*** PENNSYLVANIA ACTION ALERT! ***

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR
STATE REPRESENTATIVE ROSEMARIE SWANGER’S
AMERICAN LAWS FOR AMERICAN COURTS BILL

by Lisa Piraneo, Director of Government Relations
and Kelly Cook, National Field Director




As many of you know, we have been working to pass a Pennsylvania bill to prohibit foreign law, including sharia law, from consideration in any and all cases brought before our state courts. Our constitutional rights and founding principles of freedom should not be abridged by any offshore entity.

That bill is HB 2029, "American Laws for American Courts."

We are sending out another Alert on this critical issue, and again asking you to contact your Pennsylvania state representatives immediately, to declare your personal support for the bill, and urge them to add their names to the growing list of cosponsors.

Brigitte Gabriel and our national staff have made the passage of this bill a top priority for the 2012 legislative session. This is a vital step in the overall protection of the nation. This erosion of Constitutional authority must be stopped.

We were excited at how many of you responded immediately to our prior requests on Pennsylvania’s ALAC legislation. We know that many of you responded, because we heard from the office of the bill sponsor, Hon. RoseMarie Swanger, that a lot of legislators signed on as cosponsors right after our email went out.

Thank you so much!

And now we need your help again.

** ACTION ITEMS **

Make contact with your state representative:

Please either visit or call your representative and ask him/her to call Rep. Swanger's secretary, Lily Horst, at 717-787-2686 or email her at lhorst@pahousegop.com to be added as a cosponsor.

Click Here to find your representative.

Please move swiftly on this, as having many cosponsors on a bill helps it build momentum very quickly.

Follow-up action step to take if your representative is, or becomes, a cosponsor:

If you see your representative on the cosponsor list or if they become a cosponsor when you call to tell them how important this bill is to you, please convey your gratitude. Our elected officials work very hard for us and it makes all the difference if you personally thank them. Make your response personal, applicable, encouraging, and pro-active.

Follow-up action steps to take if your representative is undecided or opposed:

Ask for your representative's written response to "American Laws for American Courts."

Continue an open dialogue with your representative. Be courteous, concise, and give them key information to support your position, such as a copy of the legislation.

Check back with your representative for his/her thoughts and position on the information you provided them.

As always, thank you for all of your efforts. You ARE making a difference and we are making huge progress in Pennsylvania!

REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS!
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH A LOT!