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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:28 PM

Will Harry Reid kill real filibuster reform? Vote is tomorrow, January 22.

It looks like the real reason we may not get real filibuster reform — the Merkley–Udall reform proposal — is Democrat Harry Reid.

But first, let that sink in. Senate Majority Leader and Democrat Harry Reid is reportedly working to preserve the Republicans’ ability to f*ck up the new Senate, just like they did the old one. Your Democrats in action.

Action Opportunity — Call today and tomorrow

This is a tight, focused action opportunity. The Senate vote is tomorrow (January 22).

Despite the fact that today is MLK Day, we should be calling Harry Reid’s office today and tomorrow (early morning EST):

Harry Reid:
(202) 224-3542


Reid also has four Nevada offices, all with phones. If you call:

Tell him (politely) to act like a Democrat instead of a Beltway insider & Mitch McConnell’s virtual golfing buddy.
Tell him to support the Merkley–Udall proposal and nothing less.
Say if he doesn’t get real filibuster reform passed in the Senate, he owns the silent filibuster for the next two years. Every Republican obstruction will be his obstruction as well.
Let’s give him naming rights if he fails us like he did two years ago. The Senator Harry Reid Silent Filibuster™, brought to you by Senator Harry Reid, the Republicans’ new best friend in the Senate.

Other Dem senators who may be wavering:

Baucus Max MT D (202) 224-2651
Boxer Barbara CA D (202) 224-3553
Feinstein Dianne CA D (202) 224-3841
Heitkamp Heidi ND D (202) 224-2043
Hirono Mazie HI D (202) 224-6361
Leahy Patrick VT D (202) 224-4242
Reed Jack RI D (202) 224-4642

Make the call, please. Today and tomorrow early (EST). Make several. I’d be shocked if the folks in the $800 suits hit the chambers anytime before 10 or 11am — gotta have time for those lobbyist breakfasts and all.


http://americablog.com/2013/01/will-harry-reid-kill-real-filibuster-reform-vote-is-tomorrow-january-22.html

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Reply Will Harry Reid kill real filibuster reform? Vote is tomorrow, January 22. (Original post)
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 OP
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #1
avebury Jan 2013 #2
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #3
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #4
davidpdx Jan 2013 #5
onenote Jan 2013 #6
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #7
MikefromMass Jan 2013 #8
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #9
Cal33 Jan 2013 #10

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:37 PM

1. If they don't go through with this they can only blame themselves when the Rs use the silent

filibuster over and over to obstruct. Also, remember these guys the next time they are up for re-election.

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Response to Filibuster Harry (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 02:40 PM

2. Yup! nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:10 AM

4. Today is the day!

Filibuster reform or Bust!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:33 AM

5. We really need the people who are constituents of the home states of those call

Especially Boxer, Feinstein, and Hirono.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:08 AM

6. Are you saying that Reid has the votes but still won't act?

Because that's not what I'm hearing. I'm hearing that he's looking for a compromise because the votes aren't there.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:07 AM

7. Yes!

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:29 AM

8. Just made three calls. Took 5 minutes

 

Be sure to mention that you are in support of Merkley-Udall specifically so that they understand exactly what you are calling for. Be forceful but rational.

5 minutes is a small sacrifice for something so important.

Thank you for posting the phone numbers.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:57 AM

9. Just called had no problem with Sen Boxer's office.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:07 AM

10. Is it really possible for Reid to be that spineless?! I can hardly believe it! If true, he

has to be out of his mind. The Dem. senators ought to kick him out of his position.

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