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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:43 PM
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FOLKS! We are at DEF CON 1 : Please call your congress people TODAY!
I will start the state roll call with my home state of Oregon. Please list yours with a state title for easy access for other users. Our people need to get with their people and let them know the Senate Finance Committee bill is garbage and we cannot accept that.

http://www.visi.com/juan/congress /

Just click on your state and get the list of people you can/should call.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:45 PM
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1. i should call McCain, Kyl and
shaddegg -- all f-----g repubs.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:46 PM
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5. I'm calling Giffords...
at least she is a, cough, blue dog Democrat.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:45 PM
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2. I'm calling to tell them to just kill the whole thing.

And come back in a year or two with Medicare for all (that we pay to buy into).
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:45 PM
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3. Good positive action. I like that. nt
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:49 PM
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7. took a while to get through to Wyden's office which is a good sign.
I am sure many Oregonians are going ballistic about now. Now for Merkeley and Wu.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:55 PM
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9. gotta look at it as the glass is always empty... wait...
:crazy:
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:57 PM
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12. i don't get it.
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SIMPLYB1980 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:56 PM
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10. +1
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:45 PM
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4. Oregon
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 03:55 PM by PretzelWarrior
Call these SENATORS FIRST:

Senator Ron Wyden (D- OR) 202-224-5244

Senator Jeff Merkley (D- OR) 202-224-3753

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Then if you're extra motivated you can call your rep.


Representative David Wu (D - 01) 202-225-0855


Representative Greg Walden (R - 02) 202-225-6730


Representative Earl Blumenauer (D - 03) 202-225-4811


Representative Peter DeFazio (D - 04) 202-225-6416


Representative Kurt Schrader (D - 05) 202-225-5711
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:46 PM
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6. K&R nt
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andym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:54 PM
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8. California
Boxer (202) 224-3553

Feinstein (202) 224-3841
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:56 PM
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11. cool. I just changed my post of Oregon info to have just phone numbers
so as not to confuse people or dilute the message.

I like it. Just senators' phone numbers ought to be enough.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:00 PM
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13. hello fellow oregonian
:hi:
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:03 PM
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16. hello from Portland!
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:13 PM
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23. me too
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:18 PM
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26. cool! I'll be running around MusicFest NW this week.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:01 PM
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14. Colorado: Udall's phone person thanked me for the call and wrote
down what I said. Now on to the next one.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:03 PM
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15. yeah. Wyden's guy wasn't enthusiastic. but Merkley's made sure to point out
that Merkley has always been for strong public option. I said "yes, I know and am happy he supports that. I am merely putting myself on record as urging him to join with other senators in opposing this mess of a finance committee bill". He was very stoked to be taking my information.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:04 PM
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18. Bennett's guy said that he hadn't read Baucus' bill yet and wouldn't
say what he thinks about it. But he was diligent about writing down what I said. So that's good, anyway. At least they're not ignoring public option proponents.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:16 PM
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25. Jared Polis: His ofc says they're getting lots of pro public option
calls and that he's for it.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:04 PM
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17. Colorado: Udall and Bennet CALLED!
Told both of their staffers that the Baucus bill is completely unacceptable, and that they should support the HELP Committee bill or HR 3200 instead.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:05 PM
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19. When I talked to Bennet's guy, he said he hadn't read it yet so
he couldn't officially comment. But it sounded positive anyway.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:09 PM
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20. Oh jeebus. Called Coffman from Colorado. He's a republican
Surprisingly the call didn't go badly, but of course he won't support any democratic bill. He has introduced his own, which I'm sure is worthless.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:11 PM
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22. it probably has something about tax cuts and drilling for oil
as a way out of our health care crisis. fucking Republican tools.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:13 PM
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24. That's it! Drill for health care baby, Drill!
You made me laugh out loud really.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:10 PM
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21. exactly right
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:23 PM
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27. Who here is in John Salazar's district in Colorado? My area code will
be a red flag for his phone person to ignore me. And he's a blue dog. Can somebody call him?
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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:10 PM
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28. What is the Baucus bill #?
I'm going to call tomorrow.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:13 PM
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30. I'm looking. We must get this stinker shot down and fast. TIMING is everything
I'm glad you're calling. I'll try to update with the bill number unless someone else beats me to it.
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:18 PM
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32. Those will be tough but needed calls. Thank you. nt
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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:12 PM
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38. America's Healthy Future Act of 2009
I couldn't find a number, but that's okay.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:12 PM
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29. Indiana: Lugar, Bayh and Ellsworth
Message I sent to my reps.

"The bill Baucus has contrived is not substantial and should be rejected.

Reform, real reform, will give the citizens a Public Option without any concerns the Health Insurance Industry may have. They will live, but I can not say the same for us out here.

A Public Option is the right thing to do, but the best thing to do is Single Payer. As it has been demonstrated all the other industrialized nations who have a single payer system...IT WORKS.

Stop letting corporation run our country and let the Government do what it is suppose to do; which is protect us from them."
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:17 PM
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31. Great work! Together we can make a difference. :) nt
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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:21 PM
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33. AGAIN?? I'm Thinking It's Just NOT WORKING! Especially The ONES I
have to call all the time!!! For the most part I only get the "standard" thank you for taking time to call crap in return!! I'm not their type of person, and mostly it doesn't matter to them because they don't have much fear about getting re-elected!

Vern Buchanan got elected the FIRST time with about 10 or eleven law suits against him, he won by 360 votes! 18,500 got lost in the Bay or something, who knows? The second time he ran against the same person, and with even MORE lawsuits, he got elected with 63% of the votes! Then their's BILL Nelson, a DLC'er for sure and mostly a DINO, and ALSO Mel Martinez!

Nope, THEY don't care about ME or mine! I WILL call again... just so they can put my name down ONE MORE TIME!! Vern does do sort of a "robo call thingie" when he must need something! Otherwise, I'm less than a number to him!
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:24 PM
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34. ugghh...Florida? Jeez. I feel for you. your calls are appreciated by us.
I don't know what to say. If we can't even muster basic passion and requisite response when it matters most, maybe we don't deserve leaders who will stand up and attempt this challenging course.

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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:21 AM
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41. Well, THEY Don't Appreciate Them... I Kinda Get THAT Feeling... EVEN From
Billy-Boy Nelson!!!

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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:28 PM
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35. I know how you feel. I just had to call a Colorado Repub congressman.
I was so sweet that there was no way that guy didn't take the message down. Won't do any good but at least my opinion will be passed along.
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:49 PM
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36. Washington
Senator Patty Murray (D- WA) 202-224-2621
Senator Maria Cantwell (D- WA) 202-224-3441
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PretzelWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:33 PM
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37. Missouri
Senator Kit Bond (R- MO) 202-224-5721

Senator Claire McCaskill (D- MO) 202-224-6154
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:45 PM
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39. I feel too stupid to call ..... I need talking points. NT
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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:49 PM
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42. Here's an example script:
http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/whipcalls0914

I also added the ability of the gov't to negotiate the price of prescription drugs. It also helps to find out what bills your Senator/Rep has sponsored or authored and comment/add if necessary.

Personally I skipped the third part only because I know it will be a cold day in hell before Vitter or Scalise vote for a public option. And I've already snail mailed Landrieu about it. I'll lean on her more when the time comes.

This was my first time calling as well. Nobody will argue with you. All you do is ask the clerk to take a message, say your spiel, and thank the clerk.
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bluethruandthru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:03 PM
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40. I just emailed Mikulski.
I'll follow up with calls in the morning.
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