Invite a Congressman

I am writing this post to my wonderful blog readers in order to ask you help me contact members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees (or any Congressman) and invite them to come watch the Screening of At War in Washington D.C. at the start of the Milblog Conference. See I knew I had the best blog readers out of anyone and over the last few days you proved it. What I am asking of you now, does not cost you anything but some time.

The Screening will be at the Westin Arlington Gateway hotel on April 24th starting promptly at 6PM.

They can read reviews of the film at the following places:

http://bouhammer.com/2009/03/nys-national-guard-pao-review-of-at-war/
http://bouhammer.com/2009/03/bouhammer-review-of-at-war/

The Full Senate committee members are:

DEMOCRATS

Carl Levin (Michigan)
Chairman

Edward M. Kennedy (Massachusetts)
Robert C. Byrd (West Virginia)
Joseph I. Lieberman (Connecticut)
Jack Reed (Rhode Island)
Daniel K. Akaka (Hawaii)
Bill Nelson (Florida)
Ben Nelson (Nebraska)
Evan Bayh (Indiana)
Jim Webb (Virginia)
Claire McCaskill (Missouri)
Mark Udall (Colorado)
Kay R. Hagan (North Carolina)
Mark Begich (Alaska)
Roland W. Burris (Illinois)

REPUBLICANS John McCain (Arizona)
Ranking Member

James M. Inhofe (Oklahoma)
Jeff Sessions (Alabama)
Saxby Chambliss (Georgia)
Lindsey Graham (South Carolina)
John Thune (South Dakota)
Mel Martinez (Florida)
Roger F. Wicker (Mississippi)
Richard Burr (North Carolina)
David Vitter (Louisiana)
Susan M. Collins (Maine)

The members of the House Committee are:

HASC Committee Members

Democrats

Republicans

Ike Skelton, Missouri, Chairman

John M. McHugh, New York, Ranking Member

John Spratt, South Carolina

Roscoe G. Bartlett, Maryland

Solomon P. Ortiz, Texas

Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, California

Gene Taylor, Mississippi

Mac Thornberry, Texas

Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii

Walter B. Jones, North Carolina

Silvestre Reyes, Texas

W. Todd Akin, Missouri

Vic Snyder, Arkansas

J. Randy Forbes, Virginia

Adam Smith, Washington

Jeff Miller, Florida

Loretta Sanchez, California

Joe Wilson, South Carolina

Mike McIntyre, North Carolina

Frank A. LoBiondo, New Jersey

Ellen O. Tauscher, California

Rob Bishop, Utah

Robert A. Brady, Pennsylvania

Michael Turner, Ohio

Robert Andrews, New Jersey

John Kline, Minnesota

Susan A. Davis, California

Mike Rogers, Alabama

James R. Langevin, Rhode Island

Trent Franks, Arizona

Rick Larsen, Washington

Bill Shuster, Pennsylvania

Jim Cooper, Tennessee

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington

Jim Marshall, Georgia

Michael Conaway, Texas

Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Guam

Doug Lamborn, Colorado

Brad Ellsworth, Indiana

Rob Wittman, Virginia

Patrick Murphy, Pennsylvania

Mary Fallin, Oklahoma

Hank Johnson, Georgia

Duncan Hunter, California

Carol Shea-Porter, New Hampshire

John Fleming, Louisiana

Joe Courtney, Connecticut

Mike Coffman, Colorado

David Loebsack, Iowa

Tom Rooney, Florida

Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania

Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona

Niki Tsongas, Massachusetts

Glenn Nye, Virginia

Chellie Pingree, Maine

Larry Kissell, North Carolina

Martin Heinrich, New Mexico

Frank M. Kratovil, Jr., Maryland

Eric J.J. Massa, New York

Bobby Bright, Alabama

I am sure they would love to hear from you, especially if you live in their state. The reality is this, I don’t think they are going to write up a review and help spread the word about this movie. What they are going to do is become educated on what life is really like over there and get a better appreciation of combat in Afghanistan through a soldier’s eyes. Something I think they should have in order to make informed decisions about funding our soldiers and the wars they fight.

Personally I am sick and tired of hearing our elected representatives making decisions on bills and legislation without “really” reading them or understanding them. Here is a chance for them to spend a meager 2 hours out of their evening to gain more education than they could from a briefing in Kabul or Bagram. And they won’t even need to waste thousands of dollars and waste our military’s time to do it. In fact, they will be lucky enough to hang out with a room full of milbloggers.

If any are interested and have more questions, please tell them they can contact me at troy@bouhammer.com with any questions that they may have.

3 thoughts on “Invite a Congressman”

  1. I sent an invite to my rep Mr. Vic Snyder from Ar and I asked him to spread the word if they all want to learn first hand what is going on “At War” and if they want to meet the greatest bloggers in the world all in one place.

    Hope he follows my advice and takes more folks with him.

    Great idea!!

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