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  •  Amazing work, Shockwave. (3+ / 0-)
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    This is how we felt in the last hours before marriage equality passed in NY. We were bombarding the senate and gaming and re-gaming and re-gaming the scenarios for the final few votes.  

    If you are sure that out-of-state calls will help, I will circulate this widely.

    Abrazote y suerte el martes.

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    by mindoca on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 09:36:41 PM PST

    •  It will be a strong message if people call... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...from other states.

      And New York has it's own movement.

      http://singlepayernewyork.org/

      http://www.buffalonews.com/...

      http://www.nytimes.com/...

      What about New Mexico?

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      by Shockwave on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 11:40:46 PM PST

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      •  It will piss them off. Really. (0+ / 0-)

        Those from other states are not their constituents; not their job.

        Right now you have a complaint that the calls are interfering with their other work — which is important to some of their other constituents. Don't piss off someone whose vote you want.

        Don't piss off their staff!

        Don't let this be another time when the proponents kill off their own bill.

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        by samddobermann on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 05:43:03 AM PST

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        •  Your "concern" is noted (0+ / 0-)

          ...but these California senators' constituents are doing just what they should be doing now. If people don't call, the only constituency that will be heard on this is Anthem Blue Cross.

          Tell Congress: DON'T BREAK THE INTERNET! Learn about the OPEN Act.

          by Brown Thrasher on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 12:19:31 PM PST

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          •  From other states? No. (0+ / 0-)

            I have been working on legislation since the early 70s and have learned how to be effective. Phone calls are great to a point. Face to face conversation can be much more powerful. One of those guys had a specific reason; if you can talk it might help it go away.

            By reducing the calls— you can't of course stop them — you are doing him a favor; he owes you one....

            You ought to read about how equal rights to marry was won in NY recently.  You ought read av

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            by samddobermann on Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 03:31:30 AM PST

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