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List of Government Officials, Agencies and Organizations to send our letters of concern

Discussion in 'Campaigning discussions' started by Monie, Apr 8, 2009.

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  1. yvilla

    yvilla Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    Cheryl, I'm pretty sure Bill thinks contacting all the members of the Senate HELP committee is critical (post #14, just above), and they are named in the OP of this thread.

    Just thought I'd also say thanks ... .
     
  2. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    Thanks, yvilla, for putting me back on track. Here's a message I just sent to the committee at help_comments@help.senate.gov :

    I will now send the same message, substituting each individual's name, to all the members. Feel free, one and all, to adapt and personalize my message and send your own!

    Cheers,

    ~~Cheryl

    Committee members, again, from their website:

    Democrats by Rank

    Edward Kennedy (MA)
    Christopher Dodd (CT)
    Tom Harkin (IA)
    Barbara A. Mikulski (MD)
    Jeff Bingaman (NM)
    Patty Murray (WA)
    Jack Reed (RI)
    Bernard Sanders (I) (VT)
    Sherrod Brown (OH)
    Robert P. Casey, Jr. (PA)
    Kay Hagan (NC)
    Jeff Merkley (OR)


    Republicans by Rank

    Michael B. Enzi (WY)Judd Gregg (NH)
    Lamar Alexander (TN)
    Richard Burr (NC)
    Johnny Isakson (GA)
    John McCain (AZ)
    Orrin G. Hatch (UT)
    Lisa Murkowski (AK)
    Tom Coburn, M.D. (OK)
    Pat Roberts (KS)
     
  3. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    Congressmembers get a ton of email every day. And phone calls are answered by staffers who will transmit a message in shorthand, perhaps even as a checked box on a form. Since I believe faxes stand out more (being rarer) and may actually even be read by the addressee, I have customized the message in my previous post and faxed it to each HELP committee member when possible. In case anyone else wants to do likewise, here's a list of fax numbers. Area code in all cases is 202. These are their DC offices. Hope this helps!

    ~~Cheryl

    (Chairman) Edward Kennedy (MA) 224-2417
    Christopher Dodd (CT) 224-1083
    Tom Harkin (IA) 224-9369
    Barbara A. Mikulski (MD) 224-8858
    Patty Murray (WA) 224-0238
    Jack Reed (RI) 224-4680
    Bernard Sanders (VT) 228-0776
    Sherrod Brown (OH) 228-6321
    Robert P. Casey, Jr. (PA) 228-0604
    Kay Hagan (NC) 228-2563
    Jeff Merkley (OR) 228-3997
    (Ranking Member) Michael B. Enzi (WY) 226-0359
    Lamar Alexander (TN) 228-3398
    Richard Burr (NC) 228-2981
    Johnny Isakson (GA) 228-0724
    John McCain (AZ) 228-2862
    Orrin G. Hatch (UT) 224-6331
    Lisa Murkowski (AK) 224-5301
    Tom Coburn, M.D. (OK) 224-6008
    Pat Roberts (KS) 224-3514

    No fax #:
    Jeff Bingaman (NM)
    Senator Jeff Bingaman: Legislative Issues E-Mail Form
    Judd Gregg (NH)
    Phone: (202) 224-3324 (does not respond to non-NH email)
     
  4. yvilla

    yvilla Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    A really great letter Cheryl! Thank you.
     
  5. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    Thanks, yvilla! I really hope people take the time to do this -- I guess it's coming up for a vote on Tuesday! Wow, they're really ramming this one through. Let's make sure they have all the facts before they cast their votes!

    ~~Cheryl
     
  6. Bill Godshall

    Bill Godshall Executive Director
    Smokefree Pennsylvania
    ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2009
    Here are names and phone numbers of Senate HELP staff dealing with FDA Tobacco Bill

    All phone numbers begin with (202)-224

    Senator Staffer Phone #
    Kennedy Jeff Teitz 4-0767
    Dodd Tamar Magarik Haro 4-2823
    Harkin Daniel Stevens 4-3254
    Mikulski Brigid Houton 4-4654
    Bingaman Fred Isasi 4-5521
    Murray Paula Burg 4-2621
    Reed Seth GersonTopher Spiro 4-4642
    Brown Jessica McNeice, Robert Downing 4-2315
    Casey Morna Murray, Gillian Mueller 4-6324
    Hagen 4-6342
    Merkley 4-3753

    Enzi Amy Mulberg 4-6770
    Gregg Elizabeth Wroe 4-3324
    Alexander Mary Sumpter Johnson 4-4944
    Burr Josh MartinChris Wall 4-3154
    Isakson Tyler Thompson 4-3643
    McCain Talal Mir 4-2235
    Hatch 4-5251
    Murkowski Amanda Makki 4-6665
    Coburn Stephanie Carlton, Evan Feinberg 4-5754
    Roberts Alison Anway 4-4774
     
  7. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    Thanks, Bill! Do you happen to have fax numbers as well?

    Cheers,

    ~~Cheryl
     
  8. Bill Godshall

    Bill Godshall Executive Director
    Smokefree Pennsylvania
    ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2009
    Senate HELP Cmte fax numbers are listed at beginning of this thread.
    I don't think staff have individual fax numbers, but they do have individual phone numbers.
    Any calls made to Senate HELP Cmte should ask for these staff, as the receptionists who answer the phones have no influence over the Senators (but these staffers so).
     
  9. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    Thanks Bill. I will call my senator's (Patty Murray's) aide Monday and engage him or her in a conversation about how e-cigs are saving lives, even among those like myself who really had no intention of quitting tobacco to begin with.

    Cheers,

    ~~Cheryl
     
  10. webtaxman

    webtaxman Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 19, 2009
    "Accidental quitters" is a clever description, and catchy. I suggest we use it more often in this campaign.

    I also don't know why this bill is related to government pensions. These are two separate and entirely unrelated issues. Two different bills? yvilla???
     
  11. yvilla

    yvilla Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 18, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    I like "accidental quitters" too.

    I'm far from in the know on the legislative process, but I do think congresspeople sometimes package even unrelated issues into one bill as a tactical matter. Sometimes support for one thing is expected to be high enough so that it's thought that the other tacked on issue will benefit (inertia?).

    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on this.
     
  12. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tacoma, WA
    That's exactly right, yvilla. That's how we get so much pork. Let's say a "Bridge to Nowhere" in Alaska wouldn't have a prayer of passing all on its own. Well, they just tack it onto the budget or something, that basically HAS to pass, and rather than bog Congress down arguing for months over every little nickel and dime amendment, they just let it slide.

    ~~Cheryl
     
  13. Bill Godshall

    Bill Godshall Executive Director
    Smokefree Pennsylvania
    ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 2, 2009
    The Senate HELP Committee has postponed its scheduled markup sesssion on Kennedy's tobacco bill until next Tuesday (May 19) at 10AM.

    So we have an additional week to urge Senate HELP Cmte members to support amendments that would keep e-cigarettes on the market and prevent the FDA from banning them as drugs or drug-devices.
     
  14. katink

    katink Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2008
    the Netherlands
    Are these kinds of postponements ordinary Bill? Are there underlying reasons that you know? And thank you for letting us know!
     
  15. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2010
    lv
    Would like to know this as well.
     
  16. BernieVideo

    BernieVideo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    NoHo El Lay CA
    Wow, the last post in here is from 2009!

    Who can provide more recent phone numbers, email address, and Twitter accounts?

    Or, give me a hint on how to collect those, and I will give it a try myself.
     
  17. aikanae1

    aikanae1 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2013
    az
    This is something I've been wondering about too. In lieu of anything else, I guess it's something we can independantly collect. Several years ago I was with an org. that handed out a collection of insider emails that were updated regularly but I recently checked and couldn't find an updated collection of emails (email blast). Until someone with resources like that shows up, it's looking them up from publicaly available information.


     
  18. Pickleskunk

    Pickleskunk Full Member

    Sep 23, 2013
    Angleton, Tx
    Is there a site where there is a template that I can just put my name and information into, and it will fax it to my congressmen and senators? Numbers.org has one for their cause, and I believe the NRA has this too. Thanks in advance.
     

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