Skip to main content

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!

http://www.dailykos.com/...!

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.

http://thinkprogress.org/...

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.

http://www.cbcfinc.org/...

                        and

Toll free numbers for Congress -

1-866-338-1015
1-866-220-0044
1-866-311-3405

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.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

colleen, elishastephens, claude, Alumbrados, Garrett, tmo, Marek, jec, raboof, RF, Paleo, Odysseus, hester, slinkerwink, deben, Better Days, AaronInSanDiego, glitterscale, Cali Scribe, Maxlongstreet, emal, wytcld, greenbird, sacrelicious, superfly, Emerson, michael in chicago, Shockwave, LynChi, ChicDemago, Jim in Chicago, lysias, Aspe4, terhuxtim, HootieMcBoob, Mumon, ZAPatty, Creosote, Heart of the Rockies, Dumbo, EvieCZ, Justina, bronte17, Zinman, missLotus, nyceve, CoolOnion, bluesteel, Pithy Cherub, boadicea, chuckvw, Glic, shanikka, roses, denig, Ignacio Magaloni, standingup, MazeDancer, Dracowyrm, Iberian, splashy, Cedwyn, jted, wader, revsue, tomephil, scorpiorising, Dube, psnyder, TexDem, American Zapatista, Farugia, DeadB0y, missliberties, pat bunny, 2laneIA, alivingston, Noodles, LordMike, JimWilson, astronautagogo, churchylafemme, Ophelia, HeyMikey, CarbonFiberBoy, defluxion10, bmor, annetteboardman, rlharry, RebeccaG, clarknyc, dkmich, Oaktown Girl, Curt Matlock, Kitsap River, lyvwyr101, bablhous, vacantlook, rmx2630, sebastianguy99, sb, rapala, Skennet Boch, Into The Woods, Massman, ExStr8, bloomer 101, marina, 3goldens, cetylovx, Ckntfld, JanetT in MD, wsexson, PBen, andgarden, Philoguy, Irons33, frandor55, Simplify, drewfromct, Brooke In Seattle, Laurence Lewis, ratzo, boofdah, eru, Annalize5, wiseacre, Dem Beans, Burned, cassidy3, Ice Blue, blue jersey mom, markdd, LucyandByron, deep, AnotherMassachusettsLiberal, Tunk, WisePiper, wigwam, neroden, Floja Roja, sodalis, Eileen B, Cory Bantic, JanL, hcc in VA, mightymouse, kathny, big spoiled baby, splashoil, Jim P, kovie, dannyinla, hlee1169, BachFan, bee tzu, tarheelblue, Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, sherlyle, SciFiGuy, dopper0189, tonyahky, New Rule, jwhitmill, hideinplainsight, blueoasis, erratic, Tanya, 4Freedom, real world chick, mithra, Terminus, JVolvo, bleeding heart, ZombyWoof, sceptical observer, middleagedhousewife, Aocreata, IL clb, wbgonne, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, means are the ends, blueoregon, blueness, nannyboz, shaharazade, Statusquomustgo, jjellin, bstotts, Hedwig, louise the dog, AllanTBG, markthshark, Quicklund, AntKat, BentLiberal, seabos84, clinging to hope, One Pissed Off Liberal, pgm 01, bluicebank, Cali Techie, donnamarie, SpecialKinFlag, tgypsy, camlbacker, verso2, desertguy, leema, psychodrew, puakev, FishOutofWater, david mizner, noofsh, dclawyer06, burlydee, dww44, rkelley25, aliasalias, bnasley, rantsposition, HCKAD, jayden, chelle in mo, SeaTurtle, jnhobbs, millwood, jhop7, Rumarhazzit, leonard145b, cloudbustingkid, Terra Mystica, TomP, Mighty Ike, VA Breeze, mconvente, AnnieJo, ferment, Port City Moon, wayoutinthestix, Senor Unoball, Tchrldy, Involuntary Exile, bythesea, VA gentlewoman, ajr111240, jamess, royce, Wek, pickandshovel, bluesheep, catly, mofembot, Seamus D, S C B, Gemina13, Drewid, RabidRabbit, glendaw271, petulans, Uncle Bob, nklein, allie123, Nica24, Mike Taylor, DavidW, David Futurama, shortgirl, jlms qkw, Reframing the Debate, oldliberal, mos1133, pileta, McGahee220, cybrestrike, danoland, J M F, DontTaseMeBro, rsmpdx, Lura, carolyn urban, fearisthemindkiller, bsmechanic, jennylind, kat68, BlueInRedCincy, shopkeeper, shalca, DefendOurConstitution, Remediator, unspeakable, UnaSpenser, MKSinSA, Denise Oliver Velez, Keith Pickering, seeta08, tote, Flyswatterbanjo, Tortmaster, Tommymac, Larsstephens, Railfan, Its the Supreme Court Stupid, smileycreek, OrangeMike, awcomeon, FogCityJohn, p gorden lippy, eXtina, bullyness, gramofsam1, politik, princss6, jethrock, kjoftherock, Proud Mom and Grandma, angelajean, wvmom, mjbleo, TealTerror, NY brit expat, shenderson, samanthab, ThisIsMyTime, DiegoUK, cai, Yasuragi, Funkygal, Betty Pinson, BlueFranco, BobboSphere, whatever66, Actbriniel, mallyroyal, Quantumlogic, Colorado is the Shiznit, angstall, mama jo, Matthew D Jones, ban nock, kirbybruno, AuroraDawn, anyname, La Gitane, Zenara, soothsayer99, asterkitty, mrsgoo, marleycat, thomask, Wolf10, blue denim, BarackStarObama, smoothnmellow, dakinishir, MRA NY, worldlotus, Faroutman, peregrine kate, sound of progress, Imhotepsings, poliwrangler, Hayate Yagami, SoCalSal, Logical Fallacy Contraption, Willa Rogers, Regina in a Sears Kit House, SouthernLiberalinMD, Lucy2009, Cyndiannp, DEMonrat ankle biter, allergywoman, AgentOfProgress, DawnN, BlueDragon, quill, Pinto Pony, GenXangster, HamptonRoadsProgressive, ettajamesfan, NoFortunateSon, Williston Barrett, greenbastard, IndieGuy, docrocktex, David54, done lurking, AnnieR, JGibson, Ginger1, drnononono, CA ridebalanced, Demetrius in Ypsilanti, Celtic Pugilist, Lorinda Pike, shanesnana, Mr Robert, supercereal, My Name Isnt Earl, Arahahex, MartyM, doroma, Had Enough Right Wing BS, dfwlibrarian, Sean Closson, arpear, Vote4Obamain2012, splintersawry, ehrenfeucht games, etherealfire, Kinak, AverageJoe42, buckybadger1988, natfroiland, Lightbulb, marabethelsie, Chaddiwicker

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site