As many people as possible should have their Senator’s and Congresscritter’s local offices’ phone numbers in their phones. We’ll be getting a lot of use out of those numbers so let’s make it easy for ourselves over the next four years. Calling directly to the local office of your representative works. We need to remember that most Representatives are scared of at least a tough re-election campaign if not a loss and local phone calls are one of the ways that they will gauge if an issue is an easy win or not. Be polite, be nice and be firm.
Also be local. For ACA replacement calls we have a good target list for the Senate:
— Sam Wang (@SamWangPhD) January 4, 2017
In the House, it is the 20+ Republicans who represent districts that Hillary Clinton won who should be prime targets for local constituents to call. We’ll also need to make calls to the 12 House Dems who represent districts that Trump won to tell them that opposition will be okay.
So let’s get to calling Congress again.