Dear MoveOn member,
A few weeks ago, conservatives declared the public option dead.
They were wrong.
The public option has serious momentum in Congress—and with huge votes imminent, it all comes down to the next few weeks.1
Senator Schumer has been a true leader in the fight for the public option—and we need to show him that from now until we win, we'll be right there with him.
So on Wednesday, we're holding a "We're Counting On You!" rally in Jamaica. Can you come to the rally?
Here's the link to RSVP:
Seeing a big crowd of voters out in full support of a strong public option is just what Sen. Schumer needs heading into these final, intense weeks of the health care fight.
Rallies are a lot of fun—a great way to connect with other progressives in the community. And they're powerful. At the rally, you'll hear from speakers personally impacted by our broken health care system—from people denied care by unaccountable insurance companies to small business owners forced to decide between laying off workers or cutting health benefits.
The public option is gaining steam. Just yesterday, 30 U.S. senators sent a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid urging him to include a public option in the Senate bill.2 On the House side, a strong bloc of progressives say they will only support a bill with a public option.3
We've made it this far in part because supporters in the Senate, like Sen. Schumer, have stood strong. But we haven't won yet—and Big Insurance and other opponents of real reform are spending millions to scuttle the number one priority of progressive Democrats and President Obama.
Right now, it's time to pull out all the stops and show our support like never before. Can you come to the rally? Click here to RSVP:
Thanks for all you do.
–Kat, Eli, Carrie, Justin, and the rest of the team
1. "30 Senators Sign Letter Supporting Public Option," Talking Points Memo, October 8, 2009
"Progressive Raul Grijalva on the Public Option: We Won't Blink First," The Huffington Post, October 8, 2009
2. "30 Senators Sign Letter Supporting Public Option," Talking Points Memo, October 8, 2009
3. "60 Members of Congress Say 'No Public Plan, No Conference,'" Firedoglake, August 17, 2009
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