I recently read former Senator Paul Wellstone's book "The Conscience Of A Liberal" and it inspired me to act now.
Before the Affordable Care Act, Senator Wellstone was a champion of the everyday people and brought real progressive change to Washington. In his book, Wellstone asked for a "health care accountability day" in which people would have had "face-to-face accountability sessions with representatives & senators".
There is no substitute for face-to-face meetings, Senator Wellstone stated and I believe that now is the time to realize his idea in honor of his memory.
We all know that the Supreme Court will be deciding the constitutional merit to the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare" as it is commonly referred as.
If it's repealed, we will have no solution to a problem that both sides of the aisle appear to agree upon. But instead of proposals, we get slogans from GOP politicians to "repeal Obamacare" and nothing substantial beyond that.
These slogans have led to myths on what exactly the Affordable Care Act entails and some voters still do not know what's in the bill.
So this is a call for us to put the power back in our hands. This is OUR health care, not theirs. We deserve the right to have a face-to-face meeting and either state what we want in our system or demand ideas, not slogans.
It's time to get excited about our voice because it's been ten years since the tragic death of Senator Wellstone and we need to honor his legacy.
We want a town hall day dedicated to health care and prove that the people CAN do great things when together & put our voice back into Washington.
This is not affiliated with Paul Wellstone or any related groups as of yet.
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