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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:15 PM
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So...When is the March on Washington for Health Care?
Town Halls have been stopped by the usual suspects. Time for a million bodies in the National Mall.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:17 PM
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1. How about after Labor Day when Congress reconvenes?
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 05:20 PM by Cleita
It's also a good time to travel, since all the tourists have gone home.

On edit: Also the teabaggers are planning protests in Washington DC on 9/12/2009. Maybe we should plan our own protests to stop them in their tracks.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:23 PM
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4. Someone over at TPM Cafe had the same idea...
This September: March On Washington For Universal Coverage AND Obama

By M.J. Rosenberg - July 29, 2009, 10:07AM
I don't think the administration is using the troops in the field.

Obama did not just win an election. He created a force of millions who were dedicated to his election and now to the success of his Presidency.

Maybe it is time to show the Congress that we are still here.

We organize a massive march for the Obama plan (and that means public option). We pick a fine fall day. We make sure that the blue dogs and other lily livered types have plenty of constituents marching and visiting their offices.

We let them know that millions of us are not going to permit them to destroy this Presidency. As one who worked on the Hill for 20 years, I can assure you that there is nothing Congressmen and Senators fear more than the idea of mass action on their turf.

Obama was elected by a movement. It's time to bring it back. It's time to scare the hell out of the hacks, the lobbyists and the legislators who believe that the purpose of being ion Congress is not to serve America but to score another term.

To the streets. for the Obama agenda.

...

http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/07/29/this_se...
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:20 PM
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2. I Googled around and so far All I see for September is a RW March on 9-12
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:20 PM
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3. I just saw those myself. n/t
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abumbyanyothername Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:25 PM
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5. I saw some physicians trying to organize a caravan
I would be up for participating and helping to promote.

I think we should set up and offer free health care on the Congressional mall as part of the demonstration.

I wrote to PNHP and they replied that their membership was not of the "activist sort" (or something similar). I also wrote to CNA and got no response.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:26 PM
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6. How about the SEIU and/or the AFL-CIO?
:shrug:
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:33 PM
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7. I'd be thrilled to take Amtrak up for this. We want crowds like when
Edited on Sat Aug-08-09 05:33 PM by monmouth
POTUS was a candidate, very, very large. I would love to go...There are quite a few of us from Palm Beach County alone, and I'm sure Broward and Dade. We could be the Florida constituency...Hahaha...
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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:49 PM
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8. Whenever Obama supports one. n/t
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