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bc2208
06-26-2009, 11:16 AM
I have.

gls
06-26-2009, 11:25 AM
I just called for the first time about this issue. "My" congressman is probably going to vote for it. But not to worry, the kid who answered the phone said that it would "create jobs" and "reduce our dependence on foreign oil". :rolleyes:

Romantarchist
06-26-2009, 11:33 AM
I contacted both of Arizona's Senators (McCain, Kyl) and 4 of our Representatives (Kirkpatrick AZ-1, Franks AZ-2, Shadegg AZ-3 and Flake AZ-6). The other 4 Reps. can't be e-mailed by people outside their district. My mom called the offices of all 10 of them.

bc2208
06-26-2009, 11:40 AM
As of 1pm, Congressman Mike McMahon of Staten Island NY was undecided. The intern couldn't tell me which way he was leaning. I gave him a stern lecture.

Kotin
06-26-2009, 11:43 AM
my congressman, Lloyd Doggett(TX-25) was undecided last night..


if he votes in favor he is going to get a lot more calls from me..

LibertyEagle
06-26-2009, 11:47 AM
I called. My Congressman is voting against it.

Brian4Liberty
06-26-2009, 11:53 AM
I am located in the People's International Compassionate Socialist Republic of California. I have no representation.

LibertyEagle
06-26-2009, 11:54 AM
So, only 9 forum members have taken 3 minutes to call their representative about this horrible legislation? :(

Well, you other folks deserve what you get.

Brian4Liberty
06-26-2009, 11:59 AM
So, only 9 forum members have taken 3 minutes to call their representative about this horrible legislation? :(

Well, you other folks deserve what you get.

I agree, if there's an icecube's chance in hell of getting them to vote against it, please call them.

sluggo
06-26-2009, 12:02 PM
My rep was going to vote yes, until his phones lit up as soon as his office opened.

By 10am he had decided to vote NO.

It CAN be done, folks!

It's NOT too late.

Bman
06-26-2009, 12:05 PM
My Rep says he opposes the Bill. Jim Gerlach (District-6 PA)

Young Paleocon
06-26-2009, 12:33 PM
Called Emerson (MO-8) she will be voting no.

RideTheDirt
06-26-2009, 12:37 PM
I just called for the first time about this issue. "My" congressman is probably going to vote for it. But not to worry, the kid who answered the phone said that it would "create jobs" and "reduce our dependence on foreign oil". :rolleyes:
Did he explain how it will do either? I can't figure it out...:rolleyes:

bc2208
06-26-2009, 12:43 PM
My rep was going to vote yes, until his phones lit up as soon as his office opened.

By 10am he had decided to vote NO.

AWESOME! Do you know if he voted yes in the preliminary poll this morning?

jclay2
06-26-2009, 12:46 PM
Emailed earlier in the day and I just got confirmation that tim johnson district 15 is a NO. Woot Woot! He was one of the possible yes's to.

slacker921
06-26-2009, 12:48 PM
Mine is voting yes.. even if every one of his constituents called him in opposition. He's a Democrat and is solidly behind Obama.

Until we can mobilize hundreds or even thousands of people to protest at every congress critters office then they'll just ignore us. Calling, e-mailing, etc like we did for TARP doesn't accomplish anything other than making us feel good.

As long as the CFL sends us e-mails telling us to call -- we're just spinning wheels. When they start sending us e-mails saying "show up at location xyz with a sign and x00 people will be there to protest with you" then we'll start seeing some serious progress.

sluggo
06-26-2009, 12:50 PM
AWESOME! Do you know if he voted yes in the preliminary poll this morning?

I'm not sure. I'm going on what his phone person told me yesterday, and what they told me today.

sluggo
06-26-2009, 12:50 PM
Mine is voting yes.. even if every one of his constituents called him in opposition. He's a Democrat and is solidly behind Obama.

Until we can mobilize hundreds or even thousands of people to protest at every congress critters office then they'll just ignore us. Calling, e-mailing, etc like we did for TARP doesn't accomplish anything other than making us feel good.

As long as the CFL sends us e-mails telling us to call -- we're just spinning wheels. When they start sending us e-mails saying "show up at location xyz with a sign and x00 people will be there to protest with you" then we'll start seeing some serious progress.

Butterfield?

Malachi
06-26-2009, 12:51 PM
It would be a waste of time, all my elected officials openly show their disproval of cap and trade.

sevin
06-26-2009, 12:52 PM
I'm happy to say my rep, Jo Bonner, is firmly against it.

disorderlyvision
06-26-2009, 12:53 PM
I talked to Leutkemeyer's local field rep. and he will be voting against cap and trade as well as the health care bs

Scofield
06-26-2009, 01:03 PM
Stop calling your Congressmen. Your attempts to "fix" America are futile.

The ship of America has been hit by a torpedo, it is going to sink regardless of the actions you take to save it. All you're doing by calling your Representatives is essentially scooping water out of the boat with a bucket. You're prolonging the inevitable...that's it.

Allow the country to fail, and we have a chance to change this country and perhaps get back to the ideals our founders believed in. The worse it gets, the more people who will wake up.

By calling your Reps. and telling them to vote no, you're keeping us in limbo. We live in shitty times, but not shitty enough to wake people up. The shittier it gets, the more people wake up; we need legislation like this to pass to make this place even shittier.

In all honesty, we need more fascist/socialist legislation to pass. It has to get worse before it can get better, and not calling your Reps. will speed up the process.

SevenEyedJeff
06-26-2009, 01:07 PM
My Rep voted for the banker bailout last year, after he voted against it. I wrote him a letter telling him I no longer consider him my representative. I will not call him; he works for the globalists.

jclay2
06-26-2009, 01:11 PM
My Rep voted for the banker bailout last year, after he voted against it. I wrote him a letter telling him I no longer consider him my representative. I will not call him; he works for the globalists.

The Marshal Law threat must have gotten to him.

LibertyEagle
06-26-2009, 01:12 PM
Stop calling your Congressmen. Your attempts to "fix" America are futile.

The ship of America has been hit by a torpedo, it is going to sink regardless of the actions you take to save it. All you're doing by calling your Representatives is essentially scooping water out of the boat with a bucket. You're prolonging the inevitable...that's it.

Allow the country to fail, and we have a chance to change this country and perhaps get back to the ideals our founders believed in. The worse it gets, the more people who will wake up.

By calling your Reps. and telling them to vote no, you're keeping us in limbo. We live in shitty times, but not shitty enough to wake people up. The shittier it gets, the more people wake up; we need legislation like this to pass to make this place even shittier.

In all honesty, we need more fascist/socialist legislation to pass. It has to get worse before it can get better, and not calling your Reps. will speed up the process.

Get out of this thread! :mad:

Romantarchist
06-26-2009, 01:13 PM
Stop calling your Congressmen. Your attempts to "fix" America are futile.

The ship of America has been hit by a torpedo, it is going to sink regardless of the actions you take to save it. All you're doing by calling your Representatives is essentially scooping water out of the boat with a bucket. You're prolonging the inevitable...that's it.

Allow the country to fail, and we have a chance to change this country and perhaps get back to the ideals our founders believed in. The worse it gets, the more people who will wake up.

By calling your Reps. and telling them to vote no, you're keeping us in limbo. We live in shitty times, but not shitty enough to wake people up. The shittier it gets, the more people wake up; we need legislation like this to pass to make this place even shittier.

In all honesty, we need more fascist/socialist legislation to pass. It has to get worse before it can get better, and not calling your Reps. will speed up the process.

I don't agree Scofield. It is wrong in itself to do nothing when evil acts occur. Good people are suffering and we need to work against those who make them suffer. Good men doing nothing is at the root of why the U.S. are in such a mess. If we "allow the country to fail", we'll probably get "rescued" by the United Nations or the European Union at the expense of our liberties, or they might establish a North American Union here. You should call your Congressmen now. We all need to help one another by calling them.

sevin
06-26-2009, 01:15 PM
Stop calling your Congressmen. Your attempts to "fix" America are futile.

The ship of America has been hit by a torpedo, it is going to sink regardless of the actions you take to save it. All you're doing by calling your Representatives is essentially scooping water out of the boat with a bucket. You're prolonging the inevitable...that's it.

Allow the country to fail, and we have a chance to change this country and perhaps get back to the ideals our founders believed in. The worse it gets, the more people who will wake up.

By calling your Reps. and telling them to vote no, you're keeping us in limbo. We live in shitty times, but not shitty enough to wake people up. The shittier it gets, the more people wake up; we need legislation like this to pass to make this place even shittier.

In all honesty, we need more fascist/socialist legislation to pass. It has to get worse before it can get better, and not calling your Reps. will speed up the process.

You @$$#0!&.

By that logic then welcoming a communist dictatorship would be the best way to wake people up and start over, but by then it would be too late.

RevolutionSD
06-26-2009, 01:17 PM
I don't believe in begging my so-called representatives (masters), and I don't believe participating in the sysytem will help at all, so I won't be calling.

97% of the calls, faxes, and emails that came in about the bailouts were against them, yet, the authoritarian sociopaths shoveled our money to the banksters anyway.

Why do you think this time will be different?

LibertyEagle
06-26-2009, 01:20 PM
I don't believe in begging my so-called representatives (masters), and I don't believe participating in the sysytem will help at all, so I won't be calling.

97% of the calls, faxes, and emails that came in about the bailouts were against them, yet, the authoritarian sociopaths shoveled our money to the banksters anyway.

Why do you think this time will be different?

Bernanke scared the crap out of them, telling them our entire financial system would collapse if they didn't pass the bailout.

It's a different situation with this bill.

The people stopped the jerks from passing amnesty, a couple of times. They want to keep their jobs.

It's a 2-3 minute phone call! What do you have to lose to just pick up the damn phone?

disorderlyvision
06-26-2009, 01:21 PM
C4L email update


June 26, 2009


Dear Friend of Liberty,

Legislative sources on the Hill have informed me that a vote on "Cap-and-Trade" (Cap-and-Tax) is likely to come around 5 pm eastern today.

Once again, most legislators have no idea what is in the 1,201 page bill about to be put up for final vote.

Passing Cap-and-Trade is a very high priority for the Obama administration, but a procedural vote earlier this morning only produced a 217-205 favorable result. This very tight margin proves your calls and emails are having an impact.

Now is the time to turn up the pressure. Call your representative, Blaine Luetkemeyer, at (202) 225-2956 immediately and urge him to vote against this latest tax scheme. (American families could end up paying several thousand dollars a year in higher energy bills as a result of HR 2454.)

Make sure Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer at (202) 225-2956 hears from you! For email and fax information, visit our HR 2454 action page here.

In Liberty,

John F. Tate
President

sluggo
06-26-2009, 01:23 PM
I don't believe in begging my so-called representatives (masters), and I don't believe participating in the sysytem will help at all, so I won't be calling.

97% of the calls, faxes, and emails that came in about the bailouts were against them, yet, the authoritarian sociopaths shoveled our money to the banksters anyway.

Why do you think this time will be different?

I think that's how they want you to feel.

In fact, they are counting on it.

mudhoney
06-26-2009, 01:37 PM
I don't believe in begging my so-called representatives (masters), and I don't believe participating in the sysytem will help at all, so I won't be calling.

97% of the calls, faxes, and emails that came in about the bailouts were against them, yet, the authoritarian sociopaths shoveled our money to the banksters anyway.

Why do you think this time will be different?

I hate the state and the political process also. Calling a representative isn't selling out or anything though, just like complaining about horrible legislation to any non-politician.

Brett
06-26-2009, 01:49 PM
My self-proclaimed blue-dog Democrat is still considering, and leaning yes. I keep calling but it keeps busy!

If anyone lives in District 1 Maryland, please help! Kratovil has been swayed in the past.

tangent4ronpaul
06-26-2009, 01:53 PM
A bunch of times - and I've gotten a busy signal every time so I e-mailed him instead.

-t

Brett
06-26-2009, 01:58 PM
I couldn't get through to his DC office, I called one of his other 3 and finally got in. Try all possible phonelines.

heavenlyboy34
06-26-2009, 02:21 PM
A bunch of times - and I've gotten a busy signal every time so I e-mailed him instead.

-t

If you get a busy signal, try the local office rather than the D.C. office. It worked for me. :D:cool:

LittleLightShining
06-26-2009, 02:44 PM
Mine is a co-sponsor so no dice :( He's also at the forefront of making sure we get nationalized health care. Damnit.

tangent4ronpaul
06-26-2009, 02:46 PM
I got through to one of his local offices.

-t

LibForestPaul
06-26-2009, 04:55 PM
My rep is a left wing nut job. I am not calling.
If it passes, I may call senators, not quite so far left wing nut job.

KCIndy
06-27-2009, 01:12 AM
*Very* hard to get through on phone lines in the last few hours before the vote. I was hoping that was a good sign everyone was raising hell with the representatives on the hill. (I had called early on, but as the vote neared the Capital Hill switchboard seemed melt down)

I've found that faxes can sometimes get through when the phone lines are clogged... I'm not trying to advertise for this company, but I've found FaxZero (www.faxzero.com) to be handy in times like this. Using FaxZero, you can send a fax directly from your computer, and for free.
I was able, at the very least, to send in a fax...

In this particular case, it probably didn't matter much. My rep is Mike Pence, who has been trying to make a name for himself by opposing much of Pelosi's agenda anyway....