The NDAA nullification bill HB1581 and drone restrictions bill HB1771 are set to be heard in committee on Thursday! Please do as many of the following actions as you can:
1. Attend the Thursday morning hearing to speak strongly and passionately in favor of HB1581 for NDAA nullification (see details below in appended email) and HB1771 for drone restrictions. Sign in by 9:00-9:30 for the 10am hearing!
2. Email and call Senate Law & Justice committee chairman, Sen. Mike Padden, at [masked] and[masked], and firmly demand a hearing for SB 5511 be scheduled ASAP. The Senate bill is much stronger than the house bill, and needs our support.
3. Sign the NDAA petition here: http://wagwashington.org/legislation-activism/our-petitions/ndaa/,
4. Spread this message to all your friends, neighbors, colleagues, etc! I’ve been pushing coalition efforts on this, and there is HUGE bipartisan/transpartisan support for NDAA nullification. However, the legislators need to hear from YOU to make it happen!
King County Coordinator, www.campaignforliberty.com, www.meetup.com/SeattleC4L
Vice President, Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights, www.capr.us
Organizer, Transpartisan Alliance, www.meetup.com/TranspartisanSeattle
A Brief Tutorial on Bill Action: A committee chair has almost total control over whether he or she chooses to act on a bill (there is a procedure to "relieve a committee" of a bill, but it's rarely invoked). To move through the process, a bill must normally receive a public hearing, where citizens (and lobbyists) have an opportunity to testify orally or submit a written statement about a bill. After consideration of the public input, the bill may be scheduled for "executive action" (a vote out of committee, usually done in conjunction with public hearings on other bills). This is typically when bills may be amended to reflect approved changes. Again, it is the committee chair's call as to whether to move forward with a bill or not. If a bill is voted out of committee, a "bill report" is published, outlining any changes, summarizing testimony, and what the vote was (which legislators voted "aye" or "no" to move the bill. A bill then goes to the Rules Committee to await a pull to the full chamber (House or Senate) floor for a vote, or to one of the fiscal committees if the bill has fiscal impact. Next Friday February 22 is the first chamber policy committee cut-off. Nominally, all bills that have failed to get a hearing and be voted out of the policy committee are dead for the session (again, exceptions can be made). [Special thanks to Gun Owners Alliance of Washington for this tutorial. You can join their mailing list at [masked]].
NDAA hearing details below:
From: Washington Accountable Government (WAG)
Subject: Washington Accountable Government (WAG) - NDAA Hearing Next Week!
Washington Accountable Government (WAG)
Take a Stand Against the NDAA
Call to action for all liberty minded Washingtonians,
Next Thursday, February 21, is our chance to tell Olympia the citizens of Washington State will no longer tolerate unconstitutional federal laws, like the NDAA Act. Please join your fellow Washingtonians in Olympia, Thursday February 21st 9am (Hearing starts at 10am), in support of the Washington State Preservation of Liberty Act: HB[masked]-14.
Join us in Olympia, next Thursday, February 21 at 9am, to stand with your fellow citizens and protect the freedoms we all enjoy for those generations that have yet to experience the power of liberty in their own lives.
Remember, our elected state officials are duty bound to interpose their power to protect us from an oppressive Federal Government! When said elected state servants choose to sit on the fence We The People are duty bound to convince them otherwise. So, we call on all duty bound, liberty minded, citizens to voice their opposition to the NDAA Act, and demand our state reps pass the Washington State Preservation of Liberty Act: HB 1581 – 2013-14.
Add this date and time to your calendar: Olympia February 21st 9:00-9:30am sign in. Hearing in front of the Public Safety Committee starts at 10am.