Monday, February 15, 2010

Action Alert: South Dakota SB 152 - Unconditional Access for OBC! Vote Yes!

BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT
SOUTH DAKOTA SB 152

PLEASE FORWARD FREELY.

SB 152, a 100% unconditional open records bill, will be voted upon on the floor of the South Dakota Senate on Tuesday, February 16th.

Bastard Nation: The Adoptee Rights Organization, urges everyone to write to the Senators of South Dakota immediately and ask them to vote YES on SB 152, which will give all adoptees equal rights. SB 152 will allow any adoptee 18 years or older to obtain a copy of that person’s original birth certificate upon written application, with no conditions or restrictions.

SB 152 is sponsored by Senators Adelstein, Jerstad, and Merchant and Representatives Lederman, Feinstein, Lust, McLaughlin, and Sly.
The bill was heard first by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The only change made in committee was omitting a contact preference form in the bill. It was felt that this form was not necessary to the bill. The Senate committee passed the bill with a vote of 4 to 2.

Help make 2010 the year South Dakota goes over the top! Please bombard the senators with your letters of rousing support!. You can read the bill at:

http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2010/Bill.aspx?File=SB152SHE.htm

CONTACT INFORMATION

South Dakota has made it very easy for everyone to write.

http://legis.state.sd.us/email/LegislatorEmail.aspx?MemberID=30s:

Go here to get started: Start out with first Senator on the list. Put SB 152 in your email subject line. Write your letter or attach it, click Send, and then in the Drop Down Box, choose next Senator in line and click Send, etc... It’s like an easy cut-&-paste arrangement. All you need is one letter.

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