Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We cannot afford to wait, or to dither and dally - updated

I am proud to say I was one of the first signatories when they launched the petition. Can you help push that number higher?

Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 07:23:09 AM PDT

Senators Durbin, Leahy and Schumer [...] created citizensforapublicoption.com, which already has 69,722 signatures as of 7am PST.

Thenekkidtruth writes at Daily Kos:
This is WAR, my friends. The results of inaction may well be that we're no better off than we've been since Richard Nixon, while Max Baucus enjoys years of gracious lunches with healthcare lobbyist cockroaches at Olive Garden.

Can you just imagine Senator Leahy before the cameras announcing a million signatories after only a few short days?

Make it so !!!!
Here is the text. Is it something you would put your name to?
With nearly 50 million Americans lacking health insurance, and premiums rapidly rising, it's time to address the health care crisis in our country. All Americans deserve access to affordable, quality health care -- and today, nearly one-in-six of us don't have it.

I join Senators Durbin, Leahy, and Schumer in their efforts to pass strong health care reform legislation this year. In particular, I support the creation of a public health insurance option that would foster greater competition in the marketplace, create more choices for consumers, and lead to lower costs and better quality for all.

Please reform our health care system this year!

It's 81,229 as of 8:17 PM MDT. That's almost 12,000 signatures just today. Let's organize the blogosphere and get the word out.

[Update: Wednesday evening at 10:39 MDT it had another 6,000+ signatures. Way to go!]

I also sent another e-mail to one of my senators, Jeff Bingaman, who serves on the Senate Finance Committee. With Max Baucus, Lord love him. Bingaman strongly supports a public option but I keep urging him to be strong on it. Hang in there, Jeff!

Congress and the President need to hear from the American People.

--the BB


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

An everlasting shame!

susankay said...

OK -- I signed and sent it on.

Jane R said...

I was an early signer.

Now what do we do?

Word verification: ruccout. Sounds nasty.