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art3 Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:51 PM
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My experience calling all 45 senators-what they say
here is what I did today, like you:
all day I called every single democratic senator, plus jeffords, chaffee. Im compeltely exhausted. the senators are inundated, make no doubt guys. one girl I spoke with was at the point of tears, thousands of phone calls. I asked the operator: So a high call volume today? she said tens of thousands are calling, all about ohio. good. phone lines are jammed-literally. could never get to feingold. finally got to boxer's san diego office. the only office of her's that had a open phone line! holey hell.
--my oberservations: either the staffs of these senators have been told to play coy on tommorrow's events,or they are bullshiting on the phone, or they are really pset by conyers' report and are thinking of contesting the vote.
--whose offices were most helpful: byrd, schumer, clinton. hands down.
clinton's staffer told me -hillary has a group of lawyers who are examining the issue and is deciding what action she will or will not take tommorrow on the senate floor. also he said these lawyers have been to ohio verifying information.
*schumer's staffer told me-we are flooded. thousands of calls. a real flood on ohio. said call kerry. I did-kerry's dc office says" mailbox full, sorry." has he already left the nation?
*byrd's office was especially receptive. said all the senators have conyers' report and reguard it with great seriousness.
*sen. landrieau's office: really receptive. I mentioned msnbc reported boxer may challenge. they said that changes everything. whatever that means.
*kennedy's office-snide, but then the staffer said "we are overwhelmed beyond belief. we are physically and meotionally exhausted from the calls. expressed great concern. said kennedy is deciding what action to take.
the others had nothing really distinctive, but almost all would say "let me guess, ohio right?" yes, that is how many calls.
--I just wanted my voice to be added to the tally the staffs keep on issues. clearly today's tally is exclusively in favor of contesting the vote. Im amazed that so many people are calling. the internet movement has moved to the senate and house. to all of us who have fought so hard-called, faxed letters may we find our efforts proven fruitful. if not, I will be devastated. we have done all can today, I think.
--My main worry now-if there really is a challenge, will msm interupt programming and cover the multi-hour event live. nothing like this has happened in over 100 years. oh my sore body prays.
**Also- watched cbs evening news. nothing. ahhhhh. should I e-blast the media again, this time to cover tommorrow? whew and ugh...
thanks
art
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:53 PM
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1. Thanks for the report.
This is my favorite bit:

staffer said "we are overwhelmed beyond belief. we are physically and meotionally exhausted from the calls.

GO US! WE ROCK!
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:27 PM
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35. I am sure the freepers were calling after they got their alert/ I
called Boxers office to read the alert to them. Got through.
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 08:42 PM
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51. When I called them this evening, I was told the same thing
They said that they had been flooded with calls.

DUers freaking rock. Democracy freaking rocks.

:bounce:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:53 PM
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2. McCain's office said they had "just received" Conyer's report
I added my vote to investigation....
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:58 PM
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12. Good, because I JUST SENT IT TO THEM!!!
They may have gotten it from somewhere else, too... :-)
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hinachan Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:15 PM
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53. I e-mailed McCain, too
Edited on Wed Jan-05-05 11:16 PM by hinachan
Busy with family emergencies and the like, so I hope my last-minute e-mail will help the tally.

I also e-mailed every other Democratic senator tonight...whew!

Go DU!!
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:54 PM
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3. VERY useful post. Thank you for all your efforts today!
:yourock:
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:54 PM
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4. Thanks for your work today (nt)
nt
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:55 PM
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5. Thank for your patriotic efforts today
:hug:
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mordarlar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:55 PM
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6. lol relax have a mug...
Edited on Wed Jan-05-05 06:55 PM by mordarlar
:toast:
Thank You : )
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:56 PM
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7. Senator Byrd
would be my bet to contest the election in Ohio. He's been the voice of conscience, often crying in the wilderness, while Shrub started his Iraq folly.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:10 PM
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25. I love Senator Byrd. He's a true patriot. n/t
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sunnybrook Donating Member (986 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:55 PM
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65. Sure hope Byrd is not the one and only
The little bit of trivia about his past is bothersome to me... our big "conscience" being and ex-KKK member. Makes me a little cool to Byrd.
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KatieB Donating Member (431 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:58 PM
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66. Nice work
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:56 PM
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8. I wish Alaska had just ONE democratic senator or rep. :-( n/t
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:06 PM
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22. I know, honey. Lisa. I am still appalled. That is why I called them
all and all of Boxer's numbers. Having Byrd answer his machine was cool. :)
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:16 PM
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29. The Lovely Lisa (NOT)...
....sworn in yesterday. Picture of her with MR. Lisa Murkowski and Cheney in today's Anchorage Daily news. GOD, I miss Tony. :-( Waaaaahhhhhh...... :cry:
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:56 PM
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9. Thx for the info & great job covering every senator! n/t
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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:57 PM
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10. Suggestion
Send the Conyer's Senate letter to
Europe -- everywhere you can think.
Are there any international blogs?
Let's get the whole world talking about
this and WATCHING TOMORROW ON TV
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rdmccur Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 08:32 PM
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49. Where's tomccintyre?
He can set this up for us to blast
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 03:04 AM
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78. Can anyone point me to a link of his letter? n/t
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davidgmills Donating Member (651 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:57 PM
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11. You can be my American of the day
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bush_is_wacko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 06:59 PM
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13. Thanks for the info. Lookin' good for tomorrow, I think. n/t
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mamalone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:00 PM
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14. Wonderful post!
Thank you so much for all of that calling..I loved reading your reporting back of what they all said. I got a similar response from Clinton's office. A couple of days ago I was sure she would never contest, but now I have a bit of hope. Did you get that feeling as well?
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:00 PM
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15. Wow--bless your heart!
Both for your dedication and hard work and for your very very encouraging words!
This thread really needs to be kept kicked.
Thank you a zillion times!
:party:
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:02 PM
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16. You are my hero
I wish I had the time and resources to call all the senators all day. i know I have the energy. Instead I email and fax. I called two today the ones Kerry suggested in his email to a poster,but it was not on my dime because I was at work.

Thank you for posting what you have found. Kudos.
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art3 Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:05 PM
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20. One more act
one last act-Im emailing all msm to cover tommorrow's event live for all americans to see. I urge all to do the same. we need some coverage tommorrow.
god bless
art
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:33 PM
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38. great idea
do you remember the media blaster we need to blast them i will go get it
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:02 PM
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17. Wow! You deserve a hot shower and a good meal!
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Sperk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:03 PM
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18. Thank you. I'll enjoy reading this post to my 71 year old friend who
is computer adversed(is that the right term?). Anyhoo..

Thanks for all your hard work.

Thanks EVERYONE.

I swear, if they DON'T stand up tomorrow......there will be Hell to pay...and they know it.

:bounce:
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:15 PM
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28. either way, hell to pay--why not stand up and tell the truth?
since they are IN for it, no matter what they do?

WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:04 PM
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19. God bless you for your efforts nt
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:05 PM
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21. Wow, thanks for the great report
I think our Congress Critters are in for a big surprise. They had no clue so many people would care, despite the best efforts of the MSM to not let people know. This is incredible.

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art3 Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:39 PM
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40. What I said
Here is what I basically said-
"My name is blank. I am calling for not just myself, but all my african-american brothers and sisters here in H*** who cannot call you today because they work 9 to 5. You have recieved a comprehnsive, detailed report from rep conyers. this report is critical. has senator blank read it? (they always say sure). good! Im not calling to take up your time, but and and a great many other americans are enormosly worried about what hapened to our black brothers in ohio. I hope you office is gravely concerned and is prepared to take action tommorrow. Again-here is my name-write it down and say that young democrat with close ties to the black community in houston is/are outraged by what occurred in Ohio. great violations of democracy have happened. African-americans vote 9 in 10 democratic. (here is where I tailored message-to senators in states with large black voting blocks I said "Louisiana has an enormous black population. I should hope, since this group is so loyal to you, that the senator will treat the matter will upmost respect and do what is right for all of those disenfranchised tommorrow"). So-add me to your tally of caller on Ohio. Our party and nation cannot tolerate said acts in Ohio or elsewhere. Thank you for your time."
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sojourner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:09 PM
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23. Oh, so you're the reason I couldn't get through!!!
:yourock: kidding.........great there are so many of us responding to this!

Since I had trouble getting through I faxed them each a letter (posted on Kerry Letter link)........oy! Not as satisfying as hearing the voices and getting some sort of feedback, but it's a solid "vote" and a visible one at that.

Thanks for your hard work!
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myschkin Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:09 PM
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24. Tip

Just email a few email-addresses at one time - to be sure they get it (they have special software filters to be protected from mass emails...)

Just blasted the german speaking media...

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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:10 PM
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26. I called 'em all, as well, Art3, and I had similar experiences.....
I also told the staffers that I felt Florida and NM, AT A MINIMUM, should also be contested, and that there was evidence and affidavits, etc., of election fraud all across the country, as well as blatant disenfranchisement.

I also told each of them that WE NEED ALL DEMOCRATIC SENATORS TO STAND TOGETHER, so that no one senator could be singled out. I said that they didn't need to have just ONE senator out there flapping in the wind all by themselves. I told them that KERRY WON THIS ELECTION, and so they can contest the vote knowing that a majority of Americans are behind them.

Yep....I spoke the same message to every single one of 'em! Many of the staffers said they were very aware of how fraudulent this election was, and they appreciated the call. The majority just said 'thank you', and that they'd pass my message on to the senator, and put me on their tally.

Ya know, we need to keep this pressure on, full court press, until the repukes, and EVERY PERSON IN AMERICA, understandS that WE KNOW we won!! Keeping the pressure on THIS way is a lot easier and less bloody than our next alternative. So let's keep gaining steam, and not sit back on our laurels after tomorrow.

:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
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icehenge Donating Member (411 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 02:27 AM
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73. Wonderful work!
Great job. Thanks so much.

I've been faxing and emailing daily. Up to 20 faxes sent now.
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:12 PM
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27. Thank you for your hard work and effort, Art!
And for this report. Good work, Patriot!
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:17 PM
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30. YOU.... make me proud to be an American! n/t
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SueZhope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:19 PM
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31. that was very kind of you to share this uplifting report Art
Thanks for making all those calls :)
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Niche Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:20 PM
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32. Thanks for your hard work and update Art3...
I also spent the last couple hours faxing and did get through very easily though via fax to many... I'm going to fax more when I get home. Still fighting till tomorrow.
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NVMojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:24 PM
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33. well, I can vouch for flooded phone calls cuz it took me hours to get
through to my senator's office due to "all circuits are busy".

I am impressed that the offices said they were flooded!!! This is awesome! Good job Du-ers!!!
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rhite5 Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:26 PM
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34. Thanks so much for the good review of the answers you got!
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spooked Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:29 PM
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36. You are awesome art3!!
n/t
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roenyc Donating Member (824 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:30 PM
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37. amazing thanks for sharing
cant wait to turn on C-span tomorrow. never thought i would type those words :crazy:
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jazzjunkysue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:35 PM
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39. Best news I've heard in 4 long years!!! Thanks!!!! Art=A+++
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art3 Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:42 PM
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41. So kind, but
hah! your words have sent me brimming. but in history it often isnt about the had-the napoleans, the washingtons-its about all the others folks and their smaller actions that made differences in people's lives. that is what we should all do! remember that
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:51 PM
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42. Did you ever know that you're our hero??
A huge thank you to everyone who has made calls, sent faxes and e-mails. YOU THE PEOPLE!!
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Helga Scow Stern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:58 PM
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45. I just faxed one last letter to everyone on my list today, and got through
everywhere, except at Kerry's DC office. I will try it again.
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Zookeeper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:52 PM
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43. Good work, Art!
I have been met only with busy signals today in my attempts to call Senators. So, I've been sending personalized e-mails with the subject line, "Please stand up for honest elections." My hope is that Senate staffers will at least scan the e-mail subjects and tally it somehow before the meeting tomorrow.

Oddly, Senator Kennedy's came back as undeliverable.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 07:54 PM
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44. this needs to stay on page one of this forum all night
for the sake of the folks who can't check in during the day.
I have such a feeling of hope, reading this! (I told myself to just watch and not get excited any more, after all these ups and downs, but this is just too good!)
:kick:
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hangloose Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 08:07 PM
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46. kick
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 08:14 PM
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47. Great stuff, Art.
I actually got a nice response from most republicans I called.

A few were quite cold. But the way I figure it, they're pissed 'cause now they have to update their resumes.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 08:19 PM
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48. Democracy at work.... it's a beautiful thing.
Art :yourock:
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 08:40 PM
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50. Great report.
I called ten offices on my way home today. Out of all of them, Feingold's office phone answering guy was the only one who is rude. All of the others were very nice and extremely helpful. Only Kyl's office wasn't coming off of any info on the number of calls.

McCain's office said that they hadn't received many calls although they expected to have a lot of calls coming in today about contesting the election. I found that interesting.
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tinfoilinfor2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:43 PM
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63. Leave it to McCain's office to be expecting all those calls...
as if it were all about him. We might have approached him at one time before he plunged his knife into JK's back and went off arm in arm with his new best friend, gwb. Oh well, landed him lots of great kissy up photo ops.
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stirringstill Donating Member (116 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 02:05 AM
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72. McCain Kissing Bush
McCain made me feel sick during the campaign. He seriously hurt Kerry's chances of being president. For that I despise him, but I still respect him and know he is not really one of THEM, a member of that cabal that has hijacked the Republican Party and this country. THEY are the real the threat. I hope McCain spends the capital he earned in those kissy photo ops to excise that cancer from the Republican Party. McCain put himself and his party before country. For that he is guilty.

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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 09:20 PM
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52. kick
kickity kick kick kick!
Great job!
:yourock:
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senegal1 Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:25 PM
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55. new Kick -- I got from the staffer in Boxers San Diego office that
she would be counting the tally tonight and deciding what to do. That was around 5PM PST.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:21 PM
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54. Thank you for your truly magnificent efforts. You are a real patriot.
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:27 PM
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56. ART3 you are a true HERO of Democracy
And I love you for it!
oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoo :toast: :loveya: :grouphug:
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:28 PM
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57. I love DU activists who kick Election Fraud Butt! n/t
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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:30 PM
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58. Many thanks. That really helps to know. Every call made a difference.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:32 PM
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59. Thank you so much for your work and for sharing the response
There are Americans who earned their citizenship badges this week!

:grouphug:
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redacted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:36 PM
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60. kick
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Bubblie Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:39 PM
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61. Thanks for your post...
I have also been calling all day and am keeping the faith for tommorow. Thanks for all your hard work...
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:40 PM
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62. C-span will cover at 1:00 EST. C-span 1 house, C-span 2 senate if they
Edited on Wed Jan-05-05 11:41 PM by Amaryllis
split up to debate if senator challenges. MSM? Not holding my breath. Probably a brief report...unless something happens to drag out certification beyond tomorrow...then it could ge interesting with MSM.

And thanks for the post! Inspiring. I wasn't calling today because I was with some people meeting with my senator's aide in our district office.
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Niche Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-05 11:51 PM
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64. Finished faxing/Feinstein and Schumer remained busy signals...
Edited on Wed Jan-05-05 11:53 PM by Niche
Have called all my "tired" Dems (friends & family) who are pissed about all of it and dropped out Nov. 3rd... begged and pleaded to just call Boxer and Feinstein - since they rep them... instead of going into it just said "remember the scene in 911? That's happening again tomorrow." They got it and called... ahh Art3 I'm with ya' I'm tired but I'm soooooo hopeful.
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Woodstock Liberal Donating Member (36 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 12:00 AM
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67. Good job art3 !!!!
I got calls thru to most of the dems and a several repubs. The only frustrating part in calling was all the busy phone lines. I think we can all go to sleep tonight knowing that we have done our very best - tomorrow our senators must do their best for us!
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IndyPriest Donating Member (685 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 12:01 AM
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68. Art3: you did very, very good!
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FreepFryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 12:02 AM
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69. Great work. I also contacted each Dem Senator (and a few GOP'ers)...
Edited on Thu Jan-06-05 12:03 AM by FreepFryer
...what an incredible day. I encourage us all to become a lot more familiar at it...

GOP'ers see politics as a form of investment. We see it as an obligation.

We need to change the frame a bit, and encourage more ease with ongoing political action in the ranks of the Dems.

Invest in Freedom! Make up your own mind!
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zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 01:39 AM
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70. Actually Fox covered it tonight...not too lightly. We're making progress!
Also, if anyone's having trouble getting through to Boxer, I called her L.A. office: 213-894-5000. Got through right away!

Also, I emailed Boxer because she said she wanted as many responses as possible. And Randi Rhodes suggested today that something in writing would be more impressive for the Senators to take in as proof tomorrow...to hold up to the cameras, as proof of the volume of requests they received. Sounded like a good idea!
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 02:51 AM
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76. The natives are restless...
All of a sudden, this issue is being mentioned by Fox, and by Rush Limbaugh... and the New York Times is getting all serious about it...

I have this strange feeling that not all the people who care deeply about this issue are on the internet. I begin to think that really, that whole 56 million (or whatever it was) is waking up.

Someone on here said Limbaugh ranted against Boxer today. Very good sign!
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 01:47 AM
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71. Bless you, Art!
Good work! I think a lot of us will be "takin' it to the streets" if Bush still gets to be president.
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sepia_steel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 02:42 AM
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74. art3, you rock so conspicuously hard.
thanks for the update. i feel like i helped do something worthwhile! tomorrow is going to be a great day.

HISTORY WILL BE MADE
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No Exit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 02:45 AM
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75. Art, you are REALLY SOMETHING! C-span will cover this tomorrow
at 1:00 Eastern, I heard. Rest up so you can watch with the rest of us! And thanks a million for all you did!
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 02:55 AM
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77. called my Senators in Washington State
couldn't get through and their mailboxes were full. Figure that was actually a good thing. I emailed them instead. Interesting to hear that anchorwoman on Countdown say that 'most voters' think congress has more important issues to worry about...
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 03:50 AM
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79. Kick n/t
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Califooyah Operative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 04:30 AM
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80. Good stuff....nt
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Pooka Fey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-06-05 04:35 AM
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81. Thank you, Art. Great post & thanks for your efforts!
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