Blondie, Hanginâ€™ On The Telephone from 1978…
Time to hit the phones again, gang. And hit them hard.
Hans Von Spakovsky â€” yes, the same one that Jane flagged back in 2005 â€“ is up for a vote on Wednesday in the Senate Rules Committee for an appointment to the FEC (Federal Election Commission). Adam Lambert at ePluribusMedia has a three-part series on Mr. Von Spakovsky and why he is utterly wrong for America. And in this DKos diary, Adam covers a potential backroom deal with Reid and Schumer on allowing the Von Spakovsky nomination throughâ€¦sense my disgust. Maha covers a McClatchey piece and some other background on Von Spakovskyâ€™s minority voter suppression activities. BradBlog has even more on the voter suppression nastiness. ThinkProgress has a letter from six former DOJ employees imploring the Rules Committee to vote â€œNOâ€ on this nomination, for all our sakes.
And Digby has a run-down on Spakovsky, the Rules committee, the politics in playâ€¦and the best headline of the bunch. And if that isnâ€™t enough, Working Assets has even more on the odious Mr. Von Spakovsky.
Hereâ€™s the Rules Committee membership list, direct dial numbers, and some toll free ones as well:
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (202) 224-3841
Robert Bennett (R-UT) (202) 224-5444
Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) (202) 224-3954
Ted Stevens (R-AK) (202) 224-3004
Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) (202) 224-3934
Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (202) 224-2541
Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT) (202) 224-2823
Thad Cochran (R-MS) (202) 224-5054
Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) (202) 224-6542
Trent Lott (R-MS) (202) 224-6253
Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) (202) 224-2152
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) (202) 224-5922
E. Benjamin Nelson (D-NE) (202) 224-6551
C. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) (202) 224-3521
Harry Reid (D-NV) (202) 224-3542
Patty Murray (D-WA) (202) 224-2621
Lamar Alexander (R-TN) (202) 224-4944
Chuck Hagel (R-NE) (202) 224-4224
Mark L. Pryor (D-AR) (202) 224-2353
Toll-free numbers to the switchboard (via katymine):
1 (800) 828 – 0498
1 (800) 459 – 1887
1 (800) 614 – 2803
1 (866) 340 – 9281
1 (866) 338 – 1015
1 (877) 851 – 6437
You can see why I want you to hit the phones, canâ€™t you? Please, for the love of all that is the rule of law and the Constitution, call these people today. I beg you. No, Hans Von Spakovsky. Justâ€¦NO.
PS â€” Per perrisâ€™ request, if everyone could please be sure to call Harry Reidâ€™s office on this one, Iâ€™d appreciate it. Thanks!