Call to Action: Support Senate Democrats effort to filibuster Jeff Sessions’ confirmation!

Once again, we need to support Senate Democrats who are taking part in a late-night, if not all-night, attempt at a filibuster to prevent a confirmation of one of the remaining Trump cabinet posts.  The vote on this confirmation is scheduled for Wednesday evening (2/8/2017.) We MUST join a nationwide calling effort; call, call, call, until you get through! You can also call after hours, some voicemail accounts do fill, but keep trying. Calls count. Records are kept about calls, for and against an issue. If you can’t get through, call Republicans on the list below (same list that was used for DeVos as these are the GOP senators most vulnerable right now.)

It may seem like a fruitless effort, but the votes are close. Even more important though we must put GOP senators on notice, especially those up for reelection. By calling them we are letting them know we are watching. We also increase our power to oppose any policy changes, like the most recent ban on Muslim’s coming to this country. These calls matter.  Let’s add our voices to those who are speaking for us now on the senate floor.

Tuesday evening Senator Elizabeth Warren was pushed off the senate floor for reading Coretta Scott King’s letter, from the congressional record, in her speech against Sessions. Take a minute to read that letter here or read a copy at the bottom of this post.

Sessions has voted against key initiatives that protect women, like the violence against women act, and is known to be a pro-life senator.

His past is full of accusations of racism, and there is serious concerns that he will support Trump’s attempt at a ban on Muslims:

The Southern Poverty Law Center went so far as to call him the “champion of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant extremists.” Last week, six people, including NAACP President Cornell Brooks, were arrested during a sit-in protest in Sessions’ Mobile, Alabama office. And in an extraordinary move last week, more than 1,200 faculty members, from 176 law schools in 49 states, signed a letter opposing Sessions’ candidacy for attorney general. They expressed concerns about his stance on mass incarceration, climate change, women, the LGBTQ community, immigration and civil rights.

Tonight and tomorrow, until tomorrow evening,  we need to call senators who may not be our representatives. Why? Several GOP senators have been identified as possible flips on the DeVos vote.  These senators are vulnerable in upcoming re-elections, have received pressure from their home constituencies.

Again, if you can’t get through to their Washington office phone, call another one of their offices, and again, you can call off-hours and leave a message.

This is a contact list for ALL of the senators, and the list below is important; focus on the senators who are up for re-election in 2018.

Senator 2018 party state office phone fax twitter
Pat Toomey R PA Allentown (610) 434-1444 (610) 434-1844 @SenToomey
Erie (814) 453-3010 (814) 455-9925
Harrisburg (717) 782-3951 (717) 782-4920
Philadelphia (215) 241-1090 (215) 241-1095
Pittsburgh (412) 803-3501 (412) 803-3504
Scranton (570) 941-3540 (570) 941-3544
Johnstown (814) 266-5970 (814) 266-5973
Washington DC (202) 224-4254 (202) 228-0284
Rob Portman R OH Cincinnati 513-684-3265 @senrobportman
Cleveland 216-522-7095
Columbus 614-469-6774
Toledo 419-259-3895
Washington DC 202-224-3353 2022249075
Jerry Moran R KS Hays (785) 628-6401 (785) 628-3791 @JerryMoran
Manhattan (785) 539-8973 (785) 587-0789
Pittsburg (620) 232-2286 (620) 232-2284
Wichita (316) 631-1410 (316) 631-1297
Olathe (913) 393-0711 (913) 768-1366
Washington DC (202) 224-6521 (202) 228-6966
Jeff Flake yes R AZ Phoenix 602-840-1891 602-840-4092 @JeffFlake
Tucson 520-575-8633 520-797-3232
Washington DC 202-224-4521 202-228-0515
Deb Fischer yes R NE Scottsbluff 308 630 2329 3086302321 @SenatorFischer
Kearney 308 234 2361 3082343684
Lincoln 402 441 4600 4024768753
Norfolk 402 200 8816
Omaha 402 391 3411 4023914725
Washington DC 202 224 6551 2022281325
Thad Cochran R MS Jackson 601 965 4459 @SenThadCochran
Oxford 662 236 1018
Gulf Coast 228 867 9710
Washington DC 202 224 5054
Shelley Capito R WV Charleston 304-347-5372 @SenCapito
Martinsburg 304-262-9285
Morgantown 304-292-2310
Beckley 304-347-5372
Washington DC 202-224-6472 202) 224-7665
Dean Heller yes R NV Las Vegas 702 388 6605 702 388 6501 @SenDeanHeller
Reno 775 686 5770 775 686 5729
Washington DC 202 224 6244 202 228 6753
John Cornyn R TX Washington DC 202 224 2934 @JohnCornyn
Austin 512 469 6034 512 469 6020
Tyler 903 593 0902 903 593 0920
Dallas 972 239 1310 972 239 2110
Harlingen 956 423 0162 956 423 0193
Houston 713 572 3337 713 572 3777
San Antonio 210 224 7485 210 224 8569
Lubbock 806 472 7533 806 472 7536
Mike Crapo R ID Washington DC 202 224 6142 202 228 1375 @MikeCrapo
Idaho Falls 208 522 9779 208 529 8367
Boise 208 334 1776 208 334 9044
Lewiston 208 743 1492 208 743 6484
Twin Falls 208 734 2515 208 733 0414
Pocatello 208 236 6775 208 236 6935
Coeur d’Alene 208 664 5490 208 664 0889
Jim Risch R ID Washington DC 202 224 2752 202 224 2573 @SenatorRisch
Boise 208 342 7985 208 343 2458
Coeur d’Alene 208 667 6130 208 765 1743
Idaho Falls 208 523 5541 208 523 9373
Lewiston 208 743 0792 208 746 7275
Pocatello 208 236 6817 208 236 6820
Twin Falls 208 734 6780 208 734 3905
Todd Young R IN Washington DC 202 224 5623 @ToddYoungIN
Indianapolis 3127 226 6700
New Albany 812 542 4820
Evansville (no phone provided)
Fort Wayne (no phone provided)
Mike Rounds R SD Washington DC (202) 224-5842 (202) 224-7482 @SenatorRounds
(DC toll-free) (844) 875-5268
Pierre (605) 224-1450 (605) 224-1379
Rapid City (605) 343-5035 (605) 343-5348
Sioux Falls (605) 336-0486 (605) 336-6624
Aberdeen (605) 225-0366
Mike Lee R UT Washington DC 202 224 5444 @SenMikeLee
Salt Lake City 801 524 5933 801 524 5730
St. George 435 628 5514
Ogden 801 392 9633
John Barrasso yes R WY Casper 307 261 6413 @Barrassoforwyo
Cheyenne 307 772 2451
Riverton 307 856 6642
Sheridan 307 672 6456
Rock Springs 307 362 5012
Washington DC 202 224 6441 202 224 1724
(DC toll-free) 866 235 9553

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