Archive for April 29, 2009
Call to Action: Conservatives Spending Millions to Crush Obama's Health Care Plan
Like our hero Howard Dean has said, without a public
option, there is no health care reform, only insurance reform.
Today, BFIA is happy to forward this call to action by MoveOn.Org.
Conservatives are running $1 million in ads, starting today [Tuesday], to crush the public health insurance option—the heart of Obama's health care plan. And they've promised to spend tens of millions more.
To win against the powerful insurance lobby, we'll need to be everywhere. Hundreds of thousands of MoveOn members have already made calls, signed petitions, faxed Congress, rallied at events—and we'll even run our own ads soon—all in support of the public health insurance option.
But with the insurance industry in all-out attack mode, we now need to go even further. Can you drop by your senator's local office today or tomorrow to tell him or her to stand up for a public health insurance option that would guarantee coverage and reduce costs by up to 30%?
Here's a list of all the local offices of Senators Grassley and Harkin
CEDAR RAPIDS, 150 1st Avenue NE, Suite 325
COUNCIL BLUFFS, 307 Federal Building, 8 South 6th Street
DAVENPORT, 131 West 3rd Street, Suite 180
DES MOINES, 721 Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street
SIOUX CITY, 120 Federal Building, 320 6th Street
WATERLOO, 210 Waterloo Building, 531 Commercial Stree
WASHINGTON DC, 135 Hart Senate Office Building
CEDAR RAPIDS, 150 First Avenue, NE, Suite 370
DAVENPORT, 1606 Brady Street, Suite 323
DES MOINES, 210 Walnut Street, Room 733, Federal Building
DUBUQUE, 350 W. 6th Street, 315 Federal Building
SIOUX CITY, 320 6th Street, 110 Federal Building
WASHINGTON DC, 731 Hart Senate Office Building
Click here to print out your own informational flier that you can take with you, and let us know you're going:
Just stopping by your senator's office for two minutes has more impact than a call, an email—even more than a handwritten letter. And if enough of us show up at the local office, a staffer will call Washington to explain how strongly voters back home are feeling.
Dropping off a flier is easy:
* Write a short, personal note on your flier. Your visit will be more effective if you tell your senator how saving 30% on health care will have a positive impact on your life.
* Bring a friend if you want, but you totally don't have to. Don't worry about coordinating with other volunteers—just get to an office! The more individuals who stop by the office, the more powerful the message will be to Congress.
* Tell the staffer that you're there to express support for the public health insurance option. Be polite and friendly, and don't feel like you need to stay more than a minute. Just stopping by is a huge statement.
In this economy, the public health insurance option is especially crucial. Saving up to 30% on high-quality coverage could help families struggling to pay for their insurance—and those with no coverage at all right now.
But with insurance companies using their vast resources to attack Obama's plan, we can't just sit back and hope Congress does the right thing. We all need to speak out for the public health insurance option to make it a reality.
Can you stop by your senator's office today?
Thanks for all you do.