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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:28 PM

So. How about that H.B. 94.

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I've been following the discussions in GD and elsewhere, reading the articles, listening to Rachel Maddow...
Is HB 94 a serious threat, or just a GOP fart in the wind?

My Rep is a co-sponsor, and I've written twice, asking politely for an explanation of the merits of the Bill (which are certainly NOT obvious to me), and his reasons for sponsoring it. So far, I've gotten no response---just the sound of crickets chirping. I think the guy took a vow of silence. He doesn't even have a mention of his co-sponsorship on the website where he posts his accomplishments and works in progress.

Any thoughts on the future of this Bill?

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2013&sind=0&body=H&type=B&bn=94

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Reply So. How about that H.B. 94. (Original post)
grntuscarora Jan 2013 OP
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #1
MH1 Jan 2013 #2
grntuscarora Jan 2013 #3
PADemD Jan 2013 #4
grntuscarora Jan 2013 #5
PADemD Jan 2013 #6
grntuscarora Jan 2013 #7
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Response to grntuscarora (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:41 PM

1. It's a gerrymandering tactic...

... to apportion the electoral college... TO STEAL MORE ELECTIONS!

This is bad, bad, bad, bad, bad!

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Response to grntuscarora (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:33 PM

2. Sponsors:

Sponsors:
GODSHALL, GROVE, KAUFFMAN, C. HARRIS, BARRAR, EMRICK, MOUL and GABLER

Thankfully my so-called rep isn't on this list yet.

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Response to MH1 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 06:43 PM

3. I truly don't know how

Representatives GODSHALL, GROVE, KAUFFMAN, C. ADAM HARRIS, BARRAR, EMRICK, MOUL and GABLER can bear to look at themselves in the mirror, after having attached their names to such a disgusting piece of proposed legislation.

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Response to grntuscarora (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:26 PM

4. My rep is a co-sponsor, too.

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Response to PADemD (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:36 PM

5. Have you been in touch with him/her?

If so, what did he/she have to say about the Bill? Like I said, mine seems to have taken a vow of silence, but I'm curious to hear their justifications/excuses.

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Response to grntuscarora (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:01 PM

6. I haven't called him.

He wouldn't listen anyway.

I attended one of his local breakfast meetings with his constituents. It was like watching Fox News, and I expressed doubt on some of his statements.

I signed the online petition going around and sent it to my friends and acquaintances.

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Response to grntuscarora (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:25 PM

7. Petition link

http://signon.org/sign/house-bill-94?source=homepage

I'm increasingly dubious about the effectiveness of petitions, but it doesn't hurt to try

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Response to grntuscarora (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 04:17 PM

8. I just wrote to my rep: "Vote No on the 'We Can't Win w/o Cheating HB94'"

my rep - Tom Murt - just squeaks buy in an increasingly-Dem area, his district is severely gerrymandered to get just enough republicans to get him in.

He knows he can't piss us off. I wrote and reminded him that he needed Dem support, and that a bill to steal votes wasn't going to help.

What shitty, un-democratic bill.

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