Because we need a way to communicate with you on an ongoing basis.
We need to share strategy and success. What seems to work and what definitely doesn't. We want you to know our current thinking and we need to hear yours. We have a lot to get done in a short period of time, and we all need to work NOW!
An Update: We currently have joint resolutions (bills) in both chambers (Senate & House) awaiting committee movement. This is good, because it means the resolutions will be taken more seriously because there is a companion bill on the other side waiting. There is a date in April (as yet not known) where one of these bills has to "cross-over" into the other chamber in order to be passed this year. If that doesn't happen, we'll lose the opportunity to get ratification and will have to start over with a new 2-year session next year. We hope that won't be the case.
In the Senate, we have two joint resolutions — S.901 & S.918 — awaiting subcommittee assignment. We hope to have that commitment this week. In the House, joint resolution H.3391 is a little further along, as it currently stands in the Constitutional Laws Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee. It just needs one more sponsor to move forward.
To pass the House, we need support from 63 members. As of this writing there are 17.
To pass the Senate, we need 24. As of this writing there are 11.
Legislators are typically in Columbia Tuesday thru Thursday. For contact information at home and office, go to the House & Senate Scorecards on this site.
Look for a few postings each week.