DFA Style letter writing campaign against Blue Dogs?
by Nazgul35, Thu Mar 08, 2007 at 08:03:58 AM EST
The Blue Dog Democrats are derailing any substantive efforts to get our troops out of Iraq. They are taking a cynical approach of punting while hiding behind their supposed conservative constituencies.
They claim they represent the "middle," even though polls show a majority of Americans support the Murtha plan.
So perhaps it is time to turn up the heat on the Blue Dogs, DFA style.
During the months leading up to the Iowa caucus, thousands of Dean supporters wrote hand written letters to Democratic Voters in Iowa, explaining why they supported Gov. Dean.
We should organize a similar effort for registered voters in Blue Dog districts...
Democrats across the country should let these people know what their elected officials are doing in their names and urge them to contact their member of Congress, urging them to support the Murtha plan.
Perhaps the blogs (or even DFA/MoveOn) should organize an effort over the next few weeks to contact as many voters as possible in the Blue Dogs districts.
We may actually get them to pull back or even split off enough to fracture their effort to sway the Speaker.
Dean was right, we do have the power...
Imagine, 10,000s of letters flooring Blue Dog districts causing the phones to ring off the hook...
They won't know what hit them.
As for how conservative the district is, we don't have to re-create the election results. If 1000 voters from their districts start calling up the office, this will put pressure on them to rethink their position.
It will then be on the other side to generate a similar response.
The local voters can also write letters to the editor, etc.
Congresscritters hate sunshine.
We have plenty of people who can go to the clerk's office and get the lists...
All it requires is time and effort.