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You have to check this out: Will Ferrell on health care reform,
along with Jon Hamm from "Mad Men," Donald Faison from "Scrubs," Olivia
Wilde from "House," and a whole cast of amazing, funny actors.
Click here to see the video—and if you like it, pass it along to your friends:
Have you read the stories this week declaring
the public health insurance option dead? Well, it's not.
But there is real danger in the Senate, where conservatives have stepped up efforts to kill the public option.Can you call Senator Ron Wyden right away? Tell him that you, along with the majority of Americans, strongly support a public health insurance option—it's the heart of real reform.
Here's where to call:
Senator Ron Wyden
Then, please report your call by clicking here:
After several weeks of protests by angry right-wing extremists, the media is itching to write the story of the administration backing down. The truth is, President Obama has said all along that he wants a public option—it's the key to keeping insurance companies honest. And just yesterday the White House reiterated that a public option is the best way to increase competition, expand coverage, and bring down costs.6
Now, more than ever, the Senate needs to hear
that the public health insurance option is non-negotiable, and that the
American public is counting on the lowered costs and increased access
the public option will bring.
Our demand for real reform is
getting through in communities nationwide, thanks in big part to MoveOn
volunteers organizing events across the country. Check out the latest:
Thanks for all you do.
–Nita, Kat, Stephen, Daniel and the rest of the team
1. "New Poll Shows Tremendous Support for
Public Health Care Option," Blog for Our Future, June 15, 2010.
2. "60 Members of Congress Say 'No Public
Plan, No Conference,'" Firedoglake, August 17, 2010.
3. "Weiner says health plan without public
option won't fly," The Examiner, August 17, 2010.
4. "White House Issues Q&A on Health Plan," The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2010.
5. "White House Insists 'Nothing Has Changed'
on Public Health Insurance Option," ABC News, August 17, 2010.
6. "White House Issues Q&A on Health Plan," The Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2010.
7. "Joint health care reform debate remains
peaceful in Dallas," Dallas Morning News, August 18, 2010.
8. "Alternate Plan as Health Option Muddies
Debate," The New York Times, August 17, 2010.
9. "Hundreds urge Polis to keep fighting for
'public option,'" KDVR, August 17, 2010.
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Can you call the office closest to you? Here's a
list of local office numbers for Sen. Wyden, who has a key role in
shaping health care reform. Tell him: "Please support a strong
public health insurance option." Better yet, tell him
to skip the public option and take us straight to single payer...
Opponents of health care reform are pushing a disastrous proposal called the "trigger" plan that could weaken the public health insurance option and delay it by years. It's an effort to kill bold reform.
That's why it's critical that Sen. Wyden publicly support a public health insurance option that will:
Thanks for all you do.
–Patrick S., Laura, Michael, Matt and the rest of the team
The Bush "Pre-emptive War" Doctrine
Peace news, Portland Peace Portal Activism Newsletter & Human Rights Alert
Today President Bush
launched a new public relations effort on Iraq to counter his record-low
poll numbers. As part of the PR campaign, he is once again asserting his
doctrine of "pre-emptive war."
With the president on the road for a PR blitz during the three year anniversary of the war, we must remind the country that the Bush pre-emption doctrine has been a disaster in Iraq—making America and the world less safe. Will you write a letter to the editor to help do that?
We've set up an online tool that makes submitting a letter easy. Click below to get started.
The Letters to the Editor page is often the most-read page in a newspaper. Press coverage of Iraq will spike around the anniversary and public opinion will further solidify. Together, we need to help shape that coverage. This is especially important as the Bush administration starts saber-rattling with Iran.
Even prominent neo-conservatives are beginning to jump ship on the war and even neo-conservatism. Professor Francis Fukuyama has gone so far as to renounce his affiliations with Cheney, Rumsfeld and the pre-emption doctrine. Fukuyama was one of the 25 original founders of the Project for the New American Century—the intellectual founding document for neo-conservative foreign policy.
Writing in The New York Times last month, Fukuyama said:
"As we approach the third anniversary of the onset of the Iraq war, it seems very unlikely that history will judge either the intervention itself or the ideas animating it kindly. By invading Iraq, the Bush administration created a self-fulfilling prophecy: Iraq has now replaced Afghanistan as a magnet, a training ground and an operational base for jihadist terrorists, with plenty of American targets to shoot at."
He added, "The so-called Bush Doctrine that set the framework for the administration's first term is now in shambles." And, "Neoconservatism, as both a political symbol and a body of thought, has evolved into something I can no longer support."
It is clear that the Bush pre-emption polices are a disaster—and now they're being rejected by people from Left to Right. All that remains is to change course in Iraq and move forward. Let's make sure the public hears the truth while Bush is pushing spin. It will help us get out of Iraq—and maybe prevent another war. Please write a letter to the editor.
Some of our friends in the
peace movement have put together websites where you can look up local
events or post your own. Check out the links below to learn more.
United for Peace and Justice American Friends Service Committee (the Quakers)
Also, a new organization—the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America—is working to be a voice for veterans.
They're working hard to support today's troops. Consider supporting the IAVA.www.PeaceResource.org