Fri Jun 22, 2012, 06:49 PM
Alan Grayson (292 posts)
Rep. Becerra: "Do Me a Favor -- Support Alan Grayson"
Today we launch the Grayson Moneybomb, enlisting your help to fight corporate smears. Alan Grayson’s district in Orlando already has been inundated with special-interest propaganda and right-wing lies on TV. This week’s Moneybomb will give Alan the help that he needs to fight back.
We have invited important Democratic leaders to contribute Moneybomb videos to show their support for Alan. Today’s video comes from Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA). Rep. Becerra is the Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and former head of the Hispanic Caucus. This is what he has to say:
Hi, this is Congressman Xavier Becerra from Los Angeles, California. Do you want to make a difference in November? Do you want Congress to once again work for the American people? Do you want to put Americans back to work? Well then do me a favor. Get out there and support Alan Grayson for Congress.
We need people who will champion the working men and the working women of America. We need people who will understand that the Middle Class is what built this country.
If you help Alan Grayson, you help all of America. Get out there. November’s important. Make it count.
Please answer Rep. Becerra’s call. Help our campaign spread the truth, and beat back the lies. Contribute to our Fight Corporate Smears Moneybomb today.
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Rep. Becerra: "Do Me a Favor -- Support Alan Grayson" (Original post)
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Response to Alan Grayson (Original post)
Fri Jun 22, 2012, 07:40 PM
MindMover (2,798 posts)
1. Alan, if you are out there, this could be a chance to help a constituent of yours....
see....and thanks for anything you can do...
brzysunset (9 posts)
3. Sometimes the Oppression Comes From Our Own Kind
And it is not always the US Government that does the oppressing!! The Seminole Tribe of Florida is denying tribal members of other tribes to use their health facilities as of 7-1-12 for any chronic problem if your are not Seminole, yet my Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribe sees every person of Native American heritage with a CDIB. So who is the oppressor? IHS meant for us all to have access to medical care. The Seminole Health states they will no longer treat anyone not Seminole for chronic conditions. Diabetes is a chronic condition and is prevalent in all our Indian families. They will see us for acute condition- short term duration like the flue and Indians living in Florida with Diabetes or other chronic illness patients are now uninsurable and thrown to the wolves. If you can help by faxing or sending letters stating this is unfair treatment, I would appreciate it. I am Choctaw and my tribe Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma treats all Indians of all tribes in clinics across Okla.
Connie Whidden is the Seminole Health Director- Her Fax 954-985-8456-Phone 954-962-2009 address Seminole Tribe of Florida 3006 Josie Billie Ave., Hollywood, Fl. 33024
Thank you for allowing me to address this issue on your thread. Today is my first day as a member at DU, and they won't allow me to start my own thread yet. I am in tears, I was insurable when I started going to their clinic 7 years ago. Now that I have diabetes I can no longer buy affordable insurance. The govt insurance is $370.00 per month for one person my age (55).If the Seminoles can do this to me, it can be done to any Indian anywhere.
Response to MindMover (Reply #1)
Fri Jun 22, 2012, 11:21 PM
Seminoleman (2 posts)
5. brzysunset, here are the facts
The federal government, as part of its cutbacks, has taken away the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Services clinic monies used to pay the costs of treating American Indian (non=Seminoles) with chronic diseases aS OF jULY 1. There is no oppression on the part of the Seminole tribe. The Feds have removed the funding that supports that program. In fact, there are penalties in place that would prevent any circumventing of the order. It has resulted in many Indians leaving and returning to their own reservartion lands where they can be treated. Your acrimony is misplaced, brzysunset
Response to Seminoleman (Reply #5)
Sat Jun 23, 2012, 12:13 AM
uppityperson (74,215 posts)
6. Have you a link for that information? Thanks.
And the link to brzysunset's post is in the above post you are replying to. In case you want to direct it to her/him directly.