Today, along with allies in the coalition to reform Senate rules, I am going to Capitol Hill for six meetings, each with the staff of a different Senator. At each meeting, I will be delivering the more than 20,000 signatures to our petition to reform Senate rules. In each case, the home state signatures will be on top of the petition. None of your emails will be handed out.
At each meeting, once the petition is delivered, I will ask the staff with whom we meet to answer the question that forms the petition:
Does Senator X believe that Senate rules can, and should, be changed with only a simple majority vote on the first day the Senate is in session in 2011?
These meetings, which are made possible in part by your signatures, will form the kernel of our public whip count to prove that the rules of the Senate can be changed on the first day Congress is in session in 2011.
I will be updating the progress of these meetings on Twitter as they happen. You can follow our progress @ThisBowers.
If you haven’t signed the petition yet, please do so here. We will be able to deliver your signatures to all future meetings on Capitol Hill.