Just got off the phone with Congressman David Scott D.C. office(GA’s 13th District) where I spoke to his aid assigned to healthcare reform. Scott was the Rep who had his office (not a mile from my house) defaced with a swastika last August.
His aid said he was in favor of reform but wanted a stronger bill. I told her in no uncertain terms (voice wavering, close to tears) that he needed to ACT and not wait around.
I hit on the hate crime angle multiple times, letting her know that if anyone should realize the cost of getting this done, it was him.
She told me she’d pass it on to him, but also told me to get more folks to call.
She was sharp and knew many of the finer points, but urged me to get my friends to call.
My zipcode is 30082 if you need a place to make your voice heard.
Every one of your calls has an impact.
Two interweb-related updates: Our updated whip count is here, and enterprising readers have registered passthedamnbill.com and set it up as a pass-through to Steve Benen’s strategy memo. Good work, guys.