.
>
>--------------------------------------
>
>             PLEASE FAX OR CALL YOUR SENATORS WITH THE ABOVE MESSAGES.
>
>         SENATE FAX NUMBERS APPEAR BELOW.  YOU MAY CALL THE CAPITOL 
> SWITCHBOARD AND ASK FOR YOUR SENATORS' OFFICES:  202-224-3121.  To obtain 
> additional contact information for your Senator, please go to 
> www.Senate.gov and click onto your Senatorís website.
>
>             Summaries of the AgJOBS farmworker immigration bill are 
> available on our website, www.fwjustice.org, under Legislative News or go 
> to http://www.fwjustice.org/LEGISLAT.HTM.  Also available is the letter 
> to Congress signed by over 500 organizations in support of AgJOBS.  We 
> will soon post an analysis of the Chambliss amendment.
>
>
>First
>
>Last
>
>Party
>
>State
>
>FAX
>
>Daniel
>
>Akaka
>
>D
>
>HI
>
>202-224-2126
>
>Lamar
>
>Alexander
>
>R
>
>TN
>
>202-228-3398
>
>Wayne
>
>Allard
>
>R
>
>CO
>
>202-224-6471
>
>George
>
>Allen
>
>R
>
>VA
>
>202-224-5432
>
>Max
>
>Baucus
>
>D
>
>MT
>
>202-228-3687
>
>Evan
>
>Bayh
>
>D
>
>IN
>
>202-228-1377
>
>Robert
>
>Bennett
>
>R
>
>UT
>
>
>
>Joseph
>
>Biden
>
>D
>
>DE
>
>202-224-0139
>
>Jeff
>
>Bingaman
>
>D
>
>NM
>
>202-224-2852
>
>Christopher
>
>Bond
>
>R
>
>MO
>
>202-224-8149
>
>Barbara
>
>Boxer
>
>D
>
>CA
>
>
>
>Sam
>
>Brownback
>
>R
>
>KS
>
>202-228-1265
>
>Jim
>
>Bunning
>
>R
>
>KY
>
>202-228-1373
>
>Conrad
>
>Burns
>
>R
>
>MT
>
>202-224-8594
>
>Richard
>
>Burr
>
>R
>
>NC
>
>202-228-2981
>
>Robert
>
>Byrd
>
>D
>
>WV
>
>202-228-0002
>
>Maria
>
>Cantwell
>
>D
>
>WA
>
>202-228-0514
>
>Thomas
>
>Carper
>
>D
>
>DE
>
>
>
>Lincoln
>
>Chafee
>
>R
>
>RI
>
>
>
>Saxby
>
>Chambliss
>
>R
>
>GA
>
>202-224-0103
>
>Hillary
>
>Clinton
>
>D
>
>NY
>
>202-228-0282
>
>Tom
>
>Coburn
>
>R
>
>OK
>
>202-224-6008
>
>Thad
>
>Cochran
>
>R
>
>MS
>
>202-224-9450
>
>Norm
>
>Coleman
>
>R
>
>MN
>
>202-224-1152
>
>Susan
>
>Collins
>
>R
>
>ME
>
>202-224-2693
>
>Kent
>
>Conrad
>
>D
>
>ND
>
>202-224-7776
>
>John
>
>Cornyn
>
>R
>
>TX
>
>202-228-2856
>
>Jon
>
>Corzine
>
>D
>
>NJ
>
>202-228-2197
>
>Larry
>
>Craig
>
>R
>
>ID
>
>202-228-1067
>
>Michael
>
>Crapo
>
>R
>
>ID
>
>
>
>Mark
>
>Dayton
>
>D
>
>MN
>
>202-228-2186
>
>Jim
>
>DeMint
>
>R
>
>SC
>
>
>
>Mike
>
>DeWine
>
>R
>
>OH
>
>202-224-6519
>
>Christopher
>
>Dodd
>
>D
>
>CT
>
>202-224-1083
>
>Elizabeth
>
>Dole
>
>R
>
>NC
>
>202-224-1100
>
>Pete
>
>Domenici
>
>R
>
>NM
>
>202-228-3261
>
>Byron
>
>Dorgan
>
>D
>
>ND
>
>202-224-1193
>
>Richard
>
>Durbin
>
>D
>
>IL
>
>202-228-0400
>
>John
>
>Ensign
>
>R
>
>NV
>
>202-228-2193
>
>Michael
>
>Enzi
>
>R
>
>WY
>
>202-228-0359
>
>Russell
>
>Feingold
>
>D
>
>WI
>
>202-224-2725
>
>Dianne
>
>Feinstein
>
>D
>
>CA
>
>202-228-3954
>
>Bill
>
>Frist
>
>R
>
>TN
>
>202-228-1264
>
>Lindsey
>
>Graham
>
>R
>
>SC
>
>202-224-3808
>
>Charles
>
>Grassley
>
>R
>
>IA
>
>202-224-6020
>
>Judd
>
>Gregg
>
>R
>
>NH
>
>202-224-4952
>
>Chuck
>
>Hagel
>
>R
>
>NE
>
>202-224-5213
>
>Tom
>
>Harkin
>
>D
>
>IA
>
>202-224-9369
>
>Orrin
>
>Hatch
>
>R
>
>UT
>
>202-224-6331
>
>Kay
>
>Hutchison
>
>R
>
>TX
>
>202-224-0776
>
>James
>
>Inhofe
>
>R
>
>OK
>
>202-228-0380
>
>Daniel
>
>Inouye
>
>D
>
>HI
>
>  202-224-6747
>
>Johnny
>
>Isakson
>
>R
>
>GA
>
>202-228-0724
>
>James
>
>Jeffords
>
>I
>
>VT
>
>
>
>Tim
>
>Johnson
>
>D
>
>SD
>
>202-228-5765
>
>Edward
>
>Kennedy
>
>D
>
>MA
>
>202-224-2417
>
>John
>
>Kerry
>
>D
>
>MA
>
>202-224-8525
>
>Herb
>
>Kohl
>
>D
>
>WI
>
>202-224-9787
>
>Jon
>
>Kyl
>
>R
>
>AZ
>
>202-224-2207
>
>Mary
>
>Landrieu
>
>D
>
>LA
>
>202-224-9735
>
>Frank
>
>Lautenberg
>
>D
>
>NJ
>
>202-228-4054
>
>Patrick
>
>Leahy
>
>D
>
>VT
>
>202-224-3479
>
>Carl
>
>Levin
>
>D
>
>MI
>
>202-224-1388
>
>Joseph
>
>Lieberman
>
>D
>
>CT
>
>202-224-9750
>
>Blanche
>
>Lincoln
>
>D
>
>AR
>
>202-228-1371
>
>Trent
>
>Lott
>
>R
>
>MS
>
>202-224-2262
>
>Richard
>
>Lugar
>
>R
>
>IN
>
>
>
>Mel
>
>Martinez
>
>R
>
>FL
>
>202-228-5171
>
>John
>
>McCain
>
>R
>
>AZ
>
>202-228-2862
>
>Mitch
>
>McConnell
>
>R
>
>KY
>
>202-224-2499
>
>Barbara
>
>Mikulski
>
>D
>
>MD
>
>202-224-8858
>
>Lisa
>
>Murkowski
>
>R
>
>AK
>
>202-224-5301
>
>Patty
>
>Murray
>
>D
>
>WA
>
>202-224-0238
>
>Bill
>
>Nelson
>
>D
>
>FL
>
>202-228-2183
>
>E.
>
>Nelson
>
>D
>
>NE
>
>202-228-0012
>
>Barack
>
>Obama
>
>D
>
>IL
>
>202-228-5417
>
>Mark
>
>Pryor
>
>D
>
>AR
>
>202-228-0908
>
>Jack
>
>Reed
>
>D
>
>RI
>
>202-224-4680
>
>Harry
>
>Reid
>
>D
>
>NV
>
>202-224-7327
>
>Pat
>
>Roberts
>
>R
>
>KS
>
>202-224-3514
>
>John
>
>Rockefeller
>
>D
>
>WV
>
>202-224-7665
>
>Ken
>
>Salazar
>
>D
>
>CO
>
>202-228-5036
>
>Rick
>
>Santorum
>
>R
>
>PA
>
>202-228-0604
>
>Paul
>
>Sarbanes
>
>D
>
>MD
>
>202-224-1651
>
>Charles
>
>Schumer
>
>D
>
>NY
>
>202-228-3027
>
>Jeff
>
>Sessions
>
>R
>
>AL
>
>202-224-3149
>
>Richard
>
>Shelby
>
>R
>
>AL
>
>202-224-3416
>
>Gordon
>
>Smith
>
>R
>
>OR
>
>202-228-3997
>
>Olympia
>
>Snowe
>
>R
>
>ME
>
>202-224-1946
>
>Arlen
>
>Specter
>
>R
>
>PA
>
>202-228-1229
>
>Debbie
>
>Stabenow
>
>D
>
>MI
>
>202-228-0325
>
>Ted
>
>Stevens
>
>R
>
>AK
>
>202-224-2354
>
>John
>
>Sununu
>
>R
>
>NH
>
>202-228-4131
>
>James
>
>Talent
>
>R
>
>MO
>
>202-228-1518
>
>Craig
>
>Thomas
>
>R
>
>WY
>
>202-224-1724
>
>John
>
>Thune
>
>R
>
>SD
>
>202-228-5429
>
>David
>
>Vitter
>
>R
>
>LA
>
>202-228-5061
>
>George
>
>Voinovich
>
>R
>
>OH
>
>202-228-1382
>
>John
>
>Warner
>
>R
>
>VA
>
>202-224-6295
>
>Ron
>
>Wyden
>
>D
>
>OR
>
>202-228-2717
>
>
>
>Bruce Goldstein
>Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
>1010 Vermont Ave., NW, Ste. 915
>Washington, D.C. 20005
>202-783-2628  fax: 783-2561
>www.fwjustice.org
>Farmworker Justice Award Reception May 17





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