Friday, December 15, 2017

Sign the petition re: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Will you sign and share my petition telling Congress to stop putting children's lives at risk and reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program?

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

This week, late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel brought his son who has a serious heart disease—and who underwent a second heart surgery last week—on air and pleaded to Congress to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which serves 8.9 million children.

I'm Rev. Phillip Geliebter, a MoveOn member in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and I agree with Kimmel. If we can ignore the most vulnerable among us, what are we doing as a nation?

That's why I started a petition to Congress demanding they save CHIP. Click here to sign and share my petition. 

Save CHIP, which serves 8.9 million children. It's outrageous that our country easily funds endless wars but can't find the money to fund children's health care.

Kimmel shed tears while making an impassioned statement, saying the following words that we should all agree with, Republican, Democrat, or otherwise:

"If your baby is going to die and doesn't have to, it shouldn't matter how much money you make."

CHIP currently serves 8.9 million children. The program was last reauthorized by Congress in 2015, and was up for reauthorization again on September 30 this year. Congress failed to reauthorize it and let that deadline pass. Without reauthorization, the money will start to run out soon, and children's lives will be at risk. 

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


—Rev. Phillip Geliebter

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