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‘call to action’

You all know what brilliant work Linda has been doing at her What Is Working blog- she just left this message in the comments here:

Here is my CALL TO ACTION

1. Contact your elected officials and tell them you support the bill. Each day that goes by, it is easier to forget our focus, they expected calls Friday, they don’t expect them today. Tell Dems you expect their support, and tell Republicans it’s time to stop protecting the rich and help middle class families.

When you make a call or send an email, let us know here at the blog, just add it to the discussion so we can all be encouraged.

Contact details for members of Congress here

This will be a long fight, just like the election in 2012 is a long fight, we need to practice keeping our focus and doing the same things over and over.

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I’ve added a link (just click that pic of the phone!) in the right sidebar to Linda’s contact info for members of Congress at What Is Working – you’re a gem Linda 😉


95 Responses to “‘call to action’”


  1. September 13, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I just did call the offices of Senators Murray and Cantwell, then Congressmen Inslee, Larsen and McDermott. I’ll try to call more later.

  2. September 13, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I think this is fantastic.

    also, too the super committee has a website: http://deficitreduction.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/home

    • September 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

      thanks for that gobrooklyn, tweeted this info and also emailed the super committee asking them to advise Congress to pass the bill immediately and whole.

    • 5 HZ
      September 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm

      Just wrote a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. The web page has a calendar where you can see what is on the schedule for the day or week. Very helpful to know, so then we can contact them and give our suggestions and feedback. Thanks for the information. Rep. Jeb Hensarling(R-Texas) Co-Chair, and Sen. Patty Murray,(D-Wash,). Co-Chair. I do not care for Rep. Hensarling, but we have to do what we have to do.HZ

    • 6 Sue in Minnesota
      September 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      Bookmarked….thanks for bringing the reference forward.

    • 7 Betsy
      September 13, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      Just wrote them, told them to compromise, that as a teacher of 8th graders it has been embarrassing to see the lack of willingness to compromise on things they have done so in the past (ie. the debt ceiling). I told them to push for the passage of the American Jobs Act, and to go BIG on deficit reduction, bringing in revenues from the richest to allow more Americans to work. Again I pressed them to pass the American Jobs Act, and to go BIG. Thanks for the link.

  3. September 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Also another action folks can easily do: Whenever a news story or op-ed comes along that looks like it’s trying to change the subject (petty gossip, etc.) from passing the American Jobs Act, then change the subject *back* to the American Jobs Act. Especially on twitter.

  4. September 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I appreciate all of the calls to Action.. TPV has one up today too. Have called, emailed and will tweet soon.. having health issues today. I want to add my good wishes today to Fred, I hope all goes well with you, sending all positive thoughts your way Fred 🙂

  5. September 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Thanks so much Chips, I am honored .

    • September 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      My complete pleasure Linda, you’re the fiercest advocate I know – well, apart from that guy in the White House. 🙂

      • 18 utaustinliberal
        September 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

        Thank you Linda so much for your hardwork. It’s amazing.

        Hey Chips, hope you’re having a great sun shiny day. If it’s not too much hassle, could you please, please, please put up a Contact Your Congressmembers link to the right of the webpage where the Contact the Media link is? That would be really helpful in our fight becasue the Contact the Media link has been a godsend from day one when it was put up. Thanks.

    • 20 Sue in Minnesota
      September 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Linda let me also add my thanks! You’re awesome.

      Would it also be possible to have a designated time nightly, that we could put forward a action point for the following day. Maybe one thing we all can do collectively, in addition to our individual efforts.

      I thought maybe tomorrow everyone here could contact Boehner’s office re AJA and in full support for federal funding for disaster relief.

  6. 21 Fred
    September 13, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    this is terrific.THANK YOU Linda 😀

  7. 22 Anonymous
    September 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Just called my Senator Patty Murray.. I KNOW how she feels about this bill passing, and how hard she is working in DC. Thanked her, said keep up the good work and GET THIS BILL PASSED! Then, called Boner’s office, a staff answered right away, did not say much, but seemed to listen well to my story. Of course I was respectful, polite and expressed my concern for all those small business owners like myself, who must work very hard (50-60 hrs/wk) to make it happen, no benefits, no vacation in 7 years, and said how much an opportunity like the AJA would support and benefit the small people like me! I wished her a good day, she thanked me for calling and said she would make sure the message was passed along. I hope she was being truthful. But I do think I got through to her, still she is only a staffer, answering the phone.

  8. September 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    A note about the debate

    In my continuing effort to turn lemons into lemonade here are the positive takeaways from the Republican debates

    1. the debates provided a gold mine of phrases that can be used to discredit the Republican nominee in 2012. I can’t believe they are saying what they are saying out loud and on TV.

    2. We as individuals and as a blog community need to learn how to handle this type of nastiness, this is good practice for us. Will we dwell on all the negativity or grow thick skins and learn to fight back with actions that help the President.

    The post from ZIZI last night is workth repeating

    “Folks,
    There is a very old psychological game that the Repugs are playing on us and we are all falling predictably for the okie dokie. The intended effect of their outright vileness and vitriol is to inflict 1000 cuts to our confidence and tolerance threshold. They intend to run us out of the public square and the electoral square through noise warfare and psychological IED’s. i wrote about this prospect way back in Sept 2009 when the teabagger hi-jinks began in high gear. Palin was supposed to whip up this same fervor but she came on late and ran out of time before the elections in 2008. This time they think Perry will do the Palin act to the nth degree.

    These debates are fashioned to serve as amplifiers of the Palin rally-type vitriol. They plan to hold as many as needed to keep the white hot anger levels optimum. Repug strategist Alex Castellanos confirmed this tonight saying that he’s pleased with the debates cuz “anger beats hope”. That in a nutshell is the ware they are hawking — ANGER

    So what do we do? Gird up our loins and deflect it. We cannot allow what is predictable attacks to fluster us. We need to take a page out of the book of the civil rights activists and other people’s revolutionaries in the 20th century. We must keep our eyes on the prize. As I have been saying for sometime now, We need two things: 1) media megaphones, 2) liberal institutions and political machinery to wage the wars of persuasion. It is ultimately a battle of attrition with wingnuts. They do brazen things becaue there is a vacuum on our side that never calls them out loudly and repeteadly, at stronger decibels.

    Pres. Obama alone cannot always be fighting an entire right wing conglomerate. He is not superman, neither are we spectators. It saddens me that we sit often in the stands, and cheer him on to perform herculean feats ALONE. One man cannot fight an entire machinery.”

    3. The habits we build today will help us in 2012. Its kind of like making a psychological and mental muscle. When we practice talking to our neighbors about the American Jobs Act it may seem awkward at first, but eventually it gets easier. If we have never phone banked before and we do it (even if the candidate loses the race) it was good practice. When we hear a candidate say those who don’t get insurance should die or immigrants are illegals, we should say to ourselves, one more tool to use in 2012.

    Just remember this – as the Republicans and Tea Party is grappling with who will be the nominee, we are out their expanding our list of friends on Facebook, learning to tweet, joining OFA, figuring out how to google and find our state media list (hint hint ;->), and learning how to support each other on this blog so that the converstion is POSITIVE and ACTION ORIENTED.

    • September 13, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      “the debates provided a gold mine of phrases that can be used to discredit the Republican nominee in 2012. I can’t believe they are saying what they are saying out loud and on TV. ”

      +1,000,000,000

      The President’s campaign team probably won’t know where to start, there’s so much material to use. I can’t wait to see the ads.

    • September 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      You can’t be angry for 14 months though – it will kill you. You can be hopeful for 14 months (or 14 years) – it will sustain you.

      • 27 Sue in Minnesota
        September 13, 2011 at 12:30 pm

        Someone please tweet this.

      • 28 hopefruit2
        September 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

        StR – 1
        Castellanos – 0

      • September 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

        You know I thought that in 2010. That people couldn’t sustain their anger indefinitely. I was wrong.

        • 30 Sue in Minnesota
          September 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

          Yet I think what we are exposed to in the MSM is intentionally amplified. It distorts our perspective. Let’s give equal time to good news, and those that strive to be optimistic. The MSM will not be that source.

          CNN sponsored a Tea Party debate. I’m reminding myself of all the pathetically small or non existent turn outs we saw posted here in the last month or so. Louis Gohmert, Nikki Haley, Sarah Palin in Iowa 03Sep…..or the town halls wherein Republicans were confronted by their constituents. Or the protestors in Wisconsin. Michigan and Ohio. The MSM is not turning their cameras to these very real events.
          Our President is for the most part blocked by the MSM, and yet we now how hard he works, and how actively engaged he is with the American people, directly. The MSM is a LIE MACHINE.

        • 32 theo67
          September 13, 2011 at 6:48 pm

          In 2010, people didn’t even know what they were angry about. Many of the angry ones were just racist and angry about having a black man in the White House.

          President Obama is giving Americans an actual reason to be angry. If people want to be angry, they should be angry about what the GOP are doing to the country. And they should be angry at the way the President has been treated. And they should be angry that the GOP is doing decades worth of damage to the country.

    • 33 PoliticalJunkessa
      September 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      I definitely agree that the rabid right wing is engaging in psychological warfare. That’s why I personally limit my time spent sitting in front of a t.v., gazing at and taking in their propoganda. It becomes an addictive habit which only causes one to be stressed, distressed, depressed, angry, etc. Just exactly how they want you. We must stay positive, smart, and focused.

      • 34 Betsy
        September 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm

        I agree. I immediately turn off the TV if people like Adam Green and Pat Buchanan are on, any tea party folks, etc. I don’t need to hear their vile racist rhetoric to get me down. My favorite thing to do is to come here and read that President Obama’s poll numbers are up compared to last month as people get to know the GOP candidates. That’s how I stay positive.

        Thanks Chipsticks for all the hard work you do here, it means a lot to me each day.

    • September 13, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you, Linda~What IS Working! I’m passing this on in connection with the PolitiFact checking of the cnn/gop tea party debate last night.

      http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2011/sep/12/Fact-checking-cnn-tea-party-express-gop-debate/

  9. September 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    CALL TO ACTION #2

    Promote the Jobs Act. This bill is filled with things that will help average Americans

    Last Night I added state pages for Georgia and Illinois. All the states I have made so far can be found from this page.

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/09/american-jobs-act-impact-by-state.html

    SPECIAL APPEAL :: I am a bit confused by folks on the blog who did not understand the way the state pages were supposed to work. I offered to make a page for anyone who sent me the local media contacts for their state, or sent me a resource. Snoop got it – I already had Texas local media so Snoop sent me a link to the American Jobs bill that was created by the WH and I am using that on every page.

    The rest of the folks just asked for a specific state and did not send me anything in return. (if I missed it my apologies please post again)

    If you are not sure how to find the web site of your local paper or TV station I would suggest you google it. Another option is to google “local media your state name here”. Once you are at a site with useful information you highlight the http://…… part and go to the Edit menu and select Copy, then you go to this blog, make a note that says Hey WIW here is a resource for my state and then go to Edit and elect Paste.

    I am always grateful when folks send me kind words about the things I do at my blog or articles I share here, but on this project I need you to move beyond compliments and take action to help me build a list of local media. If resources for your state are already done, do another state as an act of kindness and support.

    The list of local media can be found here.
    http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/09/local-media.html

  10. September 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Lol! A liberal group is filing an ethics complaint against Issa, stating he used his office for personal gain!
    Lol!

  11. 48 proudmemberofglobalzero
    September 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I am originally from Cleveland Ohio. I moved to Florida a few years ago via Texas where I lived for over 40 years.

    I called and emailed: Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Bill Nelson, Congressman Ted Deutch, Congressman Eric Cantor, and Speaker Bohner.

    All of the aides I spoke with were very nice. They agreed with me. The main point I wanted to contend in this bill is the “Free Trade”, that the GOP wants so badly. This part is the job killer. I know and let them know it was not the Presidents idea to put this in there.

    When I spoke and emailed them…I used my life experiences. My father owned a steel mill in Cleveland. in 1970 he sold the production part of the plant to Monterrey Mexico. We started shipping jobs away in the early 70’s. These are the jobs we need back here.

    The aid to the states for teachers, firemen, and law enforcement is great. I like the fact that job training will be attached to unemployment benefits.

    On taxes…I would prefer mine go up! I don’t mind paying more when I am young enough to work….I am a young 53 year old. After watching my 403B get killed in the market….i want more to go into SS right now.

    Thank you for everything you do “O” family….off to do chores right now…I have a day off!!!

  12. 50 Brian
    September 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I had emailed my senators and rep the night of the speech. I got a quick form reply from Mark Kirk thanking me and promising me a more detailed response “soon.” Today I got a reply from my worthless rep Randy Hultgren detailing all the reasons he wouldn’t vote yes, typical tea bag talking points. The good news for me is that because of redistricting he will soon no longer be my rep. However, I feel for the poor people in the neighboring 14th. Hultgren and media whore Joe Walsh promise to primary each other there. Ugh!

  13. September 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    And my tip when using email and twitter and website comments etc. is to check your spelling before sending and, I have to remind myself about this, please try to remain polite and refrain from using crass and vulgar language. I want our side reflected well, and your message will be more likely to be taken seriously and not rejected outright. You can always make your same point without getting down in the gutter with the haters.

  14. 52 Fred
    September 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Steve King Says Obama’s ‘Drunken Uncle Omar’ Should Be Called Before Congress (VIDEO)
    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/steve_king_says_obamas_drunken_uncle_omar_should_be_called_before_congress_video.php?ref=fpb

    Republicans Reject Taxes On The Rich To Pay For Jobs Bill — But That’s Not Obama’s Plan
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/republicans-reject-taxes-on-the-rich-to-pay-for-jobs-bill.php

    GOP Rep: Voter Fraud ‘Happening Everywhere,’ But Prosecutors Wouldn’t Take Cases (VIDEO)
    http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/09/gop_rep_voter_fraud_happening_everywhere_but_prosecutors_wouldnt_take_cases_video.php

  15. 53 Sheila R.
    September 13, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Excellent work, Linda. Thanks for providing such a great resource for us.

  16. 55 Ladyhawke
    September 13, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Republican Rep Accidentally Admits The GOP Has No Interest In Creating Jobs

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/gop-no-jobs

  17. 56 Linda
    September 13, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Boo Hiss

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled that the requirement in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul that individuals buy health insurance is unconstitutional.

    Judge Christopher Conner in Harrisburg issued the ruling Tuesday in one of more than 30 lawsuits nationwide that have been filed over the law. He says the individual mandate is an unconstitutional extension of authority granted to the federal government under the Constitution’s commerce clause.

    The suit was filed by a York County couple.

    Separate lawsuits have already reached appeals courts in Richmond, Va., Georgia and Cincinnati, with two of those courts ruling in favor of the mandate. The matter is expected to be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Conner was appointed to the federal bench in 2002 by President George W. Bush.

    Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/09/13/1822285/pa-federal-judge-rules-against.html#ixzz1XqoUgl1Q

    How could the suit have been filed by a “couple” ? How have they been harmed by this since it is not even in effect yet. ? Justice Ginsberg stated some time ago that there is no “victim” to defend yet and that she did not expect the case to get to her court until after 2014.

  18. September 13, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I called my two senators — Ben Nelson and Marco Rubio’s office. Also called my Rep, Jeff Miller.

    These people’s phones are ringing and being picked up on the first ring. I hope more people will call so that they can understand that we mean business.

    The receptionists for Miller asked for my name, Nelson’s office asked for my zip code and Rubios person said she would pass my concern along.

    I told them all that I was unemployed and that I wanted them to support passage of PBO’s jobs bill.

    As an aside, I have called Cantor and Boehner and tweeted them.

    • 58 proudmemberofglobalzero
      September 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm

      I didn’t have a problem except with Marco Rubio’s. I spoke to someone yesterday and had to leave a message today. I also emailed them. No means of communication should not be used.

    • September 13, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      I also called Ben Nelson and Marco Rubio’s office. Nelson’s office asked for my zip code and (Rubios person said she would pass my concern along which is bull) I ask her how, if she didn’t have a name, address, zip code, then she ask for my zip code. These people are full of bull, next I will fax Rubio

    • 60 Olivia
      September 14, 2011 at 9:54 am

      I have emailed Rubio and Nelson, as well as my Congressman, Mario Diaz-Balart. Will be calling today.

  19. 61 Sue in Minnesota
    September 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Called Nancy Pelosi’s (told her we are working hard to put the gavel back into her hands), and Senator Reid’s offices, expressing support for their every effort to bring President Obama’s AJA to legislation, and to get face time in the MSM in an effort to promote the bill.

    Wrote the DOJ askdoj@usdoj.gov and called and left a message on Attorney General Holder’s comment line regarding the dismatling of voters rights across the country by Republican administratiions. I asked that they send a response to my e-mail for updates as to how this is being addressed. Will post it here when I receive it. Also called Senator Durbin’s DC office speaking to a staff member telling him I support all efforts on the Senators behalf to both investigate and protect our voters rights.

    Called Senator Franken and Klobuchar’s offices to register support for the AJA, and to encourage they do everything possible to publicize and promote it. Both are members of the Senate Judiary commitee so I again brought up the issue of gridlock with respect to confirmations.

    Left a comment on the Political blog at the Richmond Times Dispatch posting on an article about Cantor carping about taxes–stated his argument was factually baseless and that he is promoting the same failed polocies from the previous administration, and for which our current economy represents proof of those failing ideas. Asked people to ctc their representation to support the AJA. I was the only commentor, it was uncomfortable….maybe because I was in Cantor’s backyard….I was definitely anxious to leave.

    Donated 35.00 to Emily’s list and 25.00 to Planned Parenthood…and now I will be eating soda crackers and smoked oysters from the can for the rest of the month. My donation well is bone dry this month…don’t worry I did good by President Obama. 😀

    I am going to write my Republican corporate tool again re the AJA, and tell him not to reject funding for national disaster relied (I can’t believe we grew up in the same church…..he must have been sleeping during all those lessons relayed about Christian generousity and spirit 😦

    Signed up to join a MoveOn.org group….hopefully we will be aligned in temperment and focus…we will see. Oct 24 is a meet up.

    Going to watch our President and then I am going into my artroom and shut the door…my spirit needs attention.

    Love you guys for your beauty and your dedication, for working together to create a better world.

    • September 13, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      This is so helpful. I am inspired by reading your post and know others will be inspired too.

      • 63 Sue in Minnesota
        September 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm

        Thanks Linda, you have been so instrumental in galvanizing and inspiring us to positive action. I’ll take the prize for being the wordiest contributor here….sorry for my long winded comments.

        I’ld like to remind people both Credo and MoveOn.org have petitions posted at their websites daily that can use our support.
        Credo has several currently that support concerns of this communities. Add your signatures to causes you support.

        • 64 sjterrid
          September 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm

          Hi Sue. I wouldn’t recommend signing Credo’s petitions. It’s run by Adam Green?. He is one of the PL that is always writing negative things against the President. I used to get emails from Bold Progressives, they’re behind Credo, and had to cancel when most of the petitions were against what the president was trying to accomplish. The petition site I go to is care2.com. They have all kinds of petitions to sign, and you can even create you own petition if you want.

          • 65 Sue in Minnesota
            September 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

            Thanks I’ll remember that and bookmark that site. I have a cell phone through Credo. I have written them several times in protest over the language that the use (exploitive) in some of their initiatives. I rarely use my cell phone…..although I manage to convince myself I may need it…never been a phone chatter. Any suggestions for a responsible and reasonable cell provider.

            I’ll definitely heed your advice sjterrid…thanks. I always appreciate the feedback.

  20. 67 Judy Fardig
    September 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I have emailed and called my Democrats, Senators Merkley and Wyden, and Congressman Earl Blumenauer asking for their influence with any Republican colleagues they can persuade to pass the American Jobs Act. Also tweeted Boehner and Cantor (Mc Connell is not on twitter) and will FAX all three. Emailed my Ladies in Blue OFA group and put a message on facebook. Thank you WIW!!

  21. September 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Just faxed my Rep again.
    “Rep Myrick

    Stop worrying about Muslims and help us out here in your district. We need jobs and the President has put out a fair and bipartisan plan.Get behind this bill for the people of Charlotte and America,”

    This woman is crazy and I feel like it is a waste of time but keep contacting her.
    http://clclt.com/theclog/archives/2011/09/12/sue-myrick-terror-stricken-as-usual

    • 69 Sue in Minnesota
      September 13, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Sukey do not let up. Yours is an important message supporting equality, diversity and the need for responsible representation. You did good. 😀

  22. September 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I have called my Repub. rep, LoBiondo every day since Friday. I also called my dem senators Lautenberg and Menendez.. My husband has sent a daily e-mail to LoBiondo.

    • September 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm

      Hi Diane-

      Same here. I just emailed my “I Have a Dream” speeches to Lautenberg and Menendez as well :).

      Also…thanks Chips and WIW for all that you do. So many people are supportive of President Obama. However, many are shy or unsure about how to get started. Other folks are busy with the day to day demands of life and need a quick assignment. Either way, most of us can benefit from a little cyber political bullying (as you’ve done with this thread) to jump in the ring and make it happen (definitely works for me). I love this place. Let’s do this 2012!

  23. September 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I have emailed my senators and rep and am awaiting a reply. Will fax later today.

  24. 73 sjterrid
    September 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I called my congressman, Rob Andrews. Spoke to someone in his office and asked him if Rob was going to be pushing The Jobs Act on TV. He said he was going to.

  25. 74 carolyn
    September 13, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Last Friday I emailed my two Republican Senators, Inhofe and Coburn, and my Republican Rep James Lankford. Last night I emailed three Democratic Senators from states where I have lived: Senator Brown, Ohio, (where I was born), Senator Stabenow Michigan, where I spent part of my childhood, and Senator Leahy Vermont, my long time family roots. In each letter I told them my connection to their state, since I now live in Oklahoma. I asked them to strengthen other Senators and to get some strong voices on the Sunday morning shows. Today, I donated to the president when called. That is always a privilege! I also thanked the very nice lady for doing this work. I could hear other voices in the background, so a lot of calling is going on.

  26. 75 hopefruit2
    September 13, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    My rep Chris Van Hollen (Maryland district 8) has already put out a statement of support for the AJA (American Jobs Act)
    http://vanhollen.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=259481

    I called his office today and a very nice lady answered the phone and promised to pass on my message. I will call my senators Mikulski and Cardin tomorrow.

    I called Boehner’s office 3X yesterday and couldn’t get through at any time. I will keep trying tomorrow and thereafter when I get a chance.

    • 76 proudmemberofglobalzero
      September 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

      His office opens at nine…I suggest nine fifteen….gives them time to get their day started…turning on computer…making coffee….listening to or in most cases deleting messages we left overnight.

    • September 13, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Van Hollen has been great. He’s about the only one I’ve seen on programs supporting the president.

  27. 78 kyle
    September 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Done! Erik Paulsen is my mealy mouthed slimebag that represents me in congress (MN). i was very polite, but very insistent in asking for JOBS! and that he support the presidents modest proposal. He will continue to hear from me on this issue as well. I also asked what other jobs bills he has supported since the R’s took over the house. lol, i don’t expect an answer

    • 79 Sue in Minnesota
      September 13, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      Kyle….neighbor, we share the same Representative, sadly. Yesterday I reminded him not once in his tenure has he voted in a manner that represents me. I keep asking for him to respond in writing, defending his positions…..crickets. It’s nice to know we are in this together. 😀

  28. September 13, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Tweeted Rep. Ellison and Raul G. of Progressive caucus today and told sent them article about CBO giving PBO plan defact boost. I told them both to read it.

    Had to run some errands came back to find Ellison is now following me.

    These folks are so ungrateful. They don’t do their own work. The president gets out there work hard to craft a bill they whined about not having and then all they do is freaking complain.

    After PBO, it will take a whole heck of a lot to get me motivated to do much for the Dem Party.

  29. 81 AJ
    September 13, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Elizabeth Warren is running for senate against Scott Brown. Go, Elizabeth, go!

  30. 82 Doris
    September 13, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    WTH, Lawrence is giving Adam Green the credit for the President going to Virginia and Ohio. Next. Talk to the hand LO.

  31. 86 Doris
    September 13, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I was logged in, where did my comment go? Anyway, I can’t believe that Lawrence is giving Adam Green the credit for the President going to Virginia and Ohio. What is wrong with Lawrence? I’m starting not to like him.

  32. September 13, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks for the reminder. Just sent an email to my (ugghhh) Sen. Kirk to vote for the bill.

  33. 90 maritza
    September 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you Linda & Chipsticks for all that you do:

    I emailed to my teabagger rep (South Jersey here) and my two Democratic senators. My two senators are on board; the teabagger did not get back to me. I’ll have my husband contact the teabagger because they have gone at it before (via email).

  34. 91 Bobfr
    September 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    More Dem whining before they’ve even seen what the President’s deficit reductions will actually be comprised:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/us/politics/obamas-expected-plan-for-entitlement-savings-worries-democrats.html?hp

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  35. 92 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    September 13, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Im done with Democrats after PBO leaves office. The party is to fickle and all they do is whine, bitch, and complain. I am so disappointed in 11% of Dems voting for Romney in polls. Disgusting. Romney also has a 2% lead with Indies. I guess we would do better if Perry was the nominee. Romney is laying low and taking these backhanded JABS, FLIP/FLOPPING, and using deceptive stalking tactics to keep in a statistical tie with PBO. 😡 All in All the BEAT goes on…..KEEP HOPE ALIVE!!

  36. 93 Judy Fardig
    September 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Here’s my FAX:

    9/12/11

    To: Congressional Republicans

    From: Middle Class Voters, Paul and Judy Fardig

    R.E.: The American Jobs Act

    We urge you in the spirit of American unity on 9/12/01 to help this country get back on its feet by passing the American Jobs Act without delay and without changing it. It is way past time for you to stop protecting the riches of the wealthiest Americans while gutting the programs that help the middle class and the poor. It is your patriotic and moral duty to help the majority of the American people by passing this bill which your own CBO says will help people get back to work.

  37. 95 Olivia
    September 14, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I have emailed Sen. Rubio and Nelson in Florida, as well as my Congressman, Mario Diaz-Balart from the FL 21st district. I am going to email Gov. Voldemort Scott, since I have heard a rumor that he’s not to keen on accepting any federal money for the state of FL.


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