Dear MoveOn member,
Get this: A decisive majority of Americans—including 86% of Democrats—want a public option in health care this year, according to a new poll.1
But a tiny group of conservative Democratic senators is days away from gutting the Senate bill's public option—the core of progressive health care reform.2
So we're fighting back: On Tuesday, we're mobilizing hundreds of emergency health care vigils nationwide.
Tens of thousands of us gathering coast to coast will be a powerful, visceral reminder to Congress that America wants a public option—no matter what conservative obstructionists and their Big Insurance friends say.
With these vigils, we'll remind Congress that Americans need real reform now. Every day, 2,500 people go bankrupt because of medical costs and 14,000 lose their insurance, while millions more struggle with no coverage at all. It's an untenable situation and we need a solution immediately.
But four senators—who represent 4% of America—could succeed in denying the vast majority of us the health care reform we want and need. It's ridiculous.
So on Tuesday, thousands will gather at vigils where we'll hear stories from regular Americans who are hurting under our broken system, community leaders fighting for real reform, and progressive lawmakers working with us to win. Vigils like these are a great way to make an impact as this debate intensifies. We'll also invite the media, so our message gets across far and wide.
Can you come to the vigil in Elmhurst on Tuesday? The more of us who gather, the louder our message. We need as many people there as possible. Click the link below to RSVP:
Sorry, I can't make it: https://pol.moveon.org/donate/costofdelay.html?id=18150-10220574-8IWnJNx&t=6
Thanks for all you do.
–Kat, Carrie, Lenore, Stephen, and the rest of the team
1. "Most in U.S. want public health option: poll," Reuters, December 3, 2009
2. "Reid set to unveil new public option, breaking Senate impasse on healthcare," The Hill, December 1, 2009
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