It’s clear that Senators Lautenberg and Menendez have and currently are lobbying in the U.S. Senate to get a majority of their colleagues to vote in favor of funding for Hurricane Sandy victims. Additionally, the 7 NJ House Democrats (Rob Andrews, Rush Holt, Frank Pallone, Donald Payne, Jr., Albio Sires, Bill Pascrell, and Steve Rothman) are also lobbying their colleagues in the House to do the same.
However, we need to put pressure on NJ’s 6 House Republicans and make sure that they not only vote in favor of Hurricane Sandy funding but are actively lobbying their House Republican colleagues and House Republican leadership to support Hurricane Sandy funding. If you live in their Districts (or just live in NJ and are upset about the possibility that Sandy funding will be gutted in the House) then it’s time to make a phone call to the NJ House Republican DC offices and demand that they support, vote, and lobby for full Sandy funding.
Here are the phone #’s:
Frank LoBiondo (R-2): 202-225-6572
Jon Runyan (R-3): 202-225-4765
Chris Smith (R-4): 202-225-3765
Scott Garrett (R-5): 202-225-4465
Leonard Lance (R-7): 202-225-5361
Rodney Frelinghuysen: (R-11): 202-225-5034