*** URGENT NORTH CAROLINA ACTION ALERT***
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR H371 TO STRENGTHEN NORTH CAROLINA’S ANTI-TERRORISM LAWS AND PROVIDE FOR CIVIL LIABILITY FOR ACTS OF TERRORISM
** Update to below information: On April 23rd, the bill passed its initial vote in the Senate and was referred to the Committee On Rules and Operations of the Senate. This committee currently lists over 500 bills it needs to review! More updates as they become available.
From our experience with the ALAC bill in 2013, we learned that emails do work, but need to be tweaked just a bit by each person so the representatives know it's not just a form letter. Also, for those who prefer to call, we learned that all it takes is a 15-second call to tell them you are in favor of HB371. You can track the bill's progress here: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2015&BillID=H371. Now, for the background information and contacts of the Judiciary I committee members.
Representative Chris Whitmire (a NC ACT! for America favorite for getting the ALAC bill passed in 2013) introduced an important bill in the North Carolina state legislature and ACT! for America is getting behind it. Further, we are asking for your help in moving it across the legislative finish line and into law.
The bill is HB371--legislation that strengthens North Carolina’s anti-terrorism laws and provides for enhanced civil liability for acts of terrorism in North Carolina. The legislation would hold those who commit acts of terrorism in North Carolina civilly liable for those acts, and empower the victims of that terrorism to sue for monetary damages.
The bill was inspired by the Jihadist terrorist attack that occurred in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 1st 2009 in which US Army Private Andy Long was killed outside a Recruiting Station. That incident was the subject of the movie "Losing Our Sons." The federal government declined to call that incident an act of terrorism and failed to prosecute it as such.
This state level legislation is needed because homegrown Jihadists don't turn to Jihad on their own. They are recruited and indoctrinated. Those who recruit and indoctrinate for Jihad need to be made civilly liable both for the benefit of survivors and so that discovery can take place to uncover Jihad networks when the federal government fails to do its job.
This same common-sense legislation has already passed into law in Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Now North Carolina’s version needs to pass a vote in the House Judiciary I Committee to head to the floor.
We think this is an important proposal and we ask that you use your powerful voice -- as a North Carolina resident and voter – to register your support as well. This action will enhance the chance of this bill ultimately being passed into law.
We need you to contact members of the North Carolina Senate's Rules and Operations of the Senate Committee to let them know that you support HB371 and that you’d like them to do so as well, by passing the bill through committee.
You can contact the members of that committee by following this information…
Members (names are hyperlinked to their email): *NOTE* Cumberland County's own Wesley Meredith is on this committee**
ChairmanSen. Tom Apodaca
Vice ChairmanSen. Tommy Tucker
MembersSen. Chad Barefoot, Sen. Dan Blue, Sen. Andrew C. Brock, Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Ben Clark, Sen. Joel D. M. Ford, Sen. Kathy Harrington, Sen. Ralph Hise, Sen. Brent Jackson, Sen. Floyd B. McKissick, Jr., Sen. Wesley Meredith, Sen. E. S. (Buck) Newton, Sen. Bill Rabon, Sen. Josh Stein, Sen. Trudy Wade
** ACTION ITEM **
Today, please take a moment to call and e-mail the members listed above and ask that they support and cosponsor HB371.
In your own words, please respectfully relay the following:
Dear Senator _________,
I urge you to support and co-sponsor HB371, in order to strengthen North Carolina’s anti-terrorism laws and see to it that individuals committing acts of terrorism in North Carolina be held civilly liable for their actions.
This same legislation has already been passed into law in Kansas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
This bill is of the utmost importance to me!
Thank you for your leadership on this vital matter.
(Your name and city)
Thank you, North Carolina. Your actions are making a difference.
REMEMBER, YOUR VOICE COUNTS
IF EACH OF US DOES JUST A LITTLE, TOGETHER WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH A LOT
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