In a recent FOX news interview, Rep. Steve King said the most effective way to protest federal hate bill S. 909 is to call the US Senate, particularly the 19 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Why don’t major religious right groups follow his advice? They only encourage listeners to use emails, faxes, online petitions, and form letters—no one recommends simple, old-fashioned, but effective phone calls! Modern lobbyist theory says most people are too busy, lazy, or timid to pick up the phone and interact with a staff member in Congress. They are told to type their names into some electronic media; it salves their conscience and might do some good.
But ask any staffer in Washington if his boss takes such protest very seriously. He doesn’t. Staffers will tell you that a personal phone call is effective and respected, second only to showing up in person.
Call the Senate Judiciary Committee and your members of the Senate at 877-851-6437 toll free or 202-225-3121 toll. Tell them: “If the Senator votes for the pedophile-protecting hate bill, I and my friends will never forgive or forget.”