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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:21 AM
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Health Care Advocates Remain in Jail, Take Action To Support their Cause Now



Health Care Advocates Remain in Jail, Take Action To Support their Cause Now
November 9, 2009

On Thursday, Mobilization for Health Care for All made another urgent demand to get insurance money out of our democracy so that real reform will not be blocked in America. It is unacceptable that 45,000 Americans die every year because of lack of access to health care.

Nine advocates for Medicare for All were arrested in a patients not profits sit-in in Senator Joseph Liebermans office. Lieberman, known as the Senator for Aetna his number 9 largest contributor, has taken $2.6 million in the last decade from the health sector including the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

Two advocates remain in jail refusing to cooperate by not providing identification. Kai Newkirk, national coordinator of the Mobilization, is fasting and is in the DC jail, along with John Morhbacher of Connecticut.

Their demand is clear publicly pledge to stop taking money from the insurance industry. Join their demand by clicking here to sign a petition to Sen. Lieberman.

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1312/t/10007/petit...

When Kevin Zeese, Esq. director of ProsperityAgenda.US met with our colleagues in the cell block, Morhbacker, a member of the Army Reserve in Connecticut, described his senator as an example of the obstructionists who prevent consideration of Medicare for All.

Newkirk explains that as long as insurance corporation money is contributed to politicians like Lieberman they will prevent common sense solutions like Medicare for All that meet the moral standard that everyone should have access to health care. Newkirk explains further why he risked arrest to challenge Lieberman in this video. Please share the video with your friends, family and networks

http://www.healthcare-now.org/health-care-advocates-rem...
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 10:34 AM
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1. Signed and forwarded petition and sent a donation.
Such brave citizens. Too bad the cowardly Lieberman has not an ounce of decency in him.
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