SB 1250, the anti-family constitutional amendment was voted out of the the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 5 and a full Senate vote can occur as soon as May 6. We need your help NOW!Much more on this issue can be found at Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents including a list of local Senators:
Please call your state Senator and Representative on Tuesday and ask them to oppose SB 1250. To find out the name of your state legislators and their contact information, visit our Legislator Locater -- just enter your address, then click on the "state" tab above the legislators' pictures.
Please visit our website for updated information.
Thank you to everyone who attended today's rally! There were approximately 400 people who opposed the legislation in the Capitol rotunda. Senators Connie Williams, Jim Ferlo and Vince Fumo spoke against the bill, as well as Representatives Babette Josephs, Dan Frankel and Mike O'Brien. Senator Wayne Fontana and Representatives Steve Nickol, David Steil, Kathy Manderino and Mike Gerber were also in attendence.
Other speakers included members of the Value All Families Coalition: Stacey Sobel of Equality Advocates Pennsylvania; Karen Buck of the SeniorLAW Center; Rev. Paul Fullmer, Chaplain, Lebanon Valley Community College; Diane Topakian, SEIU; and Andy Hoover of the ACLU of Pennsylvania.
Legislators, staffers and citizens heard and saw the rally. In fact, legislators said that they could hear the chants of "STOP THIS BILL" on the House floor.
Thank you to everyone who has called, written and visited your state legislators -- it truly makes a difference!
Jay Costa: Harrisburg (717) 787-7683, Pittsburgh (412) 241-6690
Sean Logan: Harrisburg (717) 787-5580, Pittsburgh (412) 664-5200
Wayne Fontana: Harrisburg (717) 787-5300, Pittsburgh (412) 344-2551
John Pippy: Harrisburg (717) 787-5839, Pittsburgh (412) 262-2260
Jim Ferlo: Harrisburg (717) 787-6123, Pittsburgh (412) 621-3006
Jane Orie: Harrisburg (717) 787-6538, Pittsburgh (412) 630-9466 j
J. Barry Stout: Harrisburg (717) 787-1463, Pittsburgh (724) 225-5400 b
Gerald Lavelle: Harrisburg (717) 787-3076, Pittsburgh (724) 654-1444
Mary Jo White: Harrisburg (717) 787-9684, Pittsburgh (814) 432-4345
Donald C.White: Harrisburg (717) 787-8724, Pittsburgh (724) 357-0151
Robert D. Robbins: Harrisburg (717) 787-1322, Pittsburgh (724) 588-1323
Bob Regola: Harrisburg (717) 787-6063, Pittsburgh (724) 600-7002
Richard Kasunic: Harrisburg (717) 787-7175, Pittsburgh (724) 626-1611