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This is printed directly from an email I received fro Catholic Vote. Wake up Americans, your Constitution is in danger!

Dear Friend of CV,

The United States Senate just voted 51-48 to gut the First Amendment. Moments ago, the Democratic-controlled Senate led by Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada (pictured at the right) refused to restore religious liberty for all Americans, including our Catholic schools, hospitals, and charitable ministries.

The roll call is below.

Senator Roy Blunt’s amendment was offered to stop President Obama’s unprecedented assault on our religious liberty.

Obama’s HHS mandate will soon force every employer, including Catholic hospitals, universities and religious organizations to pay for insurance policies that will offer contraception and abortion drugs for their employees. The new mandate not only attacks our Church, but also threatens the freedom of every insurance company, every business and every American citizen.

Just think: 51 U.S. Senators just voted to affirm the right of our government to force you to pay for morally reprehensible drugs and procedures — including drugs that destroy an innocent human life. And we know this is only the beginning.

What do we do now? The Catholic vote has been the center of attention in this debate. We knew the vote would be close in the Senate, and so we have also been lobbying leaders in the House to answer the Senate with a vote FOR religious liberty.

As of today, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act has 220 co-sponsors and counting. We are now calling on the House to likewise put every Representative on the record with a vote. We are also working with legal experts to help bring new lawsuits to defeat this mandate in the courts. And of course, we MUST vindicate our rights at the ballot box in November.

The facts are plain: we need a new President and a new Senate. And this is entirely possible this year.

Finally, please do not fall for the trap. Do not despair! Pray now that our fellow citizens will have the fortitude to persevere in this fight. We know that every challenge for us is an opportunity to witness to our Faith. What a glorious opportunity we have ahead of us.

No vote by a group of politicians will stop us from serving Our Lord.

Brian Burch President CatholicVote.org

P.S. Here is the roll call on the Senate vote today along with their phone numbers: Senators Who Voted AGAINST Protecting Religious Liberty: Akaka, Daniel K. – (D – HI) (202) 224-6361 Baucus, Max – (D – MT) (202) 224-2651 Begich, Mark – (D – AK) (202) 224-3004 Bennet, Michael F. – (D – CO) (202) 224-5852 Bingaman, Jeff – (D – NM) (202) 224-5521 Blumenthal, Richard – (D – CT) (202) 224-2823 Boxer, Barbara – (D – CA) (202) 224-3553 Brown, Sherrod – (D – OH) (202) 224-2315 Cantwell, Maria – (D – WA) (202) 224-3441 Cardin, Benjamin L. – (D – MD) (202) 224-4524 Carper, Thomas R. – (D – DE) (202) 224-2441 Collins, Susan M. – (R – ME) (202) 224-2523 Conrad, Kent – (D – ND) (202) 224-2043 Coons, Christopher A. – (D – DE) (202) 224-5042 Durbin, Richard J. – (D – IL) (202) 224-2152 Feinstein, Dianne – (D – CA) (202) 224-3841 Franken, Al – (D – MN) (202) 224-5641 Gillibrand, Kirsten E. – (D – NY) (202) 224-4451 Hagan, Kay R. – (D – NC) (202) 224-6342 Harkin, Tom – (D – IA) (202) 224-3254 Inouye, Daniel K. – (D – HI) (202) 224-3934 Johnson, Tim – (D – SD) (202) 224-5842 Kerry, John F. – (D – MA) (202) 224-2742 Klobuchar, Amy – (D – MN) (202) 224-3244 Kohl, Herb – (D – WI) (202) 224-5653 Landrieu, Mary L. – (D – LA) (202) 224-5824 Lautenberg, Frank R. – (D – NJ) (202) 224-3224 Leahy, Patrick J. – (D – VT) (202) 224-4242 Levin, Carl – (D – MI) (202) 224-6221 Lieberman, Joseph I. – (ID – CT) (202) 224-4041 McCaskill, Claire – (D – MO) (202) 224-6154 Menendez, Robert – (D – NJ) (202) 224-4744 Merkley, Jeff – (D – OR) (202) 224-3753 Mikulski, Barbara A. – (D – MD) (202) 224-4654 Murray, Patty – (D – WA) (202) 224-2621 Nelson, Bill – (D – FL) (202) 224-5274 Pryor, Mark L. – (D – AR) (202) 224-2353 Reed, Jack – (D – RI) (202) 224-4642 Reid, Harry – (D – NV) (202) 224-3542 Rockefeller, John D., IV – (D – WV) (202) 224-6472 Sanders, Bernard – (I – VT) (202) 224-5141 Schumer, Charles E. – (D – NY) (202) 224-6542 Shaheen, Jeanne – (D – NH) (202) 224-2841 Stabenow, Debbie – (D – MI) (202) 224-4822 Tester, Jon – (D – MT) (202) 224-2644 Udall, Mark – (D – CO) (202) 224-5941 Udall, Tom – (D – NM) (202) 224-6621 Warner, Mark R. – (D – VA) (202) 224-2023 Webb, Jim – (D – VA) (202) 224-4024 Whitehouse, Sheldon – (D – RI) (202) 224-2921 Wyden, Ron – (D – OR) (202) 224-5244 Senators Who Voted FOR Religious Liberty: Alexander, Lamar – (R – TN) (202) 224-4944 Ayotte, Kelly – (R – NH) (202) 224-3324 Barrasso, John – (R – WY) (202) 224-6441 Blunt, Roy – (R – MO) (202) 224-5721 Boozman, John – (R – AR) (202) 224-4843 Brown, Scott P. – (R – MA) (202) 224-4543 Burr, Richard – (R – NC) (202) 224-3154 Casey, Robert P., Jr. – (D – PA) (202) 224-6324 Chambliss, Saxby – (R – GA) (202) 224-3521 Coats, Daniel – (R – IN) (202) 224-5623 Coburn, Tom – (R – OK) (202) 224-5754 Cochran, Thad – (R – MS) (202) 224-5054 Corker, Bob – (R – TN) (202) 224-3344 Cornyn, John – (R – TX) (202) 224-2934 Crapo, Mike – (R – ID) (202) 224-6142 DeMint, Jim – (R – SC) (202) 224-6121 Enzi, Michael B. – (R – WY) (202) 224-3424 Graham, Lindsey – (R – SC) (202) 224-5972 Grassley, Chuck – (R – IA) (202) 224-3744 Hatch, Orrin G. – (R – UT) (202) 224-5251 Heller, Dean – (R – NV) (202) 224-6244 Hoeven, John – (R – ND) (202) 224-2551 Hutchison, Kay Bailey – (R – TX) (202) 224-5922 Inhofe, James M. – (R – OK) (202) 224-4721 Isakson, Johnny – (R – GA) (202) 224-3643 Johanns, Mike – (R – NE) (202) 224-4224 Johnson, Ron – (R – WI) (202) 224-5323 Kyl, Jon – (R – AZ) (202) 224-4521 Lee, Mike – (R – UT) (202) 224-5444 Lugar, Richard G. – (R – IN) (202) 224-4814 Manchin, Joe, III – (D – WV) (202) 224-3954 McCain, John – (R – AZ)(202) 224-2235 McConnell, Mitch – (R – KY) (202) 224-2541 Moran, Jerry – (R – KS) (202) 224-6521 Murkowski, Lisa – (R – AK) (202) 224-6665 Nelson, Ben – (D – NE) (202) 224-6551 Paul, Rand – (R – KY) (202) 224-4343 Portman, Rob – (R – OH) (202) 224-3353 Risch, James E. – (R – ID) (202) 224-2752 Roberts, Pat – (R – KS) (202) 224-4774 Rubio, Marco – (R – FL) (202) 224-3041 Sessions, Jeff – (R – AL) (202) 224-4124 Shelby, Richard C. – (R – AL) (202) 224-5744 Snowe, Olympia J. – (R – ME) (202) 224-5344 Thune, John – (R – SD) (202) 224-2321 Toomey, Patrick J. – (R – PA) (202) 224-4254 Vitter, David – (R – LA) (202) 224-4623 Wicker, Roger F. – (R – MS) (202) 224-6253 NOTE: Senator Mark Kirk – (R – IL) (202) 224-2854 – supports Senator Blunt’s amendment in favor of religious liberty, but was not present for the vote.

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Author: icelmcreek

Ordained in 2001 and currently serving the parishes of Immaculate Conception, Elm Creek, NE and her missions, Holy Rosary in Overton, NE and St. John Capistran in Amherst, NE.

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