Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Time to fight

A final deal on health care is imminent and Congress needs to hear from you. Click below to watch a special video message from Rep. Raul Grijalva, co-chair of the Progressive Caucus, on the status of the health care fight. Then call Rep. McCarthy right away.

Representative Carolyn McCarthy
Phone: 202-225-5516

Report your call and watch the video from Rep. Raul Grijalva 

Dear MoveOn member,

Democrats are aiming to finalize the health care bill in the next week or two—so the coming days could be our last chance to push for crucial fixes in the final package.1 

Progressive leaders like Rep. Raul Grijalva, co-chair of the Progressive Caucus and tireless advocate for real reform, are making headway fighting for key fixes in the final bill.2 As he says in a special new video message for MoveOn members, "The fight's not over."

But Grijalva and other progressives can't do it alone—all members of Congress need to hear from voters demanding the strongest final bill possible.

Can you call Rep. McCarthy right away? Tell her the final bill must do five things: include a public option, make health care accessible and affordable, hold insurance companies accountable, protect women's health care, and finance reform fairly. 

Here's where to call: 

Representative Carolyn McCarthy
Phone: 202-225-5516

Then, click the link below to watch a special video message from Rep. Grijalva, and let us know how your call went:


Like Rep. Grijalva says in his video message, the hard work of regular folks like all of us is a major reason why we've gotten as far as we have in the health care fight. It's a big part of why the House of Representatives passed a strong bill in November, one that would cover 36 million Americans, offer the choice of a national public option, and enact regulations with the teeth to keep insurance companies honest.

But unfortunately, the Senate bill—with no public option, weaker insurance regulations, and coverage for 5 million fewer people—is seriously flawed. And both bills include dangerous provisions to curb women's right to choose. 

Now, with Congress merging the two bills, they must fix these major flaws in the final bill. 

Can you call Rep. McCarthy today? Make sure she knows you and voters like you are fighting for these key fixes in the final bill.  

Here's where to call:

Representative Carolyn McCarthy
Phone: 202-225-5516

Then let us know how it went at the link below, and watch the video from Rep. Grijalva:


Thanks for all you do.

–Kat, Peter, Ilya, Ilyse, and the rest of the team

P.S. Amazing! Last year, MoveOn's national network of volunteer Councils held nearly 5,000 events involving over 225,000 people, and made a powerful impact on the clean energy and health care fights. Click here for our year-end review.


1. "Democrats Hope To Seal The Deal On Health Care This Week," Talking Points Memo, January 11, 2010

"Road Map: Health Deal-Making Kicks Off," Roll Call, January 12, 2010 

"Pelosi's uphill health bill battle," Politico, January 11, 2010

2. "Progressives Push For House Health Care Bill In End-Game Negotiations," Talking Points Memo, January 7, 2010

"Pelosi's uphill health bill battle," Politico, January 11, 2010 

"Democrats are ready to compromise to get health reform done," The Washington Post, January 11, 2010

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