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Fri Feb 3, 2017, 10:59 AM

 

I am hitting a wall and need some help

Ok I am one that loves the idea of calling my reps but I am hitting a wall and sort of getting paralyzed about what to contact my reps and sens about each day. Well that and I also suffer from social anxiety a bit but once I get the ball rolling I don't stop. Does anyone know of a list somewhere for a daily action item to contact our reps about? It isn't that there isn't enough stuff to pick something from. It is more that there is SOOOO many things that I don't know what to pick and sort of get paralyzed.

Surely there must be a resource out thee for this sort of thing. I know Michael Moore talked about doing something like this but I can't find anything from him.

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Reply I am hitting a wall and need some help (Original post)
moda253 Feb 2017 OP
MissB Feb 2017 #1
panader0 Feb 2017 #2
MissB Feb 2017 #3
Nwgirl503 Feb 2017 #10
moda253 Feb 2017 #11
cilla4progress Feb 2017 #4
moda253 Feb 2017 #16
JNelson6563 Feb 2017 #5
blogslut Feb 2017 #6
moda253 Feb 2017 #12
TrekLuver Feb 2017 #7
demmiblue Feb 2017 #8
moda253 Feb 2017 #13
handmade34 Feb 2017 #9
moda253 Feb 2017 #14
athena Feb 2017 #15
cilla4progress Feb 2017 #17
Blue_true Feb 2017 #18
il_lilac Feb 2017 #19

Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 11:00 AM

1. I get a text everyday

Let me look around and see what website I set it up under

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 11:01 AM

2. The resource you are seeking is Democratic Underground

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 11:02 AM

3. Here

https://dailyaction.org

There is a link there to sign up to get a week day text to call your senators and reps on a specific topic.

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Response to MissB (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 12:08 PM

10. Thank you for that link!

Just signed up.

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Response to MissB (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 12:25 PM

11. Thank you!!!

 

Much appreciated!

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 11:05 AM

4. Hi there

Please don't despair...we need you. I put the app Countable on my phone. It lets you know of pending legislation and other issues/votes, and links you directly to your representatives. Also, A Million Snowflakes on your FB gives you action items every day with phone numbers. These have both been my lifelines.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 12:28 PM

16. Yep I have countable!

 

Thanks!

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 11:05 AM

5. There is a guide for shy people to call congress

saw it floating around on facebook recently. Give it a quick search. Good luck. Remember, they work for us!

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 11:18 AM

6. This site is helpful.

https://5calls.org/

It walks you through the process, lets you pick issues and even gives you scripts to work from.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 12:26 PM

12. This is fantastic!

 

Thank you!

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 11:26 AM

7. https://dailyaction.org/

 

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 11:29 AM

8. Some good stuff here:

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 12:27 PM

13. Excellent!

 

Thanks guys n gals for the resources!

These tools are exactly what I was looking for and I will share them on my FB feed

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 11:39 AM

9. we need you!!

it is intimidating to know what to say sometimes and to keep on top of all legislation... good links in this thread and this one:


https://www.congress.gov/search?q={"source":"legislation"}

...and, THANK YOU for calling!!

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 12:28 PM

14. Thanks Handmade34!

 

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 12:28 PM

15. I read somewhere you shouldn't call more than once a week.

BTW, you are leaving your name, address, and zip code, right? That's pretty important.

Maybe you should try to join a local organization and work with others to attend town halls, organize marches, etc.

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 12:32 PM

17. My calls so far today:

Not to brag, but to encourage:

UT Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee..: my Sen Patty Murray asked us to call them about DeVos

Lindsay Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse...co-chairs (?) of Senate Judiciary Comm. They came out with a statement yesterday saying they are moving forward with investigation of Trump/Putin ties... well, actually, just about Russia's interference in our elections.

McCain - same as above. Just for good measure.



Mailboxes are sometimes full, but it is possible to get through. Would be interesting to know what they do with these voicemail messages...ie, really listen to them or ???

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 01:14 PM

18. Why don't you put your energies toward contacting

Your local Democratic Committee and work through them? You can also help do local voter registration.

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Response to moda253 (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 01:34 PM

19. Great resources

k&r to bookmark

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