I just received notice from Pennsylvania Representative Stephen Bloom that HB 1243, just passed its third consideration in the House by a vote of 143-54. There are only several days left to get this through the Senate and we’re going to need YOUR help!
Emails are insufficient. We’re being outnumbered by 3-1 in calls to Representatives and Senators. We need to change this.
Personal contact by phone calls and snail mail (faxes) are much more effective to get your message to our Senators and then NEED to hear from us.
The contact info for Senate Judiciary Committee is here.
Senator Stewart Greenleaf (R) chairman JC (717) 787-6599 firstname.lastname@example.org
(note Greenleaf is up for re election in 2014 IF Greenleaf is your senator twist arm as required to run HB 1243)
Senator Joseph Scarnati (R) leader of senate – President Pro Tempore (717) 787-7084 everyone must call or fax Senator Scarnati
He is very supportive on Second Amendment issues…. he still needs to hear from US! email@example.com
Senator Gene Yaw (R) (717) 787-3280 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator John Gordner (R) (717) 787-8928 email@example.com
Senator John Eichelberger (R) (717) 787-5490 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator John Rafferty (R) (717) 787-1398 email@example.com
Senator Randy Vulakovich (R) (717) 787-6538 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Richard Alloway (R) (717) 787-4651 email@example.com
Senator Lisa Boscola (D) (717) 787-4236 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Andrew Dinniman (D) (717) 787-5709 email@example.com
Senator Dominic Pileggi (R) (717) 787-4712 swings lots of weight in senate from holding past leadership position of senate firstname.lastname@example.org
These below on JC probably will not listen unless they are your senators, expect them to vote against HB 1243.
Stress the Rule of Law.
Senator Michael Stack (D) (717) 787-9608 email@example.com
Senator Daylin Leach (D) (717) 787-5544 firstname.lastname@example.org minority chair of JC – past ceasefirepa endorsed candidate going to probably be one of the most vocal against HB 1243 on committee
Senator Wayne Fontana (D) (717) 787-5300 email@example.com up for re election in 2014 but has no opponent = no fear factor from voters
Senator Lawrence Farnese (D) (717) 787-5662 firstname.lastname@example.org past ceasefirepa endorsed candidate
CALL and/or FAX senators especially Scarnati, Greenleaf, Pileggi (plus others listed) and ask them to pass HB 1243 without any amendments.
Also ask your senator to bug leadership to run HB 1243 as a clean bill
HB 1243 will take at least 3 days in senate for passage.
Getting HB 1243 passed is still do able, but it’s going to take everyone making the extra effort to get this passed in the short time left. Governor Corbett will sign this bill if placed on his desk!
Senator Scarnati as leader of the senate can add more session days IF its required and most importantly IF we make our voices loud enough!
We have the votes for passage in the senate is just a matter of making them feel the heat and making HB 1243 a priority for quick passage with such short session time left.
PLEASE do your part and get HB 1243 passed by the Senate as a clean bill.
Thanks to FOAC (Firearm Owners Against Crime) for the above information.