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Melt the phones
Last Friday, I dissected Harry Reid’s cap-and-gown illegal alien amnesty — i.e., the DREAM Act amendment to the defense authorization bill up for a vote this week.
Last Wednesday, I warned you about the shamnesty Republicans who have voted and sponsored past DREAM Act nightmares.
The open-borders lobby is out in full force to get the illegal alien student bailout passed. The NYT this morning pleads with the McCain/Soros Republican wing of the party to come back to the DREAM Act fold. Alinsky’s avenging angels are pounding the pavement, staging rowdy sit-ins, and shutting down traffic to get what they want.
As the Socialist Worker Online puts it: They are “undocumented and unafraid.”
What are you doing to make your voice heard?
Via Roy Beck at NumbersUSA, here’s a handy phone list of Senate fence-sitters, flip-floppers, and feckless sellouts.
DEMOCRATS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. Pryor of Arkansas 202-224-2353
Sen. Landrieu of Louisiana 202-224-5824
Sen. Stabenow of Michigan 202-224-4822
Sen. McCaskill of Missouri 202-224-6154
Sen. Baucus of Montana 202-224-2651
Sen. Tester of Montana 202-224-2644
Sen. Conrad of North Dakota 202-224-2043
Sen. Dorgan of North Dakota 202-224-2551
REPUBLICANS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. LeMeiux of Florida 202-224-3041
Sen. Collins of Maine 202-224-2523
Sen. Snowe of Maine 202-224-5344
Sen. Brown of Massachusetts 202-224-4543
Sen. Johanns of Nebraska 202-224-4224
Update MM: Johanns’ office tells callers this morning that he will vote AGAINST the bill.
Sen. Gregg of New Hampshire 202-224-3324
Sen. Hutchison of Texas 202-224-5922
TOUGHER UNCOMMITTED TARGETS
– CAN YOU PERSUADE THEM?
Your first and most important phone calls are to the Senators above.
ACTION: The following list is of Senators who have shown a real proclivity toward amnesty but seem to have remained uncommitted. Under the pressure of the impending November elections, some of these Senators could be persuaded to vote NO.
I would emphasize with them that a controversial bill like this has no business being put inside a Defense bill, regardless of how they may feel about the amnesty itself.
Sen. Murkowski of Alaska 202-224-6665
Sen. Lugar of Indiana 202-224-4814
Sen. Brownback of Kansas 202-224-6521
Sen. Voinovich of Ohio 202-224-3353
Sen. Begich of Alaska 202-224-3004
Sen. Shaheen of New Hampshire 202-224-2841
Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico 202-224-6621
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio 202-224-2315
Sen. Wyden of Oregon 202-224-5244
Sen. Casey of Pennsylvania 202-224-6324
Sen. Johnson of South Dakota 202-224-5842
Sen. Warner of Virginia 202-224-2023
Sen. Webb of Virginia 202-224-4024
Sen. Goodwin of West Virginia 202-224-3954
Sen. Rockefeller of West Virginia 202-224-6472
SENATORS WHO ARE CO-SPONSORING THE ‘DREAM’ AMNESTY
Once you have done what you can with phone calls to the Senators on the lists above, you should look through this list to see who is causing all this problem by pushing so hard to give 2 million more permanent work permits to illegal aliens to compete with 22 million American and legal immigrant workers who can’t find a job.
You can reach these through the Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or in our Congress directory (I apologize that this directory is loading sluggishly today).
Give special attention to Boxer, Gillibrand, Lincoln and Mikulski, all of whom are running for re-election in November.
(CO) Bennet (not Bennett of Utah)
(CO) Udall (not Udall of New Mexico)
Get to work and melt those phones. Operators are standing by.
Update: The vote has been scheduled for Tuesday — tomorrow — at 2:15pm Eastern.
Update: MA Sen. Scott Brown opposes DREAM Act, calls it “amnesty.” Texas readers tell me Kay Bailey Hutchison is also a no.