This guy had the right idea:
Making Democracy work involves ... hard work, not just from its legislators, but from its citizens. But at the moment, every elected official in DC—The White House, the House, the Senate—is sitting around wondering what to do next, concocting fantasy plans that will do less, or perhaps hoping that they will "get away" with not doing anything at all. We'd like to think that after electing these assclowns, they'd all know what the right thing to do is, and just do it. But it doesn't seem to be that way. Sometimes you have to tell them, and tell them again.
I've actually never called or faxed my Congressman, since Jim McDermott's about as far to the left as you can get (too far for my tastes once in a while) so there's no much point. But today, I faxed him and both my Senators, telling them that I've got family members that this would directly impact, and that things are too close to the end now to give up and "move on" to jobs or what have you. Tim F. at Balloon Juice is running a sort of online whip operation; go join it.