PICK UP THE PHONE, PLEASE

What the hell.  Do this.  It is just one of the ways we can express our feelings about the fact — yes FACT — that the Russians influenced the 2016 American election.

The entire reason that the Electoral College exists is to protect our nation from an unqualified candidate.  Sooo….

 

From the Daily Kos:

Call the White House: Brief the Electoral College on Russia’s sabotage before December 19

The CIA has said that the Russian government sabotaged this election with the express purpose of aiding Donald Trump. Such foreign interference is exactly what the Founding Fathers feared when they set up the Electoral College—as a final buffer before electing the President of the United States.

Before the Electoral College meets on Monday December 19, President Obama must declassify any and all relevant intelligence to Russia’s interference—and officials must brief the electors before they make this decision.

Please call the White House at 1-855-999-1663 and leave this message to President Obama:

I am requesting that President Obama declassify any and all intelligence related to Russia’s interference of the presidential election—and to brief all members of the Electoral College before they meet on Monday, December 19.

Daily Kos wants you to let them know how it went.  But frankly, I’m only asking you to make the one call to the White House.

Do I think this will work?

Do I think that enough electors will change their votes?

Do I think that Hillary will become president?

Sadly “No” is the answer to all of these.

But I don’t know about you, but I must speak up (while I still can).  For all the things that are important to me that I yammer on about all the time on this blog.

Again and again — we all must speak up.  It’s time to get used to using our loudest, most effective protest voices — not our inside voices.  We’re going to be calling this number a whole lot in the next few years.

the-russians-are-coming

Image from IMBd.  I’m pretty sure that Putin and his Pals are not the nice Russians that arrived on our shores in this 1968 movie.  Positive.

UPDATE!!!  The phone lines are very busy.  You can also email, but calling is better:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact.  Or do BOTH!

Please share this so that as many people call as possible.

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19 responses to “PICK UP THE PHONE, PLEASE

  1. And the person who benefited from the hacking is soon going to be the guy who is in charge of deciding how to punish the Russians for it… sigh…

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  2. I reblogged and also sent a message through the site. Here’s my confirmation:

    Thank you for contacting President Obama.
    If you have questions on Federal Government services, please visit http://www.USA.gov. To learn more about how President Obama has moved our Nation forward, continue exploring http://www.WhiteHouse.gov.

    Thank you again for your message,

    The Office of Presidential Correspondence

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  3. Reblogged this on Gail's Blog and commented:
    I just sent a message to the White House. Yesterday, I sent a message to my congresswoman. I am not an activist. I’ve never done stuff like this before. But then I never feared for the future as I do now. Sending a message to President Obama is as easy as filling out a simple form on this site: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

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    • Thanks, Gail. While I’ve been an activist all my life, off and on, I think more and more of us will be calling and writing and shouting over the next few years. Sigh.

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      • It sounds like you’re not too optimistic about what our protests can accomplish. I’m still hanging onto that thin thread of hope that the electors will come to their senses at the 11th hour. I guess I’m becoming a delusional activist.

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        • I am hanging on to it too. But I am steeling myself to be wrong. To be disappointed.

          But we will need to act up a lot if things don’t change on Monday. Or even if they do! Scary times!

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  4. I’m not American but the whole thing has read like a horror story and I hardly know what to think, apart from being worried

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  5. I also posted this on my Facebook page.

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  6. I got through and I’m now on hold to leave a comment. I think you’re right — lots of folks are calling.

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  7. I picked up the phone. It’s busy. I’ll keep trying until I connect. I’m glad I picked up your post today, Elyse. ❤

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