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Keep it Up! Your Efforts in Support of the CASE Act are Working! We Have 41 House Co-Sponsors!

By June 17, 2019 July 3rd, 2019 Advocacy

© Kaveh Sardari

We now have 41 co-sponsors in the House. Help us get to 100.

If we can get to 100 co-sponsors, the bill has a much better chance of passing out of the House and going on to the Senate for action on their companion bill in this session of Congress.

Keep it up, ASMP! Your advocacy efforts in support of the CASE Act are working in the House, as more Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of the CASE Act since the bill’s introduction on May 1st.

Representatives Vicente Gonzalez (D-CA), Josh Harder (D-CA), James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Tony Cardenas (D-CA), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), TJ Cox (D-CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Mark Walker (R-NC), Lou Correa (D-CA), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), Darren Soto (D-FL), Ed Case (D-HI), John Ratcliffe (R-TX), Ted Deutch (D-FL), David Cicilline (D-RI), Mike Johnson (R-LA), Mary Scanlon (D-PA), Don Bacon (R-NE), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Drew Ferguson (R-GA), Harley Rouda (D-CA), Greg Stanton (D-AZ), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Lucy McBath (D-GA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Val Demings (D-FL), Benny Thompson (D-MS), Ted Budd (R-NC), Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Kenny Marchant (R-TX) have joined as co-sponsors, joining Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, and Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Judy Chu (D-CA), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Martha Roby (R-AL), Ben Cline (R-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Hank Johnson (D-GA) bringing the total number of House sponsors and co-sponsors to forty-one.

However, we still need your assist in recruiting additional co-sponsors to those noted above for the CASE Act bill in a push to get to 100 co-sponsors before the legislative mark-up for this House bill is scheduled later this summer, before other legislative issues heat up in the House. So, time is critical!

If your Representative is not listed above, we invite you to join the campaign to encourage your Representative to become a co-sponsor.

If you haven’t already taken action as an ASMP member, we invite you to send an email or tweet to your Representative to encourage their support of the CASE Act by clicking on the orange Take Action Now button below.

If you have already sent an email or a tweet, we invite you to email or tweet again. Make your advocacy a weekly action. We want our legislators to know how important the CASE Act is to the livelihood of visual creators.

We also encourage you to invite family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, clients, and your community-at-large to take action in support of the CASE Act.

If members of your personal network don’t want to sign on as a CASE Act advocate through the ASMP site, they can send an email or tweet directly to their Representative via the Contacting Congress site. They just enter their zip code in the top line of the site to locate their Representative. Then they click on the email or tweet symbol in the Representative’s profile to send a message. See attached sample email and tweet text for copying and pasting into the message to the Representative.

 

Thank you for being an ASMP Advocate! Your actions count!

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