Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 06:00:05 -1000
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Rice)
Subject: SA 101: ACTION ALERT FROM THE HRC
Aloha kakahiaka kakou.
Thought this would be good to send to your list.
A P.S.--All four Hawai`i Congressional delegates maintain offices in the
Prince Kuhio Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana Blvd in Honolulu. Senator
Akaka, 522-8970; Senator Inouye, 541-2542; Representative Mink, 541-1986,
and Representative Abercrombie, 541-2570. Additionally, some of the
delegates maintain Neighbor Island offices as well. Check the front
sections of your telephone directories for their local dialups. This would
be an excellent time to thank all of Hawai`i's Delegation for the 100%
support we received on ENDA and DOMA, and to ask for continuing support.
For our mainland friends, press 1-800-688-9889, then press 1, then 0 to get
to the operator that will get you the phone numbers for your Congressional
ACTION ALERT COLUMN from the
Human Rights Campaign
1101 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 11, 1997
CONGRESS COMES HOME FOR AUGUST
Set Up A Meeting With Your Lawmakers While They're in Your Neighborhood;
It's Easy and Essential
Your U.S. senators and representatives are coming home to their districts
for the August congressional recess, so now is a perfect time to set up a
meeting with them about the issues you care about.
Meeting with our lawmakers is both easy and essential in working
end discrimination, secure equal rights and protect the health and safety
of our families. And remember -- when Congress isn't hearing from us,
are hearing from anti-gay groups seeking to promote discrimination
There is a great deal to discuss with your members of Congress:
cosponsoring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill to
protect Americans from job discrimination based on sexual orientation;
amending federal hate crimes laws to include sexual orientation; securing
adequate funding to fight HIV/AIDS; and addressing lesbian health
Hearing from you when they are at home helps your lawmakers do
right thing when they return to Washington -- so get out your appointment
Set Up a Meeting
1.) Contact the Human Rights Campaign's Field Department for free
information on the issues and a lobbying manual that makes it easy to set
up and conduct an effective meeting with your lawmakers:
* Call (202) 628-4160 and ask for the Field Department;
* Write to the Human Rights Campaign, Field Department, 1101 14th
Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005; or
* Look for the manual through HRC's Online Action Center at
2.) Then call Congress at (202) 224-3121 and ask for the office of
senator or representative you want to meet with. When you are connected,
ask for the scheduler so you can set up a constituent meeting with your
lawmaker during the August recess.
The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian and gay
political organization, with members throughout the country. It
lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to
ensure that lesbian and gay Americans can be open, honest and safe at
at work and in the community. To join, call (800) 777-4723.
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left to register to vote against
Hawai`i's Constitutional Convention.
Have you changed someone's mind?
Fred and Martin,
strangers before all but 16.7%
of the law.