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Vote on the Fair Share Amendment
June 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
On Wednesday, June 12th at 1:00pm in the House Chambers, our elected officials will hold a constitutional convention to debate and vote on the Fair Share Amendment. Looking forward to seeing many of you and your team’s there for the vote!
This will be our first of two con-con votes before Fair Share can be placed on the ballot for ratification by the voters of the Commonwealth.
In a con-con earlier this year, Fair Share received a resounding 156 – 37 (81%) vote in favor of advancing it to “third reading” – this procedural motion was an important step. Now, our supporters in the legislature have the chance to officially clear the legislative Fair Share Amendment of its first constitutional hurdle until next session.
We have one more week to confirm this vote is as strong and favorable as the procedural vote was! Here’s what you can do over the next week:
Call Legislators – Confirm your elected officials or one’s your organization has strong ties with will vote YES on the Fair Share Amendment and oppose any amendments to its language. Encourage your membership to do the same! Calls can be made through via this link: https://raiseupma.cp.bsd.net/
HubDialer – Contact voters in target districts where we need to confirm legislator’s votes by participating in our HubDialer program during this last week! Popular times include Wednesday’s from 11am – 3pm or 5pm – 7pm. Access HubDialer through: https://action.raiseupma.org/
Social Media – Post using #PassFairShare, tag legislators who support Fair Share, and use one of our Fair Share graphics found here: https://drive.google.com/
Organization Letters to Legislators – Lastly, for any organization that supports Fair Share and has not submitted a letter, it’s not too late to submit one! A copy of the letter is included in this email, you may adjust the language to reflect your organization’s specific values or leave the language as is – your call – simply download the letter, put it on your organizational letterhead, sign it, and scan it back to me.
Our opportunity to #PassFairShare is arriving, let’s make sure we don’t miss it!