It's time to take action, folks. At this stage of the bailout negotiations, there are a lot of options on the table, and your Congressional representatives are taking calls. Here are the contact details for our Sacramento Area congress critters. If you're not sure which district you're in, click here for an interactive map.
501 I Street, Suite 12-600
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento Phone: (916) 498-5600
Washington Phone: (202) 225-7163
Washington Fax: (202) 225-0566
2339 Gold Meadow Way, Suite 220
Gold River, CA 95670
Sacramento Phone: (916) 859-9906
Sacramento Fax: (916) 859-9976
Washington Phone: (202) 225-5716
Washington Fax: (202) 226-1298
Sen. Barbara Boxer
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Washington Phone: (202) 224-3553
Washington Fax: (202) 224-0454
Senator Dianne Feinstein
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Washington Phone: (202) 224-3841
Washington Fax: (202) 228-3954
If you're not in the Sacramento Area, Mish has a complete list of all representatives over at his site. I gave Rep. Lungren's office a call, and talked with one of his staffers. According to him, they're getting a lot of calls on the issue. Do your part, guys! Let's take it to 'em!
This was posted on Yves Smith's site:
Protests Against Bailout Bill Registering With Congress
We received this e-mail today from one of the Congressional staffers who has taken to corresponding with us:
I know that people are often cynical about contacting their representatives. Frankly, they should be. Most days, the overwhelming volume of constituent contacts is form letter e-mails, pre-printed postcards, blast faxes, and automated phone calls. It's easy for genuine individual requests to get lost in the sea of astroturf (fake grassroots) campaigns.
But, on this issue, the calls and e-mails are making a difference. Members and staffers are talking about it in the halls and in meetings. The volumes are big (although as big as when the NRA or AARP mobilizes their members) but they're all individual. And they're running 99-to-1 against. If you read the capitol hill press (Roll Call, Politico, The Hill, CQ, National Journal), you can see the developing dissent among the rank-and-file on both sides. A lot of that is beign driven by the calls and e-mails from back home. Keep it up!