PAST Act update: The numbers keep climbing. On June 11th, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) brought the number of co-sponsors of PAST in the Senate to 42.
Today's question : " Have you contacted your senators and urged them to sponsor the PAST Act in 2015? Have you reached out to your friends and family members and asked them to contact their senators in support of PAST?
If not, why not? If not now, when? If not you, then who?
And, if you're from Tennessee don't give up in disgust because you think there's no sense in reaching out to Senators Alexander and Corker. It's important that you go on record and make those contacts and that you are persistent in reaching out to their staff members.
Although with the exception of Representative Steve Cohen, the delegation from Tennessee does appear at this point in time to be interested only in hearing from and supporting big lick interests, it's also time that the "other" Tennessee voters ensure that their voices are heard and that their numbers are reflected as being in opposition to Alexander's plan to let this small group of show ring miscreants keep rolling along, unchanged, unrepentant, and unyielding.
Let Tennessee's senators know that you oppose Senator Alexander's alternative legislation, S.1161 and that you strongly support PAST, S.1121, which was referred to the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on April 28, 2015.
Be polite, be clear on the facts , and raise a ruckus.
The current sponsors and co-sponsors of the PAST Act in the Senate include:
Ayotte ( R-NH), Baldwin(D-WI), Bennet (D-CO), Blumenthal(D-CT), Booker ( D-NJ), Boxer (D-CA), Cantwell( D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Collins (R-ME), Coons (D-DE), Crapo (R-ID), Daines (R-MT), Donnelly (D-IN), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Franken (D-MN), Heinrich ( D-NM), Kaine (D-VA),Klobuchar (D-MN), King (I-ME), Kirk (R-IL), Leahy (D-VT), Markey (D-MA), McCaskill ( D-MO), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Mikulski (D-MD),Murphy (D-CT), Murray (D-WA), Peters (D-MI), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Sanders (I-VT), Schatz (D-HI), Shaheen (D-NH), Toomey ( R-PA), Vittter ( R-LA), Warner (D-VA), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Wyden (D-OR)