[HCCN] losing the economic battle

Dexter Bellows dexter at downeast.net
Tue Feb 3 12:37:07 EST 2009

time to get to work, troops

And finally, Bernie Horn over at Campaign for America's Future is  
sounding the alarm on the organized conservative opposition to the  
recovery plan, and he wants progressives to light up the damn  
senatorial phones:

     The word on the street here in Washington is that the right is  
killing us with phone calls to Congress on the Obama economic recovery  
plan. One congressperson said the calls are running 100 to 1 against it.

     The legislation is now on the Senate floor. If senators perceive  
that Americans side with Obama in this fight—which several polls say  
they are—that will strengthen the power of progressives in the debate  
and we’ll get a good bill. If, on the other hand, senators are only  
feeling the heat from conservatives, then our advocates will be  
weakened and we’ll get a lousy bill. That’s just the way things go on  
Capitol Hill....

     That means pick up the telephone and call 202-224-3121 (or use  
the toll-free service at 866-544-7573). Ask the Capitol operator to  
transfer you to one of your state’s U.S. senators. When you’re  
connected, say you’re calling to urge your senator to "support the  
Obama economic recovery plan and oppose all conservative amendments."  
Call back and repeat for your other senator. Then contact everyone you  
know and urge them to do the same.

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