Lord I believe, help my unbelief.

"Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Isaiah 30:18-21

Monday, December 10, 2007

Time to figure it out!

After all our work, the UN is finally deploying a peacekeeping force! Tell congress to fund the mission.

Please call 1-800-Genocide (1-800-436-6243) ASAP and tell your representative's office to fund the UN mission in Darfur.

It takes 2 minutes. It's easier than ordering a pizza - and it has a huge impact on what gets funded.

Watch LifeNets.net CEO John De Mott call his representative

When you call simply say "I'm a voter in [city] and I'm calling to urge your office to support fully funding the UN mission in Darfur."

What most people don't realize:

My friend told me the other day she was really nervous before she called her representative - which is actually really funny if you know what happens when you call, because 99 times out of 100 your call is processed by a bored college student. So unless you think ordering a pizza is scary, there's no reason to think calling a congressional office is scary. Three months ago, the same kid was taking your pizza orders until they got a job in a congressional office.

After you call, Mr. or Ms. Bored College Student makes a note of the issue you called about and whether you were for or against it. At the end of the day, they tally the numbers and give your rep something that looks like this:

Call Report 12/10/2007

Calling to complain about gas prices - 17 calls

Asking for comprehensive immigration reform - 84 calls

Support funding UN Mission in Darfur - 1,207 calls

This is how they know which issues to pay attention to

So basically, you get reduced to a number. Which is good in the sense that you cannot screw it up. It's like voting, just call and say "Please tell congressman Blank to support fully funding the UN mission in Dafur."

Calls are important! - Not many people care enough about an issue to pick up a phone. Come to think of it, not many people care enough about an issue to vote. So by calling you are showing you are dedicated to the issue and letting them know if they don't pay attention you are going to vote against them and tell all your friends to do the same.

p.s: Always be polite! Limit yourself to one issue (Darfur) - Don't bring up Iraq or immigration. Do that and you can't go wrong.

Please call 1-800-Genocide (1-800-436-6243) ASAP and tell your representative's office to fund the UN mission in Darfur.

Here's Oregon's District Representatives Numbers:

Washington, D.C. Office

(Main Office)
1404 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Ph: (202) 225-6730
Fax: (202) 225-5774

District Offices

(Main District Office)
843 East Main Street, Suite 400
Medford, OR 97504
Ph: (541) 776-4646
Toll free in Oregon: (800) 533-3303
Fax: (541) 779-0204

Jamison Building
131 NW Hawthorne, Suite 211
Bend, OR 97701
Ph: (541) 389-4408

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