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For Immediate Release: Radio Message Warns Iowa Listeners of Looming Threat to Constitution

Jill Garvey • Feb 14, 2011

A radio campaign launching February 14 asks Iowa listeners to call Rep. Steven King, R-Iowa, and urge him to leave the Constitution alone.

Airing on four Iowa stations, the radio spots say that Rep. King’s efforts will undermine the Constitution that guarantees citizenship to those born in the United States.

According to the Reverend David L. Ostendorf of the Center for New Community, “King’s actions to undermine the Constitution reach far beyond his Iowa district. His actions affect every community and state in the nation. Millions of Americans would be caught up in a government bureaucracy to verify their birthplace. It would be a government nightmare.”

The radio campaign will air on stations WHO-AM (Des Moines), KFAB-AM (Council Bluffs/Omaha), KSCI-AM (Sioux City) and KWMT-AM (Fort Dodge).

The Center for New Community is a national organization representing many faith traditions. It works with local leaders and institutions to defend democracy, empower communities and promote equality.

According to Ostendorf, “the people of Iowa and the nation need to be concerned. Representative King treats the Constitution as if it is a document to be edited and changed according to his own personal view of the world.”

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