We’ve written our Senators… you can help by doing the same!
Here’s a reprint of letter just sent out by Franz Neumeier of www.save-the-delta-queen.org (forwarded to us by Don Sanders):
Senator George Voinovich of Ohio has introduced a “Save the Delta Queen” bill in the U.S. Senate (bill no. S. 3498) by exempting her from the 1966 Safety at Sea Law. Support comes from at least seven other Senators, both Republicans and Democrats, and there are more to join in soon.
While this bill alone will not save the Delta Queen directly, it raises enormous attention and is an important step. Newspapers, TV and radio stations and blogs are reporting about the Save the Delta Queen efforts frequently and the number of media coverage increases every day now.
PLEASE, ASK YOUR SENATOR FOR SUPPORT!
Let’s utilize this momentum! Get on the phone, go to your Senator’s local offices, fire up your fax machines and urge your Senators to support and co-sponsor this important bill (S. 3498) to give the Delta Queen a chance to survive. Contact your local newspapers and TV stations to report about what it means to you and your community if the Delta Queen disappears forever. Even if you did contact your Senator before, give them an update and let them know about the bill no. S 3498.
You’ll find the contact information for your Senator at:
www.senate.gov  (in the upper right corner, just choose your state; phone numbers and addresses of your Senators will be listed).
THE DELTA QUEEN IS SAFE!
Don’t forget to point out that all this is not about safety, because the Delta Queen in fact is a very safe boat. Detailed information about the Delta Queen’s safety can be found at deltaqueen.wordpress.com/deltaqueensafety/ .
Already on the list of cosponsors of bill S. 3498 are: Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), David Vitter (R-Louisiana), Barack Obama (D-Illinois), Evan Bayh (D-Indiana), and Richard Lugur (R-Indiana).
You might also want to call these Senator’s offices to let them know how much you appreciate their support. They need to hear from all of us that they’re doing the right thing.
After a long period of struggles and doubts, I eventually do have the strong feeling that we can win this battle! The Delta Queen will be saved if we all work together. Please, contact your Senator right now. We don’t have much time to lose. Thank you very much for your help!