Action Plan to Get Audit the Fed Passed in the Senate!Submitted by Liberty_Mike on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 22:08
As we all know, the House passed Ron Paul’s audit the Fed bill today (HR 459) with overwhelming bipartisan support. The next move for an actual audit of the Fed is to get the Senate to bring the legislation to an actual vote on the Senate floor, and then to in turn vote in favor of the bill. This will be a very tough step since most Democratic Senators seem to be opposed to this legislation, and since it’s unlikely Senator Reid will be in favor of brining the legislation to a vote. In order to make this happen, we cannot sit by and do nothing. We need to work together, and in a strategic manner, in order to get the Senate to vote in favor of audit the Fed. We must show the members of the US Senate that the people demand an audit, and the only way this can be done is if we show up in forces to let them know. Below is an action plan I have thought up and propose we all work together on to assure this bill passes the Senate. Please leave any recommendations you may have on how this can be better improved and executed.
As previously stated, getting the Senate to vote in favor of auditing the Fed will be tough, since most Democratic Senators seem to have no interest in the legislation. It is important we focus on both Republican and Democratic members of the Senate, but it is essential we start off by targeting Democrats, since this bill seems to already have quite a bit of support from the Republican side of the isle. The best way I believe we can start getting Democrats behind this bill is by targeting those who are up for reelection in 2012. Below is a list of Democrats who are up for reelection in 2012, and those who are also retiring and no longer have to please PACs and lobbyists for their reelection efforts. I propose we do the following in order to show these Senators we are serious and demand they vote of auditing the Fed.
1. Organize events through Meetup.com groups in big cities where these Senators have state offices to show up in groups to the Senators’ offices and let them know their constituents and the American people audit the Federal Reserve. (I have already proposed this through the Meetup.com group where I currently live in SF to show up to Sen. Feinstein’s SF office and let her know we want an audit).
2. If you are a constituent of a Senator who is up for reelection and live too far away from one of their state offices to show up in person, call/email/fax their state AND DC offices to let them know the people want an audit.
3. If you live in the state of any of these Senators (or even if you don’t), write letters to the editor to your local newspapers and other media outlets as to why it is important to audit the Fed, and why your Senator should get behind the bill.
4. If you do not live in the state of any of the following Senators, please do the same thing I recommend in #2 above! Anyone can send an email or call their offices.
5. Keep contacting Senator Reid as mentioned in other threads and demand he bring the audit bill to a vote on the floor.
6. If you live in Nevada, follow the process I mentioned in #1 above. Get in contact with your local meetup groups and show up to his state offices demanding he bring the bill to a floor vote. (Update - I used to live in Reno and am part of the Reno Ron Paul meetup. I contacted the groups leaders and ask they schedule an event to go to Reid's Reno office)
This will not be an easy process, and it will take collaboration between us all. Use the internet to get in contact with your local Ron Paul, Tea Party and even occupy groups to join in contacting these Senators.
Democratic Senators Up for Reelection in 2012
California - Dianne Feinstein -http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/
Deleware – Tom Carper - http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/
Florida – Bill Nelson - http://billnelson.senate.gov/
Maryland – Ben Cardin - http://www.cardin.senate.gov/
Michigan – Debbie Stabenow - http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/
Minnesota – Amy Klobuchar - http://klobuchar.senate.gov/
Missouri – Clarie McCaskill - http://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/
Montana – John Tester - http://www.tester.senate.gov/
New Jersey – Bob Menendez - http://www.menendez.senate.gov/
New York – Kristen Gillibrand - http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/
Ohio – Sharrod Brown - http://www.brown.senate.gov/
Pennsylvania – Bob Casey Jr. - http://www.casey.senate.gov/
Rhode Island – Sheldon Whitehouse - http://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/
Washington – Maria Cantwell - http://www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/
West Virginia – Joe Manchin - http://www.manchin.senate.gov/public/
Democratic Senators Retiring in 2012
Connecticut – Joe Lieberman - http://www.lieberman.senate.gov/
Hawaii – Daniel Akaka - http://www.akaka.senate.gov/
Nebraska – Ben Nelson - http://www.bennelson.senate.gov/
New Mexico – Jeff Bingaman - http://www.bingaman.senate.gov/
North Dakota – Kent Conrad - http://www.conrad.senate.gov/
Virginia – Jim Webb- http://www.webb.senate.gov/
Wisconsin – Herb Kohl - http://www.kohl.senate.gov/
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