There's a simple, powerful new Roots Project campaign afoot: the Roots Project bloggers are asking people to visit their senators' local offices (tomorrow, if possible, because many senators are home now but are returning to D.C. on Monday) and individually, politely, firmly ask them to support Feingold's censure resolution.
It's not a protest. It's not a group thing. It's just individual citizens, looking a staffer in the eye and saying, I'm who your senator is working for, and I want him/her to censure the President for spying on Americans without getting a warrant first.
All politics is local, Tip O'Neill used to say. This is as local as it gets. Buy bag lunches for a couple of coworkers and carpool at lunch. Swing by as you're running errands. Ask your next door neighbor to go with you: multiply your effect. But please make every effort to do it, because just as one constituent phone call is worth 100 out-of-staters' calls, one personal visit is worth 100 phone calls.
You can find your senators' district office addresses at this site. [UPDATE, MARCH 24: Click on the senator's name in the Senate directory to go to his/her website, then explore that site until you find the contact info, and please let me know if you have any trouble finding it (see my comment on this).]
For folks in Eugene, OR (my town), the addresses are:
Ron Wyden (D-OR)
151 West 7th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
Gordon Smith (R-OR)
211 East 7th Avenue, Room 202
Eugene, OR 97401
UPDATE, MARCH 24, 8:18 AM P.T.: Good post about this effort at FireDogLake, especially if you'd like more insight into the issue and talking points. Remember: it's the warrants, not the spying.
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