CONTACT CONGRESS ON BEHALF OF SGT. ANDREW TAHMOORESSI

We have asked you to circulate a petition to President Obama and gather at least 100,000 signatures.  You’ve done that.  While we are awaiting his (hopeful) response we feel we must help Andrew on many fronts.  With that in mind, we are once again asking for your assistance.  It is time for all citizens to contact their elected representatives.  Some of you are familiar with doing this and others may not be.  Fear not, we will walk you through the process.

1)      Find your representatives.  Every citizen has one U.S. Congressperson and two Senators.  We ask that you write, call and possibly tweet all of them.

For starters, enter your zip code on this site, hit enter and it will bring up both your Congressperson and two Senators http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

You now have your three representatives.  Click on the name of the first representative and it will take you to all of his/her contact information.  Included you will see their DC Address, phone number, Fax number, email contact form, their website information (which generally includes their Facebook page) and, their twitter user name.  You will also see choices for their local office contact information.  It is up to you whether you choose to contact their D.C. office or their local office, or both.

Next, return to the homepage (above).  Click on your next representative and repeat the above steps.  Finally, return to the homepage, click on your third representative and repeat.

Now, draft your correspondence or phone your representative.  It is unlikely you will reach your representative directly but, you can try.  If not, please leave a message for them.

Finally, you may choose to tweet or Facebook them.  Most of Congress is on twitter and/or Facebook.

The most effective channels of communicating with Congress, in order, is as follows:

1)      A “Snail Mail” letter.  These letters are logged and recorded and must be responded to.

2)      An Email letter.  These letters are also supposed to be logged but it is not as traceable as a “snail mail” letter.  Also, tech is not perfect.

3)      A phone call.  We suggest calling both the D.C. office and the local office of all three of your representatives.

4)      A tweet.  It HAS happened that a tweet to a representative has been responded to but, there is no requirement or guarantee that they will respond.

5)      A Facebook post.  The problem with this is that most members of Congress have their FB set so that you can only comment on a post that they have put up.  It is the least effective method of communication and one that will likely not be seen or responded to.

All of that said, if you can, we suggest doing ALL of the above.

What to say?  That is entirely up to you.  We can only offer suggestions.  When writing, the subject line should be “Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, imprisoned in Mexico.”   We suggest you stay on point.  Do not bring other factors (ie illegal immigration to the U.S. and or Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl) into the discussion.  Ask for their help.  You want them to intercede and help free Sgt. Tahmooressi.  Ask them to please contact Secretary of State John Kerry.  Be concise, stick to facts. Do NOT make threats.  Be professional and courteous.  Keep it brief.  This is an effort to elicit help from Congress and the State Department on behalf of Sgt. Tahmooressi, not a letter to air all of your grievances.  You may wish to do that in a separate letter and, we encourage that if you so choose.  Our elected officials represent us and this is a proper and appropriate request.

A sample could be “Sgt. Tahmooressi has been in a Mexican Prison for over two months for a wrong turn into Mexico”… etc.

You may wish to include your contact information and request a return phone call or email etc.  Let’s slam the phone lines, crash the servers and jam the Fax lines.

This is a major “CONTACT CONGRESS” push.  If you’ve no idea what to say, please message the Facebook page for Sgt. Tahmooressi here and someone will assist you.

https://www.facebook.com/freeusmctahmooressifrommexicanjail

Finally, post this link on your Facebook page, tweet it, email it.  Let’s get everyone involved in this.  Send it to any person or entity that you may know that can be of assistance.  Once done, please post on the Facebook page (above) what you have done as it encourages others to act as well.  Let’s do this!

On behalf of the Tahmooressi family and our entire effort to free Andrew, thank you.

I am on twitter at @hipEchik

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Senator Rand Paul at The Reagan Library

Update.  Disregard everything in this post.  I’m a Rubio Girl!

I’m just linking to the video. I’ve watched the speech twice now and I was pleasantly startled several times. Mostly, I was caught off balance at how much he spoke to me, a native Californian and a conservative. Like many others I’ve had pre-conceived notions about self described libertarians. Imagine my surprise when I find myself nodding in the affirmative to many of the concepts Senator Paul discusses.

It’s not that I don’t understand the basic tenets of libertarianism; I do. It’s just that there seem to be 50 shades of libertarians. All that aside, his shade speaks to me. He calls himself a “Libertarian, Conservative, Republican.” I like that. He’s not shirking from the Republican bit. Nor do I. He talks about how to win in California. He’s spot on. I may not be a political pro but I am an expert on my native state.

Mostly though, he speaks to me when he talks of “passion.” I had it. I was even known for it. I lost it somewhere around 2010 when the conservative sweep came to a screeching halt right around the Rocky Mountains. Passion. Rand Paul sparked a bit of it during his infamous filibuster and he sparked it again last night during this speech.

I still have questions. It’s early days. We don’t even know (for sure) if he’s running but, this speech put the Senator from Kentucky on my radar. I hope you’ll take some time and watch it.

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An Act Of Desperation by Bob Filner and a predicted Win for Nick Popaditch!

Tired of political games and falsehoods and married to a Combat Veteran Marine myself, I am incensed by the politics of slime that  Congressman Filner is getting away with against his opponent; former Marine and Congressional candidate Nick Popaditch.    I can only assume that the TV stations are enjoying the ad revenue despite the fact that the ads are completely false!

Congressman Bob Filner is running ads stating that his opponent Nick Popaditch did not vote for 11 years.  Please see Nick’s response and the pertinent part of the ad, to the right of the story on the link below:

http://www.kusi.com/story/13414219/popaditch-calls-voting-allegations-rediculous

We have obtained Nick’s voting records from both San Diego and San Bernardino Counties for the years 1992-2010 as below:

Nick Popaditch’s Voting Record: San Diego

Nick Popaditch’s Voting Record : San Bernardino

As you can see, Nick voted in all years except 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, and 2005.  Further to that, witness the fact that Nick voted in the 2004 Presidential election only 7 months after he was hit in the head by an Grenade in Falluja Iraq. As Nick explains in the above linked piece, he rushed to San Bernardino after being discharged from the hospital in order to vote in this important election!

Nick Popaditch nearly died for this Country!  His opponent Bob Filner is the  Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and as Nick is a Veteran, Filner should retract this falsehood!

I am confident he will not do this, as I have seen this far leftie in action.  He has nothing but disdain and contempt for anyone who does not agree with his Marxist agenda. Ever since this data was made public, Filner has not been seen nor heard from.  At the last minute, he canceled a KUSI TV appearance where he was to go head to head with Nick on the topic of these ads.

He is running expensive ads during the World Series spouting these same mis-truths!I don’t know if Nick wants to counter these ads, but I am assuming money cannot hurt! Please donate what you can to Nick Popaditch for whatever last minute needs he has :

https://www.popaditchforcongress.com/contributions.html

Jim Geraghty Of National Review online also cites Filner’s desperation and predicts a win for Nick ! http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/251666/democrats-desperation-move-out-californias-51st-district

I agree with Jim that it is an act of desperation on Filner’s part. He has no dirt on Nick so he fabricates it!

I too have been calling this for Nick for a while. It is my district.  I have talked to many folks and can read the pulse of the district.  It may be close, but Nick is still out there stumping for every single vote!  We desperately need House wins in CA and hey, why not in my District?  Nick Popaditch is the most principled candidate I have ever met. As Nick says “A Marine’s word is his bond”.

Thank you from the California 51st Congressional District!

Teri~

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Nick Popaditch is on the Great American Panel on Sean Hannity Show, tonight!

A Great, Great, Great, Great, Great American!

Nick Popaditch is once again in New York!  He will appear on the Great American Panel on the Sean Hannity Show on FNC tonight!  Please make a note to watch and/or set your DVR’s for this must see T.V.  (Check local listings for times in your area.)

As many of you know, over the past year or so, I have volunteered and assisted several campaigns. None are as personal to me as this one. You see, I live in the California 51st Congressional District. I have witnessed, first hand, the havoc wreaked by this President and Congress’ economic policy. I can literally see Mexico from my house. I know the need for a secure border. I can also see November from my house. Please help me, help Nick Popaditch flip this house! A brighter view is in sight!

I was, somewhat, kidding Nick one day. I quipped: “Once elected, I DO have your cell phone number and I will use it”

His response to my slightly snarky comment was: “You and the rest of California’s 51st Congressional district will be my commanding officer. I will take your mission to the hill! Semper Fi” I absolutely believe him!

People continuously ask me “what is wrong with your State?”  The answer to that question can, and has filled volumes! I know a bit about what is wrong with “my” State, but I also know what is right with it.  Many of us have been working diligently to right the wrongs of the progressive demise of California.   It won’t be a quick fix, but the Golden State will shine again!   Let’s start at the Mexico border and move North!  Let not your heart be troubled; Nick Popaditch is an example of what is RIGHT about California!

“What Do I believe in? I believe in limited Government, Strong National Defense and the traditional American Family.” Nick Popaditch

Nick Popaditch is a retired U.S. Marine campaigning for Congress in the 51st district running against incumbent Bob Filner (D). Understanding and believing in duty to country and his community, Nick is redeploying once again to serve and protect the liberties that make this nation truly exceptional.

This former Marine Tank Commander is also known as ”The Cigar Marine” from the AP photo (April 2003) on major front page newspapers in the U.S. of the historic event that truly symbolized the liberation of Baghdad as the 1st Tank Battalion Marines pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein.

“Gunny Pop” was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry for his actions on April 6 and 7, 2004, while commanding a tank in Fallujah, Iraq and was also awarded the Purple Heart.

Nick was medically retired from the Marines in 2005 at the rank of Gunnery Sergeant from wounds sustained in combat in the battle of Fallujah.

He is the author of Once A Marine an Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery. The book holds an honored spot on the United States Marine Corps Professional Reading program, also known as the Commandant’s reading list. Marine Corps University recommends
Once A Marine
for every rank from Private to General.

You can order your signed copy of “Once A Marine” here.

On the Economy and Obamanomics

“Only A Liar, only a liar could look somebody straight in the face, after you took over the economy at 7.5% unemployment, jack it up to over 10% and tell them how many jobs you have saved. Only a liar can do that.” Nick Popaditch.

“If you’re in the 51st congressional district, we’ve had some hard times. If you’re still down there after the recession you are a survivor. You are not looking for a handout. You are looking for the Government to stop pulling the rug out. That is what you are looking for.” Nick Popaditch.

“What do you need? You need representation. I’ll go up there and say no, I’ll start saying no so you can start saying yes in your life. You can say yes to lower taxes, you can say yes to a job; you can say yes to business growth, you can say yes on your Street when we start saying no to Washington D.C.” Nick Popaditch.

The 51st Congressional district encompasses virtually the entire California/Mexico border. Please see map to better understand how vast the 51st congressional district is.  Please note the area to the south, is Mexico : http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/preview/congdist/ca51_109.gif

It is obvious that these times call for a warrior to represent this all important area.  Bob Filner has represented this district for 18 years. His ultra progessive policies have done nothing to help the 51st.  In fact, the unemployment rate in the Imperial Valley region of the 51st is the HIGHEST OF ANY DISTRICT IN THE NATION!

You can find additional information on this Warrior for Congress here:

http://www.popaditchforcongress.com/index.html

Please check out Bob Filner’s voting record here:

http://www.votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=26774

Please follow Nick on Twitter: @Popaditch

Nick Popaditch on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Popaditch-for-Congress/239944974289

Nick Popaditch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nickpopaditch

“What’s a Junior Congressman? My vote will count as much as anybody’s” Nick Popaditch

ALL Elections Are National! Even if you cannot vote for Nick, he will vote for you!

PLEASE CLICK ON LADY LIBERTY TO DONATE TO NICK POPADITCH!

Let’s Flip This House!

Thank you and God Bless from California’s 51st Congressional district!


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Nick Popaditch v Bob Filner Debate Video !

TKO delivered by Nick @Popaditch. Please watch, the debate speaks for itself :

A Picture speaks a thousand words and this one is priceless. This is what happens when you try to debate Nick @Popaditch !  I have some strong commentary about this debate, which I attended but I shall wait! I want to know what you think!  Please watch and comment.  If you think Nick won this debate, please consider donating to his campaign . Thank you from the California 51st Congressional District!

If you cannot see the video below, please click this link : Nick Popaditch v Bob Filner Debate

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Debate: Nick Popaditch vs Bob Filner this Thursday!

California’s 51st Congressional District Candidate Nick @Popaditch and Incumbent Bob Filner have agreed to a debate sponsored by the Joint Chambers of Commerce of El Centro and Brawley.

The debate will be held on Thursday,   October 21, 2010 6:30p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Plaza De La Cultura Building.  Imperial Fairgrounds Imperial, Ca.

The format will be an opening statement and closing statement of one minute. There will be three sections to the debate, each section utilizing a different format. First section will be direct question and response. Second section will be single candidate questions with rebuttal and response. Third section will be an all-candiate “lightning round” where a question is asked of both candidates and each will have 45 seconds to respond.

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Gunny Nick @Popaditch Event Tomorrow! #CA51 #catcot pls rt!

Nick @Popaditch and supporters will be attending the Arts and Culture Festival tomorrow: 12pm – 3pm! Please come out and join us!  310 Euclid Ave., San Diego, CA 92114.

This is a winnable race and one that is personal to me! I live in the California 51st Congressional district and have witnessed the destruction wreaked on this area due to “progressive” policies.  This is the year we begin to take back California.  What better place to start than at the border district!

Please help me re-deploy the Gunny! This time, to Washington D.C..  He will “Charge that hill.”  Even if you cannot vote for Nick, he will vote for you! If you cannot be at this event, you can still help with your contribution http://tinyurl.com/24x28qn

Learn more about Nick Popaditch at : http://popaditchforcongress.com/

November is nearly here. It is time for fewer words and more action! Thank you for your support from the California 51st!

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Gunny Nick @Popaditch on @AmatoTalk Tonight! #ca51 #catcot

The Gunny will be on the Rick Amato radio show, this evening from 9-11 p.m. pst.  Please do not miss this opportunity to hear Nick @Popaditch. This is by no means an easy election in the California 51st Congressional district.  All elections are National.  Even if you cannot vote for Nick, he will vote for you!

Please tune in to www.kcbq.com to listen live online, and join our tweet stream @AmatoTalk ! Show the Gunny how much he means to you!  There are precious few of us online from the #CA51, so am encouraging a high level of listenership.  We are getting close.   November is in our sights.   Now is the time to step it up, let’s walk the talk.

If you do not know about Nick Popaditch, his website is a great way to begin.  I will also be posting non-stop about him, so just tweet me if you have any questions on this exceptional candidate!

Nick is travelling this district non-stop and will be at many events between now and election day.  One that I would like to call your attention to is the Comedy Store in La Jolla :

This event will be held on October 12, 7:00 pm at The Comedy Store in La Jolla.  The address is 916 Pearl Street, La Jolla CA 92038

Tickets must be purchased prior to the event.  The cost is $50.00 per person or $75.00 per couple.  All proceeds benefit Nick Popaditch for Congress. For more information and to purchase tickets please contact Sutton Porter at suttonporter@gmail.com or call 562-242-4760   (Must be 21 years of age or older.)   This promises to be an evening to remember.  The Gunny at the Comedy Store! You will be able to say you saw him when!

Please read more about Nick Popaditch at : http://popaditchforcongress.com/

Can’t make the comedy night, but want to contribute? : https://www.popaditchforcongress.com/contributions.html

This former Marine Tank Commander is also known as “The Cigar Marine” from the AP photo (April 2003) on major front page newspapers in the U.S. of the historic event that truly symbolized the liberation of Baghdad as the 1st Tank Battalion Marines pulled down a statue of Saddam Hussein.


“Gunny Pop” was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry for his actions on April 6 and 7, 2004, while commanding a tank in Fallujah, Iraq and was also awarded the Purple Heart.   Nick was medically retired from the Marines in 2005 at the rank of Gunnery Sergeant from wounds sustained in combat in the battle of Fallujah.

He is the author of Once A Marine an Iraq War Tank Commander’s Inspirational Memoir of Combat, Courage, and Recovery. The book holds an honored spot on the United States Marine Corps Professional Reading program, also known as the Commandant’s reading list. Marine Corps University recommends Once A Marine for every rank from Private to General.You can order your signed copy of “Once A Marine” here : http://www.onceamarine.com/purchase-once-a-marine-book.htm

ALL elections are National. Let’s Flip This House!




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