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Please advocate, get working with local groups for strong public option; 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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Are you involved in a local group, club, or Democratic committee? If so, then we need your help today.
We're on our way to holding progressives to support only a strong public option for health care reform, but there's much more to be done.
For weeks, you've been calling your representatives and attending town hall meetings. This pressure from the local level has been so helpful in holding the line for real reform. Now we need to step it up to the next level.
Firedoglake, CREDO Mobile, and Democracy for America are teaming up on this new initiative. We want local groups and committees to pass resolutions calling on members of Congress to pledge to vote against any health care bill that doesn't have a strong public option. Will you work to help pass Public Option Resolutions in your local groups?
Click here to sign up to work with your local groups to pass Public Option Resolutions.
How do we know that this works? Look at what just happened in Montana.
Last week we reported that a coalition of eighteen Montana Democratic Central Committees issued a Unified Statement. "The statement sends a loud and clear message to their Senator: Any health care reform package coming out of his Senate Finance Committee must contain, at a minimum, a provision for a strong public option."Sen. Baucus, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, responded immediately to this kind of organizing. "Senator Max Baucus has finally broken his silence regarding his personal position on including a public option in health care reform legislation in an unprecedented conference call to Montana Democratic central committee chairs; the powerful leader of the Senate Finance Committee told his strongest supporters that he supported a public option."Now, we don't know yet if Baucus will keep this position when it comes to a vote. But that's why it's so important for us to mobilize local groups to keep up the pressure to make sure he does.
The only way we can make this happen is for people like you to step up and help pass Public Option Resolutions in your local groups.
Sign up to pass Public Option Resolutions in your local groups.
If you sign up, we'll follow up with you to make sure we can pass these resolutions.
Thanks for all you do.
Dave Meyer and Jane Hamsher
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