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bkkyosemite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 09:30 PM
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DEADLINE TONIGHT!!! PLEASE Call these Congressman Tonight Leave Voice Mail for Single Payer !
Edited on Thu Jul-30-09 09:39 PM by bkkyosemite
This is an email I received We Can Make A Difference!!! Please CALL!!!

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One week ago, we eagerly anticipated a crucial vote on single-payer Medicare for All ( H.R.676 ) in the House Energy & Commerce Committee, sponsored by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). But then seven BlueDogs waged a highly-publicized war against a "robust public option" and the vote was delayed for a full week.

We just learned the vote will be tomorrow ( Friday ). Based on all of your calls, we have nine single-payer Democrats: Tammy Baldwin, Michael Doyle, Eliot Engel, Anna Eshoo, Gene Green, Edward Markey, Janice Schakowsky, Anthony Weiner, and Peter Welch.

Lean Yes
Diana DeGette CO01 202-225-4431
Jane Harman CA36 202-225-8220
Christopher Murphy CT05 202-225-4476
Frank Pallone NJ06 202-225-4671 @FrankPallone
Bobby Rush IL01 202-225-4372

Five more Democrats are leaning single-payer but still uncommitted. Please call each one and give them one crucial reason to support single-payer from our petition:
http://www.democrats.com/single-payer-petition?cid=ZGVt...
(Be sure to sign our petition and forward it if you haven't already.)

Be concise and practice in advance so you can speak quickly (or leave a voicemail) because they are getting swamped. Report the results of your calls here:
http://www.democrats.com/single-payer-committee-whip

Public Option Only (or Won't Say)
Rick Boucher VA09 202-225-3861
Bruce Braley IA01 202-225-2911
G.K. Butterfield NC01 202-225-3101
Lois Capps CA23 202-225-3601
Kathy Castor FL11 202-225-3376
John Dingell MI15 202-225-4071
Charles Gonzalez TX20 202-225-3236
Jay Inslee WA01 202-225-6311 @RepInsleeNews
Doris Matsui CA05 202-225-7163
Jerry McNerney CA11 202-225-1947
John Sarbanes MD03 202-225-4016
Bart Stupak MI01 202-225-4735
Betty Sutton OH13 202-225-3401
Henry Waxman (Chair) CA30 202-225-3976
If you have more time, these 14 Democrats support a "public option" at best. But that "public option" (a new government program to compete with private insurance) was disastrously weakened this week by the BlueDogs. They banned the use of Medicare pricing to reduce costs and thereby expand availability. Try to persuade these 14 to vote for single-payer instead of a worthless BlueDog "public option."

Don't let anyone tell you single-payer can't pass: the Kucinich Amendment for a single-payer "state option" passed by a shocking 25-19 bi-partisan majority in the House Education and Labor Committee on July 17. The Weiner Amendment will pass on Friday if enough Democrats vote for it!

A victory on the Weiner Amendment would make a huge difference. Please call as soon as you get this - night or day.

Thanks for all you do!


Forward this message to everyone you know!


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bkkyosemite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 09:35 PM
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1. ****ATTENTION Jane Harman is still answering her phone at 7:30 pm tongiht as they are
Edited on Thu Jul-30-09 09:44 PM by bkkyosemite
dealing with healthcare issue please call her and tell her Single Payer Now!!! The people are counting on her to vote their need.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 09:53 PM
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2. Waxman's mailbox is full (as of 9:50 central time)
n/t
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bkkyosemite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 09:54 PM
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3. The five that need to be called are at the top. Some of the boxes are full but Jane Harman is still
Edited on Thu Jul-30-09 09:57 PM by bkkyosemite
answering the phone. If you and others have time then the bottom list needs to be called. This is our big push for Single Payer it is not dead yet not until the fat lady sings..where have I heard that before!

Thank you for calling. :-)
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:18 PM
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4. I did get through to a living person at Harman's office
but the others in the top 4 all have full mailboxes. I just hope the mailboxes are full with the right message!

Thanks for posting the numbers.

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bkkyosemite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:20 PM
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5. I'm hoping the right reason too....hope others are calling. If there is even a slim chance we need
to take it.
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:26 PM
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6. knr...I've been calling, thanks for posting, they are still working
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KaryninMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:31 PM
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7. Congresswoman Harmon's office is still open- 11:30pm EST- and still taking calls
the person who answered said it's been a very busy night.
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:33 PM
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8. This poll from July shows an even split for a SP plan and the public
option...

http://www.pollingreport.com/health.htm

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/posr072309pkg.cfm

58% approved of a "Medicare For All" system and 59% approved of the hybrid system...down from 67% in April.


Kaiser Family Foundation Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. July 7-14, 2009. N=1,205 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (for all adults).

"Having a national health plan in which all Americans would get their insurance through an expanded, universal form of Medicare-for-all" N=609 (Form A)

7/7-14/09
58 38 3


Creating a government-administered public health insurance option similar to Medicare to compete with private health insurance plans"

7/7-14/09
59 36 5 .

4/2-8/09
67 29 4


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t0dd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:38 PM
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9. Question
If you aren't a constituent, will they still pass on your information? I called Representative Harman and spoke to someone, but I'm not in her district.
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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:45 PM
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10. It might depend on the rep
I'm not in Harman's district either but I figured it didn't hurt to call.

One reason I tried Waxman first was because I would think, as the chair of the committee, he might be more open to calls from outside his district.


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bkkyosemite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:47 PM
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12. I called his voicemail last night. It certainly doesn't hurt to call any of them ...
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bkkyosemite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:46 PM
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11. I'm not in her district either but insisted that she must listen to all the people that we pay her
wage. The lady was very nice and said she would pass it on.
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:50 PM
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13. They just adjourned for tonight and will reconvene tomorrow at 10 am
they hope to finish the markup by tomorrow.

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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:53 PM
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14. Maybe if they hear from enough people the Kucinich amendment
might be in the final bill.

:shrug:
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t0dd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 10:58 PM
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15. Waxman District Offices Numbers
District Offices
8436 West Third Street, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 651-1040 (phone)
(818) 878-7400 (phone)
(310) 652-3095 (phone)
(323) 655-0502 (fax)
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 11:17 PM
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16. harman's voicemail still tkaing messages at 9:20PM pacific time. make that call!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 11:28 PM
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17. k and r
:)
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-30-09 11:47 PM
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18. Those mail boxes are full. I will call first thing in the morning. Thanks for posting. nt
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-31-09 06:26 PM
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19. K&R
:kick:
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