To all Border Patrol Agents in the
Laredo and Surrounding areas....THIS HAS
TO BE DONE THIS MORNING 6/26/2013.
PLEASE CONTACT THE FIVE LEGISLATORS LISTED BELOW. THIS IS TIME SENSITIVE, without action, the PAY REFORM MAY NOT EVEN GET VOTED ON!!!
(EMAIL THIS FORM TO YOUR FELLOW AGENTS ASAP, do NOT USE GOVERNMENT EQUIPMENT or EMAIL ADDRESSES THOUGH)
IMPORTANT: This information should not be downloaded using government equipment, read during duty time, or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support of and/or against legislation. Do not list your government email or government address in filling out this message, and do not use a government provided phone for this action.
The National Border Patrol Council strongly supports Senator Jon Tester’s amendment on Border Patrol pay reform, SA 1666, and urges that it be included in the “managers’ package” as the Senate finishes debating the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, S. 744. The amendment, which has been agreed to by DHS and CBP, will make needed improvements to Border Patrol agents’ overtime and pay system. But we won’t get the Tester Amendment passed without your calls to the following Senators:
The Senators are:
1. John Cornyn of Texas, 202-224-2934
2. John Hoeven of North Dakota, 202-224-2551
3. Susan Collins of Maine, 202-224-2523
4. John McCain of Arizona, 202-224-2235
5. Jeff Flake of Arizona, 202-224-4521
Only tell Cornyn (staff) that we are from Texas. The other Senators (staff) we just say that we are Border Patrol Agents.
You can use the following script either to talk to the Senator’s staff or to leave your message:
“Hello, my name is _______________. I am a Border Patrol agent at _________________, _______. I’m calling to ask Senator ________________ to include the Tester amendment, SA 1666, in the managers’ package of the immigration bill. Tester’s amendment would modernize border patrol agent pay, greatly improve border security, and save the federal government money. Will my Senator support SA 1666, the Tester amendment?” (Wait for answer; record and report back.)……Close your call by saying: “Thank you very much”.