Call now! Help build a bipartisan coalition to elect a new Speaker.
Called and left a message for all candidates listed above asking them to come up with a consensus candidate and vote against extremism and maga.
There was a time when being a loyal Republican or a loyal Democrat meant that one was committed to upholding the principles and laws on which this country was founded and joined a party based on its approach to pursuing the goals described in the Declaration of Independence. Perhaps this movement will presage a return to that idea on the part of more politicians.
Hakeem Jeffries on “Meet the Press” last night made the point that rules changes in the House are essential to moving forward. If you missed it, you might try to review on You Tube. It adds text to the conversation.
Great work, Jerry! I wholeheartedly agree that the Speaker needs to be a Republican as long as they hold the majority. I respectfully disagree with the suggestion that Democrats are as polarized as Republicans though...ideologically, perhaps, but not tactically.
I recommend that folks use Jess Craven's Resistbot feature from Friday, in addition to your suggestion about phone calls. Here's the post; Resistbot is at the end:
I’m not familiar with approaching Representatives and will be sure to call as many of the ones you recommend as possible, but am wondering whether it would also be effective sharing this post with their offices. It’s very well written and expresses our objectives perfectly.
Let's be part of the solution and start turning this country away from extremism and toward greater unity. Give this post a read and call some Congressman!
I always wonder: if you don't actually reside in any of these reps' districts, does it matter to them?
Why don't the Democrats recruit the most responsible Republican that can attract 5 votes with the Democratic support? Can Hakeem Jeffries control the Democrats adequately to pick a Republican Speaker? Why don't the DEMOCRATS elect Don Bacon or whoever as Speaker?
I live in Canada so it's none of my business, but if Jim Jordan becomes the Speaker - I'm moving to Canada!
I called Cong. General Bacon’s office with my support for him to be the bipartisan candidate for Speaker.
I grew up a moderate Republican -Worked for Governor Scranton in his bid for President- became wary during Nixon- switched to Democratic and now a proud Independent
I prefer to vote for the person- and their values for a working democracy, fair tax structure and community
My father was in the military and my wife a consultant w a current retired General and Admiral.
We are both very impressed with their abilities and desire to protect our democracy.
Let Congressman Bacon know there are many more who would support him
San Francisco , CA
Thanks for this. Look at what happened in Poland. Let's see if we can make that happen here.