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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:05 PM

UPDATED Toll Free Capitol Hill numbers (for calling to support Obama on the gun issue):

Hey guys -

I went through all the numbers I saved to get to the Capitol Hill switchboard, TOLL FREE. Two of them are still good.

1 (866) 338 - 1015

and

1 (866) 220 - 0044

There's a recording that comes on and some music because all the lines are busy, but you get in soon enough. I just used the first one to call dana rohrabacher and the second one to call cathy mcmorris rogers. BOTH republi-CONS, both NOT mine, personally, but they still need to know. My kid was in school in rogers' district, and I myself used to be in school in Orange County, part of which is represented by that rohrabacher knuckledragger. I spoke to staffers each time, and they were courteous. I've encountered in-yer-facers before, but neither of these were. They seemed receptive.

THEY NEED TO HEAR FROM US and to be reminded that there are WAY more of us than there are teabaggers, and WE WANT THIS, AND WE WANT THEM TO KNOW WE WANT THIS, and we want them to stand WITH President Obama and VP Biden on this, and NOT OBSTRUCT ON THIS!!! I beseeched them as a mother and a wife and a woman (reminder, reminder, reminder about that key demographic that the GOP sucks with). I reminded them that a vast majority of NRA rank-n-file members agree with US on these restrictions to WANTON ACCESS TO GUNS.
(FRAMING NOTE: if I dare be so bold, please consider perhaps using or adapting that phrase. The word "wanton" is VERY descriptive and loaded with meaning a la - indiscriminate, reckless, WAY overboard in the so-called "freedom" department.)

I also noted that we should all consider going back to muskets and bayonets (BUZZ PHRASE) which was the firearm currency when the Founders were doing their thing, for all those strict Constitutional "originalists" or "traditionalists" or whatever they're calling themselves this hour, as far as supporting a literal interpretation of the Constitution. Because the Founders surely were NOT protecting any Tom, Dick, or Harry's right to have mow-down machines that can pick off half a neighborhood in less than a minute. At least those olden-day weapons only nailed a single victim at a time.

Anyway, if I find more toll free numbers, I'll post 'em, and put 'em in my sig line, since I tend to post a lot.

PLEASE people, don't be afraid to call in. Especially if sentiment is running numerically in OUR favor!

rohrabacher's staffer said they were getting a LOT of calls like mine.

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Reply UPDATED Toll Free Capitol Hill numbers (for calling to support Obama on the gun issue): (Original post)
calimary Jan 2013 OP
kjackson227 Jan 2013 #1
Jefferson23 Jan 2013 #2
calimary Jan 2013 #3
calimary Jan 2013 #4
cali Jan 2013 #5
hopemountain Jan 2013 #6
calimary Jan 2013 #7
hopemountain Jan 2013 #8
calimary Jan 2013 #9
virginia mountainman Jan 2013 #10
calimary Jan 2013 #11

Response to calimary (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:11 PM

1. Done, and K&R

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:11 PM

2. Thanks calimary, and I agree, we need to keep up the sentiment that's in our favor.

K&R

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:19 PM

3. Found two more:

1 (877) 662 - 2889

and

1 (866) 529 - 7630

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Response to calimary (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:26 PM

4. One additional, mainly for Senators:

1 (888) 907 - 1485

This one's from the Coalition for Human Needs. It starts with a recorded message thanking you for voicing your opinion to protest dangerous federal cuts to programs that help people in need. Then you input your zip code and hopefully get through. I only got the message machines for Boxer and Feinstein, but I left my opinion on there.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:28 PM

5. thank you!

Now here's something we can all do.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:34 PM

6. i also called the whitehouse toll number 1-202-456-1111

but, they don't keep pst hours...lol. call 9am-5pm est.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:36 PM

7. EXCELLENT! The White House needs to hear from us, too.

But for those who want or need toll free numbers to Congress or the Senate, they do exist and they're up 'n' running! I think the toll free numbers are operational beyond the 9-5 Eastern time window.

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Response to calimary (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:47 PM

8. thanks, calimary

all of the numbers are programmed to my cell.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:50 PM

9. Good idea. I'm just learning to use mine. But I think I'll add those in there.

After all, I'm not always at my computer.

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:44 PM

10. Thanks for the number,

I will send it to all my friends!

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Response to calimary (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:27 AM

11. Kicking, for the new day (to call your congresscritter - TOLL FREE!)

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