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DIVNET  March 2000

DIVNET March 2000

Subject:

Marriage Update --- and Alert!

From:

Kyla McLeod <[log in to unmask]>

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Diversity Ambassador <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 17 Mar 2000 12:34:44 -0500

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>
>To All Vermont Supporters of Freedom to Marry,
>
>Simon Says, Take one giant step forward!!!!
>
>I'm sure you have already heard that H847, AN ACT RELATING TO CIVIL UNIONS,
>passed the Vermont House of Representatives last night, 76-69.  Numerous
>amendments were proposed during the debate, and most were defeated.  The
>two that passed included moving the definition of marriage as the "legally
>recognized union of one man and one woman" from the prologue to the
>definitions section, and removing a paragraph encouraging schools to
>develop and promote programs to foster understanding of the state
>constitution, including the Common Benefits clause.
>
>But unfortunately, we cannot relax today.  The statehouse is being
>BOMBARDED with phone calls expressing a negative opinion of the vote.
>Please take a minute to read the action items below, and please act!
>
>1.  Regardless of how your own reps voted, PLEASE CALL THE SERGEANT AT ARMS
>AT THE STATEHOUSE TODAY AND LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR YOUR REPS EXPRESSING YOUR
>SUPPORT FOR THE POSTIVE HOUSE VOTE ON H847.
>
>Statehouse:
>(800) 322-5616
>or (802) 828-2228
>
>2.  Please call the Governor's Office with the same message, (800)
>649-6825, to remind the governor the support is out there.
>
>3.  Both the Burlington Free Press and the Rutland Herald published the
>roll call on the Friday, March 17.  If your reps voted in support, please
>call them at home over the weekend to thank them for their courage and give
>them your support.  You can get your reps' names and home phone numbers
>from the web, http://www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/legdir2.htm, or by
>contacting me.  I can also tell you how they voted if you don't have ready
>access to the papers.
>
>Thank you for your ongoing support on this.  Believe me, when a few days
>can go by without my sending an action alert, I will be as happy as you!!!!!
>
>If you do not wish to receive future updates/alerts from us, please let me
>know.
>
>Very, Very Proud of Vermont,
>Dorothy Mammen
>
>*************************************************************************
>*  Dorothy Mammen                                                       *
>*  Coordinator, Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force                     *
>*  [log in to unmask]                                              *
>*                                                                       *
>*  VT Freedom to Marry Task Force  VT Freedom to Marry Action Committee *
>*  PO Box 1312                     PO Box 1038                          *
>*  Middlebury, VT 05753            Middlebury, VT 05753                 *
>*  [log in to unmask]          [log in to unmask]                      *
>*  http://www.vtfreetomarry.org    http://www.vtmarriageaction.com      *
>*  (802) 388-2633                  (802) 388-2633                       *
>*                                                                       *
>*  Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can *
>*  change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does.        *
>*                                 -- Margaret Mead                      *
>*************************************************************************
>
>
>
>
>
_____________________________________________

Kyla J. McLeod
Graduate Assistant
Center for Cultural Pluralism
The University of Vermont
phone (802)656-7990
Fax (802)656-3348

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