The official state legislative session expired at midnight Monday night — but legislators (and Catholic governor Andrew Cuomo) are preparing to extend the session into overtime to vote on same-sex “marriage.”
If legislative leaders cannot secure enough votes, they will NOT schedule a vote.
It’s time to go all in.
Last week we mobilized the entire nationwide network of over 500,000 CV members to rain down calls. And you responded.
Today we need to focus on the following undecided senators. Pick up the phone and tell these state senators that marriage is not for them to decide. Tell them you OPPOSE the state legislature dictating the definition marriage in New York:
- Stephen Saland: (518) 455-2411 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Andrew Lanza: (518) 455-3215 (email@example.com)
- Marrk Grisanti: (518) 455-3240 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Greg Ball: (518) 455-3111 (email@example.com)
- John Flanagan: (518) 455-2071 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Joseph Addabbo: (518) 455-2322 (email@example.com)
- Shirley Huntley: (518) 455-3531 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
These swing votes could re-define marriage in New York for millions! Call ‘em now.
What about our secret weapon?
As Catholics we have the greatest weapon of all at our disposal — prayer. The deck often seems stacked against us — the media, Hollywood, political pressure and money — yet we press forward with the sure hope that with God, all things are possible.
So today, in addition to making these critical calls, we have a very simple request:
Call upon the angels, saints, and Our Lady to intercede for us.
If you can, do it now. Stop what you are doing for 10 seconds right now and make a simple aspiration. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill the minds and hearts of these senators with wisdom and courage.
As a final nudge to get involved, consider this…
Today is the Feast of St. Thomas More – the patron of statesman and politicians — and the model of courage for our public leaders. The fate of marriage in NY could be decided on the Feast of St. Thomas More. A coincidence? I think not.
We’re in overtime. Let’s roll.