From: Roy Beck <> Add to Address Book
Date: 2006/04/02 Sun PM 03:52:12 EDT
Subject: 1st Sun....What to take Mon to local Senator offices

From: Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA
Date: Sunday 2APR06 2 p.m. EST

All focus today on Monday visits to local Senator and Representative offices

"Great, phenomenal idea! I'll be at both of their offices on Monday!"
----------Rhonda Roseto, Colorado

"We in St. George, Utah already have plans to visit our Senators offices here with some signs. It will be peaceful. We are mostly seniors. Some in their 80s. I doubt that we will be viewed as a threat. But hopefully they will listen."


Be a part of the national mobilization for Monday and go to one or more of those offices to make your voice heard.

Look to the IN THIS EMAIL box in the right-hand column. It provides quick links throughout this email to provide you access to addresses, what to say, what to do, how to participate.

----------Anxious Faxer Speaking For Many Who Want A Counter March

"Please don't let all the good people who have so much common sense get down in the mud with the pigs!"
----------Cindy K.

Folks, you don't have to spend a lot of money and time to come to Washington to have a big impact -- immediately. Your Senators and Representatives have offices in your own area. If you are willing to go to Washington or some other large march site, then please take the first step of going to your Senators' offices Monday.

And, Cindy, don't worry; there is no reason for mud Monday. We have agreed with many other national groups to focus first on what should be a very orderly show of strength.

I know that while some of you are hankering for a loud demonstration (several groups across the country are working on organizing some in the future), I also know that most of you are quite reluctant to get involved in something like that. For you, tomorrow's get-out-and-do-something activity at the Senate offices is just about perfect.

Monday's office visits will be peaceful and non-threatening to you, but they will deliver a major political threat to the Senators back in Washington.

Not only is this a quick response to the illegal-alien marches, but it applies pressure where it is most needed -- on Senators, who will be voting all week on whether to grant an amnesty to illegal aliens and whether to double the level of foreign worker importation for all occupations in the U.S.

Very few people ever go to these local offices -- especially to give our side on immigration -- leaving Senators' local staffers assuming that you don't care that much about the issue.

Let's change that impression from coast to coast tomorrow.

"Done! I'll go to Congressman Henry Brown's (R-S.C.) office on Monday!!!"
----------Tom Porter USN-USCG (Ret.)

"I sent your Friday message about visiting our Senators' offices on Monday to all 800+ people on my email address book. Many of them have VERY large address books of their own. Hopefully, we will be able to kick some sense into some very dense heads in DC."
----------Al Burns

"Both creepy, sneaky, thieving, self-serving, scoundrel Senators in Pennsylvania have offices in Pittsburgh, so I am going to take a bus to downtown on Monday to visit both of their offices & make my presence known loudly, clearly, & precisely! Others can be soft-spoken and nice about it."
----------Byron Beard

"We're planning to do so."
----------Doug Lee, Westside Immigration Control, L.A.

"I would like to visit the AZ Senate office with a small group of people. However, I do not know people in the area who believe as we do to meet up."
----------Sheri S.

Of course, you can have the best time of it if you get a group of folks, or at least a friend, to go along with you.

But that isn't necessary. Just go to an office on your own and you are sure to run into somebody else who is pushing for the same thing you are.

Look for other people carrying hand-outs or wearing name tags and signs that are from our side.
in this email:
1. Look up the addresses of the offices

2. 'What if no Senate office in my area?'

3. Print and take Immigration Grade Cards with you

4. Before you leave for the Senator's office, check our special web page on the Battle in the Senate -- and print things you want to remember or hand out

5. 'WHAT HOURS should I go?'
actions in brief:
1. TODAY (Sunday), look up directions to get to Senate office, call friends to join, print out Grade Cards & talking points.

2. MONDAY, visit one of the offices of one of your Senators

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1. Look up the addresses of the offices

All of your own Senators' offices' addresses and phone numbers can be seen at:

A few people had trouble with that link on Friday. If you need another link, go to our regular directory for all congressional offices that is linked from the Home page (CONTACT CONGRESS) and can be reached directly at:

Find your directions to that office at any on-line mapping site, such as:

When the full Senate comes back together Monday morning to decide which of several disastrous immigration increases and amnesties they prefer, let them be hearing from back home that their state offices are full of Americans wanting their views and their lives and their futures to be represented.

You don't have to turn out 100,000 people in the streets of Chicago and 500,000 people in the streets of L.A. to create a very strong counter image for the Senators. Unlike most of the illegal-alien supporters who took to the street, you are a citizen, you vote and you represent the majority of voters.

2. 'What if no Senate office in my area?'

The majority of you live in a metropolitan area with an office for at least one of your two Senators.

But of those of you who don't, most of you have an office of a U.S. Representative within an hour of where you live.

Use the same links above to find the addresses of your Representative's offices.

Whatever the Senate decides to pass, it will go back to the U.S. House of Representatives. So, it is very important that you be working on your Representative now to understand the importance of holding the line against adding any amnesties or immigration increases to the House's enforcement bill.

You can also encourage your Representative to put pressure on the state's two Senators to vote right this week.

3. Print and take Immigration Grade Cards with you

Nothing will make your visit to the offices easier than carrying in a copy of that Senator's Immigration Grade Card.

Go to:

Click on your state's delegation and then go to each Senator's grade page to print out.

Print several.

On one, use a pen to write a note on front and back giving your opinion about the grade.

Staple a business card to the Grade Card or write your name and address on it. Be sure to sign your name, too.

If the Grade is a C, D or F, you may want to pass out the Grade Cards to people you see on the way to the offices.

Bring some tape along (preferably masking tape) to tape copies of the Grade Card inside restrooms (make sure you won't mar any surfaces), on waterfountains, to doors and counters.

If there happen to be a lot of people at the office, the Grade Cards can make something nice to wave over your head.

If you end up being at the office at a time when nobody -- or very few others -- are there, you can hand the Grade Card to a staffer and talk about your disappointment in past actions and your strong hope that the Senator -- having voted for cheap-labor corporations and illegal foreign workers so much in the past -- will vote for the interests of his/her American constituents this week.

If your Senator's Grade is an A or B, you will want to express your great thanks to the staffers and in writing on the Grade Cards.

But you will still want to ensure that the staffers understand specifically what you want from the votes this week.

4. Before you leave for the Senator's office, check our special web page on the Battle in the Senate -- and print out articles and talking points you want to use during your visit

Bookmark this address to use until the Senate is finished with its business:

This page is your nerve center for the Battle in the Senate.

It keeps track of all significant votes, roll calls, amendments acted upon and proposed. It has links to explain legislation and to key articles that you can use to inform your own communications with Senate offices.

And it provides a summary of where we stand at this moment.

You can always get to this page from the Home page with the link in the Hot Topics center section.

You may want to print that whole page to take with you.

More importantly, you may want to click on some of the links to articles on that page and print the ones that provide you with the information you most want to stress while at the office -- if given a chance to say anything.

You will also see some links to pages with talking points. You can print the ones on the angles about which you care the most.

5. 'WHAT HOURS should I go?'

For the most part, you should plan to go between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Those of you who work close will probably want to take a long lunch hour, but any time of the day is a good time. And the beginning of the day is the best time.

Use the links under #1 above to get a phone number and call if you want to be sure the office is going to be open early enough or late enough.

6. Keep track of all my past pertinent Alerts and most recent Alerts on new special page
You can go back and reference anything I've said in the last few days about Monday's National Mobilization and about the Battle in the Senate by clicking on this link:

You can also always find the Alerts on the Home page. You'll see the red button with VIEW ROY'S LATEST ACTION ALERTS in the upper right of the middle section of the Home page. It is just under the Welcome and just over the photo in the Hot Topic of the day section.

You should feel no pressure or butterflies about going tomorrow.

You are a U.S. citizen.

You are a constituent of the Senator.

The Senator's office belongs to the people of your state (I'm sure the Senator has often said this).

You are engaged in one of the most valid and sacred activities of being a citizen of the U.S. -- you are dropping by to talk to your elected Senators' representatives about your concerns and your requests.

You don't have to be prepared as if you were going on TV or the radio. I mention printing various talking points only for those of you who want to engage in debate or a lengthy discussion. Others of you may want to simply hand the grade card with your name and address and express one or two sentences about what you want.

Then, hang around the office as long as you can to build up the critical mass of people on our side -- and to be there to give support to the next citizens who arrive to express their views about having a sane immigration policy.

You will be going as an individual American citizen to provide the Senator's staff with a real face of a real American who would be harmed by increases in immigration and by an amnesty for illegal aliens.

If you are the only person there at the time you arrive, you will have a significant effect by your polite but firm conversation with staff about your opinions about the Senate immigration actions.

But why don't you call enough friends so you know there will be several of you who can talk as a group.

We hope that in most Senate offices there will be dozens of you (maybe hundreds, if you step up to the plate).

The point is to let Senate staffers see some of the real people behind polls showing such overwhelming opposition to increases in immigration.

Thanks for all you have done this week. Each individual can have an effect -- but working with so many others can have a dramatic effect.

We believe that your tremendous outcry is part of the reason that the Senate is still stalled.


-- ROY

P.S. I'll send you some more hints and resources later. My Sunday church service is in the afternoon, and I play guitar in the band. I'll be back with you later.

I know that many of you -- both churchgoers and non-churchgoers -- are very upset at the role of national church and synagogue leaders in spreading a sense of lawlessness across the land, endorsing illegal activity and misusing the Bible as a reason for flooding the nation with foreign workers.

I just want to say to you that I believe that our work to reduce immigration for economic justice and environmental sustainability in this country stands on the moral high ground. I have often engaged in these moral debates and never feel the least bit defensive.

That is not to say that I would say that people on the other side of this issue are immoral.

This is a public policy question that deserves to be debated with facts, logic and compassion without resorting to the demonization that so many national religious leaders have been doing to our side of the debate.

Just remember that the vast majority of religious leaders are not being heard at this time. It is the minority that are getting all the headlines.

Whether you are a person of faith or not, I hope all of you will go to your Senator's office tomorrow with dignity and a sense of high moral grounding.
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