Sen. "Moe" Keller's War on Free Speech!!!
Over the past few years the Libertarian Party, along with our partners in freedom, has successfully utilized automatic dialing machines to inform voters of many issues. Apparently, at least one legislator has become annoyed by our calls to action!
Sponsored by Sen. Maryanne "Moe" Keller (D), Senate Bill (SB) 048 would prohibit political telephone solicitations made by automatic dialing machines or by paid political solicitors to anyone in Colorado or registered to vote in Colorado, except on the basis of a pre-existing relationship formed prior to the call. Exempts bona fide candidates, officeholders, and political parties that make calls to announce town meetings, fund-raisers, and other events of interest to existing constituents and supporters.
In conflict with the Constitution of the State of Colorado, Article II - Bill of Rights, Section 10 - Freedom of speech and press; SB 48 is a blatant and outrageous attack on free speech! In the 21st century, using automatic dialing machines to inform and educate voters of pending legislation and ballot issues is an essential element of a free society!
You can view SB 48 on-line at:
ACTION: The State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee will be reviewing this bill (and hearing testimony later). Please contact the Representatives on this committee and urge them to defend our political freedom of speech by OPPOSING SB 48!
Colorado State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee:
Paul Weissmann-Chair (D) 303-866-2920 [email protected]
Nancy Todd-ViceChair (D) 303-866-2919 [email protected]
Douglas Bruce (R) 303-866-5525 [email protected]
Terrance Carroll (D) 303-866-2909 [email protected]
Edward Casso (D) 303-866-2964
Mark Ferrandino (D) 303-866-2911 [email protected]
Rafael L. Gallegos (D) 303-866-2916 [email protected]
Jeanne Labuda (D) 303-866-2966 [email protected]
Kent Lambert (R) 303-866-2937 [email protected]
Kevin Lundberg (R) 303-866-2907 [email protected]