UPDATED: Tell VA Senate to Vote YES on HB 1160!
Any point after 12pm, the Virginia Senate could take up HB 1160 for a vote. This bill is meant to address the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
The bill, which Governor Bob McDonnell is opposed to, "will prevent the use of any Virginia agency or member of the Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force to assist in any way to unlawfully detain a citizen of Virginia on behalf of the United States Government in violation of the U.S. and Virginia Constitutions."
Delegate Bob Marshall shepherded the bill through the House of Delegates by a vote of 96-4. Now he needs our Viriginia C4L members to help make sure this bill passes the Senate!
Please urge your own state Senator to vote in favor of HB 1160. Since the Governor had previously sent a message to the House of Delegates Subcommittee Chairman that he does not like my bill, unless there is a groundswell of support for it, it may not survive the final vote in the full Senate despite its already passing the House Subcommittee, full Committee, full House floor and Senate Committee.
Please, if you live in Virginia, take a moment to contact your state senator and urge them to vote YES on HB 1160!
UPDATE: The vote has been pushed back until at least tomorrow, giving us more time to increase the pressure! If you live in Virginia and haven't yet contacted your state senator, do so immediately!