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Chernynkaya On December - 17 - 2009

If you have contacted a representative in Congress, other than the ones from your area, you soon learned that they only want to hear from their constituents. They want you to give them your address and telephone number, so I lie. I went to these sites to make up fake addresses/phone numbers. I hope this helps:

Zip Codes by City
http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown.jsp

Area Codes by City
http://www.1areacodescountrycodes.com/

Contact Info Senators
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Contact Info House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml


HERE ARE THE SENATORS WHO NEED TO BE CONTACTED, BUT FEEL FREE TO ADD ANY I MISSED!

Harry Reid NV

reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm

Zip Codes:

89106 89107 89108 89109 89110

Area Codes:

702, 775


Charles Schumer NY

schumer.senate.gov/new_website/contact.cfm

Zip Codes:

10001 10002 10003 10004 10005 10006 10007

Area Codes:

212, 315, 347, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 646, 716, 718, 845, 914, 917


Sheldon Whitehouse RI

whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/

Zip Codes:

02903 02904 02905 02906 02907 02908 02909 02910

Area Codes:

401


Amy Klobuchar MN

klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm

Zip Codes:

55101 55102 55103 55104 55105 55106 55107 55108 55109 55110

Area Codes:

218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952


Franken, Al MN

franken.senate.gov/contact/

Zip Codes:

55111 55112 55113 55114 55115 55116 55117 55118 55119 55120

Area Codes:

218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952


Barbara Boxer CA

boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/

Zip Codes:

90805, 90048, 91405, 90210

Area Codes:

818, 213, 310, 562, 714


Diane Feinstein CA

feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactU…

Zip Codes:

94102 94103 94104 94105 94107 94108 94109 94110 94111 94112

Area Codes:

415, 424, 510, 530, 559


Brown, Sherrod OH

brown.senate.gov/contact/

Zip Codes:

45502 45503 45504 45505 45506

Area Codes:

216, 234, 283, 330, 419, 440, 513, 567, 614, 740, 937


Durbin, Richard J. IL

durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Zip Codes:

60601 60602 60603 60604 60605 60606 60607 60608 60609 60610

Area Codes:

217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 464, 618, 630, 708, 773, 815, 847, 872


Burris, Roland W. IL

burris.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm

Zip Codes:

60601 60602 60603 60604 60605 60606 60607 60608 60609 60610

Area Codes:

217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 464, 618, 630, 708, 773, 815, 847, 872


Cantwell, Maria WA

cantwell.senate.gov/contact/

Zip Codes:

25301 25302 25303 25304 25305 25306 25309 25311 25312 25313 25314 25315

Area Codes:

206, 253, 360, 425, 509, 564


Casey, Robert P. Jr. PA

casey.senate.gov/contact/

Zip Codes:

19109 19110 19111 19112 19113 19114 19115 19116 19118 19119 19120 19121 19122

Area Codes:

215, 267, 412, 445, 484, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814, 835, 878


Dodd, Christopher J. CT

dodd.senate.gov/index.php?q=node/3130

Zip Codes:

06105 06106 06107 06108 06109 06110 06111

Area Codes:

203, 475, 860, 959


Dorgan, Byron L. ND

dorgan.senate.gov/contact/contact_form.cfm

Zip Codes:

58503 58504 58505

Area Codes:

701


Feingold, Russ WI

feingold.senate.gov/contact_opinion.html

Zip Codes:

53703 53704 53705 53706

Area Codes:

262, 414, 608, 715, 920


Harkin, Tom IA

harkin.senate.gov/c/index.cfm

Zip Codes:

52401 52402 52403 52404 52405

Area Codes:

319, 515, 563, 641, 712


Leahy, Patrick J. VT

leahy.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Zip Codes:

05482

Area Codes:

802


Bernie Sanders VT

sanders.senate.gov/contact/

Zip Codes:

05482

Area Codes:

802


Mikulski, Barbara A. MD

mikulski.senate.gov/Contact/contact.cfm

Zip Codes:

21204 21205 21206 21207 21208 21209 21210 21211 21212 21213

Area Codes:

227, 240, 301, 410, 443, 667


Rockefeller, John D. IV WV

rockefeller.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Zip Codes:

25301 25302 25303 25304 25305 25306 25309 25311 25312 25313

Area Codes:

304


Wyden, Ron OR

wyden.senate.gov/contact/

Zip Codes:

97086 97201 97202 97203 97204 97205 97206

Area Codes:

503, 541, 971


I agree with Howard Dean. If it is so critical to pass a bill (and for purely political reasons it IS) then the Congress needs to pass one that is palatable.

Maybe the Democratic Senators have tunnel vision, as Dean says, and realize the imperative of a “win.” And if there is Progressive and Moderate opposition to it, then they simply have to do a little better. Right now, the only people standing in our way of a bill we can tolerate are the Conservadems. And the only people standing in the way of the Conservadems are the Progressives.

We MUST contact them and insist they take that stand!

Thanks!

Written by Chernynkaya

I am an artist and have lived in Los Angeles all of my life, except for a brief hippie period when I lived in SF. I am currently (semi-unwillingly) retired, but have had several careers.

26 Responses so far.

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  1. Scheherazade says:

    Thank you for your hard work! Well done! 😀

  2. PatsyT says:

    Excellent List, I know what my family is doing over winter break!
    Who needs vacation?
    As for what to put in the letters
    I tell my story,
    and my husbands parents story,
    and how we have been canceled for ridiculous reasons I could go on and on.
    My letter is kinda long
    but I have done the short form also.

  3. seehowtheyrun says:

    Thank You for putting together this list Chernynkaya. I emailed Harry Reid and my two senators, Boxer and Feinstein today. I’ll send a short note to the others as well.

  4. SueInCa says:

    ChoiceLady, Cher, Nellie

    I took all of your examples and just put it all together in a short note. Thanks for your help and examples. I would have gone on and on without them.

  5. choicelady says:

    Reid takes email from anyone. He’s good about that.

    You can call any of these people, just use the name of a town (have the ZIP handy just in case and make up an address.) Ever lived there? Use the old address or one of friends, parents, etc. Most of the calls are NOT filtered for precise address -- they just do not have time.

    You can go to web sites and send a FAX to the listed number. But it’s usual to put an address on those, where a call is much easier.

    • nellie says:

      It’s probably good to write/call Pelosi, too. She takes email as the Speaker. We can let her know we support her tough stance for real health care reform.

  6. SueInCa says:

    Does anyone have a sample letter? I had some but deleted them. I would be eternally grateful.

    Also, I have contact with Sanders on a regular basis. I sent him some letters and he put me on his mailing list. So there is one senator out there who does not mind hearing from other than his constituents. I wish there were 58 more like him. I Know Boxer is on our side.

    • Chernynkaya says:

      Personally, I keep it as short as possible.

      For something like this, I wrote:

      Thank you for sticking up for Americans.

      Insist on a strong public option, or better, MEDICARE FOR ALL!

      Do NOT vote for a bill without this.

      Thank you for your hard work.

      Signed,

      me

      • choicelady says:

        Perfect, Cher -- that’s precisely what I tell our members to say! It really works to keep it short and simple.

      • nellie says:

        Cher, I wrote something similar, if wordier:

        I’m writing to express my strong desire for health care reform to include effective cost control provisions. It is reported that 60% of bankruptcies in this country are related to health events. I’m concerned that the final bill will not contain strong cost-containment mechanisms such as a public option or a medicare component.

        I hope that the Senate (House) will continue to work to bring real health care affordability to the American people.

        Thank you, etc. etc.

  7. escribacat says:

    I’ve been sending mixed signals in emails to reps over the past few days. I’m not sure what the hell to say right now. Except maybe “Waaaaahhhh!!”

    • kesmarn says:

      e’cat, if those were mixed signals you were sending to your reps, it isn’t because YOU are the inconsistent one! Just look at the various and sundry versions of reform we’ve been presented with lately: first the public option is in; then it’s out. Then the 55 buy in for Medicare appears and disappears. It’s easy to see how anyone could support one version of reform while rejecting another!

    • Chernynkaya says:

      I’ve sent mixed signals over the months as well. But I don’t worry about it-- I’m sure they don’t keep a file on us and pull out all our emails. LOL! I can see it now; Sanders holding your stacks of your emails, saying, “Gee, last week Escribicat said to vote yes, then no, then yes! What should I do?!”

  8. SueInCa says:

    Excellent, Cher. I will work on this tomorrow.

  9. bitohistory says:

    Cher, good info. I am just saddened you did not list our “progressive” Senators in AZ. McCain and Kyl. 😆

  10. nellie says:

    Excellent reference list, Cher. Thank you. This is so helpful.

    I sent out emails to the White House, Harry Reid, Nanci Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, and Jane Harman. I hope a lot of other people are doing the same thing.

    They need to hear from as many of us as possible. Maybe it will do some good.

  11. javaz says:

    Excellent, Cher.
    Thank you.


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