Thank Your Senator for Standing Up to Obama!

Thank Your Senator for Standing Up to Obama!

September 27, 2012

Dear Friends,

Although you won’t hear much about it in the mainstream media, we are thrilled to report that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 41 other Senators filed an amicus brief yesterday in a case pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging  President Obama’s non-recess recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in January. 

In a press release announcing the brief, Leader McConnell called the President’s appointments an “unprecedented power grab” and declared, “We will demonstrate to the Court how the President’s unconstitutional actions fundamentally endanger the Congress’ role in providing a check on the excesses of the executive branch.”

The suit is being brought by Noel Canning, a family-owned soft drink bottler and distributer in Washington State. The company is challenging the NLRB’s determination that it must enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a labor union.

Take Action!

Back in January, Eagle Forum issued this alert urging you to call your Senators and tell them to stand up against this egregious abuse of power, and many of you did.  Below is the list of Senators who signed onto the brief.  If either or both of your Senators are on this list, please take a moment to call and thank them for standing up to President Obama and fighting his unconstitutional acts.  You will note that some of the Senators listed are not stalwart conservatives.  It is important to let them know that constituents take notice when they do the right thing.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY)
Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH)
Sen. John Barrasso (WY)
Sen. Roy Blunt (MO)
Sen. John Boozman (AR)
Sen. Richard Burr (NC)
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (GA)
Sen. Daniel Coats (IN)
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK)
Sen. Thad Cochran (MS)
Sen. Susan M. Collins (ME)
Sen. Bob Corker (TN)
Sen. John Cornyn (TX)
Sen. Mike Crapo (ID)
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC)
Sen. Michael B. Enzi (WY)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC)
Sen. Chuck Grassley (IA)
Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (UT)
Sen. John Hoeven (ND)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX)
Sen. James M. Inhofe (OK)
Sen. Johnny Isakson (GA)
Sen. Mike Johanns (NE)
Sen. Ron Johnson (WI)
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ)
Sen. Mike Lee (UT)
Sen. Richard G. Lugar (IN)
Sen. John McCain (AZ)
Sen. Jerry Moran (KS)
Sen. Rand Paul (KY)
Sen. Rob Portman (OH)
Sen. James E. Risch (ID)
Sen. Pat Roberts (KS)
Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (AL)
Sen. Richard C. Shelby (AL)
Sen. John Thune (SD)
Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (PA)
Sen. David Vitter (LA)
Sen. Roger F. Wicker (MS)

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

Further Reading:

President Obama’s nconstitutional recess appointments

In target:
Thank you for signing onto the amicus brief and taking a stand against President Obama’s egregious recess appointment. I will tell my friends and neighbors that you took a stand!

Not in target list:
I am disappointed to see you didn’t sign the amicus brief holding President Obama accountable for his take action unconstitutional recess appointments. I will tell my friends and neighbors about your refusal to hold President Obama accountable.