Sunday, January 29, 2006

FINAL: ALITO FILIBUSTER WEEKEND GAMEPLAN

MONDAY MORNING: THERE'S A NEW POST WITH A NEW GAME PLAN FOR TODAY; PLEASE SWITCH TO IT!! THANKS FOR ALL THE HARD WORK AND FEEDBACK!!

ALSO: HERE'S A NEW FAXING TOOL, WHICH USES EMAIL. LET ME KNOW IF IT WORKS WELL FOR YOU OR NOT! Fax By Email



“The Woodstock of Politics”
– a caller to The Young Turks radio filibuster for filibuster,
about the grassroots Alito activism.


Sorry it took so long, but here’s the comprehensive game plan for WEEKEND activism. Please take time tonight and Sunday to fill up Senatorial inboxes.

There is a wonderful thing about calling your Senator on a weekend: HIS OFFICE IS CLOSED AND CANNOT ASK YOU YOUR ADDRESS. Leave a voicemail saying you’re a constituent (it’s true – you’re an American), and want a filibuster. They’ll believe you. Take advantage of it. Emails have the same benefit.

There will be a Monday Morning Game Plan waiting for you when you wake up Monday morning, and everyone should be awake and caffeine-fueled by 8:00 a.m. Eastern time to hammer these guys ALL DAY MONDAY before the 4:30 pm (Eastern) cloture vote.

WHAT MAKES THIS RESOURCE SPECIAL? Easy: it has the LOCAL DISTRICT OFFICE CONTACT INFO FOR EVERY KEY SENATOR. And their emails. And all their fax numbers. So fill up their Washington voicemail inboxes. Then fill up every district office inbox. Then fill up every fax machine. Then send emails to every one. Then sign the petitions and auto-faxes at the bottom of this post. YOU CAN GET YOUR MESSAGE TO ONE SENATOR TEN TIMES INSTEAD OF JUST ONCE. And they won’t know whether you’re one stupidly dogged person, or ten different people. Leverage, folks, leverage.

WHAT TO SAY: When you call, fax, and email, don’t waste time explaining why you don’t like Alito. Just make your points and get off the line so someone else can get through.

What do we say?

1. We are the hardworking Democratic base, and we are sick to our souls of supporting incumbent Democrats who don’t have the courage to stand up and do the right thing even when it’s hard.

2. We want a filibuster EVEN IF THERE AREN’T 41 GUARANTEED VOTES supporting it, and EVEN IF IT MEANS FACING THE NUCLEAR OPTION.

3. If they aren’t willing to vote against cloture, then ASK THEM TO SIMPLY ABSTAIN – preferably, go visit veterans at Walter Reed Hospital at 4:30 Monday when the cloture vote takes place. ABSTAINING IS AS GOOD AS A “NO” VOTE ON CLOTURE.

If they ask for your zip code or address, give it. Some people advise giving false, local info (basically, just riffing on the area code and zip code info for that Senator’s local office); I’ll leave that up to you and your personal decision as to whether it’s immoral or whether it’s a necessary act of civil disobedience. Personally, I’m being honest, emphatic and sincere.


ENOUGH BLATHER. HERE IT IS: THE WEEKEND GAME PLAN

FIRST, click on the poll and auto-fax links here, here, and here to get your message out quickly and easily.

SECOND, call the Democratic National Committee at 202-863-8000 and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee at 202-224-2447. You can also fax the DSCC at 202-969-0354 and email it at info@dscc.org. Tell them you’re a Democratic activist who is disheartened by the lack of courage in Washington, that you feel like giving up, and that your donations, and the hours of footwork you invest to elect Democrats every other November, are hinging on whether the Alito filibuster succeeds. Tell them you’ll support Nader before you’ll support a Vichy Democrat, and you want to see your damn party show some backbone for a change.

THIRD, call each Senator’s voicemails – first DC, then their main local number, then each branch office number – and leave a voicemail on each one. IF YOU GET A MESSAGE SAYING ANY MAILBOX IS FULL, PLEASE POST A COMMENT HERE WITH DETAILS AND I’LL CROSS THAT NUMBER OFF THE LIST.

FOURTH, when the voicemails are full, start sending emails. Again, if you get a message saying the Senator’s mailbox is full, please post a comment here and I’ll cross that email off the list.

FIFTH, send a fax, especially if you live in that Senator’s state. If you don’t have a fax machine, there are fax websites here and here. You also might have faxing software in your Windows or Mac OS. Again, if you get a message saying the fax is out of paper, post a comment and I’ll cross that email off the list too.

SIXTH, check back here between 8 am and 9 am Monday morning for that day’s game plan. I’ll have updated info on each Senator’s status.

Our goal? By Monday morning, to fill every voicemail, email, and fax machine, in every key Senator’s Washington AND District offices, to overflowing. Then rinse and repeat.

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HERE ARE THE SENATORS COMMITTED TO FILIBUSTER: DON’T BOTHER THEM UNTIL TUESDAY, WHEN YOU’LL CALL TO SAY THANKS:

Kerry, John (D-MA) (Filibuster leader)
Kennedy, Ted (D-MA) (Filibuster co-leader)
Boxer, Barbara (D-CA)
Feingold, Russ (D-WI)
Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)(she was AGAINST filibuster, but we’ve changed her mind!!)
Dodd, Christopher (D-CT)
Durbin, Dick (D- IL)
Sarbanes, Paul (D- MD)
Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)(she was waffling, but we brought her around!!)
Clinton, Hillary (D-NY)(she was against filibuster, then we hammered her office, and now she says she was never against filibuster and will support it!!)
Wyden, Ron (D-OR)

WEAK SISTERS:

These are Dems who say they support the filibuster, but may be undercutting it behind the scenes. Thank them for their support and generally lend them a backbone!

Reid, Harry (D-NV) is pro-life but is the Democratic Leader in the Senate. Be nice. He initially was against a filibuster, and probably screwed us before we started by calling this as a “conscience vote” instead of a “party line” vote. But now he says he’ll support Kerry and Kennedy, though he doesn’t think it’s winnable. Our message: it IS winnable if he would only change this to a “party line” party-discipline vote and lean hard on the Vichys!! Let him know the base cares more about this one than he realized at the beginning.
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-3542
DC office fax: 202-224-7327
Carson City office phone: 775-882-7343
Carson City office fax: 775-883-1980
Las Vegas office phone: 702-388-5020
Las Vegas office fax: 702-388-5030
Reno office phone: 775-686-5750
Reno office fax: 775-686-5757
email: http://reid.senate.gov/email_form.cfm

Lieberman, Joseph (V-CT), 202-224-4041 (The Dean of Vichy Democrats. Some sites say he’s announced as pro-filibuster, but I’m not convinced yet. Anyone who has solid info, let me know.)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-4041
DC office fax: 202-224-9750
Hartford office phone: 860-549-8463
Hartford office fax: 860-549-8478
email: http://lieberman.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm?regarding=issue

Obama, Barack (D- IL), 202-224-2854 (was rumored to be anti-filibuster, then as pro-filibuster. Get him to commit.SUNDAY TALKSHOW UPDATE: Obama commits to support filibuster, but reluctantly. Call and thank him for doing the right thing, to reinforce his spine.)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-2854
DC office fax: 202-228-4260
Chicago office phone: 312-886-3506
Chicago office fax: 312-886-3514
Springfield office phone: 217-492-5089
Springfield office fax: 217-492-5099
Marion office phone: 618-997-2402
Marion office fax: 618-997-2850
email: http://obama.senate.gov/contact/

Schumer, Charles (D-NY) (a real anti-Alito warrior on the Judiciary Committee, but rumored to be anti-filibuster now, though other sites have his as ambivalent. Get him to commit!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-6542
DC office fax: 202-228-3027
New York City office phone: 212-486-4430
New York City office fax: 212-486-7693
Albany office phone: 518-431-4070
Albany office fax: 518-431-4076
Buffalo office phone: 716-846-4111
Buffalo office fax: 716-846-4113
Long Island office phone: 631-753-0978
Long Island office fax: 631-753-0997
email: http://schumer.senate.gov/SchumerWebsite/contact/webform.cfm

Biden, Joe (D-DE) (Wants to be President; remind him he’ll never get there without our support in the primaries and our legwork in the general election, so he’d better be responsive to our needs!)(has stated will PROBABLY not support a filibuster, but open to persuasion, so keep chasing down! SUNDAY UPDATE: Biden told Wolf Blitzer this morning that he WILL support the filibuster for "one more round" of debate. This would deny Bush his glory moment in the State of the Union on Tuesday night and is a good thing. But he still needs to be convinced to keep it going, not just one more round. I'm moving him from "Leaning Against Filibuster" to "Weak Sister." Now, call and praise him for his courage, to keep that temporary spine in place!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-5042
DC office fax: 202-224-0139
Wilmington office phone: 302-573-6345
Wilmington office fax: 302-573-6351
Milford office phone: 302-424-8090
Milford office fax: 302-424-8098
email: senator@biden.senate.gov


DEMOCRATIC TURNCOATS WHO SAY THEY’RE VOTING FOR ALITO:

Call and give them a polite but stern scolding about courage, commitment to the Constitution, and party loyalty. Let them know they will pay a price for not supporting a filibuster – but that you trust them to do the right thing when the moment for courage comes!

Nelson, Ben (V-NB)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-6551
DC office fax: 202-228-0012
Omaha office phone: 402-391-3411
Omaha office fax: 402-391-4725
Lincoln office phone: 402-441-4600
Lincoln office fax: 402-476-8753
Chadron office phone: 308-430-0587
Scottsbluff office phone: 308-631-7614
email: http://bennelson.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Johnson, Tim (V-SD)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-5842
DC office fax: 202-228-5765
Aberdeen office phone: 605-226-3440
Aberdeen office fax: 605-226-2439
Rapid City office phone: 605-341-3990
Rapid City office fax: 605-341-2207
Sioux Falls office phone: 605-332-8896
Sioux Falls office fax: 605-332-2824
email: http://johnson.senate.gov/emailform.cfm

Byrd, Robert (V-WV) (formerly “The Conscience of the Senate” and committed to the Constitution; take a little time to talk about that little Constitution he carries in his pocket at all times, and how Alito doesn’t respect it. He’s 88 years old; challenge him politely to do the right thing and ensure an honorable legacy.)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-3954
DC office fax: 202-228-0002
Charleston office phone: 304-342-5855
Charleston office fax: 304-343-7144
email: http://byrd.senate.gov/byrd_email.html


FLAT-OUT AGAINST FILIBUSTER. CHANGE THEIR MINDS.

(Feinstein did, so it CAN be done!). Don’t forget to be pleasant: use honey, not vinegar.

Chafee, Lincoln (R-RI) (a Republican, usually moderate; remind him that Alito will weaken Congress’ role in the balance of power, and urge him to do the right thing as an American citizen).
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-2921
DC office fax: none listed
Providence office phone: 401-453-5294
Providence office fax: none listed
Newport office phone: 401-845-0700
Newport office fax: none listed
email: http://chafee.senate.gov/webform.htm

Conrad, Kent (D-ND) (anti-Alito but won’t support a filibuster. D’oh!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-2043
DC office fax: 202-224-7776
Minot office phone: 701-852-0703
Minot office fax: 701-838-8196
Grand Forks office phone: 701-775-9601
Grand Forks office fax: 701-746-1990
Bismarck office phone: 701-258-4648
Bismarck office fax: 701-258-1254
Fargo office phone: 701-232-8030
Fargo office fax: 701-232-6449
email: http://conrad.senate.gov/webform.html

Pryor, Mark (D-AR) (anti-Alito but won’t support a filibuster. D’oh!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-2353
DC office fax: 202-228-0908
Little Rock office phone: 501-324-6336
Little Rock office fax: 501-324-5320
email: http://pryor.senate.gov/contact/

Salazar, Ken (D-CO): (anti-Alito but won’t support a filibuster. D’oh!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-5852
DC office fax: 202-228-5036
Denver office phone: 303-455-7600
Denver office fax: 303-455-8851
Pike’s Peak office phone: 719-328-1100
Pike’s Peak office fax: 719-328-1129
Fort Collins office phone: 970-224-2200
Fort Collins office fax: 970-224-2205
Pueblo office phone:719-542-7550
Pueblo office fax:719-542-7555
email: http://salazar.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Landrieu, Mary (D- LA) ( anti-Alito but won’t support a filibuster. Isn’t that bright, and her thinking is flawed. But persuadable...)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-5824
DC office fax: 202-224-9735
New Orleans office phone: 504-589-2427
New Orleans office fax: 504-589-4023
Baton Rouge office phone: 225-389-0395
Baton Rouge office fax: 225-389-0660
Lake Charles office phone: 337-436-6650
Lake Charles office fax: 337-439-3762
Shreveport office phone: 318-676-3085
Shreveport office fax: 318-676-3100
email: http://landrieu.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm


LEANING AGAINST FILIBUSTER:


Nelson, Bill (D-FL) (Has actually ASKED for more Democratic constituent calls as political cover, because he’s being flooded with calls from fundamentalists!)(has stated will PROBABLY not support a filibuster, but open to persuasion, so keep chasing down!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-5274
DC office fax: 202-228-2183
Miami office phone: 305-536-5999
Miami office fax: 305-536-5991
Orlando office phone: 407-872-7161
Orlando office fax: 407-872-7165
Tampa office phone: 813-225-7040
Tampa office fax: 813-225-7050
Tallahassee office phone: 850-942-8415
Tallahassee office fax: 850-942-8450
email: http://billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm#email

Akaka, Daniel (D-HI) (has stated will PROBABLY not support a filibuster, but open to persuasion, so keep chasing down!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-6361
DC office fax: 202-224-2126
Honolulu office phone: 808-522-8970
Honolulu office fax: 808-545-4683
Hilo office phone: 808-935-1114
Hilo office fax: 808-935-9064
email: senator@akaka.senate.gov

Dorgan, Byron (D-ND) (has stated will PROBABLY not support a filibuster, but open to persuasion, so keep chasing down!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-2551
DC office fax: 202-224-1193
Bismarck office phone: 701-250-4618
Bismarck office fax: 701-250-4484
Grand Forks office phone: 701-746-8972
Grand Forks office fax: 701-746-9122
Fargo office phone: 701-239-5389
Fargo office fax: 701-239-5112
Minot office phone: 701-852-0703
Minot office fax: 701-838-8196
email: senator@dorgan.senate.gov

Snowe, Olympia (R-ME) (a moderate Republican who sometimes does the right thing. For her, don’t mention being a Democrat, but talk about your fear of an Imperial Presidency diluting Congress’ rightful power.) (has stated will PROBABLY not support a filibuster, but open to persuasion, so keep chasing down!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-5344
DC office fax: 202-224-1946
Auburn office phone: 207-786-2451
Auburn office fax: 207-782-1438
Bangor office phone: 207-945-0432
Bangor office fax: 207-941-9525
Portland office phone: 207-874-0883
Portland office fax: 207-874-7631
Presque Isle office phone: 207-764-5124
Presque Isle office fax: 207-764-6420
email: http://snowe.senate.gov/contact.htm


UNDECIDED, AND NEED PRESSURE:


Menendez, Robert (D-NJ): SUNDAY UPDATE:I had put Menendez down as pro-filibuster. However, latest reports are that he won’t say his position, either on the floor vote or on the filibuster, until he gives his floor speech on Monday. Menendez is America’s newest Senator – appointed to fill a vacant seat just this month – and will be up for reelection in November. Let’s get him started on the right foot: as a warrior for justice, not as a triangulating polltaking Vichy. Hammer away!! Let him know what we need in order to support him in November, and that our support is indeed at stake!
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: (202) 224-4744
DC office fax: None given
Local offices: None given
Email: none given

Also for Menendez: HIS OLD ELECTION CAMPAIGN REMAINS UP AND RUNNING! This lets us hammer away at his campaign contacts, too. Campaign is 201-271-1661 (press 2 for the Finance Director who collects the checks) and bob@menendezforcongress.com. (God Bless Bob Fertik for this gem of an idea!)

Lincoln, Blanche Lambert (D-AR)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-4843
DC office fax: 202-228-1371
Little Rock office phone: 501-375-2993
Little Rock office fax: 501-375-7064
Texarkana office phone: 870-774-3106
Texarkana office fax: 870-774-7627
Dumas office phone: 870-382-1023
Dumas office fax: 870-382-1026
Jonesboro office phone: 870-910-6896
Jonesboro office fax: 870-910-6898
email: http://lincoln.senate.gov/webform.html

Carper, Thomas (D-DE)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-2441
DC office fax: 202-228-2190
Wilmington office phone: 302-573-6291
Wilmington office fax: 302-573-6434
Dover office phone: 302-674-3308
Dover office fax: 302-674-5464
Georgetown office phone: 302-856-7690
Georgetown office fax: 302-856-3001
email: http://carper.senate.gov/aemail.htm

Inouye, Daniel (D-HI)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-3934
DC office fax: None given on website
No local offices given on website (talk about a “Beltway” politician!)
email: http://inouye.senate.gov/webform.html

Harkin, Tom (D-IA)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-3254
DC office fax: 202-224-9369
Des Moines office phone: 515-284-4574
Des Moines office fax: 515-284-4937
Davenport office phone: 563-322-1338
Davenport office fax: 563-322-0417
Cedar Rapids office phone: 319-365-4504
Cedar Rapids office fax: 319-365-4683
Dubuque office phone: 563-582-2130
Dubuque office fax: 563-582-2342
Sioux City office phone:712-252-1550
Sioux City office fax: 712-252-1638
email: http://harkin.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm

Bayh, Evan (D-IN)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-5623
DC office fax: None given on website
Indianapolis office phone: 317-554-0750
Evansville office phone: 812-465-6500
Fort Wayne office phone: 260-426-3151
South Bend office phone: 574-236-8302
email: http://bayh.senate.gov/WebMail1.htm

Mikulski, Barbara (D-MD): Still sitting on the fence, but vulnerable to pressure:
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-4654
DC office fax: 202-224-8858
Salisbury office phone: 410-546-7711
Salisbury office fax: 410-546-9324
Greenbelt office phone: 301-345-5517
Greenbelt office fax: 301-345-7573
Annapolis office phone: 410-263-1805
Annapolis office fax: 410-263-5949
Hagerstown office phone: 301-797-2826
Hagerstown office fax: 301-797-2241
Baltimore office phone: 410-962-4510
Baltimore office fax: 410-962-4760
email: http://mikulski.senate.gov/mailform.html

Sarbanes, Paul (D-MD) (some sites list him as pro-filibuster; if anyone has confirmation, please let me know.)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-4524
DC office fax: 202-224-1651
Baltimore office phone: 410-962-4436
Baltimore office fax: 410-962-4156
Silver Spring office phone: 301-589-0797
Silver Spring office fax: 301-589-0598
Salisbury office phone: 410-860-2131
Salisbury office fax: 410-860-2134
Bryans Road office phone: 301-283-0947
Bryans Road office fax: 301-375-8914
email: http://sarbanes.senate.gov/pages/email.html

Levin, Carl (D-MI)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-6221
DC office fax: 202-224-1388
Detroit office phone: 313-226-6020
Detroit office fax: 313-226-6948
Lansing office phone: 517-377-1508
Lansing office fax: 517-377-1506
Saginaw office phone: 989-754-2494
Saginaw office fax: 989-754-2920
Grand Rapids office phone: 616-456-2531
Grand Rapids office fax: 616-456-5147
Traverse City office phone: 231-947-9569
Traverse City office fax: 231-947-9518
Escanaba office phone: 906-789-0052
Escanaba office fax: 906-789-0015
email: http://levin.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

Dayton, Mark (D-MN) (SUNDAY UPDATE: Dayton's leaving the Senate in November. He thinks the filibuster is a bad idea strategically, but there's NO DAMN REASON he can't vote bravely since he's not up for reelection!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-3244
DC office fax: 202-228-2186
Fort Snelling office phone: 612-727-5220
Fort Snelling office fax: 612-727-5223
East Grand Forks office phone: 218-773-1110
East Grand Forks office fax: 218-773-1993
Biwabik office phone: 218-865-4480
Biwabik office fax: 218-865-4667
email: http://dayton.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Baucus, Max (D-MT)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-2651
DC office fax: 202-224-0515
Billings office phone: 406-657-6790
Billings office fax: none given
Bozeman office phone: 406-586-6104
Helena office phone: 406-449-5480
Missoula office phone: 406-329-3123
email: http://baucus.senate.gov/contact/emailForm.cfm

Lautenberg, Frank (D-NJ)(SUNDAY UPDATE: Lautenberg's spokesman says he has no doubt filibuster will fail on Monday. Fatalistic loser! Make it clear that it'll only fail if we let it fail, and insist that he support the filibuster! If you're Italian -- no, I'm not kidding -- also make it clear that you won't hold it against him at the polls for not supporting Alito as another Italian. It's come up. Jeebus.)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-3224
DC office fax: 202-228-4054
Newark office phone: 973-639-8700
Newark office fax: 973-639-8723
Camden office phone: 856-338-8922
Camden office fax: 856-338-8936
email: http://lautenberg.senate.gov/webform.html

Bingaman, Jeff (D-NM)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-5521
DC office fax: None given
Albuquerque office phone: 505-346-6601
Las Cruces office phone: 505-523-6561
Roswell office phone: 505-622-7113
Santa Fe office phone: 505-988-6647
email: senator_bingaman@bingaman.senate.gov

Reed, Jack (D-RI)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-4642
DC office fax: 202-224-4680
Providence office phone: 401-528-5200
Providence office fax: 401-528-5242
Cranston office phone: 401-943-3100
Cranston office fax: 401-464-6837
email: http://reed.senate.gov/contact/thoughts.cfm

Leahy, Patrick (D-VT)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-4242
DC office fax: None given
Burlington office phone: 802-863-2525
Montpelier office phone: 802-229-0569
email: senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov

Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-3441
DC office fax: 202-228-0514
Seattle office phone: 206-220-6400
Seattle office fax: 206-220-6404
Spokane office phone: 509-353-2507
Spokane office fax: 509-353-2547
Vancouver office phone: 360-696-7838
Vancouver office fax: 360-696-7844
Tacoma office phone: 253-572-2281
Tacoma office fax: 253-572-5879
Everett office phone:425-303-0114
Everett office fax: 425-303-8351
email: http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/index.html

Murray, Patty (D-WA)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-2621
DC office fax: 202-224-0238
Seattle office phone: 206-553-5545
Seattle office fax: 206-553-0891
Spokane office phone: 509-624-9515
Spokane office fax: 509-624-9561
Everett office phone: 425-259-6515
Everett office fax: 425-259-7152
Vancouver office phone: 360-696-7797
Vancouver office fax: 360-696-7798
Yakima office phone: 509-453-7462
Yakima office fax: 509-453-7731
email: http://murray.senate.gov/email/index.cfm

Kohl, Herb (D-WI)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-5653
DC office fax: 202-224-9787
Milwaukee office phone: 414-297-4451
Milwaukee office fax: 414-297-4455
Madison office phone: 608-264-5338
Madison office fax: 608-264-5473
Eau Claire office phone: 715-832-8424
Eau Claire office fax: 715-832-8492
Appleton office phone: 920-738-1640
Appleton office fax: 920-738-1643
email: http://kohl.senate.gov/gen_contact.html

Rockefeller, John D. IV (D-WV)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-6472
DC office fax: 202-224-7665
Beckley office phone: 304-253-9704
Beckley office fax: 304-253-2578
Charleston office phone: 304-347-5372
Charleston office fax: 304-347-5371
Fairmont office phone: 304-367-0122
Fairmont office fax: 304-367-0822
Martinsburg office phone: 304-262-9285
Martinsburg office fax: 304-262-6288
email: http://rockefeller.senate.gov/services/email.cfm

Jeffords, James (I-VT) (an Independent who used to be a Republican, so call as an American citizen worried about the Constitution, not as a Democrat demanding tribute!)
Main Senate switchboard no.: 888-355-3588
DC office direct line: 202-224-5141
DC office fax: None given
Burlington office phone: 802-658-6001
Montpelier office phone: 802-223-5273
Rutland office phone: 802-773-3875
email: http://jeffords.senate.gov/contact.html

30 comments:

Radine! said...

I used the fax service you posted that tried to work http://www.tpc.int (freefax wouldn't work at all!)

It took a very long time to choose who to send to and only 2 of 57 were confirmed!

Oh well...I hope the message is getting through somehow...

IT IS GOOD NEWS THAT THE EMAIL AND & fax machines are full though.
My message:
"Stand up and fight senators, or at least abstain!

If you don't do something now there'll be no choice but armed revolution to get our rights back!!!"

Randwolfe said...

Excellent resource. Way to go! This is the best list so far. Thanks to you, and thanks to Bob Fertik. You guys are true Americans in the best definition. With this kind of power, I don't see how we can lose in the election this fall. We just have to keep this going. Even if we win this, or if we lose, there is something amazing going on. It is a real community, but massive thanks to the net.

Cyndi_in_VT said...

Great resource! Thanks for all your work. It's about time the democrats found their spine.

Sean said...

Biden on CNN just now said he would vote "this one time" to continue debate. He will vote NO on cloture on Monday.


Saturday's Philly Inky

oth of New Jersey's U.S. senators said yesterday that it was premature to support the Kennedy-Kerry call for a filibuster, because they had not announced their intentions on the vote for Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s nomination.

Matthew Miller, a spokesman forSen. Robert Menendez, said the country's newest senator planned to announce his intentions on voting for or against Alito, a fellow New Jerseyan, in a floor speech Monday.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg's spokesman, Alex Formuzis, expressed doubt that a filibuster would materialize. "As far as we know," he said, "there will be a vote for cloture on Monday, and that it will pass, and the Senate will move to vote on the nomination of Mr. Alito on Tuesday."


Monday morning these two need to be hammered. The mailbox of all Lautenberg's offices are currently (Sunday Noon) full.


Regarding Mark Dayton. Dayton is leaving the Senate in November. According to the Kennedy conf call (via Suburban Guerrilla):

Kennedy said the press coverage has convinced many senators that supporting a filibuster will be seen as obstructionism, saying, “Look what happened to Tom Daschle.” The holdouts are the ones who think they risk losing at the polls.

Dayton cannot use this excuse. There is NO REASON he cannot stand up with his party on this and vote NO.

abby said...

I'm writing this Sunday, noon.
According to Democrats.com (where you took your original data from) Obama and Schumer are now onboard for Filibuster.

Thersites D. Scott said...

Abby:

Thanks for all the comments keeping me up to date. It's earlier here on the West Coast than it is in DC and NY, where a lot of the other blogs are, so I can't update at the same time they do (though I WILL do so tomorrow, because it's such a big day).

I've always had Obama as a weak sister, and he still is, supporting the filibuster only reluctantly.

Biden is newly, partially on board, and I've moved him up to "weak sisters."

I hadn't heard about Schumer and will look into that. Thanks!

Finally, I'm getting my stuff from the Alito 48, newsblog, Eschaton's comment threads, google news, watching TV, and my own phone calls to Senators' offices. Just FWIW. Yes, I'm standing on the shoulders of giants, but more than one of them!

Keep calling -- thanks for your hard work and for keeping me up to speed.

Thersites D. Scott said...

Oh, yeah, I already had Schumer down as a "weak sister" -- pro filibuster but not necessarily beating up on his colleagues to do the same. That's different than either wholehearted endorsement by someone who's otherwise not that influential, or active lobbying by someone who is, which is why I created a category for the "tepid powerful" like Schumer.

Cyndi_in_VT said...

Washington voicemail seems to be full for all I've called so far. I'm having more luck with local offices.

Anonymous said...

The email for Biden didn't work but this one does http://biden.senate.gov/contact/emailjoe.cfm

Anonymous said...

A typical letter to Jeffords:

Dear Sen. Jeffords,
as the only independent in the Senate, your political actions speak to your vision above the two party fray that is unfortunately US politics. The Alito confirmation is no different in this perspective. It is about allowing the concentration of power to the executive with no restraint from the other branches of power. You must uphold the spirit of the Constitution as you have sworn to. Please oppose the effective confirmation of Alito, in whatever fashion suits you best. A no on the confirmation but a yes on the cloture does not help, on the contrary it enables the confirmation. Please strongly consider a no vote on cloture, or at least an abstention. It is unbelievable how close we are to destroying the delicate balance of our democratic institutions with this nomination of Alito. Oh and don't buy into the "everyone deserves an up or down vote" GOP spin, since their own Miers was denied such process, obviously for political reasons relating to the GOP religious base.
Thanks for carefully considering these words, and for your commitment to representative democracy,
Sincerely,
Dr. Martin Bowen
martin_bowen NOSPAMMY yahoo dotmatch com

Thersites D. Scott said...

Thanks for the feedback on the emails. None of the regular email (as opposed to webmail) links worked, due to yours truly's html coding ignorance. I got them all fixed, though, so clicking on emails should now bring up your regular email software!

Thanks again.

Lori said...

Thank you for providing this information. I have contacted each and every senator by e-mail or through their government web sites, and shall now begin calling by phone. (Freefax would not work for me either.)

CapMidnight said...

Hi,
I'm registered to vote in East Lansing, MI.
I called Sen. Levin's Lansing office at 3:30pm Sunday.
The voice mail instructs: "Press 1 to comment on Alito."
Pressing "1" yields a "mailbox is full" message.

Cyndi_in_VT said...

Anyone know a freeware program to send faxes through a cable modem?

thanks!

CapMidnight said...

Sen. Levin's DC voice mailbox is full, too.
(3:36pm Sunday)

Thanks for your efforts with this.

Anonymous said...

Viable regional mailboxes - let's flood 'em!!

John Rockefellor, D-WV
304-347-5372
304-367-0122 x11

Patty Murray, D-WA
206-553-5545 x3

Jeff Bingaman, D-NV
505-988-6647 x11
505-523-6561 x10

Max Baucus, D-MT
406-329-3123 x11

Carl Levin, D-MI
231-947-9569 x2

Maria Cantwell, D-WA
425-303-0114 x0

Mark Dayton, D-MN
612-727-5220

-Katherine

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. I wrote to all 37 and tailored each one individually either to the Senator or to the state. And I appealed to all of the New Englanders to uphold our strong independent streak. You made it very easy to do and I appreciate your effort.

markvery said...

Hopefully this will save you some calling time -

Continuing for Sunday, 1/29/06, 10:50pm - status of voicemail for the following Senators/Locations are listed below (Note: Format different from before – 1st voicemail that is still taking messages followed by voicemail that is full):

(List of senators as they appear on blog (under respective category) then by alphabetical order)

LEANING AGAINST FILIBUSTER:

Nelson, Bill (D-FL) – VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None. VM FULL (All): D.C., Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee
Akaka, Daniel (D-HI) – VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Hilo. VM FULL: D.C. & Honolulu (This machine does not take message during non-working hours).
Dorgan, Byron (D-ND) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Grand Forks, Faro & Minot . FULL: D.C. & Bismark.
Snowe, Olympia (R-ME) – VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None. VM FULL (All): D.C., Auborn, Bangor, Portland, Presque Isle

UNDECIDED, AND NEED PRESSURE:

Menendez, Robert (D-NJ) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: (201) # listed. VM FULL (All): D.C.
Lincoln, Blanche Lambert (D-AR) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Texarkana . VM FULL: D.C., Little Rock, Dumas, Jonesboro
Carper, Thomas (D-DE) - (D-AR) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Wilimgton (live operator), Dover & Georgetown . VM FULL: D.C, Georgetown
Inouye, Daniel (D-HI) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None. VM FULL (All): D.C.
Harkin, Tom (D-IA) -VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Cedar Rapids (Sioux City – wasn’t able to leave message myself, kept saying, “recording too short ”). VM FULL: D.C., Des Moines, Davenport, Dubuque
Bayh, Evan (D-IN) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None. VM FULL (All): D.C., Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, & South Bend

(Alphabetical)

Akaka, Daniel (D-HI) – VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Hilo. VM FULL: D.C. & Honolulu (This machine does not take message during non-working hours).
Bayh, Evan (D-IN) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None. VM FULL (All): D.C., Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, & South Bend
Carper, Thomas (D-DE) - (D-AR) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Wilimgton (live operator), Dover & Georgetown . VM FULL: D.C, Georgetown
Dorgan, Byron (D-ND) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Grand Forks, Faro & Minot . FULL: D.C. & Bismark.
Harkin, Tom (D-IA) -VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Cedar Rapids (Sioux City – wasn’t able to leave message myself, kept saying, “recording too short ”). VM FULL: D.C., Des Moines, Davenport, Dubuque
Inouye, Daniel (D-HI) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None. VM FULL (All): D.C.
Lincoln, Blanche Lambert (D-AR) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Texarkana . VM FULL: D.C., Little Rock, Dumas, Jonesboro
Menendez, Robert (D-NJ) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: (201) # listed. VM FULL (All): D.C.
Nelson, Bill (D-FL) – VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None. VM FULL (All): D.C., Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee
Snowe, Olympia (R-ME) – VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None. VM FULL (All): D.C., Auborn, Bangor, Portland & Presque Isle

More to come…

(Small Note: Area code on blog for Senator Snow’s fax should read “207.”)

markvery said...

Continuing – Early Monday morning, 1/30/06, 3:15am - status of voicemail for the following Senators/Locations are listed below for blog category “Undecided, and need pressure:”

(Cont.) UNDECIDED, AND NEED PRESSURE:

Mikulski, Barbara (D-MD) – VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: D.C.
VM FULL: Salisbury, Greenbelt, Annapolis, Hagerstown, Baltimore

Sarbanes, Paul (D-MD) – VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Silver Springs & Bryans Road office phone. VM FULL: D.C. (Rings & Rings) & Baltimore

Levin, Carl (D-MI) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None in general voicemail, but they give other extensions for Lansing, Saginaw, Grand Rapids, Traverse City & Escanaba . VM FULL: D.C. & Detroit

Dayton, Mark (D-MN) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: D.C., Fort Snelling, East Grand Forks (says won’t be back to 2/1 – to call Fort Snellin) & Biwabik. VM FULL: None.

Baucus, Max (D-MT) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Bozeman, Missoula gives you other extentions. VM FULL: D.C., Billings office phone (Rings & Rings) & Helena.

Lautenberg, Frank (D-NJ) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None. VM FULL (All): D.C., Newark & Camden

Bingaman, Jeff (D-NM) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None in general voicemail, but they give other extensions for Las Cruces, Roswell & Santa Fe. VM FULL: D.C., Albuquerque

Reed, Jack (D-RI) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: *None. VM FULL: *D.C., *Providence (*unless you know person’s ext.) & Cranston

Leahy, Patrick (D-VT) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Burlington. VM FULL: D.C. & Montpelier.

Cantwell, Maria (D-WA) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Seatle (Press “0”) & Everett (Press “0,” same vm as Seatle, a “Jim Pearson”) VM FULL: D.C., Spokane, Vancouver, & Tacoma

Murray, Patty (D-WA) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: None in general voicemail, but can access staff & leave message by pressing “3” - Seattle. VM FULL: D.C., Spokane, Everett, Vancouver & Yakima

Kohl, Herb (D-WI) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Appleton, None in general voicemail, but they give other extensions for Milwaukee (1 & 2 full), Madison. VM FULL: D.C., Eau Claire (“no one available to take call”)

Rockefeller, John D. IV (D-WV) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Beckly, Charleston, Martinsburg . VM FULL: D.C. & Fairmont

Jeffords, James (I-VT) - VM STILL TAKING MESSAGES: Burlington, Montpelier & Rutland. VM FULL: D.C.

Status of above #’s UNTIL Monday morning (in about 5 hours!), 1/30/06.

Re Senator Sarbanes status –

Boston.com (The Boston Glode)
Sunday, January 29, 2006

“The filibuster push, backed by liberal interest groups, did pick up a few high-profile supporters yesterday, including Senate minority leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York. They joined minority whip Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, and Senators Dianne Feinstein of California, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, and Paul Sarbanes of Maryland.”

BALTIMORESUN.COM
BY MAURA REYNOLDS
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED JANUARY 28, 2006

“While Sarbanes supports the filibuster, Mikulski has not stated a position.”

abby said...

With all due respect, Thirsites, you SAID you would UPDATE -- and you did NOT. Schumer is YES on filibuster. Obama is YES on filibuster. It is not YOUR job to withhold their names from that list because they are not as enthusiastic as You'd like them to be. Why waste folks' time to call people who have already pledged yes? What kind of an operation are you running here? What is your real name in life? Why did you delete that message in which I asked you about why you have no email contact link on this site? I am copying this message and posting it to several links to let them know that you seem to be Hi-jacking this effort -- urging folks to show up for marching orders early Monday morning. Here you are, a general -- with NO NAME -- saying you will keep updating -- AND You DON'T -- posting Right Wing Ads -- I dunno

Anonymous said...

My father's been at Walter Reed on several occasions of late, and if he realized that you were suggesting that Democrat Senators use him and other sick and/or wounded military personnel as "cover" for their attempts to slow the nomination of a qualified Supreme Court nominee, he would be as disgusted as I am.

Is there no low that you people won't sink to?

TWM said...

This is how the Democrats love the troops -- when they can use them as a tool towards their agenda. Sad, really, sad.

Anonymous said...

As of 6:30 a.m. Eastern this morning (1/30) ALL of Senator Bill Nelson's mailboxes are full -- Orlando, Tallahassee and DC. I sent him an e-mail and will call after offices open.

Thanks for all your hard work on this. I don't know what our chances are for success, but I feel much better having made an effort, and I appreciate your providing the resource and tactics.

Virginia

abby said...

funny how the first 2 freeper posts I've seen here arrive AFTER my post....

if I'm all wet about having some skepticism here -- Update the blog to read Accurately (as you SAID you would)--who's In and who's Out

Your blogger profile says NOTHING about you...

Anonymous said...

Sen Bingaman's DC Fax # is
202. 224. 2852

Thersites D. Scott said...

"Abby" said: With all due respect, Thirsites, you SAID you would UPDATE -- and you did NOT. Schumer is YES on filibuster. Obama is YES on filibuster. It is not YOUR job to withhold their names from that list because they are not as enthusiastic as You'd like them to be. Why waste folks' time to call people who have already pledged yes? What kind of an operation are you running here? What is your real name in life? Why did you delete that message in which I asked you about why you have no email contact link on this site? I am copying this message and posting it to several links to let them know that you seem to be Hi-jacking this effort -- urging folks to show up for marching orders early Monday morning. Here you are, a general -- with NO NAME -- saying you will keep updating -- AND You DON'T -- posting Right Wing Ads -- I dunno

Ah, a concern troll... the cutest, cuddliest kind of all!
1. I accurately portrayed Obama and Schumer: as agreeing reluctantly to vote "no" on cloture BUT as working against it behind the scenes. Obama, in particular, is all over the news dissing the effort. That made it worthwhile to call and convince him the effort is REALLY worth supporting.
2. "Abby" with no last name, no email and no homepage challenges me to know my real name? Sure. Scott.
3. I didn't delete any messages, but I won't subject myself to spam by putting my email here. Every comment is forwarded to me anyway.
4. What kind of operation am I running, and am I hijacking the effort? Hmm. I'm getting about 700 hits a day, with long average visits. If every visitor makes an average of 5 calls, that's over 3,000 calls a day. I feel pretty good!
5. I'm not posting any right wing ads. Google AdSense does seem to run the occasional conservative ad on their bar as their bot tries to figure out what I am!

twm expresses disgust at my suggestion that Senators visit Walter Reed, and "Anonymous" asks: is there no low you people won't sink to? That from a man whose hero, the President, hasn't had the personal empathy or the political courage to attend even ONE military funeral. Well over 2,000 Americans die, and we're still flying them in by night, barring photographers, shipping them to their families as CARGO on commercial jets, and not one of their families has had the President attend a funeral... the first President in history to be AWOL in that role.

So, to answer your question: I have my limits, but suggesting Senators visit wounded vets instead of helping establish fascism in America is a noble concept, not a low one, and I'm proud to suggest it.

But I do appreciate knowing how our intentions could be misunderstood, and I've corrected the top post to more accurately reflect my views.

Just setting the record straight.

Everyone else, thanks for the good work, and keep it up!

Thersites D. Scott said...

I'll just answer one point in the silly previous post: "anonymous" (aren't they all!) said: The president has spent more time than Clinton ever did with military families

Clinton didn't start an unnecessary war generating over 2,000 American casualties. He didn't have as much occasion to spend time with military families as Bush does. It's like saying that Typhoid Mary spent more time around sick people, and calling her a saint.

And the truth remains: Bush has never attended a military funeral. Clinton did. Bush ordered all military caskets be flown to Dover at night, then shipped to families as commercial cargo. Clinton never did.

But it's OK that you like Bush so much. I don't hold it against you. Most Germans supported Hitler, too, at first. He made them feel really powerful and special and good.

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I'd like to bring up two assertions invented by the logical/moral retards:

1. Bush and his republicans are comparable to Hitler and his Nazis.

2. A political party that loses ground in the senate as well as the presidency gets to demand "consensus" judicial candidates.