State blogs all over the country are teaming up today to encourage readers to show their support to House Democrats who are voting no tomorrow on a war supplemental bill that includes no exit strategy for Afghanistan and an IMF bailout to boot. Only four more ‘no’ votes are needed to stop it, and there has been MUCH pressure from the White House on some of these members to get back in line, so calls from constituents are critical today.
Among the other state blogs getting the message out are: My Left Nutmeg, Turn Maine Blue, Square State Project, Not Larry Sabato, Michigan Liberal, Green Mountain Daily, Burnt Orange Report, and Blue Mass Group.
This kind of coordinated online action in opposition to the bill has moved the ball considerably over the last several days. Bringing the state blogs into the picture will help step up that success.
Here’s a message from Robert Greenwald, the president of Brave New Films, where I work:
Here in California, Sam Farr, Bob Filner, Diane Watson, Pete Stark, Mike Thompson, John Tierney, Linda Sanchez, Mike Honda, Grace Napolitano, Jackie Speier, George Miller and Zoe Lofgren have all taken bold antiwar positions in the past. If you live in any of these districts, call, announce yourself as a constituent and tell them you support them voting no tomorrow. Leave a message if the office is closed (which it almost certainly is).
Sam Farr (202) 225-2861
Bob Filner (202) 225-8045
Diane Watson (202) 225-7084
Pete Stark (202) 225-5065
Mike Thompson (202) 225-3311
John Tierney (202) 225-8020
Linda Sanchez (202) 225-6676
Mike Honda (202) 225-2631
Grace Napolitano (202) 225-5256
Jackie Speier (202) 225-3531
George Miller (202) 225-3201
Zoe Lofgren (202) 225-3072
And of course, Lynn Woolsey, Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee have been outstanding leaders in the caucus on war-related issues over the years, even back when being progressive on foreign policy was like screaming in the wilderness. If any of these are your Representative, call today and tell them how important it is that they cast their votes against the supplemental when they vote on Tuesday.
Lynn Woolsey (202) 225-5161
Maxine Waters (202) 225-2201
Barbara Lee (202) 225-2661