Congressional Resolution--Help Needed

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  1. K5XS

    K5XS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Representative Debbie Lasko from the 8th District in Arizona has introduced a House Resolution to declare April 21, 2021 National Amateur Radio Operators Day.

    Her proposed resolution is here;

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/1201/text

    I just got off the phone with the staffer in her office working the bill, and he was genuinely enthusiastic about it and sees it as a great opportunity to showcase the Amateur Radio Service.

    I noted to him that there are presently no co-sponsors, and he replied that they are working that, and that they are currently working with the following Representatives to obtain their co-sponsorship of the resolution:

    Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04)

    Joe Courtney (CT-02)

    Carol Miller (WV-03)

    Peter Welch (VT)

    Deb Haaland (NM-01)

    Russ Fulcher (ID-01)

    Ken Buck (CO-04)

    If you are interested in seeing this resolution passed, you may want to communicate that to the above Representatives, particularly if they represent your District/State. If you are unsure how to contact a member of Congress, full information can be found here:

    https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

    Note that odds of passing the resolution in the limited time remaining of this Congress are small, but Congresswoman Lasko will re-introduce it again with the next Congress, and obtaining co-sponsorships now will help greatly with that early next year.

    73,
    Bernie
     
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  2. K9GLS

    K9GLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    On a Wednesday... when April 18,2021 is World Amateur Radio Day. Wonder what her call sign is? Yep thought so... but I digress. Carry on.
     
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2020
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  3. WA6VVC

    WA6VVC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Don't need a resolution to feel good. Everyday is Amateur Radio Operators Day at my ham shack.
     
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  4. K3RW

    K3RW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Greg Walden (R-OR) is retiring at the end of this term, but he is also a ham: W7EQI.
     
  5. K3FHP

    K3FHP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    You betcha' it is.... specially when the SFI is over 100. But I'd greater appreciate them supporting free speech.
     
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  6. KC9TNH

    KC9TNH Ham Member QRZ Page

    The day before Patriots' Day. Hmm.
     
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  7. W9VTT

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    why
     
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  8. WW2E

    WW2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congress is constantly declaring commemorative days -- a meaningless and embarrassing waste of time. We can take our place among National Garlic Day, National High Five Day, and National Jelly Bean Day (all actual Congressional resolutions). Does that make you feel proud?
     
    KE6UPI, K8CGS, W4ABC and 6 others like this.
  9. AB5WX

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    I'm slightly biased to the date on the 21st of April, as that is my birthday lol
     
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  10. KC3PBI

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    This is a resolution worthy of a regional radio club.

    ...and then once a bunch of clubs are seen to support it, it'll be a cinch to gain national recognition.

    Why tie up the US House of Reps with it?
    At best, this is putting the cart before the horse. At worst it's a tragic waste of resources- they've got many more important things to do.
     
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