Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:36:04 -0400
Subject: 100,000 calls to Congress
While millions of Americans deal with the painful consequences of our broken health care system, the insurance lobby is spending millions to try to delay and kill health reform.
So we need to speak up, drown out the lobbyists, and send a message to Congress: It’s time to deliver on health reform.
Read the email below from Organizing for America director Mitch Stewart, and then help us generate 100,000 calls to Congress by calling your representatives today:
Jenny U. from Missouri did what any parent would: When her son needed a kidney, she donated one of hers. But she didn’t realize insurance companies would use her kindness as an excuse to never cover her again, calling her donation a "pre-existing condition."
Now, insurance companies are spending millions on a campaign of lies to kill health reform that would help folks like Jenny. So, today, with crucial negotiations taking place in Congress, we’re raising our voices and making it clear: It’s time to deliver on reform.
We’ve set a big goal: 100,000 calls to Congress made or committed to in a single day. To hit it, we’ll need your help — will you take 3 minutes to call Congress now?
Health insurance reform is finally ready for consideration by the full Congress, and hundreds of insurance company lobbyists on Capitol Hill are working overtime to kill it. Calling is quick and easy, but effective — and your voice has tremendous power at this critical moment.
After you make your call, tell the staffer who picks up where you live and that you’re counting on Congress to deliver on health reform. Let them know that Americans like you support the President’s plan — and that if your representatives are working to pass it, they have your thanks.
If we hit 100,000 calls made or committed to, we’ll send an unmistakable signal that this time, families must come before insurance companies. We’ll be tracking progress toward our goal publicly — make sure to report your call back to us so we can count it:
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