October 4, 2009
It’s time for Progressives to ‘Get To Work’ for a GOOD Public Option in the Health Care Reform Bill

So here’s the plan:

Call each one of the Congress members listed. Pick up your phones! Call ‘each' of their phone numbers at each of their offices. Tell them how a STRONG Public Option is the only way we can reign in Health Insurance costs. A Public Option will NOT bankrupt our country! It will actually improve the economy. Taking a HUGE burden off of small business, large corporations and individuals in each and every district! Remind them that we have already made a HUGE compromise, since the largest majority of Americans really want a Single Payer Health Care Program! We will not compromise further!

Link to Blue Dogs of Congress
Link to Blue Dogs of Senate

FAX a letter to each fax number at each of their offices. Be clear and use talking points showing all the good reasons to support a ‘STRONG’ Public Option. Be polite, but firm! Tell each of them that you are not going to support or vote for any Representative or Senator who does not support a ‘STRONG’ Public Option. Let them know that we are paying attention, watching all of the debates, committee meetings, and following this and other issues much more than they must think we are. They need to know we are ANGRY with what we have seen!! That we saw the very small but very loud minority of Teabaggers at the Town Hall meetings, and were disgusted by the reactions of the Representatives who folded to such ridiculous and obviously corporate funded, bussed-in agitators.

Link to Blue Dogs of Congress
Link to Blue Dogs of Senate

Twitter: If they are on Twitter, send them tweets. Telling them that you are in favor of (Demanding) a STRONG Public Option. You can send them multiple tweets, but make sure that each is direct and to the point. Make sure they realize that we are watching them, and will NOT vote for them if they do not support a STRONG Public Option. We WILL help find a great Progressive candidate to replace them before the next election, unless they make it very clear that they support a Strong Public Option and are working for what over 70% of the American people are demanding. They MUST vote for a very STRONG Public Option if they do not vote for A Universal (Single Payer) Health Care bill.

While sending Tweets, please change your ‘location’ on your Twitter page. Leave it bank, or simply change it to United States, leaving off any state. There is no reason why they need t know where you are from since they were elected to represent an work for the best results for the common good of all Americans. They do not ‘need’ to know that you may not be from their district. Change your time zone to the International Dateline, until we have won this battle for the best possible Health Care Reform Bill.

Link to Blue Dogs of Congress
Link to Blue Dogs of Senate

EMAIL: Where there are email forms included, please fill out the form, using an address from the district they represent. If need be, use their office address & the same with the phone numbers.

Link to Blue Dogs of Congress
Link to Blue Dogs of Senate

YouTube: If the Representatives or Senators have a YouTube (channel) page, please leave comments on their page. Tell them that they can make all the videos they want, bragging about how patriotic and hard working they are. But if they vote against Health Care Reform with a GOOD Public Option, they are voting against what is ‘best’ for the people, small businesses, labor, and the economy. If they vote against a STRONG Public Option, they are voting against what the majority of the people want and are not representing the people. We did not elect them to represent the will and outrageous profits of the Health Insurance corporations over the needs and demands of the people who elected them. Their job is to represent the people. Health care is a Human Right.

Link to Blue Dogs of Congress
Link to Blue Dogs of Senate

Facebook: All Representatives who have a Facebook page will have their links shown here as well. Please take a moment to send them a message on Facebook also.

Link to Blue Dogs of Congress
Link to Blue Dogs of Senate

Remind Blue Dogs, if they do not vote for a very STRONG Public Option they will be giving the majority back to the GOP. There by loosing any leadership on any committees. And putting the country back into the hands of the political party that destroyed our nation.

Here’s the list of Congressional ‘Blue Dog’ Democrats with phone numbers, email addresses, and (if they are on Twitter) their Twitter names:

Blue Dog Leadership Team (contact info on each is below)

Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration
Rep. Baron Hill (IN-09), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Policy
Rep. Charlie Melancon (LA-03), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications
Rep. Heath Shuler (NC-11), Blue Dog Whip

Link to Blue Dogs of Congress
Link to Blue Dogs of Senate

(scroll to the far right of the Excel page to find the links to each Representative’s FaceBook, Twitter, Email and YouTube pages)


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