Dear MoveOn member,
Health care reform is in serious danger in the House of Representatives: with a handful of conservative Democrats wavering, we don't yet have the votes to pass the final bill.1
So we're asking every MoveOn member: will you pledge to support progressive primary challengers to House Democrats who side with Republicans to kill health care reform?
With the big vote happening as early as this Friday, Conservative Democrats need to know the stakes if they choose to side with Big Insurance over the voters on health care reform. Our pledge will send that message loud and clear. We'll publicize the amount pledged, and make sure the media and every wavering representative know about it.
Will you join the Health Care Accountability Pledge right now? You don't have to enter your credit card information. Just click on an amount below:
The final health care package being crafted is far from perfect—and we'll keep fighting together for improvements. But in our member vote this week, 83% of us voted to support the President's proposal because it would expand coverage to millions and curb insurance companies' abuses that hurt regular Americans.2
But with some House Democrats wavering under pressure from Republicans and Big Insurance, the health care bill is in grave danger.
That's why the Health Care Accountability Pledge—a step we don't take lightly—is critical.
Thousands of us pledging together will send a signal that conservative Democrats can't afford to ignore. Just look at the results of our Senate pledge: Back in the fall when a handful of conservative Democrats were holding health care hostage in the Senate, MoveOn members pledged to support a primary challenge against these senators. And two weeks ago, we made good on that promise, raising over $1 million for Bill Halter, a progressive primary challenger to Senator Blanche Lincoln.
It only works, though, if we all pledge. So click below and let us know how much you want to pledge—and then forward this note to your friends and ask them to pledge, too.
Thanks for all you do.
–Kat, Eli, Stephen, Carrie, and the rest of the team
1. "Pelosi faces biggest test on healthcare vote," Reuters, March 10, 2010
"Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote," The New York Times, February 27, 2010
"Reconciliation Math," Slate, March 5, 2010
2. MoveOn member vote, March 9-10, 2010
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