Victory Tour: Public Advocate's Eugene Delgaudio Departs Arizona for Kansas, Missouri, Idaho and Mississippi
In a statement released Thursday March 13, Eugene Degaudio, president of Public Advocate said:
Public Advocate is rallying back after the shocking blow in Arizona.
Despite her supposedly conservative status, Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a Religious Protection Act in her state.
Even worse, was the opposition this bill faced from Republican senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.
Both senators loudly demanded the bill be vetoed.
However, this is not the only version of this bill at the state level.
Public Advocate supporters are reaching out this past week to their state Senators in Kansas and Missouri insisting that the local versions of the Arizona bill be passed post haste.
In Kansas, the President of the Senate Susan Wagle and Governor Brownback are receiving hundreds of phone calls.
Our supporters are asking Wagle to get HB 2453 moving forward again, and asking Brownback to do whatever he can to rescue this bill.
Gov. Brownback has already promised to sign the bill once he receives it.
In Missouri, Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey and Majority Leader Ron Richard are hearing from Missouri supporters in support of SB 916.
There are also versions of this bill in Idaho and Mississippi and our supporters will soon be taking action there as well.