Jodi Arias and Hillary Clinton: Birds of a Feather
Posted by Gilia Rethman · May 09, 2013 3:47 PM · 1 reaction
A message from Alabama State Coordinator Marcia Chambliss to all members of ALABAMA Smart Girls! on Smart Girl Politics!
(Due to this being a time-sensitive issue, the below contains info copied from various grass root groups.)
"Sen. Scott Beason, the Senate sponsor of last year’s immigration enforcement law, introduced legislation (SB 541) to clarify the law and make it easier to enforce. This is good news since the House passed legislation (HB 658) that would weaken the law. With House leaders and business groups backing HB 658, we’ll need to fight to get SB 541 enacted."
However, "Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, said the Senate will take up a House-passed bill to revise the immigration law rather than one being pushed by Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale. Marsh said the House-passed bill has had input from lots of groups and legislators and had always been the one the leadership plan to pursue. Marsh predicted the Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Hammon's bill on Wednesday, which will put it in line for Senate debate."
The hearing is this afternoon at 4 p.m. and the following senators need to hear from those who do not want the illegal immigration law weakened. The House version of the bill is 80+ pages to "tweak" last year's bill but Sen. Beason's version is much shorter and leaves much more of the original bill intact.
Sen. Paul Sanford (Chair) - (334) 242-7867
Sen. Slade Blackwell (Vice Chair) - (334) 242-7851
Sen. Greg Reed - (334) 242-7894
Sen. Clay Scofield - (334) 242-7876
Sen. Phil Williams - (334) 242-7857
Sen. Jerry Fielding - (334) 242-7898
Sen. Tammy Irons - (334) 242-7888
Sen. Linda Coleman - (334) 242-7864
Contacting Senate President Pro Tem Marsh
Please call and email Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (334-242-7877; Email form) with the message:
“I am an Alabama voter who is proud that our state enacted an immigration-enforcement law last year. And I am grateful that Sen. Beason introduced SB 541, which would clarify, not weaken our law. Please support passage of SB 541 and oppose HB 658, a House-passed bill that would weaken the law. The law has been attacked by special interest groups that oppose all immigration enforcement and a like-minded media. Don't listen to them. Alabama voters support keeping the law strong, especially those who are unemployed and competing with illegal aliens for construction and other jobs.”
Smart Girl Politics Action is the force it is because of our strategic use of social media. Since our inception, we have strived to use the latest technology available to help us engage, educate, and empower conservative women. Today, we are excited to announce the relaunch of our SGPAction.com site. This new site combines the information and integrated social networking of our previous site with a powerful set of activist tools on our backend.
The new online homebase will continue to provide our members and supporters the latest information on hot topics, congressional activities, and what is going on at SGPA. It will also allow us to support a women's blogger network of up to two hundred women across the country that will be able to share their point of view and then immediately broadcast it through social media. The new SGPAction.com will provide our state organizations, now twenty-three strong, with additional tools to help them promote events, sign up volunteers, and track their progress through social media outlets.
What is the difference between our Ning site and the new SGPAction.com?
The best way to describe the difference is that Ning is a cool place for our members to hang out, chat, share their opinions, and meet online. The new site is not a hangout. It is a place for people to take action. Here are just a few things you will be able to do as an activist on the new site:
- Register to vote
- Assist with phone banking efforts
- Recruit friends and family to join
- Assist with get out the vote efforts in your community
- Become a member of your state organization
There are many other additional features to the site including the ability to earn points, or political capital, as an activist. We will be rolling out new details in the upcoming weeks on ways you can earn and spend points on SGPA merchandise for retweeting our @OfficialSGP account on Twitter, liking a post on our FB wall, spreading word about our site, making a donation, and much much more. Stay tuned for more details.
Take a few minutes and look around the site - let us know what you think. You can create an account on the site by simply clicking on the VOLUNTEER button. Become a Supporting Member of the organization by signing up to donate as little as $5 per month. Each Supporting Member will receive a limited edition Members Card, and will be helping to ensure that Conservative women make their voices heard in this 2012 election.
If you have ever wanted to get involved with Smart Girl Politics, NOW is the time to do it. We are committed to being the heels on the ground around the country so women are engaged this election season. We can no longer sit back and wait for someone else to do it. You are that someone else! So if you were involved, but haven't been in a while or if you are new to the organization, step up now and help us make real change in 2012!!
Thank you for being a Smart Girl Party host. Smart Girl Parties are designed for small gatherings of one or two dozen friends and family. The parties are a laid back setting that allow you to interact with your guests and allow an intimate discussion of your topic. We are here to walk you through the process step-by-step. Each month, we will provide our hosts with a new topic and updated resources which will be made available to you on the left hand side of this page.
How do I get started?
It's up to you how your party flows. You know your friends better than we do. Whether you use a soft or hard sell on the topic is for you to determine. There are several ways to make the evening flow smoothly. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Select a date and time for your party. Weekends are best, but a late week night evening works too.
Put together a tentative agenda for your party.
Will you offer appetizers or just drinks for the evening?
Do you have a friend or someone in your community who is an expert on the topic? Guest speakers are always a great addition.
Send out invitations. You can keep it as simple as an email or use a free service such as FB events or evite.com
Planning your party
Keep it simple. Don't pack too much into the party. You want to give your guests plenty of time to discuss the topic.
Ask opening questions to gauge the knowledge of your guests on the topic.
Ask others opinions and give them time to share any relevant experiences. Caution: Try not to let the conversation spin off course.
Are you showing a video or movie? Many people are visual and showing either can help share additional information.
Make sure to know your materials and don't be afraid to say you don't know an answer. Let your guest know that you will get back to them with an answer. Don't forget to contact us for more information after your party.
What to do after your party
Make sure to follow up with your guests and thank them for attending.
If you plan to host another event, let them know your tentative plans
Fill out the Smart Girl Party feedback form
Write a summary of your event and share pictures. We will share your story in the next SGN magazine.