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AMAC Action Weekly Advocacy Update: Victories in Maine, Tennessee, & Oklahoma!

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024
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April 26, 2024

AMAC Members Deliver in Maine – Help Kill Democrat-Led Gun Confiscation Bill

Maine’s closely divided House and Senate, led by Democrats determined to drag the state toward California-style activism – hit a wall late session, as they tried to pass LD 2283, a bill that posed as a public safety initiative, a so-called “red flag” law, but which many lawyers and constitutional observers considered a “set up” for future gun confiscation. The bill arguably would have allowed law enforcement to seize firearms on the basis of someone feeling “threatened,” an undefined term that could range from offense to a sense of mortal danger.  The law would have added nothing to the “yellow flag” laws already in place, which would have made any difference in last year’s Lewiston shooting, where many knew that the shooter had mental health issues, but no one acted on “yellow flag” opportunities to remove his guns.

The outcry from Maine citizens appears to have been considerable, as the initially gung-ho state Democrats suddenly tabled the bill, and it died at the session’s end, replaced by small changes to “yellow flag” provisions. Lest there be any mystery in this outcome, many Mainers appear to have reached their limit when it comes to Democrat-led restrictions on their lives, and among those are AMAC members.

In a state with just under 10,000 AMAC members, a veritable political action army, nearly hundreds literally wrote personal notes to their legislators, arguing that this was a betrayal of their trust, and a violation of their constitutional rights. The outcome appears to have been a sudden rethinking by the Democrat leadership about whether sufficient votes existed to even bring the bill to the floor of either chamber.

Congratulations to AMAC members, in Maine and nationwide, who consistently stand up for the Bill of Rights, from speech and free exercise of religion to gun ownership and the wide range of individual liberties. Every ounce of effort matters, and it did in Maine!

Victory in Tennessee!

Governor Bill Lee signed a bill prohibiting discriminatory de-banking. This law prohibits major financial institutions like nationally chartered banks with at least $100 billion in assets, along with major insurance providers from discriminating against otherwise qualified customers because of their political or religious views, speech, or affiliations.

AMAC Action lobbied the Tennessee legislature throughout the year in support of this important legislation.

Victory in Oklahoma!

AMAC members in Oklahoma sent over 300 messages to the Oklahoma House telling it to pass legislation (HB 3156) to ban ranked-choice voting. The House did and now the Senate just passed the measure by a vote of 37-8. Thanks to the efforts of AMAC members, HB 3156 is headed to the Governor’s desk for signature!

Chapter and All-State Meetings

April 20 Chapter Meeting: TX-24 Delegate Sean Tanner hosted a coffee get-together for AMAC members at a local coffeeshop.

April 23 Chapter Meeting: TX-24 Delegate Sean Tanner and AMAC members of the 24th Congressional District of Texas gathered to hear Providence Umugwaneza and Louie Argote speak about surviving the Rwandan genocide in 1994. It was an inspiring story of faith and hope.

April 24 All-State Meeting: CA-35 Delegates Michael and Karen Rogel hosted the virtual California All-State Meeting. John Assaf, agent and owner of Claremont Farmers Insurance, and Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation at the Pacific Research Institute, discussed why California is experiencing so many insurance policy terminations, how to protect yourself from a potential cancellation, and effective and ineffective responses to California’s homeless crisis.

April 25 All-State Meeting: The virtual Texas All-State Meeting was co-hosted by Terri Haverly, AMAC Action Manager of Advocacy Support, and Cristy Shufelt, AMAC Action State Advocacy Liaison. Texas State Representative (District 10) Brian Harrison gave a legislative update for the Great State of Texas and Julie McCarty, CEO of the True Texas Project and Fran Rhodes, President of the True Texas Project, informed AMAC members how True Texas Project educates and motivates citizens to engage and be active at every level of government.

Calls-to-Action

US Congress – (Active) Stop Non-Citizens from Voting in America’s Elections! The Biden Administration has allowed millions of people to enter the United States illegally and given them a pathway to vote in our elections. This orchestrated effort by the Biden Administration to corrupt our elections and install Democrats as a uniparty must be stopped. Please contact your Congressman or woman today and compel them to stop non-citizens from voting in America’s elections.

US Senate – (Active) Tell Your Senator to Oppose the World Health Organization’s Pandemic Treaty! As citizens deeply concerned about the future of our nation, we must rally against the World Health Organization’s proposed pandemic treaty scheduled for May 2024. While international collaboration helps combat global health threats, this treaty poses significant risks to America’s sovereignty and ability to respond effectively to crises. Following the Biden Administration’s inadequate response to COVID-19 and the WHO’s mishandling of the pandemic, Americans must take action to prevent further violations of personal liberties and freedoms. Tell your Senator to vote NO on the WHO pandemic treaty!

Action ☆ Academy 

The Leadership Institute teaches conservatives how to succeed in politics, government, and the media. “Discover what conservatives fight to conserve,” in Conservative 101, a free course available online to anyone interested! 

Another great (and free!) course is History of the Constitution.

Quote of the Week

If we’re going to save America from the Left’s agenda of open borders, race hatred, crime and American decline, we can’t simply fall back on generational warfare. We must recognize that Americans of all ages understand the country is in crisis, and that Americans of all ages can be won over to saving it.

― Charlie Kirk and Rebecca Weber in their Op-Ed Boomers and Gen Z Must Work Together to Save America

Fight to save the America we love! If you’d like to become a volunteer AMAC Action Delegate, please contact us at (855) 809-6976 or [email protected]. 

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Leland
Leland
2 months ago

Our constitution gives our rights. It was written by our forefathers for a reason, now leave it alone!!!!!

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
2 months ago

Please create a “101 type course “on how to contact/write one’s Senator or congress man/woman, in order to more easily participate in, and respond to your “calls to action” requests.
Thank you.

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