Yet another wouldn’t it be nice if progressive groups did that… post. I clicked through a black-background ‘stop health care arrogance’ ad today, inviting me to give Jason Altmeyer my mind (not my Rep, but close), to see what happened. On the other side is a simple page with one big ad and fields for your address and phone number. Hit ‘ok’, and some astroturf firm’s server will ring your phone and automatically connect your Rep’s office on the other end. Swank!
No wonder wingnuts are absolutely kicking our ass on the phones. A staffer for a key Senator wrote today to tell me that hysterical in-state teabaggers outnumbered calls in support by over a hundred to one.
If you want to keep this fight even, get on the phone tomorrow. Call your Senators as well.
For what it’s worth the AFSCME ads in our left sidebar apparently use the same tech. Click those instead! The mailing list you get on won’t be nearly as unsavory.