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WillieW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:19 PM
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What are we actually going to do? What can we do to.
Edited on Fri Aug-07-09 11:21 PM by WillieW
shut those nutcases up? I know that we talk alot here, but will there any real action?
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sharesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:27 PM
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1. Listen carefully to their demands and do the opposite?
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:27 PM
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2. March in favor of health care reform
Look, people always show up to protest against things, but rarely do the same if they are in favor of things. There are more of us than them.

Here in Chicago a few years ago, several hundred thousand people showed up to march in favor of immigration reform on May Day (not that it did any good). How about organizing in cities across America marches in favor of health care reform. 15 people, or several hundred people, at a town hall get national coverage. Let's see if 250,000 each in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Atlanta, Kansas City, Detroit, etc. etc. gets any attention.
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:29 PM
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3. Congress people should be encouraged not to cancel, but to be careful and plan things.
These events should be conducted as a city council meeting would be, with rules and consequences for people speaking out of turn.

Signs should not be allowed and disruptors should be removed.

They can cry all they want, but everybody knows that public meetings are often held with strict rules of conduct.

Our representatives should NOT cancel these.

And we should come to support any events that we can.

:patriot:
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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 11:30 PM
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4. I really don't know
Edited on Fri Aug-07-09 11:30 PM by Juche
Here are some ideas though:

Donate time and/or money to moveon.org or SEIU or any other organization trying to counter the health care protesters.

Make sure you write and call your legislators to let them know you support their policies, and tell your friends in your state or district to do the same.

Write a LTTE to support health reform.

Go to the town hall meetings if any are in your area to show support.

Correct misinformation whenever friends or family spout it.



I really don't know aside from that. I try to do that stuff, but I still feel impotent.
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WillieW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:10 AM
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5. I also feel helpless and want to do something. It is not right what these thugs are doing
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 12:11 AM by WillieW
Disrupting meetings by shouting and pushing. Yesterday, people got hurt in Tampa. Legitimate attendees who really want info about health insurance are running scared to attend the town hall meetings now.

Im all for free speech, but this is ridiculous
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