130 Responses to “Elections Matter”


  1. 1 0388jojothecat
    March 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Congrats to GGail!

  2. 5 vcprezofan2
    March 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    They surely do. Thanks NerdyW

  3. 7 whatisworking
    March 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Finally I want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to GGAIL who made over 40 calls into Arizona inviting folks to a SCOTUS event in Phoenix. Even though she does not live in my area she was still willing to pitch in. She is my TOD hero. Gail commented that the folks she spoke to very very nice.

    There are wonderful folks in every state who just need someone to reach out to them and encourage to get involved. You can be that person. send me a note if you are willing to make calls. It is only scary the first time :->

    whatisworking@gmail.com

  4. 11 0388jojothecat
    March 1, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Hi VC! we are FIRST! Co-Congratulations!

  5. 18 whatisworking
    March 1, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Hi All

    In response to “tnmtngirl” girls questions about a strategy for winning on the SCOTUS issue.

    I am sure the President will use every tool at his disposal to try get a nominee appointed. OFA is also working hard on this and ALL of you can HELP.

    There is a National Day of Action on Thursday March 3rd. To find an event near you go to barackobama.com > get involved > find an event > enter your zip code. If there is not an event near you – please call your Senator and tell them to Do Their Job and hold hearings.

    Here is a list of Senators OFA is focusing on. The last time i posted this list, someone remarked that this looked like a lot of work. I was a bit discouraged by this reaction.

    You can just call one Senator each day, or you can just call their DC offices one day and a local office the next. Isn’t it works 10-15 minutes a day to achieve a Supreme Court that will support us on every issue – Climate, Women’s Health, Labor Unions, Immigration, Citizens United, etc…

    Kentucky, Mitch McConnell
    DC office: (202) 224-2541
    Local Offices:Louisville: (502) 582-6304 // Lexington: (859) 224-8286 // Fort Wright: (859) 578-0188
    London: (606) 864-2026 // Bowling Green: (270) 781-1673 // Paducah Office: (270) 442-4554

    Iowa, Chuck Grassley
    DC office: 202-224-3744
    Local Offices: Des Moines: 515-288-1145 // Sioux City: 712-233-1860 // Waterloo: 319-232-6657
    Council Bluffs: 712-322-7103 // Cedar Rapids: 319-363-6832 // Davenport: 563-322-4331

    Arizona, Jeff Flake
    DC office: 202 -224-4521
    Local Offices: Phoenix Office – 602-840-1891 // Tucson Office – 520-575-8633

    Arizona, John Mccain
    DC office: 202 224-2235
    Local Offices: Phoenix, (602) 952-2410 // Prescott Office (928) 445-0833 // Tucson Office(520) 670-6334

    Wisconsin, Ron Johnson
    DC office: 202 224-5323
    Local Offices: Milwaukee Office (414) 276-7282 // Oshkosh Office (920) 230-7250

    Indiana, Dan Coats
    DC office: 202 224-5623
    Local Offices: Crown Point Office (219) 663-2595 // Evansville Office (812) 465-6500 // Fort Wayne Office (260) 426-3151
    Indianapolis Office (317) 554-0750 // Scottsburg Office (812) 754-0520

    Tennessee, Bob Corker
    DC office: (202 ) 224-3344
    Local Offices: Memphis: 901-683-1910 | Nashville: 615-279-8125 | Knoxville: 865-637-4180
    Jackson: 731-664-2294 // Tri-Cities: 423-753-2263 // Chattanooga: 423-756-2757

    Tennessee, Lamar Alexander
    DC office: (202) 224-4944
    Local Offices: Chattanooga Office: (423) 752-5337 | Jackson Office: (731) 664-0289 | Knoxville Office: (865) 545-4253
    Memphis Office: (901) 544-4224 | Nashville Office: (615) 736-5129 | Tri-Cities Office: (423) 325-6240

    Illinois, Mark Kirk
    DC office: 202-228-4611
    Local Offices: Chicago: 312-886-3506 // Springfield: 217-492-5089

    Pennsylvania, Pat Toomey
    DC office: (202) 224-4254
    Local Offices: Allentown/Lehigh Valley: (610) 434-1444 Toll-free phone (for callers in PA): 1-855-552-1831
    Erie: (814) 453-3010 // Harrisburg: (717) 782-3951 // Philadelphia: (215) 241-1090 // Pittsburgh: (412) 803-3501
    Scranton: (570) 941-3540 // Johnstown: (814) 266-5970

    Ohio, Rob Portman
    DC office: 202-224-3353
    Local Offices: Columbus Office: 614-469-6774 Toll-Free: 1-800-205-6446 (OHIO)
    Cincinnati Office: 513-684-3265 // Cleveland Office: 216-522-7095 // Toledo Office: 419-259-3895

    North Carolina, Richard Burr
    DC office: (202) 224-3154
    Local Offices: Asheville (828) 350-2437 // Gastonia: (704) 833-0854 // Winston-Salem: (800) 685-8916 or (336) 631-5125
    Wilmington: (888) 848-1833 // Rocky Mount: (252) 977-9522

    Colorado, Cory Gardner
    DC office: (202) 224-5941
    Local Offices: Pueblo: (719) 543-1324 // Colorado Springs: (719) 632-6706 // Denver: (303) 391-5777
    Grand Junction: (970) 245-9553 // Greeley: (970) 352-5546 // Fort Collins: (970) 484-3502 // Yuma: (970) 848-3095

    New Hampshire, Kelly Ayotte
    DC office: 202-224-3324
    Local Offices: Manchester Office: 603-622-7979 // Nashua Office: 603-880-3335 //
    North Country Office: 603-752-7702 // Portsmouth Office: 603-436-7161

    South Carolina, Lindsay Graham
    DC office: (202) 224-5972
    Local Offices: Upstate: (864) 250-1417 // Midlands: (803) 933-0112 // Pee Dee: (843) 669-1505
    Low country: (843) 849-3887 // Piedmont: (803) 366-2828 // Golden Corner Office: (864) 646-4090

    Utah, Orin Hatch
    DC office: (202) 224-5251
    Local Offices: Cedar City: (435) 586-8435 // Ogden Office: (801) 625-5672 // Provo: (801) 375-7881
    Salt Lake City: (801) 524-4380 // St. George: (435) 634-1795

    Maine, Susan Collins (thank her for statement she made calling for holding hearings)
    DC office: (202)224-2523
    Local Offices: Augusta: (207) 622-8414 // Bangor: (207) 945-0417 // Biddeford: (207) 283-1101
    Caribou: (207) 493-7873 // Lewiston: (207) 784-6969 // Portland: (207) 780-3575

    • 19 barbara
      March 1, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      Mark Kirk preface is 228 while all others are 224???? Could be a typo??? Thanks for putting this together, I have made a couple calls.

  6. 20 whatisworking
    March 1, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    TOD Nor Cal Meet Up

    Lets have a meet up of all the wonderful TOD peeps who are Northern California by attending the SCOTUS Rally in San Francisco on Thursday March 3rd at noon. It is at the SF City Hall. I will be holding the Sonoma County OFA banner. We could all go to lunch after. it would be oodles of fun and would allow us to take a NORCAL SELFIE. We can’t let Tally and her TOD peeps have all the fun.

    Sign up here
    https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/supremecourtactionevent/gsf52b

    Send me an email if you can come whatisworking@gmail.com

  7. 21 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 5:21 pm

  8. 37 donna dem 4 obama
    March 1, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Because this is who they are:

    • 38 99ts
      March 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      So they’ve even given up on naming post offices – they really should be ashamed to collect their pay
      With that – I’m off to exercise class. Back later to see how the voting goes

      • 39 Dudette
        March 1, 2016 at 6:39 pm

        They have no shame, 99ts. If they did, things would be different in Washington right now.

        • 40 Obama Grandmama
          March 1, 2016 at 10:29 pm

          What really galls me is that the GOP uses their own actions of obstruction to make sure things do not get done then blame the lack of results on the President as not knowing how to work with Congress. Worse of all their tactics work with help from the media and gullible citizens.

    • March 1, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Tired of the shock and surprise of white folks re: racism…Ooooooo weeeeeee

  9. 42 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm

  10. 43 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  11. 44 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm

  12. 45 No Child Left Behind
    March 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm

  13. 46 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 5:53 pm

  14. 49 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 5:55 pm

  15. 52 No Child Left Behind
    March 1, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    I know that Karma still has some work to do with these…

  16. 55 Ladyhawke
    March 1, 2016 at 5:56 pm

  17. 56 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Wooooooot! Go Georgia! Early voting turnout shatters 2008 record! My vote is in here! 😀 😀 😀

    • 57 Dudette
      March 1, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Okay, maybe not so great! Dammit Democrats!

      • 58 Dudette
        March 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm

        I sure hope that extra 100k Republican voters is people trying to vote Trump out. Sheesh!

      • 59 hopefruit2
        March 1, 2016 at 6:13 pm

        I think we need to put these numbers in perspective. There are more GOP candidates in the race, with an undesirable candidate in the lead, and the 2nd and 3rd candidates neck and neck with each other. So it makes sense that their respective supporters will be very enthusiastic about making sure their candidates win.

        There are only 2 Dem candidates, one of whom has a clear lead, and is considered to be an acceptable presidential candidate. That was not the case in 2008, when by this time, the race was much closer. I think once the Dem party has an established nominee, the OFA aparatus will be in full swing. You will see PBO put his signature campaign stamp on the whole operation. Then the other big guns like FLOTUS, the Bidens, Bill Clinton, etc will all do their part.

  18. 62 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm

  19. 64 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 6:04 pm

  20. 65 JER
    March 1, 2016 at 6:05 pm


    LIVE NOW: Bernie Sanders Campaign Event In Vermont – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  21. 71 hopefruit2
    March 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm

  22. 72 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 6:12 pm

  23. 78 lynn
    March 1, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    When the Democratic nominee has been decided, four of the greatest campaigners this country has will be freed to enter the fray.
    POTUS, VPOTUS and their amazing partners will pave the way as they have so graciously for the last four years.

  24. March 1, 2016 at 7:07 pm

  25. March 1, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    This is snowballing

  26. March 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    From Luvvie:

    It was Hella Onyx: The Blackest Black History Month Ever
    Awesomely Luvvie — March 1, 2016

    The Blackest and best Black History Month ever ended yesterday and I am just reveling in it’s abundant noirness. Still. It was utterly lit. Like Olympic Torch lit. Like Christmas Lights when you do too much so you keep the neighbors up all night because your house is one giant flashlight lit.

    There were so many amazing moments too. Let’s talk about it!

    Frederick Douglass’ Google Doodle Blowout
    On February 1, Google dropped their Doodle to commemorate Black History Month. We did not know what was to come in these 29 days, but we shoulda known it was a special one. An animated Frederick Douglass was featured on Google’s homepage, welcoming us into February with a blowout that was so legit, I was almost jealous I no longer had an afro. My man Frederick rocked the most righteous coiffure and we had to start the month by paying homage to that.

  27. March 1, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Day Late and a Dolla short

  28. 85 hopefruit2
    March 1, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Something tells me that Sanders is suspending his campaign tonight…(I may be wrong).

    • 86 donna dem 4 obama
      March 1, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Nahhh he’s got too much of those kids money on hand to close up shop just yet. His path to victory is to win the “white” states. 😯

    • March 1, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      I don’t think so. I think he’s ceding the evening and moving on:

    • 90 99ts
      March 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      I caught 10 seconds of him ranting on MSNBC (apologies for watching – only US channel I can access) – before I turned off the sound. How different to listening to PBO – regardless as to whether he won or lost. He looks/sounds like the angry old guy next door.

    • 91 japa21
      March 1, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      Actually, I hope he doesn’t drop out. I think that Hillary staying in the race in 2008 even though it was obvious she wasn’t going to win was a positive for PBO. And he has some good ideas which still need to be heard.

      As long as he doesn’t do the idiot routine he often does.

      • 92 hopefruit2
        March 1, 2016 at 8:24 pm

        Looks like he will win OK and MA in addition to VT, so I guess he has more than enough reason to want to continue.

    • 93 idon
      March 1, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      say what?

  29. 95 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Has Bill Clinton lost his freaking mind? How do you NOT know this is illegal? He really needs to go sit down.

  30. 99 donna dem 4 obama
    March 1, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    And this is how you win:

  31. 100 hopefruit2
    March 1, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Hahaha..our President is having FUN on thinking about his trip to Cuba!!! 🙂 🙂

    • 101 vcprezofan2
      March 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      Hopef, you know how you’re always bragging about your text connection with PBO? This would be an ideal time to remind him that *I* am available for a birthday treat on *that* date!
      ps: my passport is up to date too

      • 102 hopefruit2
        March 1, 2016 at 8:23 pm

        Well, vc, you’re in luck because PBO just sent a text saying that he has your number and doesn’t have any plans for *that*day so he’ll be happy to arrange something with ya! 🙂 🙂

  32. March 1, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    This will be Treeeeeeeemendous… 😀

  33. March 1, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    This should be fun!!

  34. March 1, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I heard that Malia and Sasha were going on the trip with POTUS and FLOTUS to Cuba. Have anyone else hear anything about it?

  35. 111 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 7:48 pm

  36. 112 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 7:49 pm

  37. 118 japa21
    March 1, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Evening folks. Those tweets and statements by Paul Ryan are so out of touch with reality. The GOP leadership problem isn’t the ideas Trump is espousing, but rather that he is so blunt in his espousal of them.

    • 119 99ts
      March 1, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      And while Trump is screaming about what he will say to Putin – the Russians and Americans are working together bringing home the latest team from the space station. All of the GOP is out of touch with everything.

  38. 120 amk for obama
    March 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    yay, go prez bernie.

  39. March 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm

  40. March 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    WHOA, MASS

  41. 126 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Undocking has occurred! Soyuz capsule disconnected from the International Space Station. They’re on their way home.

  42. 127 99ts
    March 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Coming home – watch this now (via Dudette 🙂 )
    http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

  43. 128 Dudette
    March 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm

  44. 129 99ts
    March 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    That burn is scarry!!

  45. March 1, 2016 at 8:08 pm


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