Monday, August 10, 2009
Let's Get It Done!
We The People
Here's a short message from Congressman Ron Paul with instructions to turn up the heat on HR 1207 and S 604. I have just finished preparing my letters and am on my way to the post office as soon as I send this out.
Since its inception in 1913, the Federal Reserve has helped to devalue our dollar by 95%. During the recent economic crisis, it has poured trillions of dollars into the economy with no oversight, made secret agreements with foreign banks and governments, and has refused to tell Congress who is getting the money or to give it the details of what deals are being made.
HR 1207, Ron Paul's "Audit the Fed bill," and S 604, its Senate companion, will demand full transparency from the Federal Reserve for the first time in history by removing all restrictions from Government Accountability Office (GAO) audits of the Fed and mandating an audit by the end of 2010.
Help turn up the heat on Congress and convince them to pass Ron Paul's "Audit the Fed" bill. Your petitions, e-mails, letters and phone calls have already made a huge impact, but more of your help is needed right away. Please take a few moments to tell your Congressman to support HR 1207, and urge your Senators to cosponsor S 604. Our tools below make it quick and easy to make a difference today!
There are already 282 Cosponsors for HR 1207, and 23 cosponsors for S 604! You can view the list here, or begin your efforts by signing our online petition. A treasure trove of information on Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill and stories from fellow Campaign for Liberty members. [ End ]
Here is the list of Michigan Rep's who have not signed on as cosponsors of HR 1207. If you live in their district, you can send them the same letter with simple modification as I just sent to Levin and Stabenow. If your Rep is already a cosponsor, sent them a thank you.
This is one of the most important things that we need to do in our efforts to save this country and our freedoms. Lets make Michigan the first State to have all Rep's as cosponsors.
Have NOT Cosponsored HR 1207
Rep Stupak, Bart MI-1
Rep Kildee, Dale E. MI-5
Rep Peters, Gary MI-9
Rep Levin, Sander M. MI-12
Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. MI-13
Rep Dingell, John D. MI-15
1. Sign the HR 1207 Petition:
2. Sign the S 604 Petition:
3. Already signed the petitions?
Now contact your Representatives!
Letter to Levin & Stabenow, I recomend sending these letters to their Lansing offices.
Levin, 124 W. Allegan St. Suite 1810, Lansing, MI 48933-1716
Stabenow, 221 W. Lake, Lansing, MI 48823
Now that over $12 trillion have been pledged towards our financial crisis, more people than ever are concerned about where their money is going, and if it's accomplishing anything.
But in the face of an ever-worsening recession, the Federal Reserve refuses to furnish Congress and the American people with records of how the Bank is allotting and spending trillions of bailout dollars. Shrouded in secrecy, the Federal Reserve is a danger to our political process: No one knows where our money is going or what it is doing, and Chairman Bernanke has said that efforts to disclose such information are "counterproductive."
But that's my money they're using, Senator Levin! $12 trillion! And without any record of how the Federal Reserve is managing and distributing these trillions of taxpayer dollars, there is no way to know if our present course is sustainable or not.
We must know what is happening with our money, and the Federal Reserve must come clean with the American people.
Per Article I § 3 Michigan Constitution, I am INSTRUCTING you to co-sponsor S 604, The Federal Reserve Sunshine Act of 2009, and do everything in your power to see this bill through to a passing vote.
And we also have a letter to Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank.
Congressman Barney Frank,
I am a citizen of the United States. I am one of 230 million aged to vote, and one of many millions outraged by your obstructionist behavior. We, the people of these United States, demand that you release HR 1207 from committee and bring it to the floor for a vote.
Over the years, many hearings have been held during which the Fed representatives have been asked questions . In each case that I am aware, those same Fed representatives have given neither proper nor direct answers.
It is the responsibility of Congress to oversee the actions of the Federal Reserve. As long as those actions are hidden, Congress has failed.
It is time to bring the operations of this bank into public view. It is time for a true audit. HR 1207 has been in committee since February 2009. It has over 280 cosponsors and bi-partisan support. It is apparent the time to bring this bill to a vote is now. This bill needs to be fast tracked to the floor for open debate and a vote.
558 Pleasant Street #309
New Bedford, MA 02740
450 Golden Gate Ave - 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
It's up to each and every one of you to follow through with this.