Yesterday a small group of leftist protesters tried to shout down Reps. Lyons, Lombardo, Diehl, McKenna, and O’Connell as they held a press conference with Sheriff Tom Hodgson in support of their legislation to restore immigration law.
Conservatives don’t crash press conferences and shout down the liberals, even when liberals are advocating for horrible things like abortion on demand or graphic sex-ed for 12 year olds. We respect differences of opinion, and argue our points calmly, rather than engaging in thuggery, as the staff of Centro Presente did yesterday.
As we’ve said before, July and August are the toughest months of the year for grassroots advocacy. People go on vacation, they take time off, they’re not focused on campaigns or what their elected officials are doing. The left certainly got everyone’s attention yesterday.
As you can see by the actions of the leftists, we need to be more vigilant, not less, but that’s very tough to do.
Today we’re launching two additional Facebook ad campaigns to get voters’ attention to engage their legislators about the Counseling ban, and the SJC decision yesterday gutting our immigration laws.
The ban needs to be stopped, and the ability of our law enforcement agencies to cooperate must be restored. The safety of our families and children, and the future of our state, are tied to these two policy decisions before our elected officials.
We need to fight back against the left, and make our voices heard. We’ve seen it before: legislators fear informed, organized constituents.
But we’re starting these campaigns with trepidation. Because the summer is tough, and we’re $2,295 short of our goal for July with just four days left.
Can you contribute $40, $50, or $75 to close the gap, help fund our ads, and activate more citizens to call and email their legislators?
Because we know summer is tough, we planned ahead. Every contribution of $40 or more will receive a “Proud Constitutional Conservative” bumper sticker we had printed to help us keep going strong for July and August. As Constitutional Conservatives, we believe in the free exchange of ideas and adherence to the rule of law–unlike the people crashing the press conference. Given the path the leftists are headed down, it’s perhaps even more important we stand for these ideals today than it was at our nations founding.