We’ve made huge progress in hastening the defeat of the Quick Kill Bill. Thanks to you, the Assembly bill has lost a total of nine co-sponsors and has only six remaining. Even better, the sponsor of the Senate companion legislation has withdrawn his support and his bill, leaving the Quick Kill Bill without Senate support.
You can keep track of the progress here on this post, which I keep updated with all the latest information – and all current Assembly supporters are listed there with their office numbers as well as email links to contact them. Please don’t stop contacting these Assembly members and asking them to withdraw their support.
Word is coming from Amy Paulin’s camp that she is frightened of the opposition and that her office has received threats against her. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I expect her to begin making that claim to the press within the next few days. If there is in fact anyone out there pursuing personal threats or intimating violence against Ms. Paulin, I have a message for you: stop. It is not only wrong, it is spectacularly unhelpful and unnecessary, enabling her to paint her opposition – us – in a very unflattering light. We need not any threat of violence while we have the truth, and violent rhetoric serves no purpose other than to marginalize us. Don’t do it, and don’t stand by if you see others doing it. Many of us involved in this fight are also proponents of the philosophy of No Kill, which is at its core a philosophy of kindness and consideration. Violence and the threat thereof has no place there.
Keep fighting the bill. Don’t stop. But fight it with the truth, fight it with logic, fight it with heart. It’s not long now.
Nonviolence is the weapon of the strong.