March 12, 2010
Urgent Alert: Marriage Vote Next Week
Whether marriage in Pennsylvania will stay the union of one man and one woman could very well depend on a vote coming next week on March 16th. Please make sure your Senator hears from you before Tuesday’s vote by calling their office today and following up with an email.
Senate Bill (SB) 707, the Pennsylvania Marriage Protection Amendment, will go to a vote on Tuesday by the 14 Senators of the Judiciary Committee in Harrisburg. If the committee passes SB 707, it allows the process of protecting marriage in PA to move forward; if they do not, the bill is dead for this session and our marriage laws remain vulnerable to redefinition.
The Judiciary Committee members are Senators Boscola, Browne, Costa, Earll, Fontana, Gordner, Greenleaf, Leach, Orie, Piccola, Stack, Scarnati, Rafferty, & M. White.
Please contact your Senator, especially if they are a member of this committee, and ask for their support of SB 707. For contact information, click here.
Note: Depending on when you call, you may not reach the Senator directly. That’s OK. Please ask the staff member to pass on your message in support of SB 707 to the Senator, and request a reply.
Also, your Senator may be a co-sponsor of SB 707 (click here for a list of co-sponsors). If they are, please thank them for their support of marriage.
Pennsylvania For Marriage strongly supports SB 707, which would protect marriage by putting the following definition of marriage into our Constitution: “Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid and recognized as a marriage in this Commonwealth.”
Let us know how your Senator responds to your request. Ask the Senator or the staff member you speak with how the Senator plans to vote. Please email Dan at email@example.com or call 717-657-4990 with their response.
P.S. This vote is expected to be very close and is an essential step in seeing marriage protected in Pennsylvania. Each vote is of utmost importance. Please call today because your call does make a difference. Ask your friends and family to call him, too.
P.P.S. You are welcome to come to Harrisburg on Tuesday for the committee vote. It is open to the public and begins at 11:30am in Room 8-E of the East Wing of the Capitol.