“The Women Are In My Grill”
The unprecedented resistance to the Trump agenda is overwhelming the phone lines and town halls of our elected officials. Join the fight.
Rep. David Brat (R-VA): “The women are in my grill no matter where I go.”
Upset constituents have inundated the office of Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) with phone calls, letters and emails during…www.huffingtonpost.com
KUSA - Colorado's Republican U.S. Senator Cory Gardner started an uproar recently, when he suggested that the flood of…www.9news.com
Colorado’s congressional delegates on both sides of the aisle have been deluged with calls and messages since Donald…www.denverpost.com
“It’s wildly more than when we did the ACA or the Tea Party. It is unprecedented and it is sustained. We’ve had double the e-mails of normal since the election and it’s been pretty sustained. Ever since the new Congress came in and President Trump was sworn in, it spiked even more. You can’t help but pay attention.” — Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO)
While more than 100 people were waiting to meet with him, Mike Coffman sneaks out early from his own community event.…www.denverpost.com
Republican Congressman Mike Coffman left a meeting to talk about upcoming changes to Obamacare early on Saturdaytime.com
Facing a packed auditorium and raucous crowd, Republican Congressman Tom McClintock on Saturday defended his party's…www.sacbee.com
fullscreen Hundreds of New Yorkers braved freezing temperatures Tuesday night on Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza at a rally…gothamist.com
Around the corner from Schumer’s house, Gothamist rang the bell of a townhouse, curious if the noise was irritating the locals. Peter Gallo, 77, a retired marketing executive originally from Germany, answered the door, his young grandson racing around.
Gallo said the protests were not disturbing him. “It should be louder,” Gallo said. “We should have a demonstration every day.”
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Senator Susan Collins, a moderate Republican from Maine, is getting national attention…www.wcsh6.com
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is supporting President Donald Trump's nomination of GOP mega-donor Betsy DeVos…www.courier-journal.com
Whitehouse used a bullhorn to addressed the angry crowd outside, who wanted to know where he stands on Trump’s remaining nominees. To loud cheers, Whitehouse ticked off those he would not be voting for: “Education, no. State, no. Attorney general, no. EPA director, really big no. Treasury, no. Labor, no.”
Nancy Lang has been trying to reach U.S. Sen. Dean Heller's office for some time, but to no avail. The 67-year-old from…www.rgj.com
As of Wednesday night, Senator Heidi Heitkamp's staff reports having received 4,300 calls, letters and emails from…www.wday.com
WASHINGTON (WHTM) - The offices of U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey have been flooded with phone calls. So much so…abc27.com
BOISE, Idaho - The Boise offices of Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo are getting swamped by constituents wanting them…www.kivitv.com
At Senator Risch’s office in Boise, a sign reads: “Due to security concerns, all constituents must make an appointment to meet with someone at the office of Senator Risch.” The Senator’s Chief of Staff says the sign went up after 30 to 40 protestors showed up demanding a meeting.
Idaho's U.S. senators dealt with a tidal wave of calls this week as they prepare to vote on a controversial…www.idahopress.com
The increased number of calls means that staffers who do not normally answer the phones had to assist in taking messages. At Crapo’s office in Washington, D.C., staff had to pay a phone company to increase digital storage space for voicemails.
With the full Senate set to vote on Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos on Jan. 31, thousands of people from East…www.wbir.com
On Tuesday, Texans flocked to the district offices of senators and…www.sacurrent.com
On Tuesday, Valenzuela and 15 other San Antonians visited the offices of Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Lamar Smith to do just that — and were largely met with a collective shrug from district staff. Cruz’s regional director told them, according to Valenzuela, to “go to Washington” if they wanted to meet with Cruz. Smith’s staff said they couldn’t share when their representative would be back in town. And Cornyn’s office was locked during its open hours (the group left a post-it note on his door).
In times of political turmoil and controversy, Senate and House office phone lines come under siege. In 2011, Obama…www.wired.com
“There’s no law that says [representatives] have to account for how they’re taking in constituent concerns. It’s just how you want to handle it — and whether you want to be re-elected or not.”
HOW WILL WE RESPOND?
Let’s double down.
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