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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Action Alert: Government Waiting Rooms & Senate Office Emergency Calls

Fellow Patriots,

For those that don't know.... we are going back to D.C. and combining this effort with rallys at the Senators local offices.

Disregard the latest and 20th time Senator Reid has claimed he has the votes to pass the Senate version of the health care bill. We are not out of this fight yet and unless we quit, this battle is not even close to being over!

Here are some important updates for December 14th and 15th events....

Candlelight Vigil in Medina – Dec. 14th

The light of freedom shall not be extinguished! Join us as Medina Tea Party Patriots host a candlelight vigil of “prayer and patriotism.”

  • Date: Monday, December
  • Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m
  • Location: Medina City Square

We will gather by the Gazebo for a short time of prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. We will then walk around the Square.

Purpose: Our goal is to voice our concerns as a community about government-run healthcare and to help others see the dangers of the current Senate healthcare bill. We also will commemorate the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, which took place December 16th.

What to bring: Please bring your flags, signs, candles and flashlights.

(Please note: While the national group has moved the candlelight vigil to the 16th to honor the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, we will still be holding our vigil on Monday, December 14th.)

Government Waiting Rooms/Senate Emergency Call in DC – Dec. 15th

If you can make it, we need you in DC on December 15th! There are 2 separate events that are happening in DC that day: Government Waiting Rooms and Senate Emergency Call. The events are being hosted by several groups, including: Tea Party Patriots, Freedom Works, Patients First - a project of Americans for Prosperity, Let Freedom Ring, National Taxpayers Union and others.

Government Waiting Rooms Event

For those who can be in DC early on December 15th, you can participate in the Government Waiting Rooms event. The meet-up time will be at or about 8:00 a.m. (National Tea Party coordinators are still working on the details for the exact meet-up location, before people begin visiting the targeted Senators' offices.) To make this successful, we need at least 1,000 people to participate.

The objective of the Government Waiting Rooms event is to show the impact of rationing and long waiting lists that will occur if our government takes over our healthcare. The event will start as a sit-in; however, throughout the day, we will have people dying from causes like not getting preventive treatment (i.e. mammograms until 50) or waiting for cancer treatment.

Senate Emergency Call Event

For those who cannot be in DC until later in the morning, you can participate in the Senate Emergency Call event. There will be a demonstration at 1:00 p.m. in Upper Senate Park , which people can attend before they visit the Senators' offices. There will be a few speakers from the Patients First group; however, the rally will be short, so people can focus on visiting with their Senators. It is our understanding one organization already has 100 buses lined up to take people to DC on the 15th.

Take a Bus to D.C.

If you are interested in going to DC via bus, Mike Prokop of the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots is organizing buses for the event. To reserve a seat, please email the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots at:

In the subject heading please put: “Att: Mike / Reserve Seat for Bus Trip to D.C.” The cost is $50 per person. Mike must have payment in hand by Thursday, December 10.

Make checks payable to:

Mike Prokop
983 Helmsdale Rd
Cleveland Heights , OH 44112

The Cleveland buses are planning to depart for D.C. around midnight or 1:00 a.m. (December 15th). Departure from D.C. will be around 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. When you reserve your seat, you will be given the exact departure location as well as the specific itinerary of departure and arrival.

Senate Emergency Call in Cleveland – Dec. 15th

If you cannot go to DC on the 15th, the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots, Medina Tea Party Patriots and other local Tea Party groups are planning to make an “emergency house call” to Voinovich’s office in Cleveland . Our goal is to urge Senator Voinovich to vote NO for government-run healthcare.
  • Date: Tuesday, December 15th
  • Time: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m
  • Location: 1240 East 9th Street , Room 3061, Cleveland , OH 44199
Hand Delivering Letters to Our Senators – Dec. 15th

Cleveland Tea Party Patriots and other local groups will be hand delivering letters to our Ohio Senators in DC and locally on the 15th. We are urging all patriots to write four letters – two for Voinovich (one to his DC office and the other to his local office) and two for Brown (one to his DC office and the other to his local office). Your letters will be delivered to Senators Voinovich and Brown.

Please mail your letters to:

Letters to Senators
PO Box 46378
Bedford , Ohio 44146

Keep Focusing on the 13 Targeted Senators

Keep contacting the 13 key Senators. (See the list below.) The top 5 to focus on are: Sen. Bayh ( Indiana ), Sen. Nelson ( Nebraska ), Sen. Landrieu ( Louisiana ), Sen. Lincoln ( Arkansas ) and Sen. Jim Web ( Virginia ). If you know anyone in these 5 states, tell them to call their Senators and demand they vote NO on cloture.

List of targeted Senators
(Plus Snowe)

Senator Evan Bayh (IN)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-5623 / (202) 228-1377 fax

Senator Michael Bennet (CO)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-5852 / (202) 228-5036

Senator Joe Lieberman (CT)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-4041 / (202) 224-9750 fax

Senator Ben Nelson (NE)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-6551 / (202) 228-0012 fax

Senator Blanche Lincoln (AR)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-4843 / (202) 228-1371 fax

Senator Mary Landrieu (LA)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-5824 / (202) 224-9735 fax

Senator Mark Pryor (AR)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2353 / (202) 228-0908 fax

Senator Mark Warner (VA)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2023 / (202) 224-6295 fax

Senator Mark Begich (AK)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3004 / (202) 224-2354 fax

Senator Robert Byrd (WV)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-3954 / (202) 228-0002 fax

Senator Thomas Carper (DE)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2441 / (202) 228-2190 fax

Senator Jim Webb (VA)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-4024 / 202-228-6363 fax

Senator Jon Tester (MT)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2644 / (202) 224-8594 fax

Senator Olympia Snowe (ME)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-5344 / (202) 224-1946 fax

Driving to D.C.?

Here are some ideas for parking in Northern Virginia....

Arlington, Virginia
  • Pentagon City Mall 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington, VA 22202
    Park at the mall (it does require paying, but it beats dealing with the outrageous parking fees in D.C.) Metro access is inside the mall.

  • Crystal City 1750 South Clark St., Arlington, VA 22202
    Park on 22nd or S. Eads in Arlington (there are 12 and 24 hour meters so that gives you plenty of time) Metro is by the Crystal Gateway Marriott

Falls Church, Virginia
  • East Falls Church 2001 N. Sycamore St., Arlington, VA 22205
    Paid parking ($4.50 all day) is at the metro
    Metro access is right at the station.

  • West Falls Church 7040 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043
    Paid parking ($4.50 all day) is at the metro
    Metro access is right at the station

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