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2017 is off to a good start for state sovereignty advocates! There are already several bills that are active to push back against coercive mandates and federal power. Here is how you can take action on the following important issues:

Smart Meters

Michigan House Bill 4220 (HB4220) was introduced to allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would allow Michigan residents to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect. The bill must pass the House Committee On Energy Policy to receive a vote in the full House.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

1. Call the House Executive Departments and Administration Committee Chair, Gary Glenn. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
Glenn: 517-373-1791

2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bills forward and vote YES on HB4220.

Roger Hauck (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 99th District – (517) 373-1789
Tom Barrett (R) 71st District – 517-373-0853
Triston Cole (R) 105th District – 517-373-0829
Jim Tedder (R) 43rd District – 517-373-0615
Joseph Bellino (R) 17th District – (517) 373-1530
Diana Farrington (R) 30th District – 517-373-7768
Beth Griffin (R) 66th District – (517) 373-0839
Steven Johnson (R) 72nd District – (517) 373-0840
Beau LaFave (R) 108th District – (517) 373-0156
James Lower (R) 70th District – 517-373-1798
John Reilly (R) 46th District – 517-373-1798
Donna Lasinski (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 52nd District – (517) 373-0828
Scott Dianda (D) 110th District – (517) 373-0850
John Kivela (D) 109th District – (517) 373-0498
LaTanya Garrett (D) 7th District – (517) 373-2276
Darrin Camilleri (D) 23rd District – (517) 373-0855
Brian Elder (D) 96th District – (517) 373-0158

Patrick Green (D) 28th District – (517) 373-1772

3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.

4. Call your representative. Make sure they are aware of House Bill 4220, and make sure they will support the bill when it comes up for a full House vote. You can find their information here: http://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/

Common Core

Michigan House Bill 4192 (HB4192) would withdraw the state from Common Core standards, an important step toward nullifying the nationalized education program in the state. The bill must pass the House Competitiveness Committee to receive a vote in the full House.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

1. Call the House Competitiveness Committee Chair, Lee Chatfield. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move HB4192 forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
Chatfield: (517) 373-0846

2. Call the rest of the committee. Strongly urge them to vote for HB4192 to ban Common Core. They can be reached at the following numbers.

Jim Lilly (R) Majority Vice-Chair – (517) 373-0838
Triston Cole (R) – 517-373-0829
Hank Vaupel (R) – (517) 373-8835
Daire Rendon (R) – (517) 373-3817
Jason Wentworth (R) – (517) 373-8962
Erika Geiss (D) Minority Vice-Chair – (517) 373-0852
Sheldon Neeley (D) – (517) 373-8808
Abdullah Hammoud (D) – (517) 373-0847

3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.

4. Call your representative. Make sure they are aware of House Bill 4192, and make sure they will support the bill when it comes up for a full House vote. You can find their information here: http://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/

Privacy Amendment

Michigan House Joint Resolution C (HJRC) would put before voters a state constitutional amendment to protect electronic communications and data from the prying eyes of state and local law enforcement. The amendment would also effectively block a small but intrusive practical effect of federal spying within the state. The bill must pass the Committee On Law And Justice to receive a vote in the full House.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.

1. Call the House Committee On Law And Justice Chair, Klint Kesto. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
Kesto:  517-373-1799

2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bills forward and vote YES on HJRC.

John Sytek Vice Chair (R) (603)893-8889

Peter Lucido (R) Majority Vice-Chair, 36th District – 517-373-0843
Joseph Graves (R) 51st District – 517-373-1780
Martin Howrylak (R) 41st District – 517-373-1783
Brett Roberts (R) 65th District – 517-373-1775
Lana Theis (R) 42nd District – 517-373-1784
Thomas Albert (R) 86th District – (517) 373-0846
Stephanie Chang (D) Minority Vice-Chair, 6th District – (517) 373-0823
Rose Mary Robinson (D) 4th District – (517) 373-1008
Vanessa Guerra (D) 95th District –  (517) 373-0152
Frank Liberati (D) 13th District – (517) 373-0845
Robert Wittenberg (D) 27th District – (517) 373-0478

3. Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.

4. Call your representative. Make sure they are aware of HJRC, and make sure they will support the bill when it comes up for a full House vote. You can find their information here: http://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/

 

Please spread the word about this to help these important bills achieve success in 2017.