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[personal profile] stardreamer posting in [community profile] thisfinecrew
The Senate has already bounced this POS bill. They're not even going to bring it up for a vote; instead, they're working on their own version.

That doesn't mean we shouldn't keep pounding on the House members who voted for it (and, obscenely, celebrated it). Make their lives hell. Taunt them with reports of the money you've donated to their opponents, or to groups that support their opponents. With any luck, we'll see a flood of them deciding that they "need more time with their families" in early 2018.

Date: 2017-05-05 08:33 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (Default)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
Oh, that is awesome news. Quite heartening.

Date: 2017-05-05 10:26 am (UTC)
gingicat: drawing of me based on wedding photo (Default)
From: [personal profile] gingicat
What is the protocol for contacting a Congress member who is not from one's own state? I live in Massachusetts -- I already have amazing people standing up for me. Even our Republican governor is pro-Obamacare. (He keeps pointing out that it's less expensive than having people be uninsured, so wtf, people who call yourselves Republicans?)

Date: 2017-05-05 10:58 am (UTC)
rydra_wong: The display board of a train reads "this train is fucked". (this train is fucked)
From: [personal profile] rydra_wong
What is the protocol for contacting a Congress member who is not from one's own state?

As I understand it: they don't care. If you're not a potential voter, they're not your problem and you don't matter.

However, two things you can do!

1) Contact your representatives and tell them how much you support the stances they're taking. Apparently they don't get much positive feedback, so it has a lot of impact.

2) A while back, someone came up with the brilliant idea that people who are capable of making phone calls but are in Democratic states could volunteer to call on behalf of people in Republican states who can't manage phones:

Date: 2017-05-05 03:23 pm (UTC)
bridgetmkennitt: (Girl Power)
From: [personal profile] bridgetmkennitt
Oh, look, there's a quote in there from my R senator, acting like he wouldn't vote yes. He's a [censored] because he continues to vote for whatever 45 wants. I called his office this morning to tell him to vote NO even though I'm sure he'll vote yes.

Date: 2017-05-05 05:09 pm (UTC)
sporky_rat: The last scene from the Penny Arcade comic for Fallout 3 (distrust your government)
From: [personal profile] sporky_rat
I honestly am feeling the delightful joy of getting to have Mr Palazzo's Hattiesburg office sigh at me for the next week.

Right, gotta go find some foam board and large markers now.

Date: 2017-05-05 06:42 pm (UTC)
auguris: We are behind a woman who is sitting on the edge of a bed and playing her guitar. (Default)
From: [personal profile] auguris
Well, that's a (minor) relief.

Date: 2017-05-06 12:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbilover
Exactly. They should pay and pay and pay for this. Never let them live it down. Make sure we rub their noses in it at every opportunity.


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