[Imc-chicago] No More Empty Shoes to Fill
Jim Duffett, Campaign for Better Health Care
kduffy at cbhconline.org
Fri Feb 12 10:30:41 PST 2010
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Leave Your Empty Shoes Behind
Send a Message to Your Congressperson
Feb. 15-19, our members of Congress will be back in their districts. Will, Midge, and hundreds of CBHC supporters ask you to go to your congresspersons office this weekend or next week and drop off a pair of old shoes, slippers, or sandals. Leave a note inside the shoe with your health care reform message. ( http://e2ma.net/go/100054526185/2570338/91441677/3144/goto:http://www.cbhconline.org/getitdone.html )
We're doing this to represent the people who have already died for lack of health care, and the 50,000 people who will die this year because they are uninsured.
You can find out how your member of Congress voted here ( http://e2ma.net/go/100054526185/2570338/91441678/3144/goto:http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2009-887 ).
If your member of Congress supports health care reform, thank them. Tell them you know that health care reform will be good for you and good for your family, will benefit seniors by eliminating the Medicare donut hole, and will provide peace of mind and security for all of us.
If your member of Congress voted against health care justice, tell them that the lives of real people are on the line, and that their vote means more Americans will die for lack of health care this year.
They need to know the lives of real people are on the line, and it is about time they listened to hardworking Americans and not the insurance companies that are more interested in their profits than our health.
CBHC's faith caucus will be conducting "die-ins" in Chicago and Springfield this Tuesday to introduce a new study reporting on the number of Illinoisans who died from 1995-2009 because of a lack of health care, and projections on the number of deaths expected from the same in 2010-2019 if Congress does not pass reform.
Midge Hough, CBHC member, in front of Rep. Dan Lipinski's office. Midge is holding a pair of shoes for her 24 year old daughter in law Jenny and a pair of shoes for her unborn grandchild, both of whom died last year because Jenny was uninsured. Watch Midge's video. ( http://e2ma.net/go/100054526185/2570338/91441679/3144/goto:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9WLUVZxwsk )
CBHC member Will Wilson shares his health care story at the office of his Representative, Mike Quigley. "Nobody will be able fill my shoes for my family & friends if I die for lack of health care," said Will. Watch Will's video. ( http://e2ma.net/go/100054526185/2570338/91441680/3144/goto:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeLJZtt9tQU )
MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SAY: GET IT DONE, CONGRESS!
Washington Post/ABC poll, Feb. 10, 2010.
A new poll from the Washington Post and ABC shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans want Congress to continue working to pass comprehensive health care reform.
This is no time to give up, Congress. You must keep pushing to finish the job! The American people want you to move beyond partisan politics and GET IT DONE and get it done right.
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