Let your Senator and Representative hear from you! Please express support to enact into law HB 522 (formerly Section 2 of HB 695) Foreign Laws/Protect Constitutional Rights.
For all who have supported Section 2 of HB 695, now HB 522, same title: Foreign Laws/ Protect Constitutional Rights, the light is at the end of the tunnel. The original text and wording of Section 2 of HB 695 has been placed into another bill, HB 522. Click here to view HB 522.
Late last night I was notified by Representative Chris Whitmire, author and primary sponsor, that HB 522 is scheduled on the Senate Calendar for 10:00 a.m. this morning.
Your immediate action is needed!
Action: This morning If you receive this communication anytime this morning please call your Senator and President Pro Tempore Berger immediately. Express the essential need to pass HB 522 Foreign Laws/Protect Constitutional Rights. It is unknown exactly what time the vote will take place but we suspect it will be before 12 noon. Click here to find out who your Senator is and how to contact him/her. Call Pro Tempore Berger at (919) 733-5708.
If it passes the Senate, HB 522 Foreign Laws/Protect Constitutional Rights will then go to the House for concurrence, sometime early next week. If HB 522 passes the House, it will then go to the Governor to sign into law.
Action: Sometime today or first thing Monday morning Contact your Representative as well as Speaker Tillis. Click here to find out who your Representative is and how to contact him/her. Contact Speaker Tillis at 919-733-3451.
Last month CWA of North Carolina presented a Legislative Briefing to the North Carolina General Assembly, American Laws for American Courts. HB 522 (formerly Section 2 of HB 695) Foreign Laws/Protect Constitutional Rights, author and primary sponsor, Representative Chris Whitmire explains that this provision does the following:
- HB 522 follows legislation that is proven in other states. It protects our Constitutional rights, especially those of women and minorities; reinforces the Constitutional basis on which our free enterprise system was founded; and honors the order of law as made and defined in accordance with our U.S. & State Constitutions and not that of foreign lands
- HB 522 recognizes the United States Constitution and the Constitution of North Carolina as the supreme law of the state and declares the public policy of North Carolina is to protect its citizens from the application of foreign law that would violate a fundamental Constitutional right of a natural person within the context of family law as defined by Chapter 50 and 50-A of the North Carolina General Statue
- This includes protection of freedom of speech and expression, due process, equal protection and other Constitutional rights that are fundamental in American legal tradition and the basis of our free market economy
- To date, over 50 cases in 23 states have appeared in US courts with 27 of these cases infringing upon fundamental Constitutional rights. The vast majority of violations have egregiously impacted women and this critical provision provides a solution
Please let your North Carolina Senator, Representative, Pro Tempore Berger and Speaker Tillis hear from you to pass HB 522 Foreign Laws/Protect Constitutional Rights.
Pray: Pray that God will grant wisdom to the NC General Assembly to pass into law this important bill protecting citizens’ constitutional rights based on American laws not foreign laws.
Your prayers and actions will make a difference for the principles of freedom ensuring that constitutional rights legislation is maintained in North Carolina, “the shining light on the hill” (Matthew 5:14).
Serving God, Family and Country!
CWA of North Carolina