Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Keep Up the Fight for Healthcare Reform #hcr


To all of our tireless volunteers:
It was tough to get out of bed this morning. But this is no time to slink back under the covers. With the election of Scott Brown to Ted Kennedy's seat, we have an unexpected twist in the healthcare fight. But when it comes to the need to make good health care affordable, nothing is different today than it was yesterday. Congress must keep going and finish reform right.
We will continue the fight to get the best health care reform bill possible to the President's desk for his signature as quickly as possible. There are many political paths forward from here, some better than others. But what every one of them requires that nervous and frustrated Democrats in Congress are willing to not panic, stay resolute and finish what they started. This article sums it up best.
It's up to Congress and the President to negotiate the best way to finish reform right. It's up to us to put the pressure on them to put our health care ahead of politics, and to fight for the guarantee of quality, affordable health care we all can count on.

There are several steps you can take today.

1) Write a letter to the editor or blog about why Congress needs to get the job done. The media thinks health care reform has died -- you can tell the press why they're wrong.
Sample message: There is no excuse for not moving reform. Tell your personal story or describe why you got involved. We must take action and demand that our lawmakers chuck excuses and get this done.
Write a letter to the editor by clicking here & email us a copy at nycforchange.health@gmail.com
2) Make a call to your Member of Congress at 877-323-5246. Tell them not to back down.
3) Sign up for a legislative visit. Email amymiller3@gmail.com.
4) Sign up to host a phonebank. Email naomi.rothwell@gmail.com.
In the coming days, we will keep you updated on the path moving forward. Let's keep up the fight. YES WE CAN.
Thank you for all that you do.
Allie Feldman
NYC for Change

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