Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen of Kentucky, these are our senators...

Al Franken is proposing a bill that would withhold contracts from defense companies that don't allow their employees to sue over sexual assault, discrimination, and battery in the workplace. Makes sense, right? You can listen to Al explain why in his own words:

Jamie Leigh Jones' story is terrible. In light of tragedies like hers, Al Franken's bill make perfect sense. However, Senator Bunning, Senator McConnell and 28 of their Republican colleagues voted against the bill in order to protect these companies. (You can find the full story and list of those who voted it against it here.)

If you read my blog and you live in Kentucky, then click on this link where you'll find Bunning's and McConnell's phone numbers. Call them. Let them know this is unacceptable. We can't stand by and let our elected officials pull this kind of BS in the name of Kentucky. Thankfully, the bill passed. 10 GOP Senators voted for the bill. But why would 30 vote against it? Why would Bunning and McConnell vote against it? Call them. Ask them.

More on the story from the MinnPost here.


td shoemaker said...

Jon Stewart's comments:

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