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New Orleans, Louisiana -- Choosing Marian Feast days as delivery dates, the organizers of the America Code Blue group have made two historic treks to the main post office in New Orleans.

The first batch of letters was mailed to the US Congress and US Senate at approximately 11:00 am Sept. 8, 2012, the feast of the Nativity of Mary, and the second was mailed on the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Sept. 15, 2012. 

“So far, we have mailed 20,000 signed, sealed and stamped letters,” said one of the America Code Blue organizers, Sally Steger. “And we ordered 10,000 more. We are predicting that we will mail about 40,000 to 50,000 letters by the election from New Orleans area alone.  Almost all of our 105 area parishes have participated.” 

Sally said that before their delivery “convoy” departed the first day, the group prayed together and had a small birthday party for the Blessed Mother.  

“These letters were our gift to her,” she said. “We asked her to guide the entire project and to continue to protect our country and to ensure our religious liberties. Mary is driving this project.” 

America Code Blue is made up of a group of Regnum Christi women in Louisiana who are organizing the initiative to generate a steady flow of letters in blue envelopes, expressing opposition to the HHS mandate.  The women hope this effort will help reverse the decision by the US Department of Health and Human Service to mandate that all residents and businesses, regardless of their religious beliefs, fund health insurance that includes coverage for contraception and abortifacient drugs. Their efforts have been supported by the New Orleans Archbishop and involve parishes, schools, and other Christian churches in Louisiana. 

Sally said the initiative is also spreading across the country. 

“We are pleased to announce that this whole effort is taking off,” she said. “It is posted on many protestant and catholic links on the Internet and it is also posted on a few Senators and Congresswomen´s websites. We also have lots of Facebook and Twitter activity. 

“We know of efforts in New Jersey, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Chicago, Virginia, Nebraska, California and Idaho.  You can Google ‘Blue Envelope Campaign’ to see all the buzz. 

“Also, one of my associates, Lauren Lagarde, and I have been interviewed on the radio about the project, and we have been invited to give a talk at a rally in Chicago in October.  Please pray for us....that maybe some hearts will be opened!” 

Sally and the other members of America Code Blue extend their thanks to all who have participated so far.  “Keep sending in your blue envelopes!” she said. 

She and her associates intend to make many more deliveries before the election. Go to www.americacodeblue.com to find out how to participate.

 
 
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