OK folks, time to engage in our rights of citizenship. You know what to do. Phones and email contact info at the bottom. – Anthony
UPDATE2: test vote passes narrowly, 7 votes needed to defeat this bill – Anthony
UPDATE: C-SPAN1 is covering this live, there is a live media streaming page which you can access here:
CSPAN also has live phone in. Phone in your comments: (202)585-3885 , -3886, -3887
Waxman-markey pre-liminary head-count as of Thursday afternoon (courtesy Myron Ebell):
218 needed to win…
Yes = 175
Leaning Yes = 35
TOTAL = 210
Undecided = 20
No = 190
Leaning No = 14
TOTAL = 204
Undecided or Won’t Say:
R Kirk Ill
R Jones NC
R Frelinghuysen NJ
Space Ohio (he voted for it in committee)
Al Green Tex
Jackson Lee Tex
Eddie Bernice Johnson Tex
R Castle Del
R Cao La
R Ehlers Mich
R McHugh NY
R Gerlach Penna
U.S. readers can use this link…
…to contact their representative and senators regarding the Waxman-Markey bill.
The link makes it very easy to send an email or make a phone call.
Use the US Representatives link after clicking on the link above since this vote will occur in the House of Representatives.
A one or two sentence email, or a one minute call is all that is necessary. Just mention that you’re a constituent of the Representative or Senator, that it’s a bad bill, and ask him/her to please vote against it.
Elected folks keep score. They have their staffs keep a tally of pro and con calls, letters and emails. If they hear from enough people, it can make a difference.