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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 04:56 AM
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Critical Single Payer Health Care Mobilization: Bringing The Issue Home For Real;
Edited on Thu Jun-18-09 04:57 AM by and-justice-for-all
--- Enewsletter received from thepen.com it is a lengthy letter but worth reading.

We Have A New National Leader On Single Payer Health Care (If We Will
Get Behind Her)

Please read this whole alert as there is a new video issue ad, a new
"text to" cell phone number, a new action page, a critical and
groundbreaking conceptional analysis you will find NOWHERE else and
more.

First, Marcy Winograd has produced a stunning new issue advocacy
video ad on single payer health care. We want to make this a national
example of what EVERYBODY needs to be doing in their own districts
right now, for us to win the policy change we deserve. In just 30
seconds Marcy takes control of the terms of the health care debate
and redefines them. And you really need to see this video right now.

New Single Payer Advocacy Video:
http://winograd4congress.com/petitions/single_payer_video.php

Please watch the video above. And then do everything you can to help
get it out there, propagate the link, tell your friends about it, or
if you can make a contribution to help get it on the air.

Marcy's underlying point is resoundingly simple. To get Congress to
actually act on good policy, each individual member must feel their
OWN re-election directly threatened if they do not. That is why Marcy
is about to start running issue challenge campaign ads a YEAR before
the primary election in CA-36.

And Marcy has tremendous credibility issuing this challenge to the
Democratic incumbent, Jane Harman, having pulled 38% against her
opponent in 2006. Harman is one of the worst of the worst, having
interceded with the New York Times to stop the publication of a story
on George Bush that would have defeated him back in 2004, having
being briefed on all the torture as it was happening and doing
nothing to stop it, and slavishly serving AIPAC to the detriment of
the national interests of her own constituents.

There is a massive industry sponsored conspiracy afoot, to pass off
some kind of watered down, phony health care reform bill as the
change we believed in. And it all revolves around two MEANINGLESS
marketing buzz words they are spending millions of dollars to implant
in our brains, and you may not have realized how sinister these two
words were until you read this entire alert.

And the two words they are trying to make come out of all our mouths
are "quality, affordable".

Those two words mean NOTHING and stand only for rejection of any
fundamental change, and yet they are propagating wildly in the mass
media, driven by slick diversionary ads, and perhaps you have
unknowingly and unconsciously even uttered them yourself already.
Nobody can "afford" NOT to have health care, regardless of the cost,
up to their entire net worth. And we don't have a shortage of
"quality" doctors and nurses, our problem is getting heartless
insurance megacorporations to authorize our quality doctors to treat
us.

It is no secret that the most mortal sworn enemies of real health
care reform got together and concocted this deceptive marketing
campaign, as they saw that the compelling majority of the American
people favored and were pressing for REAL change. They literally sat
down in a room to conspire on what marketing words they could use to
SELL their status quo system of gouging us as something new and
different.

And if we are to win, those two words must NEVER pass our lips ever
again.

What Marcy does so brilliantly in this new video ad is lay claim to
and define two truly NEW words, "economical and efficient", to
COUNTERBRAND single payer health care with what it really represents,
so that all America can really understand the difference. The disease
in health care is the 30% of our resources that medical industry
paper pushers steal from every health care dollar. Single payer
health care would save that money, thus it is "economical". And by
eliminating insurance conglomerate middlemen, it would be more
"efficient". That is the only cure for what ails us and there is no
other real cure.

New Single Payer Advocacy Video:
http://winograd4congress.com/petitions/single_payer_video.php

Do you get it? The enemies of real change have been trying to brand
single payer health care with supposedly negative coined expressions
like "socialized medicine", while at the same time branding their own
fake reform initiative with those OTHER words (the Q word and the A
word), which we must ALL agree to never utter again. Do you get it?
Do you really get it? It is the marketing campaign of our policy
change enemies, and for us to prevail, the Q word and the A word must
be surgically excised entirely from our own discourse and replaced
with the "economical and efficient" mental transplant.

The fact is while Congress fools around trying to concoct a phony
"public" option, the original bill proposed in 2005 for single payer
health care, H.R. 676 STILL has more co-sponsors than any other. So
we need to CONTINUE to press our support for HR 676. Each of us must
make a point of submitting an action page on this like clockwork once
a week, and we will have new action page links on this for you once a
week from now on. Here is the latest action page Marcy has on her
site.

New HR 676 Action Page:
http://winograd4congress.com/petitions/pnum995.php

To further support this whole initiative there is a new cell phone
"text to" number. All you need to do is text the word "HR676" to
30644, and we will get you in touch with Marcy to help you organize
in your own districts. We need everyone in the country who cares
about real health care reform to text "HR676" to the 30644 short
code, to give this out on radio shows, at public events, and
everywhere else we can.

THEN, what Marcy will do is put people in their own Congressional
districts in touch with each other, to empower you to do exactly what
Marcy herself is doing in her own district. We literally need serious
candidates NOW, to start running their own issue advocacy ads on
single payer right now. The American people are behind us if we just
get out there and represent them.

Let Marcy be a national example of just what we ALL need to be doing.
Every bought off member of Congress must feel the heat on the single
payer issue in a very personal way from a direct challenger breathing
down their neck on this issue right now. Then and only then will be
get the change we believed in.

And yes, you can also respond to this action through the new Twitter
gateway. Just send the following Twitter reply, and add any personal
comment you like.

@cxs #p995

And if you want a step by step explanation of how to set up the
Twitter thing here is the link for that.

Twitter Activism Step-By-Step: http://tcxs.net/step_by_step.php

Paid for by Winograd for Congress

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed
to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.

If you would like to get alerts like these, you can do so at
http://www.peaceteam.net/in.htm

Or if you want to cease receiving our messages, just use the function
at http://www.peaceteam.net/out.htm

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sisters6 Donating Member (351 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-18-09 06:27 AM
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1. Starting at the local level is very important.
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