The “Pass the Damn Bill” Movement

From Kevin Drum:

Mark Kleiman called Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office today to register his support for passing the Senate healthcare bill along with later fixes during reconciliation and heard some good news:

The polite young man who answered the phone said that he could take a comment about a legislative matter, listened politely to about three polite sentences of Pass the Damned Bill and an expression of displeasure about DiFi’s “slow down” comment, assured me that the Senator had voted for the bill and was eager to see it pass — and then gave me the first ray of sunshine I’ve seen since the catastrophe in Massachusetts.  He said that they’d been getting a lot of Pass the Damned Bill phone calls and wanted to know whether my call was part of an organized effort.

Italics mine. This is terrific. So join in: call your representative and your senators and tell them to pass the bill. Easy instructions here. Do it first thing tomorrow. It doesn’t take long.

Actually, I’ll save you one step and direct you to where you can type in your zip code and get your representatives’ contact information. I called mine late last week. Only I didn’t bother calling Scott Brown, who will be representing “me” in the Senate. Somehow I didn’t think my interest in seeing health reform completed would matter that much to him.

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