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Shut Down Senate Health Care

UPDATE 2:15 pm CST

YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!  You received the alert below and took action.  You have completely overwhelmed the Senate switchboard.  I have received emails stating that calls to some of the Senators below were being re-directed to Sen. Reid’s office and other Senators in the Democratic leadership.  I have had reports that the voice mail boxes are full.  Some of you have stated that you received messages stating the calls could not go through.  Some have received a message asking you to put in the mailbox number or phone number.   The phone numbers we sent out were taken directly from the Senators web sites.
Keep up the great work!  You are making a difference in this battle!  I have included the phone numbers of the Senators district offices below.  Please call them as well… Let’s go get ’em !!!

From the Tea Party Patriots, Action Alert!


Dear Fellow Tea Party Patriots,

We are at a critical point in our fight against government run healthcare.  
We need to have the same urgency and intensity level that we displayed at the Congressional Town Hall Meetings during the August recess. We must not diminish our fight to defeat the Senate healthcare bill. Many “Blue Dog” Democrats and some GOP Senators have stated that they don’t see the same intensity level opposing the Senate Healthcare bill that we displayed opposing the House version. They are beginning to believe that we do not strongly oppose the Senate Healthcare bill.  We need to let them know that is not true.
President Obama and the Senate Democratic leadership are pulling out all the stops to pass this Senate Healthcare bill. They are putting enormous pressure on the “Blue Dog” Democrat Senators to pass the bill.
We urgently need you to make phones today and tomorrow  to the Senators listed below. Please call their District Office and their D.C. office. Also, please continue to contact your Senator. Forward this to your email lists and ask them to make phone calls.
The latest Rasmussen Poll showed that 60% oppose this healthcare bill.
We need you to make phones calls to the Senators listed below.

Targeted Senators

Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska
DC Office Number: 202-224-6551, DC Fax Number: 202-228-0012

Washington, D.C.
720 Hart Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: 1-202-224-6551
Fax: 1-202-228-0012
7602 Pacific St.
Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68114
Tel: (402) 391-3411
Fax: (402) 391-4725
440 North 8th Street
Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508
Tel: (402) 441-4600
Fax: (402) 476-8753
Tel: (308) 631-7614

Tel: (308) 293-5818
South Sioux City
Tel: (402) 209-3595

Sen. Jim Webb, Virginia
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-4024, DC Fax Number: 202-228-6363

308 Craghead Street
Suite 102A
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: 434-792-0976
Fax: 434-972-0978
Hampton Roads
222 Central Park Ave.
Suite 120
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: 757-518-1674
Fax: 757-518-1679
Northern Virginia
7309 Arlington Boulevard
Suite 316
Falls Church, VA 22042
Loehmann’s Plaza
756 Park Avenue, N.W.
Norton, VA 24273
Mail to: 756 Park Avenue, N.W.
P.O. Box 1300
Norton, VA 24273
Phone: 276-679-4925
Fax: 276-679-4929
507 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-771-2221
Fax: 804-771-8313
3140 Chaparral Drive
Building C, Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: 540-772-4236
Fax: 540-772-6870
Washington, D.C.
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4024
Fax: 202-228-6363
Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia
DC Office Phone Number: 202-224-2023, DC Fax Number: 202-224-6295

459A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295
180 West Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone Number: 276-628-8158
Fax Number: 276-628-1036

101 W. Main Street
Suite 4900
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number: 757-441-3079
Fax Number: 757-441-6250
919 E. Main Street
Suite 630
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: 804-775-2314
Fax Number: 804-775-2319
8000 Towers Crescent Drive
Suite 200
Vienna, Virginia 22182
Phone: 703-442-0670
Fax: 703-442-0408

[202-224-4041 is the direct line if you have the voice mail box number of the Senators.]
PriceWaterhouseCooper released an independent study of the Senate Finance Committee version of the government takeover of health care bill.  The study showed that American family’s budgets will be severely impacted by the bill and that health insurance premiums will increase dramatically.  You may wish to read the study and use this as supporting documentation when you contact the Senators.  Additionally, you may find some these resources helpful as well:
Tea Party Patriots Health Care Talking Points
Why Is Tea Party Patriots Focusing on Health Care

Questions to Ask Your Representative About Health Care

Cloture Process and Timeline

Approximately 6 days minimum, if all time used

Cloture – definition:

    1.  a method of closing a debate and causing an immediate vote to be taken on the question.
–verb (used with object), verb (used without object
    2. to close (a debate) by cloture.
~   (getdclu)

· Day 1: Cloture filed on the managers’ amendment, the Reid substitute amendment, and the bill (Note: there is a lot of mischief that can happen on Day 1 but that is not included in this memo)
· Day 2: Cloture motions ripen
· Day 3: Cloture vote on the managers’ amendment occurs one hour after the Senate convenes
60 votes are required to invoke cloture on the managers’ amendment

If cloture is invoked, no other Senate business may be conducted during the 30 hours of post-cloture time

· 30 Hours later: The up/down vote on the managers’ amendment occurs. A majority vote is required to agree to the managers’ amendment.

Immediately after the up/down vote on the managers’ amendment, the Senate proceeds to the cloture vote on the Reid substitute amendment (as amended by the managers’ amendment)

60 votes are required to invoke cloture on the Reid substitute amendment

If cloture is invoked, no other Senate business may be conducted during the 30 hours of post-cloture time

· 30 Hours later: The up/down vote on the Reid substitute amendment occurs. A majority vote is required to agree to the Reid substitute amendment

Immediately after the up/down vote on the Reid substitute amendment, the Senate proceeds to the cloture vote on the health care reform bill (as amended by the substitute amendment, which has been amended by the managers’ amendment)

60 votes are required to invoke cloture on the health reform bill, as amended

If cloture is invoked, no other Senate business may be conducted during the 30 hours of post-cloture time

· 30 Hours later: The up/down final passage vote on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended, occurs. A majority vote is required to pass the bill, as amended.


You are the heart and soul of the Tea Party Movement. Thank you for promoting the causes of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets with us!

Your Tea Party Patriots National Coordinator Team,
Debbie Dooley, Mike Gaske, Kellen Giuda, Ryan Hecker, Jenny Beth Martin, Mark Meckler, Sally Oljar, Diana Reimer, Billie Tucker, and Dawn Wildman

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[This email message was intended for Central US recipients, but I feel is essential for all national patriots. – getdclu]
Shut Down Senate Health Care:

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Let Your Voice Be HEARD!

Action Alert

“Let Your Voice Be Heard” by Congressman Mike Pence—a true Conservative.


Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugged has again posted marvelous links for your reference.  But here’s the catch—you need to DO SOMETHING!  I’ll list some of her links below. Whatever you decide, the future of our nation rides on that decision!


 President Kennedy is known for his energetic speeches that riled up the nation and catapulted us to the moon.  His dynamic words moved us to motion and we need that movement now…

Now is the time for all good (wo)men to come to the aid of their country.


Ronald Reagan told of our date with destiny in his 1964 Goldwater speech:


You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
Pelosi’s bill is being called the “worst bill ever” — with over 1,000 instances of “taxes,” “regulations,” and other government-control key words.  And she wants a vote this week.  Steve Elliott, President, Alliance sent this information.  It lists my Representatives, but you can go to the links to find your own non-representing Representatives…

The Wall Street Journal is calling Nancy Pelosi’s 1,990-page government takeover of healthcare the “worst piece of post-NewDeal legislation ever introduced.”The Journal says it will create an “unrepealable middle class entitlement” that will cause taxes to “rise precipitously” and will result in “all medicine” being “rationed via politics.”


The CBO cost estimate is coming in at $1.055 trillion and that’s just scratching the surface. The Journal says  “ObamaCare will be lucky to cost under $2 trillion over 10 years; it will grow more after that.”Go here to access Wall Street Journal’s excellent analysis of what it calls the “worst bill ever”:


+ + Bill loaded with taxes, fines, penalties and regulationsIn case there was any doubt left that ObamaCare is a massive,tax-increasing power grab, consider what our Grassfire research team unearthed about the words used in Pelosi’s bill:


–181 instances of “penalty” or “penalties”
–214 times “taxes” or “tax” is recorded
–82 usages of “fee” and “fees”
…A total of 486 times any form of the words penalty,surcharge, tax, fine or fee are used!

–422 instances of “require,” “requires” or “required”
–78 times the words “obligation” or “obligated” occur
–219 usages of “regulation(s)”
–106 times “impose, imposed or imposes” are used…
A total of 609 times any form of the words impose, require,mandate, obligation, license or regulation are used


+ + Pelosi promising vote by as soon as Thursday


We are now bracing for a floor vote in the House as soon as Thursday or Friday. That means we have just a few days to get our message through loud and clear.


+ + Action #1 — Hand-deliver your message directly to Congress


Grassfire has already delivered over 100,000 personal letters from citizens across the country to key members of Congress –in just the past week.


This is the best way to make sure your message gets personally delivered to your two Senators, your Representative and other key members of Congress.  This is especially crucial this week. Please go here right now to schedule your messages to be personally hand-delivered:


Each day’s orders are delivered the next day, so please take a moment right now to schedule your hand-delivery.


+ + Action 2 — Help flood Congress with petitions, phonecalls and other contacts all week long.


In addition to the hand-delivered letters, Grassfire will also be hand-delivering each and every signed petition as part of a massive grassroots effort taking place this Thursday.


Grassfire hopes to rally 1 million citizen contacts (petitions,faxes, phone calls, letters) this Thursday, coinciding with Rep. Michelle Bachmann’s call to join her in walking the halls of Congress and make sure the voice of citizens is heard.


Two ways you can help:


#1 — Ask your friends to sign the petition by going here:


All petitions received by 6am Wednesday will be hand-delivered Thursday.


#2 — Call! Call! Call!


Please call your two Senators and your Representative.  If they do not receive hand-delivered letters and calls and other communications from constituents, they will assume you support ObamaCare!


Rep. Shimkus    202-225-5271


Sen. Durbin     202-224-2152


Sen. Burris     202-224-2854


Or, call the switchboard and ask for your member of Congress:202-224-3121.


Be sure to tell your Senators and Representative that you live in their state or district.


We have posted more information at ResistNet. Go here:


This is the final countdown to the showdown over ObamaCare.
All hands on deck!


Steve Elliott, President


P.S. Please forward this message to your friends.
We simply must have millions of citizens engaged
THIS WEEK in this debate.
To send your hand-delivered letters,
go here:
For more on grassroots efforts:


+   +  +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +  +  +   +   +   +   +   +   +   + Alliance is a non-profit 501(c) 4 issues advocacy
organization dedicated to equipping our 1.5 million-strong network
of grassroots conservatives with the tools that give you a real
impact on the key issues of our day. Gifts to are
not tax deductible.


+ + Comments? Questions?




Do you get the feeling that THIS IS THE WAY TO TAKE AMERICA BACK?!!!


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Please check out these links from the Atlas blog post mentioned earlier:


From Palin:



The thing is that nobody wants this abortion of a rout. America has spoken and the autocrats in DC are ignoring the will of the American people. They are steamrolling over “we, the people.” The Democrats want to steal 1/6 of the American economy. This is what is so galling. People have to get organized and revolt against this oppression.

Here are the latest news updates on the Marxist assault on the American people, the American economy and the Constitution. This cannot stand.  


The Pelosi Health Care Bill: Facts and Finds Continued


It is 1,990 pages long so House Republicans and GOP leadership are still reading through the many details included in the Pelosi health care bill, unveiled last Thursday. We will continue delivering updates here on as more details are revealed. Be sure to check out our three previous entries full of facts pulled from specific pages of the bill. The nuggets of information included in these posts say a lot about what is included in the bill. Read reactions and statements from House Republicans on the bill here.  


Over 100 New Federal Bureaucracies Created in Pelosi Health Care Bill


Find some of my favorites here


Pelosi Health Care Bill By the Numbers (and there are A LOT of numbers you don’t want to miss out on)
House Leader John Boehner Delivers the Weekly Republican Address here.




For months we have all been working feverishly to make sure that government run health care legislation is not passed. We have done it all:We’ve yelled.We’ve called.We’ve emailed.We’ve written.We’ve rallied.We’ve even marched on the Capitol.


Still our cries and concerns have not been heard. We have cried tears of despair and shouted in frustration, but still many are not listening. 


We know you all are so very tired. We know that each of you work tirelessly each and everyday, trying to do your part, to make a difference.  Each of you has done a great job at speaking your hearts.


Some are calling for more angry protests, even storming the Capitol, but let’s not give the media another chance to falsely portray us as an unruly mob.




Together, with the doctors of Take Back Medicine and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, the Patriots of Tea Party Patriots Live, Resistnet, and the Tea Party Express, are going to STAND TOGETHER, speak from the heart, and remind Washington we will stand together to protect this country!


On Thursday, November 5th, Representative Michele Bachman (MN) will stand on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. She will be joined by other Members of Congress and many Patriots from across this country.  People will be traveling from coast to coast, to stand shoulder to shoulder with other Patriots in Washington this week.   We know most of you can’t get to Washington again so soon…..  So let’s join Representative Bachman and other Patriots by turning out at State Capitols and Congressional district offices across the country.


Instead of yelling or protesting, let’s sing “God Bless America” at 12:30 pm EST at every location across the country.  Let’s send a message that says “WE STAND TOGETHER!”




1.  GO TO U.S. CAPITOL at 12 noon EST


 If you can make it to D.C., stand up with the other patriots who will be standing with Representative Bachman.At 12:30, everyone will sing “God Bless America.”


After singing with Patriots from across this country, deliver handwritten letters to the Representatives telling them to VOTE NO on government controlled health care.




At 12:30 pm EST, at the exact same time around the country, in Washington, D.C. and at your local Congressional offices, join together and sing “God Bless America.”


After singing with Patriots from across this country, deliver handwritten letters to the Representatives telling them to VOTE NO on government controlled health care.


3.  GO TO STATE CAPITOL at 12 noon EST [11 am CST]


At 12:30 pm EST [11:30 CST], at the exact same time around the country, in Washington, D.C. and at your local Congressional offices, join together and sing “God Bless America.”


4.Twitter “We Stand Together” and use hashtag #killbill at 12:15pm [11:15].


You can update your location and progress throughout the day using Twitter hashtag #killbill.  Please send us your videos and pictures.  There will be live broadcasting of some events throughout the day.  You can broadcast your own event by using or


5. Call the White House (202.456.1414) at 1:00pm [12 Noon CST]

Tell the White House “We Stand Together.”


6.  Call your local Congressional office at 1:15 pm [12:15 CST].


You can find the number here or you can dial the Washington, D.C. Congressional switchboard (202.224.3121) to contact the DC office.

7. Email your Representative at 1:30 pm [12:30 CST].

You can email your Representative here.


More important links:



When the White House made its jobs creation announcement, none of the news media reported that another government program — immigration — completely wiped out any overall benefit for unemployed Americans. 


Your 3 Members of Congress need to be told repeatedly this week that the federal immigration program this year already has issued about 1.125 million permanent and temporary work permits to new working-age foreign citizens! 

All of us need to point out to every local newspaper, every Member of Congress and every one of our co-workers and family that the federal government has imported more than a million working-age foreign citizens this year to negate every positive impact the stimulus could have had for U.S. workers:

As President Obama’s FCC moves forward to impose burdensome Net Neutrality regulations on the Internet and just in time for Halloween, CFIF this week released the following illustration highlighting the intricate web between the Obama Administration and Google, a leading supporter of Net Neutrality. The illustration raises the question: Is Net Neutrality merely a trick on Internet users or just a treat for Google’s welfare?   


Google’s Spider Web of Ties to the Obama Administration
Obama’s FCC and Net Neutrality – Merely a Trick on Internet Users or
Just a Treat for Google?



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