Monday, September 26, 2005
From an e-mail:
"If you were listening to Thom Hartmann on his widely syndicated radio program
today, you know he was breathing fire in opposition to John Roberts. You also
know from your own experience that the primary toll-free telephone number for
Congress (877-762-8762) is mysteriously and suddenly out of commission with just
a fast circuit busy signal (try it yourself), even in the middle of the night.
Yes, Thom thought that was extremely odd also, especially with so many of us
calling to declare our strong opposition to John Roberts.
WHAT WE MUST NOW DO is create a permanent record of this situation and use that
to generate even more messages and phone calls to the Senate in the next 24
hours. If you are a member of any BLOGS go to ALL of them overnight and start a
new thread or article, and/or leave a comment on an existing one. In your own
words there are three simple key points we need to make in any order you like:
1) Whether we have in fact overloaded the primary toll-free number with our
calls or whether someone deliberately cut the line to slow down the calls, it is
in FACT down now.
2) There is a growing ground swell of opposition to the stealth reactionary
Roberts that can no longer be ignored.
3) To take action there are two alternative toll-free numbers still working,
888-818-6641 and 888-355-3588, plus an action page that will give you all the
direct phone and fax numbers of your own senators, http://www.millionphonemarch.com.
What we want to accomplish is to create as many entries on as many blog threads
as possible, to reach as many people as we can who wish they knew what to do to
stop this administration from scuttling our Supreme Court, but who just don't
where to start. Feel free to make your own arguments as to why Roberts must be
stopped, just as you do when you send your personal messages to your senators.
If you would like some additional ideas, this piece from OpEd News might be
Leahy, Feingold and Kohl have been excoriated on the blogs for their judiciary
committee votes, which even they admit were "close calls." All we have to do is
get one or two of them to heed the voice of the people and the MOMENTUM is on
our side. All they simply need to say is that they have been hearing from their
constituents, and while they may have been initially inclined to support
Roberts, they can no longer do so.
And you can also send your friends who want to know more about why Roberts must
be stopped to the one click congressional email and letter to the editor action
page, where there are many informative links, at
Take heart that we have achieved alot of radio visibility in the last couple
days. More and more people are starting the question why Roberts is being
hustled through the process without even a proper examination of what he really
stands for. Will it be enough? That is entirely up to us alone. First we must
BELIEVE we can win. After that the rest is easy.
We must reach out to our fellow citizens every way we can. Please take action
NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this
message to everyone else you know.