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Aux telephones, keyboards, and Congressional District offices, citoyens!

Beginning Monday, Feb 15, congresscritters are all supposed to be in their home districts, listening to you, their constituents.

Because I'm still in it only takes one Republican going rogue mode, I think we ought to concentrate on them, but feel free to tackle any of your Senators and Representatives.

Aren't sure which of them are Republicans? I don't blame you, that's something I try not to spend too much time thinking about too, but you can look up the Senators here, the Representatives here, all of them here, and if you're not sure which Congressional District you live in [and therefore which Representative is yours], you can look that up here.

Then you can go to the senate.gov and house.gov websites to look them up and find out if they have a district office near you.

Yes, you can still phone, fax, or email them if you prefer, but in person is better. And there are 2 ways you can in-person do this.

The first, for the well-behaved, is the Congressional Visit. Basically, you call up the District office, and make an appointment to talk to your Senator or Representative. It's better to get up a group, but it's ok to go alone too. To save myself some typing, here's a link to an earlier post I wrote on visiting your congresscritters.

The other method is for the not-so-well-behaved. This can range from just you making one homemade sign and sitting on the roadside in front of a District office on your lunch hour one day to staging full-blown rallies to staging sit-ins and the like for which you get yourself arrested for [perhaps] trespassing. Just how far you want to go with this method is entirely up to you.

If you want to learn a little bit more about the getting arrested [or not] thingy, you can't go wrong consulting Dr Margaret Flowers and some some bloggers who have also been there.

One thing to keep in mind, HCAN is planning a bunch of finish health care reform right [yeah, riiiiight] rallies for Wed, Feb 17, so may want to either avoid them, co-opt them, or picket their rallies as you see fit.

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