This is a repost of an email that I received from the ARRL.
As a follow up to Director Woolweaver’s division email. Message from
President Kay Craigie –
We are at a critical time for S. 1685, The Amateur Radio Parity Act of
2015, in the United States Senate. There is reason to think this
legislation will be considered in the Senate Committee on Commerce,
Science, and Transportation as early as next week. That is an extremely
important step in the bill’s progress towards success.
We have learned that opponents of the legislation have urged their
members to contact members of the Senate committee to communicate what
can only be called bald-faced lies about the bill’s intent and
A number of steps are being taken to counteract those lies. We have to
remind the Senators on the committee that amateur radio operators in
their states want them to support the bill. I’m asking for your help as
Texas Senator Cruz is on the Commerce committee.
It is quick and easy to do what needs to be done.
Please phone the Senator’s office in Washington, DC, at or phone a
local office. Or send an e-mail to the Senator using his official web
The message is simple: “I’m a constituent and an amateur radio
operator. I urge Senator Cruz to support S. 1685, the Amateur Radio
Parity Act, when it comes up for a vote in committee on November 18th.
The Senator’s Washington, DC, phone number is posted at
His own web page showing local office numbers and an e-mail template is
Whether you phone or e-mail, the key thing is to do it now. As in,
ARRL South Texas Section
Section Manager: Lee H Cooper, W5LHC