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February 6, 2013 5:51 pm
Please encourage your Senators to ask John Brennan the "tough questions" at his CIA Confirmation Hearing!

John Brennan, Bush’s Drone Chief, should NOT be appointed the head of ANYTHING!  He should be tried for War Crimes! 

PLEASE SEND YOUR SENATORS THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE:

"Please be courageous and hold John Brennan’s feet to the fire.  He is an unacceptable choice for our President, a supposed Democrat, and a Constitutional Scholar to make.

PLESE READ AND ACT UPON MEDEA BENJAMIN’S article on CommonDreams.org: “

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/05-5

GO HERE TO CONTACT YOUR SENATORS:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

January 17, 2013 12:39 pm
The Senate is voting on the Filibuster on January 22.
This is our last chance to make any changes until 2015.  The Democrats only need TWO MORE VOTES to pass the stronger Merkely bill.
PLEASE call your Senators and ask them to vote for the stronger Filibuster Reform bill that includes Senators actually having to SPEAK on the Senate Floor, and NOT support the weaker McCain/Levin proposal!
Neither Barbara Boxer or Dianne Feinstein have issued a statement saying how they plan to vote.  They are being flooded with phone calls today.
Won’t you help?  If you are in CA, call our Senators’ quieter CA offices, because they are always available, and I never get a busy signal.
In California:
BARBARA BOXER:  559-497-5109
DIANNE FEINSTEIN: 619-231-9712.
In other states, click here for your Senators’ contact info. or call 866-937-5062
PLEASE, CALL!!!
Click here for a “script” to read, and to report back.

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Big Day Of Action To Fix Senate - Call Senators at 1-866-937-5062 (seeingtheforest.com)
Do You Want Filibuster Reform? Take Action Now (peninsulademocrat.wordpress.com)
Outside pressure for real filibuster reform building (dailykos.com)
Sens. Merkely, Udall, Harkin unveil filibuster reform resolutions (dailykos.com)
Make A Call To Help End Republican Filibuster Obstruction (ourfuture.org)
The Senate is voting on the Filibuster on January 22.

This is our last chance to make any changes until 2015.  The Democrats only need TWO MORE VOTES to pass the stronger Merkely bill.

PLEASE call your Senators and ask them to vote for the stronger Filibuster Reform bill that includes Senators actually having to SPEAK on the Senate Floor, and NOT support the weaker McCain/Levin proposal!

Neither Barbara Boxer or Dianne Feinstein have issued a statement saying how they plan to vote.  They are being flooded with phone calls today.

Won’t you help?  If you are in CA, call our Senators’ quieter CA offices, because they are always available, and I never get a busy signal.

In California:

BARBARA BOXER:  559-497-5109

DIANNE FEINSTEIN: 619-231-9712.

In other states, click here for your Senators’ contact info. or call 866-937-5062

PLEASE, CALL!!!

Click here for a “script” to read, and to report back.

January 3, 2013 3:41 pm
[NOTE* from Leftish:  A little late, but this is priceless!  Ha ha!]

[NOTE* from Leftish:  A little late, but this is priceless!  Ha ha!]

December 5, 2012 3:48 pm November 28, 2012 8:17 pm September 1, 2012 9:22 am

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/30660054413/i-am-so-sick-of-hearing-how-obama-controlled-both">I am SO SICK of hearing how Obama controlled both Houses of Congress for the first two years!

NO! NOT TRUE. Due to GOP stonewalling, the Dems needed 60 votes to get anything passed - NOT just a majority of 51, and with the Blue Dog Dems consistently voting with the GOP, they made it impossible to get anything passed.

Then Ted Kennedy got sick, and he was the 60th Dem.  Democrats don’t alway vote in “a block”, like Republicans always do. Some Dems are DINOs, and are really more aligned with the GOP. So, puh-lease stop with the BULLSHIT that the Dems had some kind of bulletproof majority for two years, it’s just not true.

June 20, 2012 12:02 pm
Urgent: PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY! 2012 Food and Farm Bill Vote Only Hours Away

Every 5 years, Congress passes a Food and Farm bill that dictates food and agriculture policy for decades to come. This is the single most important piece of legislation that determines what Americans, and many people around the world, eat on a daily basis. Today, voting on vital improvements to the Senate Farm Bill are only hours away! It’s your turn to decide who benefits this time around: You or corporate lobbyists?

Please fill out the information below to make a call to your Senators and add your name to the list of reformers standing up for a healthy Food and Farm Bill!

If you can’t reach your Senator, please call the DC Congressional switchboard at:  (202) 224-3121 or look up your Senators’ CONTACT INFORMATION HERE.

Here is a sample script you might use:

"Hi, my name is _______ and I am one of your constituents and a I care a great deal about the 2012 Food and Farm Bill ! Please tell Senator ________ to support the:

  • Gillibrand Amendment No. 2156 For vital nutrition programs and limits excessive payments to crop insurance companies.
  • Chambliss Amendment No. 2438. Supports conservation compliance. 
  • Durbin-Coburn Amendment No. 2439 Caps insurance subsidies.
  • Merkley Amendment No. 2382 Fair organic crop insurance program.
  • Sanders Amendment No. 2310 Allows labeling of genetically engineered foods.
  • Brown Amendment No. 2445 Funds Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development.

I support a food and farm bill that supports healthy food, protects family farmers and the environment and greatly appreciate Senator ______’s support! Thank you.”

Please remember to thank the staff person answering the phone and your Senator.

THANK YOU, TOO, IF YOU TAKE THE TIME TO CALL!

May 3, 2012 11:10 am
CISPA VOTE THIS WEEK! CALL YOUR SENATORS!
I know, I know, activism is hard, and seems pointless, but sometimes that’s your only option, the only way a citizen can voice their opinion at all.
We should at least let the government know that not all of us are sheep, who are fast asleep…some of us are watching as our Privacy is being pried from us.
Here’s a link to look up your Senator’s Numbers anyway.

If you are in California, here are local CA Office Numbers for our Senators (they are not usually as busy as their DC Offices):

BOXER:  (Fresno office): 559-497-5109

FEINSTEIN: (San Diego office): 619-231-9712

Please call and let your Senators know you do NOT SUPPORT CISPA…

April 21, 2012 10:30 pm April 15, 2012 6:17 pm
"You went to Washington as one of us, and you came back as one of them."

Political Proverb
April 11, 2012 11:26 pm March 15, 2012 5:53 pm 12:18 pm February 21, 2012 4:26 pm February 13, 2012 12:35 pm
URGENT!! PLEASE SIGN: TELL YOUR SENATORS TO VOTE "NO!" ON THE KEYSTONE PIPELINE TOMORROW!

NEW ATTACK  ON THE KEYSTONE XL TAR SANDS PIPELINE BY BIG OIL BANK-ROLLED SENATORS!!

We have 24 hours to stop the U.S. Senate from giving the green light to a project that would have a catastrophic impact on our climate.

You may have heard about the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline that would ship dirty tar sand oil from Canada to the Gulf right through America’s agricultural heartland. Not only would this disastrous project jeopardize our water and land with the threat of leaks and spills — it would also make our efforts to stabilize climate change virtually impossible.

Last month President Obama rejected construction of the pipeline, but many Senators are rushing to resurrect it in order to protect some of their biggest donors — Big Oil. 

To stop them, we need a remarkable response. Democracy for America has joined with dozens of other organizations to collect and deliver 500,000 messages before tomorrow’s vote.

Add your name now.

The petition says: “Senators: Block any efforts to revive the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.”

There is no way to build Keystone XL that does not accelerate production of the tar sands and contribute disastrous amounts of carbon to climate change. Only Big Oil would benefit from the pipeline — every single claim about the positive economic impact has been proven false by independent review.

For the next 24 hours, it’s all hands on deck. 

Tomorrow we will deliver boxes upon boxes of signatures to the U.S. Senate. It will be a unified show of our power — our voices against the money of Big Oil.

We don’t have a second to lose. Can you sign the petition to the Senate right away and then share it with your friends?

Thanks for everything you’ve done already — and everything you will do to make the next 24 hours a really big deal. 

Let’s do this!!

HERE’S A LIST OF ALL 50 SENATOR’S CONTACT INFO, IN CASE YOU WANT TO CALL THEM AS WELL!