Friday, March 12, 2010

Code Red Alert, Operation Urgent Care

From Tea Party Patriots

Dear Fellow Tea Party Patriots,

National Coordinator Jenny Beth Martin just got off the phone with 2 reliable sources in Washington DC who have told us that the Blue Dog Democrats are caving on health care and will be voting for it. Many Blue Dogs are saying that Speaker Pelosi will have the votes before or by next Thursday and they are saying this very confidently. The important thing to note is that as soon as Speaker Pelosi thinks she has the votes, she will immediately call for the vote on the House Floor.

It is up to each and every one of us to stop this health care bill. Over 60% of Americans do NOT want this bill yet that does not matter to the Democrats in Congress. Sen. Coburn said on Tea Party Patriots' Hot Tea Radio program today, that current polling shows 48% of Americans want the entire health care bill scrapped and to start over. Only 25% of Americans even want this bill, and polling shows jobs is the top priority for Americans and health care reform ranks well down the list at number six. Yet Speaker Pelosi and the Democrat leadership in the House and the Senate are prepared to shove this bill down our throats, regardless of what the American people want.

We cannot let our liberty go without fighting for it with everything we have. In the battle to prevent the government from taking over our health care, Tea Party Patriots across the country have left no stone unturned. Right now we must keep the pressure up!!! The Blue Dog Democrats must feel as much pressure from the "Tea Party folks" as they are feeling from Speaker Pelosi and the Democrat House Leadership.

The absolute most effective thing that you can do is to go to the office of the Congressmen who are on the fence and still undecided on this government takeover of health care bill. Let the Undecided Congressmen see the live faces of the people who do not want this health care bill shoved down our throats. Make them look in your eyes.

In addition to the action items emailed late last night, we need you right now to attend an event and have car loads of people visiting the local district offices in a constant stream this week.

Here is how to do it:

Check the Tea Party Patriots site to see when other events are currently planned in your area to protest government take over of health care. You can see this by going to, click on Tea Parties. Then click on your state and then click on Events. Make a mental note of when events are currently planned.

Now plan a visit to the targeted Congressmen in your state who are still undecided in their office tomorrow, Friday, over the weekend, and/or each day next week. Plan an event that does not conflict with the time, date, and place of a currently planned event. For instance if one is planned at noon tomorrow, then plan on for 3:00 tomorrow. We need as much constant pressure as possible.

Email all of your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors an invitation to the event you are planning. Each of us has a unique circle of influence that no one else has. Use that circle of influence to contact the people within it and tell them how important this vote is. Tell them why you are taking time away from your family, work, and other normal activities to plan an event and ask them to attend.

Next week, we need absolutely as many people as can possibly go to DC to be in DC visiting the Congressional offices. If you are in the Congressional office in DC, it is much more difficult for the Congressmen to ignore you and they get to see the feedback first hand rather than filter through their staff. If it is a stretch on your budget and a sacrifice for you to make the visit, remember that that an office visit next week, will be less expensive than the increased taxes this bill cause over the next 10 years.

Targeted Congressmen

The best intelligence we have is that we must have the original people who voted No on the bill vote no again. They are:

Bobby Bright (Ala. 2)
Parker Griffith (Ala. 5)
Artur Davis (Ala. 7)
Mike Ross (Ark. 4)
Betsy Markey (Colo. 4)
Allen Boyd (Fla. 2)
Suzanne Kosmas (Fla. 24)
Jim Marshall (Ga. 8)
John Barrow (Ga. 12)
Walt Minnick (Idaho 1)
Ben Chandler (Ky. 6)
Charlie Melancon (La. 3)
Frank Kratovil Jr. (Md. 1)
Travis Childers (Miss. 1)
Gene Taylor (Miss. 4)
Collin C. Peterson (Minn. 7)
Ike Skelton (Mo. 4)
Mike McIntyre (N.C. 7)
Larry Kissell (N.C. 8)
Heath Shuler (N.C. 11)
Harry Teague (N.M. 2)
Michael E. McMahon (N.Y. 13)
Scott Murphy (N.Y. 20)
Eric Massa (N.Y. 29)
John Boccieri (Ohio 16)
Dennis J. Kucinich (Ohio 10)
Dan Boren (Okla. 2)
Jason Altmire (Pa. 4)
Tim Holden (Pa. 17)
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (S.D.)
Lincoln Davis (Tenn. 4)
Bart Gordon (Tenn. 6)
John Tanner (Tenn. 8)
Chet Edwards (Tex. 17)
Jim Matheson (Utah 2)
Glenn Nye (Va. 2)
Rick Boucher (Va. 9)
Brian Baird (Wash. 3)

Then we need to focus on the following Congressmen to turn their Yes votes to No votes:

Congressman Marion Berry (AR)
Congressman Harry Mitchell (AZ)
Congressman Gabrielle Giffords (AZ)
Congressman Dennis Cardoza (CA)
Congressman Jim Costa (CA)
Congressman Paul Hodes (NH)
Congressman Michael Arcuri (NY)
Congressman Tim Bishop (NY)
Congressman Dan Maffei (NY)
Congressman Bill Owens (NY)
Congressman Brad Ellsworth (IN)
Congressman Joe Donnelly (IN)
Congressman Baron Hill (IN)
Congressman Mark Schauer (MI)
Congressman Earl Pomeroy (ND)
Congressman Dina Titus (NV)
Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR)
Congressman Steve Driehaus (OH)
Congressman Zach Space (OH)
Congressman Charlie Wilson (OH)
Congressman Chris Carney (PA)

North Carolina Contact Informaton

Rep. Bob Etheridge, North Carolina, 2nd
DC Office Number: (202) 225-4531
Local Office Number: (919) 829-9122

Rep. Mike McIntyre, North Carolina 7th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-2731, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-5773
Local Office Number: (910) 323-0260, Local Fax Number: (910) 323-0069
Chief of Staff: Dean Mitchell email:
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

Rep. Larry Kissell, North Carolina 8th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-3715, DC Fax Number: (202) 225-4036
Local Office Number: (704) 786-1612, Local Fax Number: (704) 782-1004
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently No on Next Health Care Takeover Vote

Rep. Heath Shuler, North Carolina 11th
DC Office Number: (202) 225-6401, DC Fax Number: (202) 226-6422
Local Office Number: (828) 252-1651, Local Fax Number: (828) 252-8734
Chief of Staff: Hayden Rogers email:
Voted Yes on Stupak
Voted No on Health Care
Currently Undecided on Next Health Care Takeover Vote
Listed on Blue Dog Coalition

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