We took our virgin voyage in the new studio this morning. Aside from a few technical glitches that were to be expected and a nasty chest cold that took residence in my lungs this weekend, we made it! Things will only get better from here on out.

I’ll spend much of today setting up the YouTube streaming so we have graphics and fewer problems, though some issues will have to wait until our engineer returns from vacation at the end of the week to fix.

My friend Cliff Schecter took some time out from his vacation to join me to talk about the votes that are going to take place in the Senate beginning late this afternoon, the direct result of the filibuster that Chris Murphy led on Thursday.

If you want to do something to help today, here’s a list of senators who need to hear from you!

SEAT PARTY MEMBER  Manchin Toomey Vote Y/N 2013  Manchin Toomey Vote Y/N 2015 Feinstein Terror Gap 2015  Phone number
1 AZ REP Jeff Flake N N N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-4521
2 GA REP Johnny Isakson N N N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-3643
3 IN REP Dan Coats N N N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-5623
4 NC REP Richard Burr N N N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-3154
5 ND DEM Heidi Heitkamp N N N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-2043
6 NH REP Kelly Ayotte N N N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-3324
7 NV REP Dean Heller N N N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-6244
8 OH REP Rob Portman N N N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-3353
9 SC REP Tim Scott N N N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-6121
10 TN REP Lamar Alexander N N N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-4944
11 WI REP Ron Johnson N NV N need calls on Murphy/Feinstein
(202) 224-5323

 

Needless to say, calls to any Member stokes the issue…. but these are the people where we believe calls would be most useful.  The main phone number for the US Senate switchboard is  (202) 224-3121. Have at it!

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We started the show with Joel Silberman, our first official guest from the new studios, talking sense as usual…

Now back to studio tweaking… Until tomorrow!