Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
SF120 Introduced In Senate
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Senate Bill Dropped In
No drop-in date for the House yet.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Representatve Jeff Hayden signed on today, bringing the House total to 19. Thank you, Rep. Hayden! Senator Patricia Torres Ray signed on too, filling the senate bill. Thank you, Sen. Torres Ray!
Senate Meets Today, Monday, Jan. 12 At 11:00, House 1:00
Thursday January 8 at the Capitol
The Senate had a floor session at 11. I was joined by David DeGrio for shower curtain duty in front of the Senate. Thank you David! He got right into it and pitched a senator for co-authorship of the bill.
David also spoke with Rep. Joe Mullery, the chair of the committee the bill will be going to, and obtained important information about Mullery's support level. He'll vote for it but we need more than that from him as committee chair.
If you live in Joe Mullery's district, please call his office, 651-296-4262, and thank him for his support but also ask him to fight for passage of the Marriage and Family Protection Act in his committee, the Civil Justice Committee.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Opening Day At The Capitol
There was a camera crew from Albert Lee set up in the middle of the hallway. David was chatting with them and then came over and asked if I would do and interview with them, whispering "don't forget to plug the website." They asked the basic questions of what I was doing there and how long I'd been doing it. And, I did plug the website.
We picked up three more co-sponsors during the time in front of the House, sporting the bill jackets in my back pocket, ready to fold the shower curtain and whip them out when a prospect came by. Reps. Carolyn Laine, Tina Liebling and Linda Slocum became co-sponsors of the Marriage and Family Protection Act today. Thank you!
Yesterday, while attending the single payer healthcare rally in the rotunda, David picked up a co-sponsor that was a surprise to me because I didn't really know him at all. Rep. David Bly of Northfield signed on. Thank you!
About ten minutes before the hour, I left David at the House and went over to the Senate to display until the doors closed. The shower curtain said, "I WANT MY CIVIL MARRIAGE RIGHTS."
There was no anti-gay protest whatsoever though I thought there might be one. I did see Ruth Ann once but she was just passing through.
We now have 17 lawmakers signed on in the House. That's 3 more than last year and it's only opening day.