Stop the gag rule on ethics reform!
Newspapers around the country have condemned the House ethics and lobbyist reform bill as a "joke" (Washington Post" and "snow job" (USA Today.) And now House Speaker Dennis Hastert and House Majority Leader John Boehner are now trying to silence debate on this sham bill, by getting the Rules Committee to issue a "closed rule."
The Rules Committee votes on the closed rule on Wednesday. We can stop this "gag rule" in its tracks if we can generate hundreds of emails to House leaders demanding open debate. (A similar message will be sent to activists in all our districts, but letting the House leadership know that we are on to their game is especially important.)
Tell House Speaker Hastert and House Majority Leader Boehner to end their attempt to get a closed rule! Demand open debate on ethics reform, and support strong amendments to the current toothless bill!
As always, you can make your message even stronger by adding your own words, thoughts and feelings, especially in the subject line and opening paragraph.