Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Let the "Blue Dog" Democrats hear your voices regarding the Public Option

NOTE:  A very special thanks to Cindy Folsom for her research on the following.

There are many so called, “Blue Dog” Democrats, who oppose a public option as part of any health care reform bill. These Blue Dogs are fiscal conservatives from conservative states. We must work to change their minds. It is most meaningful if these senators hear from their constituents. If you have family, friends and/or contacts in any of the states where these senators reside, encourage them to contact their senator(s) as supporters of a public option. As concerned citizens, however, we can also write, call, fax and/or email them as well.

Progressive groups, Democracy for America, OpenLeft and Healthcare for America Now have 45 senators on record in support of a public option. We need at least 5 more senators to make a public option bill unstoppable (for 50 votes if the bill goes to reconciliation).

While 45 senators have stood up to be counted, Senators Baucus (MT), Conrad (ND), Wyden (OR), Carper (DE), Tester (MT), Lincoln (AR), Landrieu (LA), Bayh (IN), Nelson (FL) and Warner (VA) have not. It's time to get them and other Senate holdouts on the record that they'll vote for a public option in the final health care reform bill.

Important “Blue Dog” Democratic Senators to Contact:

Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)
511 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-2651(Office)
(202) 224-9412 (Fax)

Senator Kent Conrad (D-SD)
530 Hart Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510-3403
Phone: (202) 224-2043
Fax: (202) 224-7776
Online: http://conrad.senate.gov/contact
E-mail: https://conrad.senate.gov/contact/webform.cfm

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
223 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3703
Phone: (202) 224-5244
Fax: (202) 228-2717

Senator Tom Carper (D-DE)
United States Senate
513 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2441
Fax: (202) 228-2190

Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)
724 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2604
Phone: (202) 224-2644
Fax: (202) 224-8594

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
355 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20515
Office: 202-224-4843;
Fax: 202-228-1371

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL)
716 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5274
Fax: 202-228-2183

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
459A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295

Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN)
131 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5623
(202) 228-1377 fax

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
328 Hart Senate Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Voice: (202)224-5824
Fax:(202) 224-9735

For more information on talking points and the reconciliation process visit: