April 6, 2009
We want you to know that your calls and e-mails are making a difference in our nation's Capitol.
We know that it is discouraging to see one piece of liberal legislation after another pass through this liberal Congress, but the good news is that your voices are being heard by the conservative Minority!
During last week's debate over President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget, Conservatives presented a united front and excellent leadership in the House and Senate, strongly opposing irresponsible spending and standing for solutions that truly work for American families.
Not a single Republican in the House or Senate voted for the President's budget! Plus, 20 House Democrats and 2 Senate Democrats voted against the bill. The GOP's solidarity on this vote ensured that the only claim to "bipartisanship" President Obama can make is the list of NO votes.
We encourage you to take a moment to thank your Senators and Representatives for standing up for the American taxpayer by voting against Obama's severely bloated budget.
This is a challenging time for conservatives, but it is also a time of great opportunity for the grassroots to demand strong, conservative leaders. We hope you will continue to engage in this fight. Here are several outlets for activism in the next two weeks:
- Tea Parties -- We urge you to get involved with a "Tea Party" in your area on tax day, Wednesday, April 15, 2009. Click here for more information. See a video message from Phyllis Schlafly.
- Town Hall Meetings -- Senators and House Members are returning to their Districts for Easter Recess. Many of them hold Town Meetings during recess. Visit your Senators' and Representatives' websites or call their offices to find out if they are holding Town Hall Meetings in your neighborhoods. This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage your legislators where possible and to hold them accountable where necessary.
- House Meetings -- As you might have heard, President Obama dispatched volunteers to go door-to-door to generate support for his budget. We encourage you to gather some friends together to discuss conservative principles through an Eagle Forum House Meeting. Click here for all the information you need to host a gathering.
Thank you again for your dedication to Eagle Forum and for faithfully responding to our frequent calls to action!
- Please visit Eagle Forum's blog for frequent news updates and encouraging information about conservative leaders fighting for you!