Here’s why people voted the old guard out last month. I’m so mad I could spit! I just called both Hawaii’s Representatives on learning that the Dream Act (to be voted on this afternoon, maybe an hour from now) looks like it will be defeated in the Senate but still has a chance in the HOUSE.
But here’s what tees me off big-time. They don’t want to hear from you. They’ve already made up their mind how they’re voting. Mazie (as in lazy-‘why think for yourself when you can just vote along party lines?’) Hirono’s office flunky answering the phone said she did not know how Rep. Hirono would be voting, but she’d be happy to take a message.
Me: “No, I want to speak to someone who knows how the Representative intends to vote. They are voting this afternoon and I want to know!”
She: “Just a minute please” (with a barely disguised sigh), then “I’m sorry there’s nobody here you can speak with but I can take a message”.
Me: “This is bogus, the vote is in an hour, she knows and you know how she’s voting. She represents us, we pay her salary. Please tell her I strongly urge her not to vote for the Dream Act, it’s nothing more than amnesty for illegals. Tell them to shut the border then begin a legal systemic way for people to enter this country and become citizens.”
But you know what? It’s not going to change unless we’re all willing to push back, and keep doing it until we become more than simply a nuisance. The very future of our country depends on it. So here it is again. No matter where you live:
Contact your Senators here.
Contact your Representatives here.
Capitol Switchboard is: 202-224-3121
Please cut & paste the above links and the capitol switchboard phone number and use them often! AND SHARE THEM (links below). Our job is far from over.