We found a way around Boehner

Thursday, October 10, 2013

(Council 26)

House Speaker John Boehner is blocking a vote to end the shutdown by insisting that there aren't enough votes to do so. Everyone else knows that there are.

Luckily, there is a way around Speaker Boehner.

This Saturday October 12th, your Representative has a chance to sign a Discharge Petition. When a Discharge Petition hits 218 signatures, the House can bypass Speaker Boehner and force an up or down vote to reopen the government.

You only have two days left to call your Representatives (see phone numbers below) and ask them to sign the Discharge Petition. If it is after hours leave a voice mail message.

This is our chance to end the government shutdown. But time is ticking fast. We need everyone calling their Representatives from now until Saturday. Whether your Representative is a Democrat or a Republican he or she needs to be urged to sign the Discharge Petition.

The Discharge Petition is our current best shot at ending the shutdown, getting back to work, and getting paid. In the past 30 years, 19 Discharge Petitions have been attempted. And it has worked every time. This is democracy. Please call today.

IMPORTANT: We encourage you take action on this critical issue, but you should do so only on your own time, using a non-governmental computer, outside of any work area. This information should not be downloaded or printed using government equipment, read during duty time or sent to others using government equipment, because it suggests action to be taken in support of and/or against legislation.

Congressional Calling List


Representative Frank Wolf: 202
Representative James Moran: 202
Representative Gerry Connolly: 202


Representative Donna Edwards: 202
Representative Steny Hoyer: 202
Representative Elijah Cummings: 202
Representative Chris Van Hollen: 202
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Representative John Sarbanes: 202-225-4016
Representative Johh Delaney: 202-225-2721

Washington, DC

Eleanor Holmes Norton: 202

West Virginia

Representative Shelly Moore Capito: 202-225-2711

Other Districts

If your Representative is not listed above, call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202 224-3121.


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