Skip to main content

John Boehner's worse nightmare.  The phones, faxes and e-mails of Republican representatives being flooded with contacts from voters in their Districts demanding that the Representatives sign the discharge petition filed by Nancy Pelosi.

You can make it happen by contacting your Representative and demanding that he or she sign the discharge petition (if he or she has not already done so).  Then you should send an an e-mail to everyone in your address book asking them to contact their Representative as well.   And you should also post it on your Facebook page, send tweets, and use other social media to get the word out.  

To find out if your Representative has signed the discharge petition

Here is a sample message you can send others that I have drafted.  Please note you will need to fill in your representative's contact information which you can locate by    

President Obama has asked Congress to extend the Bush tax cuts on the first $250,000 of income for all Americans. The Senate has already passed this legislation, however, in the House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner is refusing to bring this bill to a vote unless the Democrats also agree to extend the Bush tax cuts on income over $250,000 a year.  In other words, he is holding the middle class tax hostage unless the Democrats agree to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.

Nancy Pelosi is trying to force a vote on this legislation over the objection of John Boehner.  To do so, she will need 218 members of Congress to sign a discharge petition she filed on December 4, 2012.    As of right now, Congressman [name of your congressman] (my Representative) has not signed the discharge petition.  Will you please contact [him or her] and ask [him or her] to sign the discharge petition.  [His or her] contact information is as follows:

[Put address, phone number, e-mail and fax number here]

The American people deserve an up or down vote by the House of Representatives on the tax cut for the middle class.

If you live in a different district, you can locate the contact information for your member of congress by clicking on this link

You can find out if your Representative has signed the discharge petition by clicking on this link

If you are not sure of who your representative is, you can click on this link to obtain this information

Thank you.

[Your name here]

P.S. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone you believe may be interested.

Lets overload the switchboards and flood them with e-mails.  Let them know that the American people are watching.  

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

Angie in WA State, Mimikatz, Sylv, teacherken, slinkerwink, glitterscale, Liberal Thinking, bosdcla14, Emerson, tommurphy, jazzizbest, Wintermute, tacet, hyperstation, eeff, WI Deadhead, sobermom, MarkInSanFran, exNYinTX, jancw, niemann, maskling11, missLotus, 88kathy, Babsnc, TracieLynn, EricS, wonkydonkey, CoolOnion, themank, mkfarkus, itskevin, Nate Roberts, Cedwyn, lulusbackintown, tomephil, hopesprings, LordMike, Steven Payne, defluxion10, quinoanut, RebeccaG, riverlover, 313to212, zerelda, ybruti, Sembtex, randallt, oortdust, Longwing, sawgrass727, Gowrie Gal, radarlady, DianeNYS, greycat, el dorado gal, subtropolis, democracy inaction, OpherGopher, irate, Kdoug, EJP in Maine, Dobber, Beetwasher, Fury, Steve in Urbana, Ozymandius, sunbro, Tool, WisePiper, leftynyc, Cory Bantic, Alan Arizona, WayBeyondSoccerMom, Mr Bojangles, BlueInARedState, victoria2dc, NBBooks, llbear, onionjim, CA Nana, doingbusinessas, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, cohenzee, bstotts, Delta Overdue, AllanTBG, markthshark, DBunn, ladypockt, Sapere aude, Cronesense, Habitat Vic, Cat Whisperer, Loudoun County Dem, tgypsy, ColoTim, offgrid, aravir, karmsy, DvCM, certainot, bnasley, mbh1023, Seneca Doane, Rosalie907, Oreo, uciguy30, leonard145b, wuod kwatch, TomP, Empower Ink, JDWolverton, misterwade, condorcet, TX Freethinker, chakadog, Youffraita, chrislefty, Foundmyvoice, Aureas2, bythesea, elwior, Akonitum, bluesheep, Jeff Y, Gemina13, glendaw271, petulans, venger, BlueStateRedhead, oldliberal, pileta, Rhysling, no fear, DontTaseMeBro, Glacial Erratic, ARS, litoralis, ceebee7, greengemini, RenMin, Mislead, notrouble, DefendOurConstitution, petral, followyourbliss, MKSinSA, kevinpdx, 57andFemale, haremoor, Larsstephens, ruscle, coppercelt, pyegar, flitedocnm, NJpeach, SeattleTammy, dminor9, angelajean, Dexter, Eddie L, ItsSimpleSimon, addisnana, wwjjd, fiercefilms, cany, not4morewars, Actbriniel, slice, Quantumlogic, Onomastic, MidwestTreeHugger, bgblcklab1, sostos, iowacaucus, Susipsych, ardyess, Nicci August, lillyspad, CoExistNow, molunkusmol, mrsgoo, Haf2Read, PorridgeGun, ryh100, Cinnamon, KVoimakas, MRA NY, whoknu, COkdub, Daulphin, VTCC73, Vatexia, blue aardvark, jolux, Mentatmark, No one gets out alive, YaNevaNo, hulibow, KayeB in Florida, cwsmoke, pistolSO, IndieGuy, a2nite, AreDeutz, peachcreek, jan4insight, Leo Flinnwood, Arahahex, MartyM, Vote4Obamain2012, arizonablue, Blue Bell Bookworm, Chaddiwicker, Linda1961, glorificus, GreenLightSmile, P Carey, weck, GwenM, jplanner, CA wildwoman

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site