Dear MoveOn member,Imagine if every single phone line, fax machine, email inbox, and social network page of every senator was flooded with a simple message simultaneously: It's time to stop stalling and get real health care reform done now.
Well, that's exactly what's going to happen next week. On February 24th, together with allies from labor unions, progressive blogs, Health Care for America Now, and others, we're organizing a massive day of action: the Virtual March for Real Health Care Reform.
We're aiming to send one million messages (!!) to Congress that day. We'll call, fax, email, tweet, blog, Facebook—everything we can think of—to make sure Congress knows voters want health reform this year.
It's going to be huge—and fun. But to make the biggest impact and hit our one million goal, we need as many people involved as possible from coast to coast. Can you sign up today to join the Virtual March? It's simple to sign up—and when you do, we'll automatically send a fax in your name to Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand. Click the link below—it'll sign you up and send a fax in your name to your senators.
As our messages are flooding Congress, hundreds of folks will also be marching through Washington, D.C. to Capitol Hill in honor of Melanie Shouse, a MoveOn Council leader in St. Louis who recently passed away from breast cancer—while still fighting her insurance company for coverage, and organizing tirelessly to pass real health care reform.1 Together, we'll send an unmistakable message to Congress.
These marches couldn't come at a more important moment. With President Obama's big health care summit approaching, next week could be a major turning point for health care reform. But it's not yet clear which direction Congress and the White House will head after the summit—continued debate and delay, or working to finish real reform quickly.
That's why we've got to make our voices heard in a big way, right away. This could be our last chance to make a major impact on the health care fight. And to do that in a big way, we need as many people as possible to sign up for the Virtual March in advance, and then to call their senators on the day of the March.
Can you sign up today? Click here to join the Virtual March, and we'll automatically send a fax to Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand:
Thanks for all you do.
–Kat, Michael, Ilyse, Lenore, and the rest of the team
P.S. Can you also forward this email to five friends today? The more people involved in the Virtual March, the stronger the message to Washington that it's time to finish health care reform—and finish it right.
1. "March to the Finish Line for Melanie," Health Care for America Now
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