The Senate just announced they'll take a month-long vacation before voting on health care reform.1
Republicans think that by demanding delays, they can kill reform—and too many conservative Democrats are playing into their hands.
But Americans can't afford to wait: while the Senate is on vacation, over 400,000 people will lose their health coverage.2
Every member of Congress needs to hear—quickly—that voters want them focused on health care now, not running off on vacation. Click below to sign our "Don't go!" petition, which we'll deliver to congressional offices today:
The petition says: "Don't go on vacation without acting on health care. Americans don't get a break from the health care crisis, and Congress shouldn't get a break until they vote on the bill."
Every day, 14,000 Americans lose their health coverage.3 And every week, 17,000 file for bankruptcy because they can't pay their medical bills.4 The notion that we can afford a delay when real people's lives are at stake is mind-boggling.
The key to winning this fight is to generate the biggest outcry we can, as quickly as possible. After you sign the petition, send it around to your friends, link to it on Facebook and Twitter, and also make a phone call to your member of Congress.
Failing to deliver reform isn't an option here—not when our broken system just gets worse every day. Can you sign the "Don't go!" petition to Congress right away?
Thanks for all you do.
–Nita, Kat, Ilya, Daniel, Peter, and the rest of the team
1. "Senate Won't Vote on Health Care Overhaul Before Recess," The New York Times, July 23, 2009.
4. "Three Weeks in America Without Health Reform," The NOW! Blog, July 17, 2009.
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