HCAN! New York

Help wanted. No experience necessary.

Posted on May 13th, 2009 by David Vigoda

If you want quality affordable health care for all, we need your help now.

I’ve been saying the campaign is heating up. Well, it’s hot now. The insurance lobby is all over Congress, trying to water down reform (they know they can’t kill it, not this time) and the first TV ads have started appearing, the ones that spread lies and say, “We’re for reform, just not this reform.”

If we’re going to win this fight, we have to be in it. Our counter-ads have also started appearing, but that’s not enough: We need to match their people talking to Congress with our people talking to Congress. Guess who ‘our people’ are?

This is a grassroots campaign. We don’t have hotshot lobbyists or a massive PR staff. We depend on the millions of people like you who want to win, but haven’t yet joined the fight.

Now is the time, because we’re at the stage when hearings are ending and bill-writing begins. What goes in the bill decides what kind of reform we get. How affordable? How comprehensive? A strong public plan for all, or a dumping ground for the poor and the sick the insurance companies don’t want to cover?

When hired guns take aim at Senator Schumer or one of the many other Congress members who have come out in favor of a public health insurance plan, we need people to tell them, “You did the right thing.” If we see our Congress member buckle under industry pressure, we need to get in there and stiffen their backs.

We need people—lots of people—who will commit to a rapid response team. So when the word goes out for phone calls or emails or letters to members of Congress, thousands of people will respond… before it’s too late.

Please join the rapid response team now. If you’re in New York, I need to hear from you. If you’re from another state, you can still contact me and I’ll forward your information.

You can send email to dvigoda@citizenactionny.org or leave a message for me anytime at (518) 453-0890. We need your name, phone number, email address, and P.O. address.

I know that most Americans want quality affordable health care for all this year. And I know lots of them are joining the campaign. But I also know lots of people want it, but haven’t yet done anything to get it.

The president cannot do this on his own. Congress cannot withstand the corporations unless we apply our own pressure. You know how much you care about this. You know how much better you’ll feel when you do your part. Please don’t put this off. Contact me now.

You can send email to dvigoda@citizenactionny.org or leave a message for me anytime at (518) 453-0890.  We need your name, phone number, email address, and P.O. address.

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