The fight for health care reform in this country started more than 100 years ago. The current stage of the fight started more than a year ago. It has been raging ever since Barack Obama took office in January, 2009. We are now in the final days of the latest battle and the Right is bringing its full force to bear to try to prevent any changes to the status quo.
The Right has fought against any reforms that will benefit the American people at the expense of business interests. They have labeled the effort as an attempt to take over the entire health care industry. They have told people that it will turn the country into a socialist country, even though there is absolutely nothing to justify that claim since the public option was removed from the Senate bill. They have claimed provisions in the bill will lead to “death panels” that will kill off your grandparents or disabled children. They have lied and misled to the point that some people actually fear for their lives if this bill passes. They are not above using any tactic, telling any lie, and smearing any progressive in an attempt to protect health insurance companies and pharmaceutical industry profits.
The Right knows this is the final stages of the battle and are pulling out all the stops to prevent the American people from benefiting from Health Care Reform. They are flooding the internet with emails urging people to call Congress to pressure representatives. The list below comes from one of those emails. These are the people they are targeting in Congress. Please scan the list for your representative and call with a message of support if you find them in the list. Be sure to tell whoever you talk to that you are aware that opponents of reform are mounting a deliberate campaign and that you want them to know that you support reform. Also remind them that the calls against reform are coming from people that got their name from right-wing mailing lists and those people are not going to vote for them no matter what.
This is it, people. It’s up to us now. We can win this battle, but only if we are willing to fight. Call today. Call now. Call often. Send emails. Send faxes if you have access to a fax machine. Fight for what is right.
List after the break.
|PLEASE CALL!||DC OFFICE||LOCAL
|Harry Mitchell||(202) 225-2190||(480)
|Gabrielle Giffords||(202) 225-2542||(520) 881-3588||AZ||8th
|Ann Kirkpatrick||(202) 225-2315||(928) 226-6914||AZ||1st District|
|(202) 225-1947||925-833-0643||CA||11th District|
|Jim Himes||(202) 225-5541||(866)
|Alan Grayson||(202) 225-2176||(407) 841-1757||FL||8th
|Bill Foster||(202) 225-2976||630-406-1114||IL||14th District|
|202 225 5315||812 288 3999||IN||9th District|
|Mark Schauer||(202) 225-6276||(517)
|Gary Peters||(202) 225-5802||(248) 273-4227||MI||9th
|Dina Titus||(202) 225-3252||702-256-DINA (3462)||NV||3rd District|
|(202) 225-5456||(603) 743-4813||NH||1st District|
|(631) 696-6500||NY||1st District|
|John Hall||(202) 225-5441||(845) 225-3641
|Bill Owens||(202) 225-4611||(315) 782-3150||NY||23rd
|Mike Arcuri||(202)225-3665||(315)793-8146||NY||24th District|
|(202) 225-3701||(315) 423-5657||NY||25th District|
|(701) 224-0355||ND||At-Large District|
|Steven Driehaus||(202) 225-2216||(513)
|Mary Jo Kilroy||(202) 225-2015||(614) 294-2196||OH||15th
|Zach Space||(202) 225-6265||(330) 364-4300||OH||18th District|
|(202) 225-5406||(814) 456-2038||PA||3rd District|
|(215) 826-1963||PA||8th District|
|Christopher Carney||(202) 225-3731||(570)
|Paul Kanjorski||(202) 225-6511||(570) 825-2200||PA||11th
|John Spratt||(202) 225-5501||(803)327-1114||SC||5th District|
|(202) 225-4711||(276) 656-2291||VA||5th District|
|(304) 623-4422||WVA||1st District|
|Nick Rahall||(202) 225-3452||(304)
|Steve Kagen||(202) 225-5665||(920) 437-1954||WI||8th