Guys, our pal CalicoJack over at the much-esteemed Psy of Life blog has an important post up; please take a gander.
The essential message is that because we are not constituents of Senators Manchin and Sinema, they have no reason to listen to us, but they do have a reason to list to 48 of their fellow Democratic Senators. So it is up to us to pressure our Senators to peer pressure the eff out of those two Blue Dogs to do something about the filibuster.
Jack has sample scripts for letters and for calls. Get yer fingers busy (busier, I can see you, you know) and let’s save democracy!
Get to the Psy of Life blog and tell ’em that ol’ ‘Grain sent you!
UPDATE 1: You need encouragement to do this? Here’s your encouragement –
“Several Republican lawmakers were secretly filmed imploring conservative activists to flood a pair of centrist Democrats with messages of gratitude for holding firm on the filibuster, a 60-vote threshold that most bills need to clear the Senate,”
[Said Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL)]“All of you in this room, people at home on Zoom, let me tell you right now, if you want to do one thing to keep the republic afloat, call Joe Manchin’s office, call Kyrsten Sinema’s office.”
[We’re sticking this on top because: D’uh! Fresher posts —if any— below.]