NEED HELP NOW: Snyder v. Phelps – Al Snyder’s request for a favor

Subject: NEED HELP NOW: Snyder v. Phelps – Al Snyder’s request for a favor
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 15:50:45 -0400

Dear Friends,

Al Snyder and I are asking for your help NOW re: the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case,

Snyder v. Phelps

to help stop protests at military funerals! At your earliest opportunity, please:

1. Print the attached letter

– which can also be found by clicking here.

2. Sign and mail the letter to BOTH your Governor and state Attorney General

.  Ready to print mailing labels of the addresses for both your Governor and state Attorney General can also be found by clicking here

. The more letters sent the better!

3. Then, please forward this email

to your entire address book and ask your friends to assist Mr. Snyder by mailing the attached letter and forwarding this email to all of their friends. If you are on Facebook, please post this message on your Wall too.
4. Check the interactive map of the United States regularly in coming days on to see which states are supporting this case; which we have heard are actively considering it and which we have not yet heard from and need to be contacted ASAP!

THIS WILL TAKE YOU ONLY ABOUT 5-10 MINUTES and every person counts – every letter counts!  Each letter and each one of us makes a difference.  All of us together can make a big difference. But we ALL need to do this NOW! Please complete steps 1-3 above.

All of our men and women serving in the Armed Forces are entitled to dignity and respect and Mr. Snyder won’t give up until they get it.  But, he needs your help to get the job done. Al Snyder wants to thank you for your support, time, effort and help and thanks you very much in advance for mailing letters to your Governor and state Attorney General.   

To help stop protests at military funerals, the objective of this request for help is to GET ALL 50 STATES to sign ONE AMICUS BRIEF which is being drafted by the Kansas Attorney General.  On May 3, 2010, I wrote a letter to the remaining 49 states requesting that each state join the brief being filed by Kansas .  In a few short days, North Dakota agreed to join the brief and Maryland, Illinois and Massachusetts  have specifically stated that their respective states are currently determining whether or not to join the brief.  All states can join it simply by contacting the Attorney General of Kansas, Steve Six, but the deadline is June 1st and they need time to review and decide! If a state joins the Kansas brief (details below), there is very little, if any, expense to the state.  At most, it would take one state attorney an hour or two to review the Kansas brief.  In short, the time and expense for each state is nominal, at most.

Here are some more details about this case and our current plea for help. This tragic case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this coming October: Snyder v. Phelps. Here is a link to a video that summarizes this whole thing in a few minutes which aired on Good Morning America on April 1st – and a link to a story that appeared in many U.S. newspapers a few weeks ago (thousands of articles have been written about this case/situation):

This case is about hundreds of military families that have been victimized by Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church .  Stated differently, it is also about approximately 300 million decent Americans VERSUS approximately 70 cult members (i.e., Phelps and his family) that are harassing people at funerals. There are currently in existence 2 Federal and approximately 47 state laws designed specifically to stop this harassment.  In my judgment, no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court decides in this case, either these existing laws become unconstitutional or will likely be re-written to comply with the decision. 


Thankfully, due to your incredible generosity and the generosity of hundreds of thousands of other Americans and other supporters from all over the world, we have already raised all the money needed. Importantly, I am working on this case pro bono as is my law firm and not one penny is going to legal fees. Many other people are also helping pro bono, because we all share an intense desire to help insure members of our military are treated with the basic human decency and the respect they deserve.

There are almost 1M total supporters of this cause on Facebook. Our main page is entitled I Support Al Snyder in His Fight Against Westboro Baptist Church”, the new one designed to bring all 1 million together is United Against Westboro Baptist Church!” – please encourage everyone you know to join it!  In addition, the American Legion, the VFW and their 1.5 million members and many other military organizations and groups are supporting this as are a variety of other people. As both Michael Moore AND Bill O’Reilly have recently said: “All decent Americans support you.”

Thank you so very much for your interest and support!

If you would like to be removed from this e-mail distribution list, please REPLY to this communication, write “REMOVE” in the subject box and send.

Sean E. Summers
Barley Snyder LLC
100 East Market Street
York , PA 17401
717.852.4997 – Direct Dial

717.843.8492 – Fax
Barley Snyder  LLC
                    ATTORNEYS AT LAW

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