[Note: We all get passionate at times, but please temper passion with a positive attitude and civility. It is better to hold back and get desirable results, then to vent frustration and fail.]
The Brass Roots Plaque had it’s hearing before the election. However, the hearing only permitted testimony. A vote was not taken on getting HB 5595 out of committee. There is a meeting of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this Tuesday, but unfortunately HB 5595 is not currently on the agenda. To his credit, Committee Chair Wayne Schmidt put the testimony on the agenda before, perhaps he can be persuaded
Spent shell casings were collected, melted down and made into a plaque commemorating the rally and casting in brass the Second Amendment to the US Constitution and Article I, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution — alongside a 3-dimensional Statue of Liberty relief, created by famed, Michigan sculptor, Edward Chesney.
to add it to the agenda to be voted on.
Please call, email, and fax Wayne Schmidt to urge him to place HB 5595 on the December second agenda, and get everyone you know to do the same! Schmidt was just elected to the State Senate to represent the 37th district, so calls from constituents in either the 104th State House district, or the 37th State Senate district will be especially effective. All legislators are primarily accountable to people who live in their districts, so if you know sympathetic constituents in any committee member districts, please urge them to join our effort.
Also, it is important that your representative supports this when it comes to the floor. Call your representative and your state senator!
Naturally, anyone who can show up in person Monday or Tuesday should do it.
There are only three weeks left in the 2014 legislative session. If we don’t get this passed in the next three weeks, then the entire process must be restarted in 2015 assuming the bill is even reintroduced. There will be a legislative action day on December 10th, and it would be nice to have this bill in play by then.