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    National Call In Day Guide For April 15th

    TUESDAY, APRIL 15TH

    NATIONAL CALL IN DAY LET YOUR VOICES BE HEARD!

    CALLERS GUIDE - This guide is for your convenience. Please feel free to use your own words and if comfortable tell your story. Your grassroots activists will be visiting the capitol this day and really need your support. When you call ask for the aide that handles the HELP issues for the senator. Even if you get their voice mail, leave a long message. Please remember to be courteous and respectful of all members of the US Senate even if they have a different view than yours. Thank you.

    STEP ONE - FIND YOUR SENATORS www.visi.com/juan/congress/

    STEP TWO - IS YOUR SENATOR A CURRENT COSPONSOR? See list below

    COSPONSORS OF S. 1183
    CA – Barbara Boxer - Dianne Feinstein
    CT – Chris Dodd
    HI – Daniel Inouye
    IL – Dick Durbin - Barack Obama
    IA – Tom Harkin
    MI – Carl Levin
    MN – Norm Coleman – Amy Klobuchar
    MD – Barbara Mikulski – Benjamin Cardin
    MS – Thad Cochran
    NJ – Frank Lautenberg - Robert Menendez MA – John Kerry - Edward Kennedy

    NM – Jeff Bingaman
    NY – Hillary Clinton - Charles Shumer
    NC – Richard Burr
    OH – Sherrod Brown - George Voinovich
    OR – Gordon Smith
    PA – Robert Casey - Arlen Specter
    RI – Jack Reed - Sheldon Whitehouse
    SC – Lindsey Graham
    SD – Tim Johnson
    VT – Bernard Sanders - Patrick Leahy
    WA – Patty Murray


    STEP THREE - CHOOSE A MESSAGE

    MESSAGE FOR SENATORS WHO ARE NOT YET COSPONSORS

    Hello, my name is________________ and I live in (town, state) and I am a constituent of Senator_____________. Today, for the fourth year in a row me mbers of the paralyzed community are traveling to our nations' Capitol to advocate for the passage of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Act. Though I can not be there in body, I am in spirit and ask the Senator to co-sponsor this bill S. 1183.

    MESSAGE FOR SENATORS WHO ARE COSPONSORS

    Hello, my name is________________ and I live in (town, state) and I am a constituent of Senator_____________. Today, for the fourth year in a row members of the paralyzed community are traveling to our nations’ Capitol to advocate for the passage of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Act. Though I can not be there in body, I am in spirit and want to thank Senator________ for co-sponsoring bill S. 1183.

    STEP FOUR - TELL US HOW IT WENT
    THANK YOU ALL!
    Last edited by bostondad; 14 Apr 2008, 2:19 PM.

    #2
    Thanks for the link and the information

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      #3
      Thanks and BEST WISHES this year boston dad.

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        #4
        I plan to call in on Monday. Thank you for pushing me. Calling is harder for me than emailing.

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          #5
          Thanks for the info. It'll take a team of wild horses to knock the phone out of my hands next Monday.
          If I was meant to have wheels under my ass, what the hell are these legs for?
          http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1455040496

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            #6
            Just emailed both Senators from Minnesota. Senator Norm Coleman is up for re-election this fall. This makes him (IMHO) a better canidate to push to make this call to Coburn. He is a fellow Republican and is a co-sponsor. He would love to "pad his resume" with this passage. I hope all of our Minnesota members can do this.

            Keeping my fingers crossed this works!

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              #7
              I'll call Monday.
              Thanks for all the info.

              Monday
              sigpic

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                #8
                Urgent message about calling Coburn: Don't.

                I just had a conversation with the CRPF lobbyist about our friend the senator from Oklahoma, Mr. Coburn.

                Here's the deal: he's the sort of guy who digs in deeper when he's pressured. If we call, we risk pissing him off, no matter how nice we are.

                Our strategy is to get all 99 of the other senators to sponsor the bill. The way to do this is to call your own senator. If they're already a sponsor, thank them and try to get them to ask another senator (not Coburn) to become a sponsor too.

                We have 33. We need 66 more. The way to do it is to make contact, ask for support of HR 1727, and then keep calling every single week until they say it's done. Our bill is not controversial; everybody but Coburn is happy to support it but they're too busy to actually do it.

                Thanks everybody!

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                  #9
                  Kate~ You posted a HR number. What is the Senate number? It has already passed the HR.
                  Every day I wake up is a good one

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                    #10
                    it senate S. 1183
                    T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                      #11
                      Called Coleman's office already. I let him know thank you and info. about the congressional briefing.

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                        #12
                        Add Senator Klobuchar to my list. I just called her too.

                        Any more I can do?

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                          #13
                          Keep Pushing thank you.

                          MOMO
                          Thank you.
                          Were you able to speak to the top aid who reviews all Health related bills for the senator? Try to get a name and extension. Make sure they call you back with an answer and a reason why if they won't become a cosponsor.

                          Tell them that you will keep calling until you get an answer. Pleas have all friends and family memebers call as well. good luck

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                            #14
                            bostondad,
                            Both of my senators are co-sponsors already. They are Senators Coleman and Klobuchar from MN. I did also send them my news clip about how I became injured (I was sleepwalking).

                            Let me know the next step.


                            Oops, I thought I was successful in my emails. Guess not-they got sent back. I will keep trying a different route.
                            Last edited by momo3; 15 Apr 2008, 12:00 PM.

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                              #15
                              Momo3 Sorry I Should Have Picked That Up Thank You

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