Update 4/30/2010: HR 2499 passed the House of Representatives yesterday 223-169

We alerted you yesterday to contact your congressman regarding this bill. It has now passed in the House of Representatives.

See how your representative voted here:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2010-242 (this list can be sorted by name, district, party, etc.).

There were several amendments introduced, with only one passing. To see the breakdown of the passing vote on the amendment that passed (amendment numbered 1) click on this link:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2010-234 (this list can be sorted by name, district, party, etc.)

Thanks to all of you who made calls, sent emails, & faxes! ~


To all 9/12′ers,

This is an important call to action. Please contact your congressman and ask him to vote NO on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009.  (This link will take you to a webpage on GovTrack that will allow you to read the full text of the bill.)

We believe that the implications of this bill could potentially be huge.  This legislation appears to be written in such a way as to try and fast track Puerto Rico toward statehood.  Please read the Heritage Foundation article that we have linked to at the bottom of this article.  Please read this information and choose to make your voice known.

Some will say that this bill won’t matter, that it is not legally binding, etc.  But we must check this out for ourselves.  With knowledge, we will not be fooled.  Glenn Beck explained additional implications of this bill on his TV show tonight.  Here is the video from tonight’s show:

The bottom line for now is that this appears to be a heavy-handed move by progressives to shift additional power in their direction.

Here is a list of Representatives who are supporting this bill: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2499 (from GovTrak).  Click on the link above, then click on ‘Show Co-sponsors’ next to the red ‘Sponsors’ heading.  You can then scroll through the names to see if your congressman’s name is listed as a co-sponsor. If their name is listed, contact them and ask them to vote “No.”

Contact information for your Representatives/Senators in Congress can be found by clicking on this link for Elected Leaders . If you don’t know what district you are in, there is a link at the top of this page to help you determine your congressional district.

More information may be found by <<<CLICKING HERE>>>, courtesy of the Heritage Foundation.