Thunderpig’s Mirror

Action Alert: Call The Blue Dogs!

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 13, 2008

The following is an action alert from Redstate:

The “Blue Dog” Democrats are the conservative Democrats in the House of Representatives. Twenty-one of the Blue Dogs signed a letter to Nancy Pelosi on January 28th urging her to move the bipartisan FISA legislation forward.

The legislation would allow the government to eavesdrop on phone calls made outside this country to other people outside this country, but whose calls are routed through this country (the majority of international phone calls are routed through the U.S.).

The Blue Dogs said the FISA legislation should include targeted immunity for phone carriers who help the government stop terrorists.

While the Blue Dogs were willing to sign the letter to Nancy Pelosi, they have been unwilling to actually sign a discharge petition, which would bring this matter to the floor of the House without Nancy Pelosi’s consent.

Below are the names and phone numbers of the Blue Dogs who talk a good game, but fail to act. Please call them and urge them to sign the discharge petition on H.R. 5440.

I am putting Congressman Shuler at the top for my local readers:

Heath Shuler 202-225-6401

Alabama
Bud Cramer 202-225-4801

Arkansas
Marion Berry 202-225-4076
Mike Ross 202-225-3772

California
Joe Baca 202-225-6161

Florida
Allen Boyd 202-225-5235

Georgia
John Barrow 202-225-2823

Illinois
Melissa Bean 202-225-3711

Indiana
Brad Ellsworth 202-225-4636

Iowa
Leonard Boswell 202-225-3806

Kansas
Dennis Moore 202-225-2865

Louisiana
Charlie Melancon 202-225-4031

North Carolina
Heath Shuler 202-225-6401

North Dakota
Earl Pomeroy 202-225-2611

Ohio
Zack Space 202-225-6265

Oklahoma
Dan Boren 202-225-2701

Pennsylvania
Christopher Carney 202-225-3731
Tim Holden 202-225-5546

Tennessee
Jim Cooper 202-225-4311
Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831
John Tanner 202-225-4714

Utah
Jim Matheson 202-225-3011

Please also call these nine Republicans who have failed to sign the discharge petition and ask them to sign the discharge petition on H.R. 5440.

Wayne Gilchrest (Maryland) 202-225-5311

Robin Hayes (North Carolina) 202-225-3715

Walter Jones (North Carolina) 202-225-3415

Ralph Regula (Ohio) 202-225-3876

Shelly Moore Capito (West Virginia) 202-225-2711

Timothy Johnson (Illinois) 202-225-2371

Ron Paul (Texas) 202-225-2831

Fred Upton (Michigan) 202-225-3761

All the best,


Erick Erickson
Editor,
RedState.com

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