Many of you are probably wondering, "Are we really making a difference?!?” The answer is a resounding YES!!!!
The Senate still has not voted on Cap and Trade and their goal was for that to be law by now. The Senate and House Leadership expected the health care bill to be out of Congress (both the House and the Senate) before the August recess. As we know, even with the help of a White House pay off, it barely squeaked by in the House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is scrambling to get the 60 votes he needs.
With your continued help and we can make sure this does not happen. Together, each and everyone of us is making a difference. And this is why the below Action Alert is so important!
One thing we are asking you to do that is different this week is to call not just the Targeted Senators and your own Senators but also the Senate Minority Leadership (see list of phone numbers below).
Erick Erickson from Redstate.com explains why it is important that the Republican minority fight the government takeover of health care in the Senate with everything they have. We implore you to take the time to read this article in Redstate.
To defeat this bill which will take away our liberty, we need Republicans to step up to the plate and exercise their rights in the Senate as much as we need the targeted Senators to vote no on the bill.
From what we are gathering, many of the Senators in the minority need to know that we support them. Today we were notified that the Senate offices have been buried with calls from AARP members urging them to support the Senate health care bill. It is very important that we encourage these Senators to stand up and fight. They seemingly do not have the courage and conviction to do what is right because it is the right thing to do on their own.
They need us to give them that courage! This week we are going to give it to them!
Passion to Action Weekly To Do List
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
8:45 AM For those in DC, meet at Upper Senate Park to break into groups and go into the Senate Office Buildings to talk to our Senators for Government Waiting Rooms.
1:30 PM for those in DC, Senate Emergency Call Rally in Upper Senate Park, hosted by Americans for Prosperity and others.
If you can go to your Senators local district offices, do so.
Where: Senator Voinovich's Office
Date: Tuesday 12/15/09
Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Address: 1240 E. 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44199 (E.9th & Lakeside)
If you cannot personally visit, PLEASE make phone calls and send faxes to DC and the local district offices. Ask your Senators to vote NO on the health care bill. If your Senator is already voting no, ask the Senator to exercise every single parliamentary procedure in the Senate to stop this bill. Tell them you personally and on behalf of other Tea Party Patriots from around the country support their no vote and their actions to stop the bill.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party
Call the Targeted Senators (listed below) and tell them to vote no on health care. Remind them that our country was founded out of frustration over high taxes and inadequate representation. Remind them that between 51 - 56% of Americans do not want this bill and they represent us, We the People.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Repeat the calls to the Senate Minority Leadership telling them to do what it takes to stop the bill.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Call the Targeted Senators again and tell them to vote no on health care. Remind them that between 51 - 56% of Americans do not want this bill and they represent us, We the People.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-4843, DC Fax Number: 202-228-1371
Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska
DC Office Number: 202-224-6551, DC Fax Number: 202-228-0012
Sen. Mary Landrieu, Louisiana
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-5824, DC Fax Number: 202-224-9735
Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-4041, DC Fax Number: 202-224-9750
Sen. Michael F Bennet, Colorado
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-5852, DC Fax Number: 202-228-5036
Sen. Mark Pryor, Arkansas
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-2353, DC Fax Number: 202-228-0908
Sen. Robert Byrd, West Virginia
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-3954, DC Fax Number: 202-228-0002
Sen. Jim Webb, Virginia
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-4024, DC Fax Number: 202-228-6363
Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-2023, DC Fax Number: 202-224-6295
Sen. Jon Tester, Montana
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-2644, DC Fax Number: 202-224-8594
Sen. Mark Begich, Alaska
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-3004, DC Fax Number: 202-224-2354
Sen. Evan Bayh, Indiana
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-5623, DC Fax Number: 202-228-1377
* Senate Minority Leadership *
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-2541, DC Fax Number: 202-224-2499
Assistant Senate Minority Leader John Kyl, Arizona
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-4521, DC Fax Number: 202-224-2207
Senate Republican Conference Chair Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-4944, DC Fax Number: 202-228-3398
Senate Republican Party Conference Secretary Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-6665 DC Fax Number: 202-224-5301
Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair Sen. John Thune, South Dakota
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-2321 DC Fax Number: 202-228-5429
You are the heart and soul of the Tea Party Patriots. Thank you for promoting the causes of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets with us!