Call early - call often. Get as many others involved as possible. If this bill passes,
we can pretty much kiss good-bye winning any future national elections.
Every day for the next two weeks before the Senate votes on the giant amnesty bill (S. 744), we have to have phones ringing in Senate offices.
Senate staffers who oppose the bill tell us that even Senators we should expect to vote against it are considering supporting the bill. The reason, they say, is that the wealthy campaign-contributor special interests who want the bill are telling Senators that the low rate of phone calls against the bill indicates the public will give them a pass on voting for something even if the public opposes it.
Many in the news media are using the same argument to try to make Senators feel safe to support a bill that they know the majority of the citizens are against. What matters is not what most voters want but what Senators feel voters are passionate about. The phones are their key measuring stick.
I talked to several news reporters yesterday who taunted me with the same line, all of them saying something to the effect of: "You're going to lose this time because the public just doesn't care like it did in 2007. The low rate of phone calls shows that."
CALL TOLL-FREE AND ASK FOR ONE OF YOUR STATE'S SENATORS.
Just ask the operator to connect you to your Senator (come back later for your other Senator).
If you've never made one of these calls, everybody is amazed at how easy the first time is. Tell the staffer your name and where you live and that you are calling about S. 744.
You can simply say that you oppose it and hope the Senator will vote NO and then hang up.
Or you can talk for a minute or two and give reasons. If you don't have something else burning that you want to say, we suggest you talk about the two big numbers that are running in our TV ads in nearly half the states this week.
Call them direct @
RUBIO - 1- 202-224-3041 DC
1- 407-254-2573 Orlando
1- 904-398-8586 Jacksonville
NELSON - 1-202-224-5274 DC