Source: 'Bill has become much more controversial as a result'
By Bob Unruh
Part of the FedEx campaign of letters from citizens opposing the “hate
A special Fed Ex campaign to warn U.S. Senate members of the dangers of
the “hate crimes” plan scheduled for a hearing this week dispatched
more than 705,000 letters to senators.
But opponents of the proposal say while the letter campaign has
concluded, voters still need to be aware of the dangers of the
legislation that will be the subject of a hearing before the Senate
Judiciary Committee Thursday at 10 a.m.
“The Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing entitled '
on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 226 of the Senate
Dirksen Office Building,” the committee's website announcement
Attorney General Eric Holder, who has publicly promoted the bill, S.
909, is listed as the only witness so far.
The letter-writing effort was organized by WND columnist Janet Porter,
who also heads the Faith2Action Christian ministry. It allowed citizens
to send individually addressed letters to all 100 senators over their
own “signature” for only $10.95.
Joseph Farah, WND founder and editor, said, “We don't know of any
campaign in history that can document more letters going to all U.S.
senators than this one.
“If somebody knows of one, please tell me. Win or lose, this was a
unique effort and certainly won't be the last of its kind,” he said.