Yesterday was truly a day that I will remember as a highlight of my legislative career. I didn't get a chance to update you after the long subcommittee meeting last night, but I wanted to send you a note first thing this morning to tell you the good news!
The Boneta Bill (HB 1430) passed through the Agriculture subcommittee this
evening and will be heard in the full Agriculture Committee this Wednesday
(January 30th) at 8:30AM!
The bill as passed last night contains key language that will protect the rights of property owners and farmers like Martha and is a leap forward in keeping government out of every aspect of our lives!
Friends, I wish you could have been there. As I came out of the elevator and headed towards the committee room, there was a massive crowd of supporters spilling out into the hallway. There were folks from all over the Commonwealth. No joke. From all over.
It was almost impossible to get into the room. Both entrances were packed.
I couldn't help but be grateful for the sacrifice that all these folks made for the sake of property rights, liberty, and free enterprise. It was humbling to see so many folks there to support Martha and my effort to move a good bill forward and we did!
And it really made a difference to the subcommittee members to see first-hand how powerful this grassroots movement really is.
The fight isn't over yet, folks, and here's where you come in. We need to show the full committee how powerful this movement is and show them that we are going to fight
So here is your call to action: WE NEED TO PACK THE ROOM ON WEDNESDAY.
Please forward this message along and make sure that we have all of our supporters at the full committee hearing.
Here are the details:
What: Meeting of the Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee
Why: To debate The Boneta Bill (HB 1430) and vote to send the bill to the floor of the House of Delegates
When: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 8:30AM
Where: House Room C of the General Assembly Building (1000 Bank Street, Richmond VA)
More Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to contact the members of the Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee, you can find there information here!
I can't thank you enough for all of your support. Like I said, I will not soon forget this day. But we've got a long ways to go before we can celebrate. The opponents of property rights are going to come out fast and hard against this bill but I know that we will out work them
I hope to see you Wednesday!