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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:23 AM
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What do people think about sending something to Senator Kennedy?
I'm just tossing this out- DU has done such things before as a show of appreciation- for Barbara Boxer and others. There is so much to thank Kennedy for, and it would be good to do it NOW, if you know what I mean.

Suggestions welcome.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:26 AM
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1. We don't have money to throw around anymore.
But he has a Senate site. Write and wish him well.

Or donate to a charity you know he would support and say so.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:29 AM
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2. I'd like to do something...
that would help his healthcare reform come to fruition. I can't think of anything that would have more meaning to him. I think I'll send him an email along those lines.
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:30 AM
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3. Let's get a proper address and just send a get well card and let
him know some of du'rs have not forgotten him, nor ever will.
I don't know an address but if someone could put one here, I for one will send a card.
Thanks.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:38 AM
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4. There is an email form for good wishes on his Senate Site:
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 AM
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5. umm, when you're missing BOTH the pot AND the window to throw it out of
It's kinda hard to think of sending something to somebody for doing their job.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:05 PM
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6. ...
:shrug: He's got brain cancer. He had a seizure yesterday. He's been a great Senator for forty years.

Sorry you're out of dope, that must be really stressful.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:12 PM
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7. it's not fun
I've got friends who are dealing with cancer, and I can't do a bloody thing for them, either. Other than be there for them. And a few of them will have less days on the planet than Senator Kennedy because they have limited insurance, or NO insurance.

I think if we want to SERVE our country, we need to elevate those who MOST need it. THAT I'm prepared to do, even as broke as we are.

:shrug:

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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:15 PM
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8. I'm with you on this.
I think if we want to SERVE our country, we need to elevate those who MOST need it.


:thumbsup:
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:18 PM
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10. Isn't that what Senator Kennedy's whole career has been about?
I can't believe I have to point this out on DU. And BTW I have no health insurance either.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:46 AM
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11. He's rich and can afford health care but receives health care through the taxpayers who do not have
the same options. What part of that don't you understand?

Has Sen Kennedy ever given us single payer health care?

Why shouldn't us, who are uninsured/under insured, have at least what the US Congress forces us too pay for, for them? :shrug:
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:17 PM
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9. Perhaps donating to a cause in his name
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RFKJrNews Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 01:54 AM
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12. Sen. Kennedy would likely prefer
...that you make a donation to the nonprofit educational institute that will be established in his name at the JFK Library:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles... /

The goal is to erect a new building, complete with a replica of the US Senate chamber, on a 4-acre plot on Columbia Point in Boston that is owned by the University of Massachusetts, near the John F. Kennedy Library. The institute is expected to include a training program for incoming US senators, mock US Senate sessions for students, and museum space that will showcase excerpts from US Senate speeches and debates.

Sounds like a worthy cause to me and a wonderful way to honor his legacy for future generations.
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