This is a period of three weeks in which every bit of effort must be made to contact and persuade these Democrats of the need to vote no on the package.
The House switchboard is 202-225-3121.
And this list of both Blue Dogs and Democrats from swing districts can be printed off and used as well. It includes the numbers of many district offices.
If any blogger out there looking for traffic matches the Hotline list with district office contact info, please send me the link and I will post.
Looking for a Democratic Member on whom to practice your telephone technique? Try Ohio’s Zach Space. Young and in a swing district, Space knows Ohio is tough terrain for Democrats in 2010. If he is hit with a wall of calls urging him to oppose Obamacare, he will have to think long and hard about declaring his opposition early and in a visible, news-making way. Unlike Rahm and the Speaker, Space’s D.C. career has just begun and he’s far from being experienced enough to make a living as a former Congressman. The party’s leaders may demand a yes vote from Space and those similarly situated, but how are they going to help him pay the bills in the decades ahead?