UPDATE Mar. 23: This bulletin from the Stop HR 1388 Facebook Group: They are now trying to mask it!!! HR 1388 has been listed again! Now S 3577 and called the NATIONAL SERVICE REAUTHORIZATION ACT!!!!
Senator Reid passed a motion Thursday night to vote for cloture at 6pm, March 23. That's Monday. This thing may be passed without debate.
CLOTURE BY 6PM!!! CALL YOUR SENATORS!!! BURN UP THE PHONE LINES!!! STOP THIS BILL!!!!
Ed. Note: Group membership now stands at 1,259 members in approximately a 24 hour period. Links to additional blogs and articles are posted on the message board at Stop HR 1388.
The new group Stop HR 1388 has formed at Facebook for the purpose of derailing HR 1388 as it heads to the US Senate after marching its large body through the House of Representatives. The bill is a massive social program that many libertarians and conservatives believe will not only once again contradict the U.S. Constitution, but also create yet another expensive, ineffective program at a time when taxpayers are levying heavy criticism at administrations past and present. The bill makes bloated social programs of the past look stick thin. Hundreds of people have signed up; the group was formed one day ago.
Officially titled the “Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act” (GIVE), the bill amends and broadens the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973. Had the government a grip on reality, members would realize volunteerism is alive and well in the US, and it doesn't come near the cost this program expansion requires.