Alaskans who spent weeks lobbying Sen. Lisa Murkowski to oppose Betsy Devos' nomination for U.S. education secretary are now turning their attention to the state's junior senator, Dan Sullivan.
But they'll have their work cut out for them. Sullivan, R-Alaska, has made it clear he intends to vote to confirm DeVos.
Unless one more senator strays across the aisle in either direction, Vice President Mike Pence will be left to cast a tie-breaking vote. It is a situation without precedent.
And so Alaskans who last week flooded Murkowski's phone lines and inboxes and who showed up at her offices are hoping they can talk Sullivan into switching his vote over the weekend.
I have to admit that I have become pretty jaded by Alaskan politics over the years, and would typically think that everybody was wasting their time in pressuring Sullivan to change his vote.
After all he sold his soul to the Koch brothers long ago.
But that was before I saw thousands of Alaskan women protesting in the middle of a snowstorm and then inundating Lisa Murkowski's office with phone calls and e-mails until she yelled "no mas" and finally did the right thing.
Sullivan is definitely a harder sell, but if I have learned anything it is to NEVER underestimate the power of a bunch of female protesters wearing pussy hats.
Sullivan's contact number in Washington is (202)-224-3004.
The one in Anchorage is (907) 271-5915.
And you can find several more by clicking here.
You can also e-mail him here.
Remember it is always better to have tried and failed, then to never have tried at all.