Michelle Malkin has updated her blog to indicate that the vote was pushed back about an hour…seems Reid may be having trouble getting the votes needed.
Today is critical. The Illegal Alien Lobby is mobilizing its forces to call the Senate in order to pressure key Senators to support the ‘DREAM Act’ Amendment Tuesday at 2:15pm, as an Amendment to the 2011 Defense Authorization Bill. This amendment has no business whatsoever being in the defense bill. This is pure politics by Senate Leader Harry Reid, in a desperate attempt to rescue his sinking re-election prospects. It has NOTHING to do with defense, let alone with securing the borders, verifying legal employment, or any other aspects of “comprehensive” immigration reform. It is a 100% amnesty bill, and a 100% INSULT to our men and women fighting in harm’s way, to use them as pawns in Harry Reid’s personal political battle. Call your Senator today, particularly the ones detailed in the lists below, and convince them to VOTE AGAINST CLOTURE on this amendment. The D.C. and local phone numbers are included in most cases, and are the best numbers to use. You may also try the following toll-free numbers: 1-866-338-1015, 1-866-311-3405, 1-866-220-0044.
UPDATE: The SEIU has helpfully set up a website to make direct calls to Senators for you. You enter your callback number and they connect you to the Senator. Of course, you will instead urge your Senator to vote AGAINST the DREAM Amnesty Act: SEIU Dream Act Call Center
9:57 UPDATE: Sen. Snowe (ME) is now a “No” vote, due to “process objections”
10:55 UPDATE: Mark Pryor is now a “Solid No” vote
11:15 UPDATE: Sen. Brownback (KS) is now a “No” vote , due to “process objections”
DEMOCRATS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. Pryor of Arkansas 202-224-2353 501-324-6336 SOLID “NO” VOTE
Sen. Landrieu of Louisiana 202-224-5824 225-389-0395
Sen. Stabenow of Michigan 202-224-4822 313-961-4330
Sen. McCaskill of Missouri 202-224-6154 314-367-1364
Sen. Baucus of Montana 202-224-2651 406-657-6790
Sen. Tester of Montana 202-224-2644 406-449-5401
Sen. Conrad of North Dakota 202-224-2043 701-258-4648
Sen. Dorgan of North Dakota 202-224-2551 701-239-5389
REPUBLICANS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. LeMeiux of Florida 202-224-3041 904-398-8586 “FENCE SITTER” – CALL HIM!
Sen. Collins of Maine 202-224-2523 207-945-0417
Sen. Snowe of Maine 202-224-5344 207-874-0883 “LIKELY NO” VOTE – Keep calling!
Sen. Brown of Massachusetts 202-224-4543 617-565-3170 SOLID “NO” VOTE
Sen. Johanns of Nebraska 202-224-4224 402-758-8981 SOLID “NO” VOTE
Sen. Gregg of New Hampshire 202-224-3324 603-225-7115
Sen. Hutchison of Texas 202-224-5922 214-361-3500 SOLID “NO” VOTE
TOUGHER UNCOMMITTED TARGETS – CAN YOU PERSUADE THEM?
Your first and most important phone calls are to the Senators above.
ACTION: The following list is of Senators who have shown a real proclivity toward amnesty but seem to have remained uncommitted. Under the pressure of the impending November elections, some of these Senators could be persuaded to vote NO.
I would emphasize with them that a controversial bill like this has no business being put inside a Defense bill, regardless of how they may feel about the amnesty itself.
Sen. Murkowski of Alaska 202-224-6665 907-271-3735
NOTE: Try telling Murkowski you are interested in her write-in campaign, but will not even consider writing her name in if she votes for cloture on the DREAM Act.
Sen. Lugar of Indiana 202-224-4814 317-226-5555
Sen. Brownback of Kansas 202-224-6521 785-233-2503 SOLID “NO” VOTE
Sen. Voinovich of Ohio 202-224-3353 614-469-6697
Sen. Begich of Alaska 202-224-3004 907-271-5915
Sen. Shaheen of New Hampshire 202-224-2841 603-647-7500
Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico 202-224-6621 505-346-6791
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio 202-224-2315 216-522-7272
Sen. Wyden of Oregon 202-224-5244 503-326-7525
Sen. Casey of Pennsylvania 202-224-6324 412-803-7370
Sen. Johnson of South Dakota 202-224-5842 605-332-8896
Sen. Warner of Virginia 202-224-2023 804-775-2314
Sen. Webb of Virginia 202-224-4024 703-573-7090
Sen. Goodwin of West Virginia 202-224-3954 304-342-5855
Sen. Rockefeller of West Virginia 202-224-6472 304-347-5372
SENATORS WHO ARE CO-SPONSORING THE ‘DREAM’ AMNESTY
Once you have done what you can with phone calls to the Senators on the lists above, you should look through this list to see who is causing all this problem by pushing so hard to give 2 million more permanent work permits to illegal aliens to compete with 22 million American and legal immigrant workers who can’t find a job.
You can reach these through the Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or in our Congress directory (I apologize that this directory is loading sluggishly today).
Give special attention to Boxer, Gillibrand, Lincoln and Mikulski, all of whom are running for re-election in November.
(CO) Bennet (not Bennett of Utah)
(CO) Udall (not Udall of New Mexico)
allows illegal aliens to arrive as late as age 15 and claim that they don’t know the language or culture of their home country and, thus, should not be forced to go back home