Dear Friend of Liberty,
Yesterday, the Senate’s cloture vote for the DISCLOSE Act (a.k.a. The Establishment Protection Act) failed by a vote of 57-41. Your efforts paid off by ensuring the Democrats were unable to sway any Republicans to break the filibuster. This is a tremendous victory in the fight against statism for all freedom-minded organizations!
Nevertheless, this is no time to ease up on the Senate. Harry Reid voted “no” just to able to bring it back up under Senate rules for another vote as soon as tomorrow night.
We need to keep up the pressure to make sure the “New England triplets” (Scott Brown, Susan Collins, and Olympia Snowe) are not convinced to support the bill by some last minute modifications, as Chuck Schumer attempted to do earlier this week.
While it is easy to fall back into a feeling of apathy after a significant victory, this is only the first round in a potentially long, drawn out legislative battle. This is a time to redouble our efforts and increase our opposition to this First Amendment-shredding legislation.
We thank everyone for their hard work, collecting signatures and faxing petitions, making calls and sending emails; but we encourage everyone to keep up the pressure to guarantee the privacy and security of our members’ information remains uncompromised.