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Please, read about, advocate for singlepayer healthcare, with CCA, Community Choice Act; for the handicapped, autistic, elderly, developmentally disabled, disabled, etc..   :)

ADAPT Actions: community choice letter to editor in montana; etc..

Subject: community choice letter to editor in montana   :)

> Youth Summit participant Darren Larson of Montana wrote the letter to the editor below, which appeared in the Missoulian. He didn't get to pick the title...but the letter is good. Please publicize....


> Amber 


>
> http://missoulian.com/articles/2009/07/01/letters/wed/wed98.txt

 


> Letters to the Editor
> Seniors deserve long-term choices
>
> With the celebration of our countrys independence almost upon us, we are reminded of what it means to be free. Too often we take for granted the freedoms we share, such as to come and go as we please, to live amongst those who make us happy, and to shape our future as we see fit. We have coined this, The American Dream. It provides us with the belief that our inalienable rights will always be there and our pursuit of happiness will never be taken away. This is the promise we have given to all.
>
> Sadly, this promise has not been kept for the millions of Americans who are being locked away in nursing homes. Despite having the ability to live in their community, their key is getting thrown away, their inalienable rights have been reduced to captivity and their pursuit of happiness is no longer theirs. Its a violation of the most basic civil rights.
>
> Health care reform is in full swing and the opportunity to address this issue is within grasp. We need support. President Barack Obama, Sen. Max Baucus and other members of Congress are choosing to continue funding nursing homes at a higher rate than long-term care services in the community, even though it costs less for someone to live in the community than in a nursing home. This institutional bias is keeping our brothers and sisters in segregated settings and upholding an inhumane precedence. Rather than adopting the language already established within the Community Choice Act, theyre saying living in your home is not important to health care. They are choosing to continue to throw away the key. We are saying the Community Choice Act is the key to health care reform.
> Darren Larson, Missoula

 

 

Fw: At Sestak Town Hall, Disability Activists Draw Their Own Red Line on Long-Term Care Funding   :)

A good story from PA -- and some damn fine advocacy as well!
Free Our People


Stephanie

--- On Fri, 8/28/09, Daniel Denvir wrote:

> From: Daniel Denvir
> Subject: At Sestak Town Hall, Disability Activists Draw Their Own Red Line on  Long-Term Care Funding
> To: "Daniel Denvir"
> Date: Friday, August 28, 2009, 9:45 PM
> At Sestak Town Hall, Disability
> Activists Draw Their Own Red Line on
> Long-Term Care Funding
>
> Daniel Denvir
>
> In a debate dominated by crazed, gun-toting teabaggers and
> a series of
> incoherent Democratic proposals, disability rights
> activists present
> an undercovered-angle on health care reform.
>
> Full Story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-denvir/at-sestak-town-hall-disab_b_271165.html

 

CCA Co-sponsor list as of before the spring break...   :)

Latest update on CCA co-sponsors is listed below.  This doesn't reflect people's hard work during the summer recess, so we will see how many more were recruited while they were back home.

Sen Burris, Roland [IL] - 8/6/2009
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 8/6/2009

Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 7/22/2009
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 7/23/2009
Rep Dahlkemper, Kathleen A. [PA-3] - 7/24/2009
Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] - 7/29/2009
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] - 7/31/2009

**************

ALL co-sponsors by state:

ALABAMA                         AL
Rep Bonner, Jo [AL-1] - 3/30/2009

ALASKA                          AK
Sen Begich, Mark [AK] - 6/8/2009

Rep Young, Don [AK] - 5/12/2009

AMERICAN SAMOA                  AS
Rep Faleomavaega, Eni F.H. [AS] - 6/9/2009

ARIZONA                         AZ
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 3/25/2009
Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4] - 6/26/2009

ARKANSAS                        AR

CALIFORNIA                      CA
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 4/23/2009

Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 3/25/2009
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 3/23/2009
Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] - 3/23/2009
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 4/1/2009
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 4/29/2009
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 5/4/2009
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] - 6/17/2009

Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 7/23/2009

COLORADO                        CO
Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] - 3/24/2009
Sen Udall, Mark [CO] - 5/7/2009

Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 3/25/2009
Rep Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7] - 3/30/2009
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 3/25/2009

CONNECTICUT                     CT
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] - 3/24/2009
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 4/23/2009

Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 3/23/2009
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 3/23/2009
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 4/1/2009
Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] - 6/11/2009

DELAWARE                        DE
Sen Kaufman, Edward E. [DE] - 5/7/2009

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA            DC
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 5/12/2009

FLORIDA                         FL
Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17] - 4/22/2009
Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] - 6/16/2009
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 7/13/2009
Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 7/14/2009

GEORGIA                         GA
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 3/23/2009
Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] - 5/7/2009
Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 5/13/2009

GUAM                            GU

HAWAII                          HI
Sen Inouye, Daniel K. [HI] - 3/31/2009

Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 4/22/2009

IDAHO                           ID

ILLINOIS                        IL
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 3/24/2009
Sen Burris, Roland [IL] - 8/6/2009

** Sponsor: Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] (introduced 3/23/2009)
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 3/25/2009
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 4/27/2009
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 4/27/2009

INDIANA                         IN
Rep Visclosky, Peter J. [IN-1] - 4/22/2009
Rep Ellsworth, Brad [IN-8] - 5/12/2009

IOWA                            IA
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA]

Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] - 3/25/2009
Rep Latham, Tom [IA-4] - 7/13/2009

KANSAS                          KS
Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] - 4/1/2009

Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 3/23/2009
Rep Moran, Jerry [KS-1] - 3/25/2009
Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] - 5/7/2009

KENTUCKY                        KY

LOUISIANA                       LA

MAINE                           ME
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 6/18/2009

Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] - 6/3/2009

MARYLAND                        MD
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 3/30/2009

MASSACHUSETTS                   MA
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 3/24/2009
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 3/24/2009

Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 3/23/2009
Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 3/25/2009
Rep Delahunt, Bill [MA-10] -  6/11/2009

MICHIGAN                        MI
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 3/24/2009

Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 4/28/2009
Rep Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5] - 5/4/2009

MINNESOTA                       MN
Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] - 4/28/2009
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 6/11/2009

MISSISSIPPI                     MS
Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] - 6/8/2009

MISSOURI                        MO
Rep Carnahan, Russ  [MO-3] - 6/15/2009

MONTANA                         MT
Sen Tester, Jon [MT] - 3/24/2009

NEBRASKA                        NE

NEVADA                          NV

NEW HAMPSHIRE                   NH
Rep Hodes, Paul W. [NH-2] - 4/22/2009
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 5/18/2009

NEW JERSEY                      NJ
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 4/23/2009
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 8/6/2009

Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 3/23/2009
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 4/22/2009
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 4/27/2009
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 7/13/2009

NEW MEXICO                      NM

NEW YORK                        NY
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 3/24/2009
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] - 3/24/2009

Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] - 3/25/2009
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 3/23/2009
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 3/23/2009
Rep Massa, Eric J. J. [NY-29] - 3/31/2009
Rep McHugh, John M. [NY-23] - 3/25/2009
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] - 3/23/2009
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 3/25/2009
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 3/25/2009
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 3/25/2009
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] - 3/25/2009
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] - 3/23/2009
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 4/22/2009
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] - 5/13/2009
Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] - 5/4/2009
Rep Towns, Edolphus  [NY-10] - 6/11/2009
Rep Maffei, Daniel B. [NY-25] - 6/11/2009
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 7/14/2009

NORTH CAROLINA                  NC

NORTH DAKOTA                    ND

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS        MP

OHIO                            OH
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] - 3/24/2009

Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] - 3/23/2009
Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 3/23/2009
Rep Kilroy, Mary Jo [OH-15] - 7/13/2009

OKLAHOMA                        OK

OREGON                          OR

PENNSYLVANIA                    PA
Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] - 3/24/2009
Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] - 3/24/2009

Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 3/23/2009
Rep Carney, Christopher P. [PA-10] - 3/23/2009
Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] - 3/23/2009
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 3/23/2009
Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] - 3/31/2009
Rep Murphy, Patrick J. [PA-8] - 3/31/2009
Rep Murtha, John P. [PA-12] - 3/30/2009
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 3/30/2009
Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] - 3/23/2009
Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] - 3/23/2009
Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] - 4/27/2009
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] - 4/29/2009
Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] - 6/9/2009
Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] -  6/11/2009
Rep Kanjorski, Paul E. [PA-11] - 6/26/2009
Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] - 7/17/2009
Rep Dahlkemper, Kathleen A. [PA-3] - 7/24/2009

PUERTO RICO                     PR

RHODE ISLAND                    RI
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 3/23/2009
Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] - 3/31/2009

SOUTH CAROLINA                  SC

SOUTH DAKOTA                    SD
Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] - 3/31/2009

TENNESSEE                       TN
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 3/23/2009
Rep Gordon, Bart [TN-6] - 3/30/2009

TEXAS                           TX
Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] - 3/25/2009
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 4/1/2009
Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. [TX-20] - 5/21/2009
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] - 7/17/2009
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] - 7/31/2009
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 7/22/2009

UTAH                            UT

VERMONT                         VT
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 3/24/2009

VIRGIN ISLANDS                  VI
Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] - 3/23/2009

VIRGINIA                        VA
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 3/25/2009
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11] - 5/18/2009
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WASHINGTON                      WA
Sen Murray, Patty [WA] - 4/23/2009

Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] - 7/29/2009

WEST VIRGINIA                   WV
Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] - 7/9/2009

WISCONSIN                       WI
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 3/23/2009
Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] - 3/23/2009

WYOMING                         WY

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Please, advocate for singlepayer healthcare, with CCA, Community Choice Act (for the handicapped, disabled, etc.); H.R. 676 & S. 703, are the best of the lot, so far; i.m.h.o..

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