Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Attention Citizens of Maine and Pennsylvania: Don't Let the Robots Win!

Apparently, anti-Obama forces (I could call them anti-stimulus, but I actually think their concern is more with preventing Obama from winning than with preventing action on the economy) have started a series of rob-calls to citizens in Pennsylvania and Maine in an attempt to pressure the moderate Republicans who support the bill.

So of you are from one of these two states, this might be a good time to call your Senator and tell them how GLAD you are that they are supporting President Obama's efforts to get something done.

Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania: (202) 224-4254
Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine: (202) 224-5344
Senator Susan Collins of Maine: (202) 224-2523

While you are on the phone, in addition to expressing their gratitude to the Senators for working with President Obama to help solve this crisis, you might also want to ask them why they felt it was important to remove from the stimulus package billions of dollards in federal aid to beleaugured State budgets. These funds were among the most stimulative of all the provisions in the bill, and would have preventing significant cutbacks in services that will hurt the people of Pennsylvania and Maine.

IMPORTANT: When you call, please make sure to identify yourself as a constituent first of all. Please keep the call polite and constructive - do not rail about how "you Republicans do this or that" - simply express your view in support of the package and politely request a response if appropriate.

Remember, these are the only 3 Republicans in Congress who have so far shown a willingness to work with the President on his agenda -we want to reinforce the idea that their consituents approve of this trend and would like to see more of it.

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