Dear MoveOn member,
We're holding a full-membership vote TODAY to chart our course on health care. Can you weigh in?
As you've probably read, President Obama and Democrats in Congress are aiming to pass a final health care package before the end of March. Not every detail is decided yet, but the final package will most likely look like the plan President Obama released two weeks ago. (For more information, see below.)
The president has offered a proposal that resembles the health care bill the Senate passed in December, but with a few key fixes. It's definitely not the bill most of us hoped for at the start of this fight, but it does do some important things. And we need to know if MoveOn members want to support or oppose it.
Can you vote today? All votes must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) tomorrow, Wednesday, March 10th.
The official question is: "Should MoveOn support or oppose the final health care bill if it looks like the plan recently proposed by President Obama?"
Before you vote, you'll be able to see arguments for both options from other MoveOn members, and afterwards, you can post your own argument for or against supporting the bill.
MoveOn members have worked long and hard to win health care reform. The president's proposal doesn't include a public option, a key component we've pushed for—and regardless of what we decide together today, we'll keep fighting to pass a public option. But with big votes coming up, we need your input on the president's health care proposal.
Click here to vote today:
For more info, here are a few helpful links:
- An overview of the president's proposal from WhiteHouse.gov
- A CNN report on the highlights of Obama's health care proposal
- A ThinkProgress article on the president's proposal and the differences between it and the Senate legislation
Thanks for all you do.
–Justin, Laura, Joan, Kat, and the rest of the team
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