Field General Slinkerwink’s Marching Orders For This Week
Slinkerwink has an Action Diary posted over at Big Orange. I am posting much of it here in case you haven’t been over there or are unclear as to what you should be doing this week.
1.Call the Leadership – Demand They Stay and provide real reform and relief :
CALL Speaker Nancy Pelosi at (202) 225-4965 and try her local office at (415) 556-4862 if you can’t get through.
CALL House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer at (202) 225-3130
CALL House Majority Whip James Clyburn at (202) 226-3210
Slinkerwink even provides you with a script in her diary.
2.Call the Tri-Committee Chairs – tell them not to give in to Blue Dog demands
Ways and Means Committee Chair Charlie Rangel (202) 225-3625)
Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Henry Waxman (202) 225-2927)
Education and Labor Committee Chair George Miller (202) 225-3725)
3. Call the Progressive Co-Chairs – and insist they maintain the MediCare like public option in the Bill
4. Call the other Caucus Chairs – demand they push back on Blue Dog demands
CALL Chairwoman Nydia Velasquez, Congressional Hispanic Caucus at (202) 225-2361
CALL Chairwoman Barbara Lee, Congressional Black Caucus at 202-226-9776
(Chairwoman Lee had a fiery piece about the Blue Dogs obstruction in Politico last week)
CALL Chairman Mike Honda, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus at (202) 225-2631
5. Call the White House: at 202-456-1111- and tell them that the Blue Dog Democrats must UPHOLD the majority view of Americans who need a strong, robust Medicare-like public option, and not to give into their demands to weaken the public option in health care reform!
6. Slinkerwink asks you to use Friendsroots on Facebook:
Click on FriendRoots.
Choose the House campaign to ask your friends to contact their lawmakers.
Ask your friend to contact his or her other friends in the district as well with the FriendRoots application.
Do Not Waste Time or Energy on the Blue Dogs ! they are not responding to our calls. As Jane noted this morning, calling progressives in the House is our only hope.
That photo above is of brothers Mason and Mattew Hardin as they wait in a cattle pen at the Annual Wise County Healthcare event in Virginia. This is the very event that turned former Ins. Industry insider Max Potter away from the dark side
that’s right, Americans camping out for days waiting in cattle pens in hopes of getting medical treatment in animal stalls.
To The Phones !!!