Dead Cats: VOTER ID, 01/19/12, (6)11: James Brody

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Emails … thanks Joanne!

More information….I’ve looked up all of the E-Mail addresses of the Appropriations Committee and have listed them here. It is CRUCIAL that we get moving on this as I was disturbed that a couple of the staff of senators that I called seemed to indicate that the calls were strongly against HB 934. The ACLU seems to be doing an effective job. We should at least counter them!
The staffer in Mensch’s office (one of the majority members) said that I was the FIRST call she had in two days in SUPPORT of the bill; she had a dozen yesterday against it. NOT good for our side, that’s for sure!
I called all of the numbers below and E-Mailed them as well and sent every one of them postcards, requesting that they take HB 934 out of committee and put to an up and down vote. If our people at least E-Mail (very easy) or call, that should put SOME pressure on them. Of course, people should contact their OWN SENATORS as well.
I’ve tabulated the phone numbers and E-Mail addresses for the officers and Republican members on the Appropriations Committee. (Mark Driver already had some of them in his mailing, but I looked up the others.) They are given below. I’m not sure I would waste my time with the Democrats. Do what you want with this information. I’m also attaching the Word document that has this information included.
Joanne Yurchak

Appropriations Committee of Senate

Officers

Corman, Jake, Chair (717)-787-1377 http://www.jakecorman.com/contact.htm
Tomlinson, Robert M., Vice Chair (717) 787-5072 rtomlinson@pasen.gov
Hughes, Vincent J., Minority Chair (717) 787-7112 hughes@pasenate.com
Ferlo, Jim, Minority Vice Chair (717) 787-6123 ferlo@pasenate.com
Pileggi, Dominic, ex-officio (717) 787-4712 dpileggi@pasen.gov
Costa, Jay, ex-officio (717) 787-7683 costa@pasenate.com
Scarnati, Joseph B., III, ex-officio (717) 787-7084 jscarnati@pasen.gov

 

 

Majority Members (Republicans)

Argall, David G. (717) 787-2637 dargall@pasen.gov
Baker, Lisa (717) 787-7428 lbaker@pasen.gov
Brubaker, Mike (717) 787-4420 http://senatorbrubaker.com/contact.htm
Gordner, John R. (717) 787-8928 jgordner@pasen.gov
Greenleaf, Stewart J. (717) 787-6599 sgreenleaf@pasen.gov
Mensch, Bob (717) 787-3110 http://www.senatormensch.com/contact.htm
Pippy, John (717) 787-5839 jpippy@pasen.gov
Rafferty, John C., Jr. (717) 787-1398 jrafferty@pasen.gov
Smucker, Lloyd K. (717) 787-6535 lsmucker@pasen.gov
Vance, Patricia H. (717) 787-8524 vance@pasen.gov

Waugh, Michael L. (717) 787-3817 No E-Mail listed
White, Mary Jo (717) 787-9684 mwhite@pasen.gov

 

Additional: Charles T. McIlhinney (717) 787-7305 cmcilhinney@pasen.gov

 

Lou Flanagan: Voter ID … Call Senators Corman, Pileggi, and Leach!

Joanne

I’ve been calling the majority members of the appropriations committee, requesting that they take HB 934 out of committee and put to an up and down vote.

The woman in Mensch’s office (one of the majority members) said that I was the FIRST call she had in two days in SUPPORT of the bill; she had a dozen yesterday against it. NOT good for our side, that’s for sure!

I’ve tabulated the phone numbers for the officers and Republican members on the Appropriations Committee. (Mark Driver already had some of them in his mailing, but I looked up the others.) They are given below. I’m not sure I would waste my time with the Democrats. Could you do another mailing with information and include the numbers somehow?

APPROPRIATIONS Committee Members (with selected phone numbers)

Officers

Corman, Jake, Chair (717)-787-1377)
Tomlinson, Robert M., Vice Chair (717) 787-5072
Hughes, Vincent J., Minority Chair(717) 787-7112
Ferlo, Jim, Minority Vice Chair(717) 787-6123
Pileggi, Dominic, ex-officio (717) 787-4712
Costa, Jay, ex-officio(717) 787-7683
Scarnati, Joseph B., III, ex-officio (717) 787-7084

Majority Members (Republicans)

Argall, David G.(717) 787-2637
Baker, Lisa(717) 787-7428
Brubaker, Mike(717) 787-4420
Gordner, John R.(717) 787-8928
Greenleaf, Stewart J. (717) 787-6599
Mensch, Bob(717) 787-3110
Pippy, John (717) 787-5839

Rafferty, John C., Jr.(717) 787-1398
Smucker, Lloyd K.(717) 787-6535
Vance, Patricia H.(717) 787-8524
Waugh, Michael L.(717) 787-3817
White, Mary Jo (717) 787-9684

Minority Members (Democrats)

Blake, John P.
Boscola, Lisa M.
Farnese, Jr., Lawrence M.
Fontana, Wayne D.
Tartaglione, Christine M.
Wozniak, John N.
Yudichak, John T.

Jake Corman about Voter ID

Thanks to Central Montgomery County Tea Party Patriots for this updated info.

Lou

Don’t forget to call these people in the PA Senate about HB 934, the Voter ID bill. After passing the PA House, it went to PA State Govt Committee, on which Sen. Corman sits. He voted no, but it passed out of that committee into the Appropriations committee, which Corman chairs! He appears to be stonewalling this bill; it’s sat in his Appropriations committee since Dec 14. Please urge him to vote it out of committee and onto the Senate floor. (After that, we’ll need to urge our PA senators to vote yes. Keep track here and on our Forum).

Sen. Jake Corman
Senate Box 203034
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3034
Room: 281 Main Capitol
(717) 787-1377

(Local)
236 Match Factory Place
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-0477

Sen. Pileggi, who as the Senate Majority Leader, could help push this bill forward. Please encourage him to do so.

Sen. Dominic Pileggi
350 Main Capitol
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Office: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490

(Local)
415 Avenue of the States
Chester, PA 19013
Office: 610-447-5845
Fax: 610-447-5848

 

Daylin Leach

Lou,

“I just called my liberal-extremest Demo state Senator Daylin Leach … about the voter ID house bill 934.

“Unbelievable response from the woman who answered the phone, Ms. Hally Ammons. Very polite but very adamant in saying why Leach is in opposition. We danced around and around and …..

1. Leach opposes the law because it is already a crime to impersonate another voter, and that is the only crime being address in hb934. She doesn’t know if it’s a fed or PA law that is on the books but said she’d find out after several requests. Only 6 people have been charged in PA under existing law. And this law would be a duplication (my word) —- so i asked why not expand HB934 to include other types of voter fraud. [ i do not know if that is the only “crime” this bill would address. ] That leads to #2

2. He wouldn’t expand the law because it would cost too much to implement (this from a spend-till-the-cows-come -home liberal). No $ figure estimated.

3. This law would disenfranchise 700,000 people – no source given for that number. The people to be most likely disenfranchised are the elderly (I am in that bracket), students, “blacks and minorities”. [ I don’t know what proof a person needs to get food stamps, welfare, or anything else. ] She said only a photo i.d. similar to a drivers license would be valid if this law is implemented.
“Truly unbelievable. This guy is not going to be persuaded even if we marched with torches around his home a la Frankenstein.

Member’s name withheld

 

CONTACT INFO FOR SENATOR LEACH:

Senate District 17 Map

Democrat serving Delaware (part) and Montgomery (part) Counties, including East Norriton,, Norristown, King of Prussia, Conshohocken, Ardmore, Radnor, Broomall and others.

Click on this link to see if he represents your community:

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/senate_bio.cfm?id=991

Senate Box 203017
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3017
Room: 184 Main Capitol
(717) 787-5544

601 South Henderson Road
Suite 208
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(610) 768-4200

 

Talking points – review these before you make your call:

The PA House passed HB 934 on 6/23/2011; it is currently stalled in the Appropriations Committee of the PA Senate. The current version of the bill can be read on this web site.

1)      Governor Corbett’s administration has publicly announced its support of HB 934. (reference)

2)      HB 934 is modeled after Indiana’s photo ID law, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. (reference)

3)      Currently, 31 states require some type of ID each time a voter casts a ballot; PA is not one of these 31. (reference and tabulation of states)

4)      PA’s current law only requires voters to show ID when voting in a polling place for the first time. (SB 824, Act of Dec. 9, 2002, P.L. 1246, No. 150)

5)      It often takes years to remove those who have moved to other locations and also deceased voters from voter rolls. This can contribute to voter fraud. HB 934 will help maintain electoral integrity by preventing the multiple types of voter fraud that have been practiced by organized groups such as ACORN in past elections. Fraudulent votes must not be allowed to nullify legitimate ones.

“Notable Quotable” from Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), a sponsor of HB934: “Currently in Pennsylvania, it is impossible to board a commercial airplane, cash a paycheck, operate a motor vehicle or even purchase a season pass to an amusement park without displaying valid photo ID. Guaranteeing the integrity of our state’s election process deserves no less than equal protection under the law.”

 

“Thanks to Jim Brody for this link; it shows the entire bill, with deletions made. Yes, it will put you to sleep, but it’s important that we press our reps in Harrisburg to get this passed without delay.”

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2011&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=0934&pn=2873


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