Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Victory in the Senate

From Campaign For Liberty:

Today Campaign for Liberty members like you made history!

You see, over the last week, Campaign for Liberty members have flooded the Senate with phone calls demanding they vote for my Audit the Fed bill.

And members like you also provided Campaign for Liberty with the resources necessary to run a series of hard-hitting Internet ads targeting weak-kneed senators.

And THANKS to those efforts, earlier today, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate, 53-44, voted in favor of Audit the Fed!

While we were unable to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to break the filibuster launched by Fed allies like Sherrod Brown (OH), Elizabeth Warren (MA), and Janet Yellen's favorite Republican, Bob Corker (TN), having a majority in the Senate is quite a victory!

And this is only the beginning. Even before the vote was completed, your Campaign for Liberty staff was preparing a two-pronged campaign to make Audit the Fed a huge issue in the upcoming elections, and forcing politicians to either pass Audit the Fed this year... Or face a sea of angry voters in the fall.

Prong one is to go back to the House, and push for a new vote there to pass Audit the Fed. Remember, the House voted overwhelmingly on September 17, 2014 to Audit the Fed, 333-92. That will set the table for another showdown in the Senate, with election day looming.

At the same time, prong two will focus on rallying Campaign for Liberty members and other Americans concerned with the banksters' abuses in the swing Senate seats up for re-election this year. As the late-Senator Everett Dirksen said, "When I feel the heat, I see the light."

So with your continued support, we guarantee to make them "feel the heat."

Your actions got us this far.

Remember, the last time the Senate considered my Audit the Fed bill in 2010, only 37 senators voted yes.

This time, we faced an all-out effort by the Fed and its cronies, including going up against the most powerful big business lobby in D.C., and a PR-blitz unlike any seen before.

It’s important to note, two Democrats who voted for it in 2010, Maria Cantwell (WA) and Ron Wyden (OR) and four who voted for it in 2012 as members of the House -- Joe Donnelly (IN), Martin Heinrich (NM), Mazie Hirono (HI), and Chris Murphy (CT) -- voted “NO” today.

Only Tammy Baldwin (WI) crossed party lines to vote “YES” despite the Democrat Leadership whipping members to vote “NO.”

Please realize that it’s BECAUSE of your efforts that ANY Democrat and 51 Republicans voted for this bill today.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot even begin to thank you enough...

Even though it’s easy to be disappointed we could not ultimately break the filibuster today launched by Fed allies like Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren, and Bob Corker, make no mistake, this vote marks a huge leap toward Fed transparency.

You and I are only SEVEN VOTES away from breaking the filibuster...

(Six votes if you count Senator Ted Cruz, who, despite being an original cosponsor of the bill, decided he had “more important” things to do in New Hampshire.)

I simply can’t emphasize this enough! Having a majority of the U.S. Senate vote for Audit the Fed is DUE to the dedicated efforts of Campaign for Liberty members like you who turned up the heat on the Senate.

In fact, several Senators that we expected to vote “NO” on the bill switched their votes to “YES” after hearing from Campaign for Liberty members!

But this is far from the first time Campaign for Liberty members like you have shocked the political establishment.

When Campaign for Liberty launched its Audit the Fed efforts in 2009 most political experts thought the bill would never reach the House or Senate floor.

But you proved them wrong!

When the House overwhelmingly passed Audit the Fed in 2012, most political experts predicted that Audit the Fed would die with my retirement from Congress.

But you proved them wrong!

When Campaign for Liberty members forced the House to vote on Audit the Fed again in 2014 -- and it passed the House by an even larger margin than it did in 2012, most political experts predicted it would never be voted on in the Senate.

And, once again, you proved them wrong!

Now most experts are predicting that Audit the Fed will never break the 60-vote threshold necessary to break the banksters’ filibuster...

Well, you and I have proven them wrong before, and we can do so again!

As mentioned above, your Campaign for Liberty staff is currently putting together plans for the next step in our fight to Audit the Fed, and I will be sure to share more as soon as I can.

But right now, I wanted to sincerely say “THANK YOU!” from the bottom of my heart for all of your efforts and dedication to the cause of liberty.

For Liberty,

Ron Paul

P.S. Getting 53 votes on Audit the Fed today was an ENORMOUS achievement and couldn’t have happened without the dedicated support of Campaign for Liberty members like you.

Your Campaign for Liberty staff is already preparing our next step in this crucial fight for Fed transparency.

I’ll be sure to share more details with you soon, but please chip in whatever you can afford today toward our ongoing efforts to Audit the Fed.

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