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Citizen Action Steps: Phase Two


UPDATE:  Keith in Orlando (who for some reason has become the stamp chosen one) received another missive:

There will be a 20% discount and they will all be put in one box per day via usps.

I’ve verified the above with the stamp company.  You have to be certain to type in SPRING (in all caps) to get the discount.  Thanks everyone and thanks to Keith!  FYI — this discount will apply to orders placed before noon tomorrow (Wednesday).


Time for today’s Republican Congress wake-up call.

A huge thank you to everyone who hit the faxes yesterday.  I am told that FAX machines were humming for all the Judiciary Committee members yesterday.  If you have the time and the energy, a second round of faxing today would be great. 

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee has a hearing scheduled on the illegal NSA domestic spying without a warrant.  Friday is the hearing scheduled on Sen. Feingold’s censure resolution — so every bit of pressure is helpful on this.

But wait, there’s more.  We’re asking you to take the next step in citizen action with us.  And it is a doozy:  we’re asking you to purchase a rubber stamp and send it to a specified address — which we plan on delivering to a member of Congress.  (Since this will be a surprise for them, we’re not revealing to whom just yet.)  A huge thank you to Matt Stoller of MyDD for agreeing to be our patriot delivery person. 

The stamp will say "Rubber Stamp Republican Congress."

Yep, that’s right.  We’re taking the citizen action to the next level.  Sean-Paul found a stamp manufacturer that will drop ship to our designated address — at Politics TV.  Once we have received a "critical mass" amount of rubber stamps, we’ll make the delivery.  And report back to everyone on how it went. 

We thought it was time to shake things up a bit in Washington, D.C. — and this seemed like a good place to start.

You can order your stamp from The Stamp Maker .

Type in Rubber Stamp Republican Congress.

Choose TIMES 14 Font (the larger the font the higher the cost)

Press Show me my stamp

Press Add to cart

Press No thanks for the ink pad

Then pay for your stamp and make sure to ship it to this address:


1612 K St.


Washington, DC 20006

 UPDATE:  Hoooray for reader Keith in Orlando in the comments:

I just received an phone call from the rubber stamp folks..they said that for future orders use the word SPRING as the promotion code for a 10% discount. all caps…those of us who have already ordered are out of luck..

So for those folks who are planning on ordering from now forward, there’s a 10% discount to be had for your order.

The stamps cost  $6.50 each (plus shipping).  We’d like to have these ordered no later than Wednesday, March 29th at 11:00 am ET.  If you have any questions about this, please ask them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.  We have some very fun plans for this — and we are hoping to send a message, so the more stamps we get, the more we get to deliver.

(Graphics love to the DCCC.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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