Last night, I reblogged a thing about calling your Democrat senators today to press them to take two specific actions against the GOP’s tactics to ram through TrumpCare:
- Withhold consent on all Senate business, and
- Offer many (and many and many and many) amendments to the bill.
The goal is to grind the Senate to a halt until the Republicans agree to a proper public debate and a full CBO scoring of the bill.
I made my calls.
At Schumer’s office, they said that they didn’t know what his stance on tactics was yet, but I could hear them taking notes on my comments. When I called Gillibrand’s, they outright told me that she has yet to decide how she wants to approach this, and that she is soliciting constituent input to help guide her (i.e. she’s gauging to see how angry her constituents really are); they also took notes with my comments.
And true to some of the stories going around, where Members of Congress are reporting a slowdown in calls, I got right through to both Schumer’s and Gillibrand’s offices. In January and February, I’d have to try over and over around busy signals.
Point being: MAKE THE CALLS, PEOPLE. TODAY!