12/23/09 Pleasant Hill, IA – IFPC Action President, Chuck Hurley, today announced plans to launch an initiative in conjunction with the LUV “Let Us Vote” Iowa campaign. The initiative, which is being called “Two Days For Marriage,” will kick off with a gathering at the State Capitol on January 12th.
According to Hurley, “People from all over the state have reached out to IFPC Action, and joined the LUV Iowa Campaign. On January 12th, we are encouraging those people, and all Iowans who care about preserving marriage and the constitutional separation of powers, to come together to take a stand, and once again ask Iowa lawmakers to ‘Let Us Vote’ on the Iowa Marriage Amendment.”
The concept behind “Two Days For Marriage” involves Iowans attending the large gathering on January 12th, and then giving one additional day during the legislative session to lobby for passage of the Iowa Marriage Amendment. Hurley said, “We plan to send a very clear message on January 12th that we intend to exercise our right to vote on the definition of marriage, and then follow up on that message with a consistent presence at the Capitol all session long.”
January 12th is the date when Governor Culver is scheduled to deliver his annual Condition of the State address. In addition to all 150 State Legislators, the Iowa Supreme Court Justices also attend the speech. The Governor’s speech is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am, and citizens are permitted to begin entering the Capitol as early as 6:00 am. (read the rest)
So come on out on January 12th if you can and bring friends. Also be sure to go a 2nd day during the General Assembly session. It’s easy to come to the Capitol and request some time with your legislators. We need to remind our legislators that the Supreme Court’s job isn’t to legislate, it is their job to do so. They need to stop abdicating their role to the Court.