The Republicans has been holding up the nomination of Hilda Solis for Secretary of Labor, because, well because she has experience with labor from the inside. Kos has the details. This morning I used the link provided from Daily Kos to send my senators an email to vote for cloture, and then to give Solis an up or down vote. When I got back from lunch I saw that the senate had in fact voted on cloture and will be giving a final confirmation vote at 4:30 this afternoon.
Since Snow and Collins both voted for cloture I can only say that my name on the email must have carried some clout. I've always wanted to be a behind the scenes power broker.