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Update: The Boehner Bill is being voted on TODAY! Please see Cedwyn's diary for information about what this "bill" would do to our most vulnerable and Toll Free Numbers to call Congress. Lets rec it up and get those phone lines humming. Thanks!!

The Congressional Black Caucus has stepped up. They are not going to allow the poor, the disabled and the elderly to be forgotten. They are fighting back against the Vampire Republicans who want to bleed America dry.

During a radio interview today, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, spoke on the over 40 members of the CBC will be voting ‘no’ on any plan that cuts government services — including the plan put forward by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Cleaver says the caucus insists on a clean vote to raise the debt ceiling — the same kind of vote “we’ve done repeatedly since 1917.” Cleaver explained, “we can deal with the deficit questions later, but let’s not send the most powerful nation on the planet into default.” Rep. Allen West (R-FL), the one Republican member of the CBC, has said he will support Speaker Boehner’s (R-OH) plan.

Let's all call the CBC's offices and give them our support and thanks. Here's a listing of CBC Members and contact information.


Toll free numbers for Congress -


Just don't call West's office, except to explain politely why he's dead wrong.

Don't forget to call your Congressional Representatives, Senators and the White House to let THEM know that the CBC position is one you fully support.

Lets get those phone lines burning!

(All comments, photos, cartoons and videos nailing Vampire Republicans are more than welcome. Ahem...Yes, that was a bad pun, not a call for violence. Just so we're clear.)

Originally posted to Onomastic on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 02:53 PM PDT.

Also republished by The Yes We Can Pragmatists, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, and Progressive Messaging.

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