Dear Friends of Sound Money,
I need your help RIGHT NOW, to take ONE MINUTE of your very valuable time, for a quick Action Item to advance HB 430, the "Constitutional Tender Act."
As you know, we won a significant victory in the last session, when two major subcommittees of the Georgia House Banks and Banking Committee held a full hearing on the ConTen Act: http://bit.ly/dCu6t9
That was ONLY possible because patriots like YOU were willing to demand that hearing be held. You demanded it -- and it WORKED.
Now, we need to KEEP PUSHING.
At this moment, the bill is still stuck in those subcommittees. We NEED to get it sent UP to the full committee, in order to get an up-or-down vote on it. Rep. Calvin Hill, Chairman of the Financial Institutions & Services Subcommittee, has been ill recently, so no action could be taken on his part.
However, Rep. Mike Coan, Chairman of the Regulations & Oversight Subcommittee, has been very active at the State Capitol -- but NOT in moving forward on the Constitutional Tender Act!
When the bill's sponsor, Rep. Bobby Franklin, asked Rep. Coan to please move it out of subcommittee, Rep. Coan's response was that he needed the permission of the Chairman of the full Banks and Banking Committee, Rep. James Mills, to do so.
That is simply NOT TRUE. Rep. Coan CAN push HB 430 up to the full committee ANY time he wants to - HE is the Chairman of his subcommittee, with full responsibility over it.
So today, RIGHT NOW, I'm asking you to do just one quick thing: Rep. Coan a quick email, or give him a quick phone call.
It doesn't even matter if you live in Georgia. He MUST hear from a LOT of folks, so we can move this bill forward! Again, his contact info is:
* Chairman of the Regulations & Oversight Subcommittee, Rep. Mike Coan (R-101) - firstname.lastname@example.org - 404-656-6801
* In your message, you can politely explain to him WHY this bill is so important: because Georgia, like every other state, is in violation of the U.S. Constitution without such a bill (because the State is making some other "Thing" a Tender in Payment of Debts, both to and by the State). Remind him that State legislators are all required to swear an oath to uphold that Constitution, so ethically and morally they need to do whatever the Constitution requires.
* Inform Rep. Coan that this type of bill is also needed because, due to the ever-widening circle of economic disaster that is affecting the citizens of every State, we MUST do something to at least begin the process of restoring sound money and a sound economy, whether or not the Federal government or any other State government does so. This would immediately begin the flow of real wealth toward the state's treasury. This would stabilize the state's economy, protect the pensions of state employees, etc. -- and offer many other immediately recognizable benefits.
* Finally, ask Rep. Coan to please get HB 430, the Constitutional Tender Act, moving UP to the full Banks and Banking Committee.
Chairman Coan MUST hear from the people about how IMPORTANT this bill is, and WHY it needs to be sent favorably back up to the Committee!
THANK YOU SO MUCH -- it's because of people like YOU, who are willing to take a minute of your valuable time to do something like this, that we have a GOOD SHOT at getting this bill moved through the General Assembly this year -- and even introduced in other states!