Organizing for America Volunteers,

I grew up in Massachusetts – with Teddy Kennedy as my Senator – and I was heartbroken when he died last fall as his life's work – reforming the health care system in America – was being negotiated in the halls of Congress. The health reform legislation that has passed the House and Senate are bills that would have made Teddy proud. Now that the final votes are coming up, we need to preserve our 60th vote on health reform and the other critical issues that face the American people.

There is a special election on January 19 (Tuesday) to fill Teddy's Senate seat, and it is urgent that we help Massachusetts recruit volunteers who will "Get Out The Vote!" Let's work together to ensure that Democrat Martha Coakley (MA Attorney General) carries on Teddy's legacy as a great progressive Senator from the Bay State.

Please help my home state, and make as many calls as you can TODAY and over the weekend. I am making calls today, please join me. With only a few days left, we need to rally our Rapid Response teams, neighborhood teams, and personally pick up the phones to make this happen.

3 Ways You Can Help:

  1. Host a phonebank: Contact for more information about hosting a phonebank and post your event here at:
  2. Attend a phonebank: Find a phonebank near you:
  3. Make Calls from home (see instructions below)

(If this link has problems, try

Please distribute this link and these instructions on how to make these neighbor-to-neighbor volunteer recruitment calls to your volunteers and teams.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Quick Reference


If users do not have an account, they will need to create one in order to use the Neighbor-to-Neighbor calling tool.

(New MyBO accounts need to click the N2N link, fill out their full address, and may have to wait up to 10 minutes for Neighbor-to-Neighbor to grant access)


If this link does not work, you can use


If you need more calls: click "GET MORE NEIGHBORS"

To print, select "PRINT CALL LIST"


All Data must be entered into the MYBO account that generated the list.

All Phone Banks need to be reported in National Field.

All virtual phone banks (calling from home) should be inputted at:


Check out the N2N user guide:

Help line: 1-866-495-2004

Ruby Reid
Regional Field Director – Northern California
Organizing for America

After months of whining, backstabbing, and sniveling by people who think bashing Obama is the best way to redirect America on a progressive path, the result has been a demoralized and disaffected electorate that is easy polemical pickins for the malicious fascists who got us into this mess.

We have 48 hours to not just save the Health Care bill, but probably the future of this country.  By November, the momentum from a Coakley loss will so fire up the blind, deaf, and far too dumb fascist scumbags in the TeaGOP, that many progressives  will be cursing the day they ever let a little impatience and disappointment with Obama be fashioned into an outright apathy orgy.

Just smarten the fuck up, liberals. After 30 years of neglecting politics, and cashing the checks from our corporate paymasters, we have built ourselves one rickety, piece-of- shit  bus heading for a train-wreck of a future.  Blaming the elected bus driver for that collective #FAIL is just immature and self destructive.  We should be working with the driver we elected, and forcing him to do (much) better. We should not be walking off the bus and stepping into heavy traffic.  The GOP is an 18 wheeler with most of the media, money, and power behind its rolling thunder.  If you think we stop that juggernaut with Kumbaya elections every few years, you're in need of reeducation summer camp.  But it's winter, and we haven't got the time for that.

2008 was ONE election.  If someone believed that one election could redirect all these years of abuse, then THEY are the real problem.  Obama was given one of the worst set of conditions that any president has ever inherited. And selling him short before he can fix any of it, is just inviting the GOP to come back to power and fuck us so far up the ass you'll need to gargle with battery acid to rid yourself of the taste.

Regardless of what got us here, we have to tread water until progressives can hope for enough good developments that we can undo some of the Fox-fed hysteria about government, health care, and most of the disasters the GOP has left for Democrats to pay for.  But that's going to take a long time. In the meantime, you can help by spending the next two days…

VOLUNTEERING FOR COAKLEY.  If you haven't done anything until now, this is your chance to make a difference.

Organizing For America If not a member, sign-up. You will find phone scripts and all sorts of tips for how you can help.  — More specific ways you can volunteer, including of course, donations.


I never get over the fun we have intervening in the monumentally stupid Teaparty movement. What isn't controlled by a top-down hegemonic effort like Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks, gets continuously gamed by an army of two-bit right wing entrepreneurs trying to make a buck off of this rabid right Hatriot movement. 

I'm going to  keep a running list of some of the high points of our Teabag punks.

Twitter Users Crash Teabagger Organizer's Call

Wwe get ahold of their conference call plans, and summon some fun lefties to sit in. Much hilarity ensues:

Twitter Users Punk Teaparty Call: Warrantless Wiretaps (Here call  here) (Read the great comments!)

The #teapartyCall Hashtag (start at last page of tweets)


Michael P. Leahy sues StephanieInCA for calling him a Lizard.

Steph says "bring it on." He caves..

Suit concludes. with Stephanie's recap and end-game post.

The widely reported backstory

Conservative Twitter Guy is Teased, Brings Lawsuit – Village Voice

Top Conservative on Twitter Takes Critic to Court | Harvard's Citizen Media Law Project


@Strwbrry_Blonde Captures Teaparty in Pictures

American Conservative Movement in Pictures – Washington 9/12 Teaparty, 2009. My friend @Stawbrry_Blonde went to the Washington 912 Teaparty and recorded the most frightening glimpses of a nation of racist proles gone mad. Still a classic pictorial. .

Other Events, Hoaxes and Assorted Wins


Video:  Robert Erickson gets Tea Parties to Shout "Columbus Go Home" — Also read the whole  backstory by: Huffington Post's DawnTeo