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AMAC Action Weekly Advocacy Update: Anti-RCV Conference

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023
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Anti-RCV Conference

AMAC Action President Bob Carlstrom and Senior Vice President Andy Mangione attended a gathering of advocacy groups to plan strategy and tactics to defeat ranked-choice voting (RCV) in states throughout the country. This meeting allowed for the sharing of best practices including messaging, sample state legislation, and grassroots activity. AMAC Action has been active in various states working to defeat ranked-choice voting and is also monitoring state activity in order to take proactive measures to stop RCV from advancing.

Calls-to-Action

Medical Billing Story Solicitation

AMAC Action has found that the best way to get our message out is through real-life stories and experiences related by real-life Americans. We recently launched an initiative asking our advocates to relate their medical billing stories to support healthcare price transparency policies and legislation. AMAC advocates in Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan have been contacted with this request to share their billing experiences for medical procedures (under strict confidentiality). If a story fits with this initiative, these advocates will be contacted by an engaged third party with further instruction on how to relate their experiences. This initiative will be expanded over the coming weeks to more states throughout the country.

 

Calls-to-Action are active for Ohio’s Issue 1, California SB 278 and SCA 2, and JP Morgan Chase assault on civil rights.

 

Legislative and Policy Support

S. 2425 – Free Speech Protection Act

The Free Speech Protection Act holds the government accountable if it violates Americans’ right to freely express their thoughts and opinions, even if they don’t align with the direction of a current Administration. Click here to see AMAC Action’s letter of support.

 

Chapter Meetings

The lone chapter meeting this week occurred in the Lone Star State! Cindi Castilla, President of Texas Eagle Forum discussed the spring legislative session in Texas—what the Texas Legislature did, didn’t, and why.

 

American Conservatism: Concise Guide to Conservatism by Russell Kirk

Chapter 2 – Conservatives and Religious Faith

Russell Kirk states, “There could be no conservatism without a religious foundation, and it is conservative people, by and large, who defend religion in our time.”

But why? Belief in a higher power, belief in something greater than political power is the driving force.

“A conservative is a person who sees human society as an immortal contract between God and man, and between the generations that are dead, and the generation that is living now, and the generations which are yet to be born. It is possible to conceive of such a contract, and to feel a debt toward our ancestors and obligations toward our posterity, only if we are filled with a sense of eternal wisdom and power.”

The committed, patient, never giving up resistance to collectivism in Europe, Asia, and now America arises from those men and women who believe in a higher authority than the state. They are the bedrock of any resistance movement against collectivist thought, including socialism and communism.

Finally, the religious conservative believes that a just government is governed by moral law and that we, as citizens, have obligations toward society. We are put here on earth “to struggle for the right, to contend against evil, and to defend the legacy of human nature and civilization.”

Next week: Chapter Three – Conservatives and Conscience

 

Quote of the Week

“Every moment and every situation challenges us to action and to obedience. We have literally no time to sit down and ask ourselves whether so-and-so is our neighbor or not. We must get into action and obey – we must behave like a neighbor to him.”

 

                                                              ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor, theologian, and anti-Nazi

                                                                    dissident with strong beliefs of a Christian’s responsibilities in a

                                                                    secular world

 

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John Schussler
John Schussler
11 months ago

The group that most commonly objects to Ranked Choice Voting is incumbent politicians, both Democrat and Republican. They worry that Ranked Choice Voting would encourage more and better quality candidates to run; candidates less polarized and more aligned with the voter’s interests. They are correct. Why would AMAC want to keep RCV from even being tested in local elections? AMAC thinks they benefit from the current political polarity, like incumbent politicians do. Our democracy suffers while you do this. Please reevaluate.

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