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SPedigrees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:28 PM
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Please sign the petition for a public option.
http://www.americacantwait.com/dfaemail

This was sent to me by Democracy for America & Howard Dean. I signed it and thought I'd pass it along. Apologies if this has already been posted.


"We've worked together since the beginning of the healthcare debate to draw a line in the sand -- the choice of a public option must be included in any reform bill passed this year. And every time Republicans have tried to kill it or the insurance industry has claimed it's already dead, we've stood up and proven them wrong.

The new line from opponents of reform is that Congress doesn't have the votes to pass a public option.

Once again, thanks to you, we've proven them wrong.

We've asked everyone in Congress where they stand. At least 218 House and 51 Senate Democrats have said they would vote for the final healthcare bill if it included the choice of a public option rather than vote against the bill and kill reform. That means Congress has the majority votes needed to pass a public option -- TODAY.

Now is the season for action. The majority of Americans want it. Majority votes in Congress will pass it. Join President Obama in calling on Congress to get the job done this year.

Some have said it takes 60 votes to pass any bill in the U.S. Senate. It's a myth.

It's a myth because while any Senator can attempt to block most Senate bills with a procedural tactic called the filibuster, there are exceptions. Senate rules don't allow filibusters of certain bills that affect the budget. That's right; the healthcare reform plan including the choice of a public option can be passed in a budget bill by a majority vote in the U.S. Senate."

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.
Democracy for America
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we can do it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:31 PM
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1. done
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:31 PM
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2. done
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:35 PM
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3. done
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CherokeeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:36 PM
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4. Done
nt
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Provincial Elitist Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:37 PM
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5. Howard Dean on single payer
He tells Jack Rice that droppin it was a mistake.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y36X77rOBnA
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:37 PM
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6. Done. nt
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:44 PM
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7. done and rec
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:45 PM
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8. Rec
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:46 PM
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9. Done.
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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:47 PM
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10. Done!
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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:50 PM
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11. Done. nt
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SPedigrees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:01 PM
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12. Thanks to all who signed, and for the recommends. nt
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