Dear MoveOn member,
Huge news: After decades of progressive efforts to fix our broken health care system, on Saturday night the House of Representatives made history by passing health care reform!1
But now comes the real hurdle: the Senate. Winning there is going to take a massive organizing effort—and we're kicking it off with big rallies across the country this week to celebrate the passage of the House bill and demand the Senate do the same.
We've been pushing together for months. But now it's go time. There's a rally in Brooklyn on Friday—can you come? Click here for details and to RSVP:
The House bill isn't flawless. It includes a compromise version of the public option and an ugly anti-choice amendment.2 But it's a huge step forward: it would expand coverage to 96% of Americans, offer more choice through a national public option, and help end Big Insurance's stranglehold on our health care system.3
And the only way we'll get anything like it through the Senate is if we all come out right now and demand it.
This week, we'll seize the momentum to move the Senate action forward. We'll thank House members who voted for reform, and call out those who voted against it. Then we'll turn to the Senate and make sure our senators know the ball's now in their court and it's time to get it done.
Can you come to the rally in Brooklyn on Friday? Click the link below to RSVP:
Thanks for all you do.
–Kat, Carrie, Anna, Ilya, and the rest of the team
1. "House Democrats pass health-care bill," The Washington Post, November 8, 2009
2. "Abortion an obstacle to health-care bill," The Washington Post, November 9, 2009
3. "Affordable Health Care for America Act," Speaker Nancy Pelosi, November 7, 2009
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