The Senate is gearing up to cast its last votes on Wall Street reform tomorrow. Right now, we believe we might have just enough votes to pass this historic legislation.
But we won't know until the final vote is cast -- and we're only certain of one thing: it could come down to one single senator. That's how close this is -- and that's how urgently we need your help.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller has been fighting alongside President Obama to pass this bill and needs to know West Virginians appreciate that leadership.
Call him now and let him know you support Wall Street reform -- and then make sure to let us know what he said:
Call Sen. Rockefeller at (202) 224-6472. Reform is facing one last showdown in the Senate. Lobbyists for the big banks are doing everything they can to stop this legislation before it lands on President Obama's desk. Please call Senator Rockefeller today! Thanks!
The public financing bill for state Supreme Court races went into effect on June 11, 2010. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant made the first contribution to the fund. Click here to read the Secretary's press release. Anyone interested in contributing to the fund should call Brian Messer at (304) 558-6000 or (866) 767-8683, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A public hearing to receive oral comments proposed rules for the public financing pilot project will be held at 6:00 PM this Thursday, July 15, 2010 in the Governor’s Press Conference Room in the Secretary of State’s Office.
A copy of the rules (pdf) is available here. Click here for more information. In addition, the State Elections Commission has filed proposed rules for the public financing pilot project. In addition, written comments on the rules may be filed with the State Election Commission before 5:00 PM on Monday, July 19, 2010. Comments can be mailed to:
State Election Commission
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