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>Dear Supporters of Civil Unions,
>
>We're in the home stretch now, but passage of the Civil Union bill is
>NOT a foregone conclusion.  Because the Senate made minor changes to the
>House version of the bill, the House must now take up the bill again, to
>decide whether it will accept the Senate's changes, ask for a conference
>committee to negotiate the changes, or simply reject the bill altogether.
>
>As you know, the margin of victory in the House last time was very slim.
>If only FOUR Representatives change their minds and vote "no" this time,
>we will LOSE.
>
>Therefore, even though most of us are exhausted, and even though most of
>us have already written and called our Representatives, it is ABSOLUTELY
>CRITICAL that we do so again this weekend.
>
>There are several Representatives who are wavering, and they need your
>calls and letters this weekend!  If you call, PLEASE DO NOT CALL ON
>SUNDAY, as many people will be celebrating Easter and taking that day
>off.  It would be GREAT if you could send a LETTER on FRIDAY or
>SATURDAY, so that it will arrive in the Representative's home on Saturday
>or Monday.
>
>Please, please, PLEASE take a moment to write to the following
>Representatives, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT IN THEIR DISTRICT.
>
>The following representatives voted "yes" previously but need to be
>supported and encouraged to do so again.  A short, simple, preferably
>handwritten note would be great, simply thanking them for their past
>support of the Civil Union bill, and asking them to support the bill
>again next week.  PLEASE SAY YOU'RE THERE TO SUPPORT THEM, THAT YOU
>APPRECIATE THEIR COURAGE, THAT YOU HOPE THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT
>CIVIL UNION, ETC.
>
>These are the "yes" voters who especially need letters:
>
>Addison County
>Dominick, Anthony (I)
>          Box 830, Rte. 1, Starksboro, VT 05487 453-2473
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>Hyde, Bruce (R)
>          RR 1, Box 65, Waitsfield, VT 05673 496-7012
>Wisell, William C. (D)
>          35 Liberty Street, Bristol, VT 05443 453-2557
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>Bennington County
>Livingston, Judith (R)
>          Box 753, Manchester, VT 05254 362-1949
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>Caledonia County
>Stevens, Albert D. (D)
>          234 Bayley-Hazen Drive, Wells River, VT 05081 757-2138
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>Chittenden County
>Aswad, William N. (D)
>          74 Ridgewood Drive, Burlington, VT 05401 862-2067
>Cross, George C. (D)
>          82 Dufresne Drive, Winooski, VT 05404 655-4611
>Flaherty, Michael D. (D)
>          99 Suburban Square, So. Burlington, VT 05403 864-5251
>Rivero, Marilyn Keith (D)
>          10 Village Drive, Milton, VT 05468 893-4643
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>Severance, Malcolm F. (R)
>          215 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446 878-2067
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>Franklin County
>Perry, Albert J. (D)
>          34 Elm Avenue, Richford, VT 05476 848-7618
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>Lamoille County
>Marron, Richard C. (R)
>          788 Tamarack Road, Stowe, VT 05672 253-9011
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>Orange County
>Milne, Marion C. (R)
>          1705 East Orange Road, West Topsham, VT 05086 439-5404
>Stevens, Albert D. (D)
>          234 Bayley-Hazen Drive, Wells River, VT 05081 757-2138
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>Rutland County
>Barbieri, Joyce (D)
>          RR 2, Box 63, Creek Road, Wallingford, VT 05773 446-2614
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>Kreitzer, Jerry (D)
>          69 Nichols Street, Rutland, VT 05701 775-4426
>
>Washington County
>Hyde, Bruce (R)
>          RR 1, Box 65, Waitsfield, VT 05673 496-7012
>Weiss, Alan H. (D)
>          P.O. Box 88, Northfield, VT 05663 485-8081
>
>Windham County
>Bristol, Gordon E. (R)
>          48 Oak Grove Avenue, Brattleboro, VT 05301 257-5594
>Rusten, Robert (D)
>          1896 Collins Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301 368-7490
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>Windsor County
>Anderson, Jack (D)
>          RR 2, Box 164, Woodstock, VT 05091 457-2398
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>Lehman, Ralph W. (D)
>          21 North Elm Street, White River Jct., VT 05001 295-2858
>
>
>We also need calls and letters to the following Representatives who
>voted "no" last time, but who may be willing to change their vote this
>time:
>
>Bennington County
>Molloy, Lawrence E. (D)
>          Box 11, Arlington, VT 05250 375-2300
>
>Chittenden County
>Atkins, Kenneth W. (D)
>          138 Dion Street, Winooski, VT 05404 655-1280
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>McNamara, James J. (D)
>          211 Killarney Drive, Burlington, VT 05401 862-7116
>Schaefer, Hank (R)
>          10 Tanglewood Drive, Colchester, VT 05446 658-4776
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>Steele, Karen K. (R)
>          RR #2, Box 796, Waterbury, VT 05676 244-7557
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>Franklin County
>Howrigan, Richard J. (D)
>          P.O. Box 16, Fairfield, VT 05455-0016 827-6513
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>Washington County
>Steele, Karen K. (R)
>          RR #2, Box 796, Waterbury, VT 05676 244-7557
>          mailto:[log in to unmask]
>
>
>OUR REPS ARE WORKING VERY HARD ON THIS ISSUE.  THEY ARE BEING BERATED
>AND THREATENED BY THE OPPOSITION.  Kindness on our part is much
>appreciated; anger is not well-received.  Please, be respectful and
>short, but please, please make these calls and write these notes.
>
>Your efforts this weekend will determine our success on Tuesday!!!
>
>Thank you!!
>
>If you do not wish to receive further mailings from us, please write to us
>at [log in to unmask]  We'll get you off our list as quickly as
>possible.
>
>
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>*  Dorothy Mammen                                                       *
>*  Coordinator, Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force                     *
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>*                                 -- Margaret Mead                      *
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Kyla J. McLeod
Graduate Assistant
Center for Cultural Pluralism
The University of Vermont
phone (802)656-7990
Fax (802)656-3348