Sunday, August 16, 2009

Christian Persecution Continues In Burma (Myanmar)

An article published on-line at Mission Network News shows that persecution of Christians in Burma continues. Villages are attacked with mortars and machine guns, water supplies are poisoned, people are burned alive. These atrocities and more are committed against Christians and others.

Please pray for the Christians in Burma. Contact your Congressman and raise the awareness.

Look For New Posts On My Blog!

Sorry my blog posts have been few and far between this summer. I've had a lot of business travel since May and it has prevented me from writing for my blog. I'm catching up now and hope you enjoy my new posts!

Foxx To Host Telephone Town Hall

The following is from a press release from NC Congresswoman Virginia Foxx.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Thursday, August 20 Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will host a district-wide telephone town hall on the topic of healthcare reform for Fifth District constituents. Constituents can call into the town hall meeting by dialing 1-877-850-4133 at 6:30 pm and entering the password FOXX (3699).

"We need sensible healthcare reform that is patient centered, not government-centered or insurance company-centered,” Foxx said. “In the midst of the national debate over healthcare reform many constituents want to know what their government is up to with healthcare.

“North Carolina taxpayers are rightly demanding that Washington slow down the process and listen to their concerns,” Foxx said. “So I am looking forward to hearing constituents’ thoughts about the healthcare reform bills moving through Congress.”

Constituents will be connected to a live conference call with Rep. Foxx and other constituents in the Fifth District when they call 1-877-850-4133 on August 20 at 6:30 pm. All participants will need to enter a password for the call: the password is F-O-X-X (3699). After joining the call, participants will be able to ask Rep. Foxx questions about the healthcare reform or any other issues on their mind.

“Please join me on this telephone town hall,” Foxx said. “This will be a great opportunity for constituents to let their voice be heard in the important healthcare debate in Congress no matter where they live in the Fifth District."

This telephone town hall is open to constituents in North Carolina’s Fifth District.
Individuals can visit Rep. Foxx’s website, or click here to determine if they are a Fifth District resident.

Foxx Comment On DNC's Misleading NC Voters

The following is from an Aug 14 press release from NC Congresswoman Virginia Foxx.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (NC05) issued the following statement today after North Carolina constituents were misled by the DNC this week into fake “meetings” in Foxx’s District offices:

“The Democratic National Committee is shooting itself in the foot,” Foxx said. “We’re in the middle of an historic economic downturn, we’re working to reform our healthcare system and the best the DNC can do is deceive well-meaning citizens into thinking they’ve set up meetings in my office.

“Everyone should have an opportunity to voice their opinion on healthcare reform. But purposefully confusing constituents into thinking they’ve scheduled a meeting with me when no such arrangements are made with my office is disrespectful of these people’s time and resources.

“The vast majority of people who have stopped by my district offices to express their support for President Obama’s plan have been polite and civil. But some have also been very confused by the DNC’s deceptive tactics. This is very disappointing and I hope the DNC and Organizing for American can find a more constructive way to join in the debate.”

Note: The DNC, through it’s Organizing for America arm, has been allowing people to “schedule” meetings with their Members of Congress at a DNC web site. Individuals who “schedule” a meeting with their representative are given a time and date for the meeting. But their representatives are not given any information regarding these scheduled meetings. During a busy month when Representatives attend dozens of meetings and events around their districts, many constituents who are misled by the DNC web site are finding that their representative is hours away when they arrive for their “scheduled meeting”. Read news coverage of this tactic here.