Please Join Us MONDAY in Hartford to Defend CT Pregnancy Centers
Early yesterday afternoon FIC Action e-mailed you the news that a public hearing for the Anti-Pregnancy Center Bill “could be as early as this Monday, Feb. 11th.“ Less than three hours later, we learned that this is indeed the date.
Connecticut pro-lifers need to turn out Monday in numbers as big as possible and testify against this bill! Please make plans now to be there.
Here are the details:
“The Public Health Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 11, 2019at 10:30 A.M. in Room 1D of the LOB. The Committee is accepting electronic testimony via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit electronic testimony in Word or PDF format no later than 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 10, 2019. If you are unable to submit electronic testimony, please submit 10 copies of written testimony no later than 8:30 A.M. on Monday, February 11, 2019 in Room 3000 of the LOB…Testimony submitted after the deadline may not be available to Legislators until after the hearing. Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 9:00 A.M. in the First Floor Atrium of the LOB. The first hour of the hearing is reserved for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, State Agency Heads and Chief Elected Municipal Officials. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony…”
In addition to submitting your written testimony to the Committee and being physically present at the public hearing on Monday, we ask all our members to email their legislators to express opposition to the Anti-Pregnancy Center Bill.
The link above also includes information on why this bill is bad and should not be passed. Please forward this email to every like-minded person you know and ask them to also click the link above and email their legislators to vote NO on the bill.
So again, the action items are: 1) Email your legislators right now and forward this message to everyone you know to do likewise. 2) Write and submit testimony to the Committee before the deadline. You don’t have to give testimony verbally, if you don’t want to. You don’t even have to be physically present, if you cannot be there. But it is important that the written public record show how many people oppose these bills. 3) Come to the Legislative Office Building on Monday, February 11th to attend the public hearing and show your opposition. Even if you choose not to testify, please come to the hearing if you can. Just your silent presence, wearing our stickers, sends a powerful message to the legislators.
And: 4) Pray! We need a lot of prayer this time.
Please allow extra time for parking and be prepared for a long day. Bills will be heard in the order listed in the bulletin and H.B. 7070, the Anti-Pregnancy Center Bill, is the laston a list of fifteen bills to be heard that day.