Elimination of African American Affairs!

Hello GACAAA Supporters,

Normally, we are asking people how is it that we can assist them. Today, I am writing with the hope that you will be willing to take some time out to assist the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs.

You may have heard about a Senate Bill that eliminates many aspects of state government such as the Pa. Council on the Arts. Well, that bill also eliminates the African American Advisory Commission as well as a host of other needed human services.

Would you write a letter to the Senate leadership asking them to withdrawl Senate Bill 850 and adopt the provisions in House Bill 1416. I’ve provided a draft letter but would appreciate it if you would add a personal touch to what you send. Below are links to both pieces of legislation and the contact information for the Senate Leaders. They need to know that this kind of sweeping legislation is not tolerable.

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2009&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=B&billNbr=0850&pn=0953

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2009&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=1416&pn=1738

Senator Jake Corman

Senate Box 203034

Harrisburg, PA 17120-3034

jcorman@pasen.gov

717-787-1377

Senator Dominic Pileggie

Senate Box 203009

Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009

dpileggi@pasen.gov

717-787-4712

Senator Joseph B. Scarnati III

Senate Box 203025

Harrisburg, PA 17120-3025

jscarnati@pasen.gov

717-787-7084

There is also a two-day public hearing on Senate Bill 850 on Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22, hosted by the House Committee on Appropriations. The hearings will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday in the Majority Caucus Room, room 140 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs.

Sonya M. Toler
Executive Director
Governor’s Advisory Commission on
African American Affairs

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