[HCCN] Fwd: Thanks for signing - now pass it on
judy at robbinsandrobbins.com
Mon Mar 22 19:19:04 EDT 2010
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> From: Jane Hamsher <firedoglakeaction at gmail.com>
> Date: March 22, 2010 7:12:51 PM EDT
> To: judy at robbinsandrobbins.com
> Subject: Thanks for signing - now pass it on
> Thanks so much for signing our petition telling Michael Bennet to
> introduce the public option in the Senate.
> Forward the email below to your friends and family and ask them to
> do the same.
> --Jane Hamsher
> P.S. - If you're on Twitter, tweet this, too:
> Tell @BennetForCO: introduce the public option for a vote in the
> senate. Sign the petition: http://fdl.me/bennetPO #hcr from
> I have some important news about the public option.
> If the health care bill passes the House, is signed by the
> President and returns to the Senate for tweaks and fixes, all it
> takes is one Senator to introduce a public option amendment. But
> so far, no one's stepping up to the plate.
> Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado led the effort to show that a
> majority in the Senate supports the public option. Was it all for
> show? Did Michael Bennet only champion the public option when he
> thought it didn't matter?
> Sign our petition to Michael Bennet: show your commitment to the
> public option. Introduce the public option for a vote during next
> week's Senate debate.
> Click here to sign: http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/bennetPO?
> First we couldn't have a vote in the Senate because there weren't
> 60 votes. Then we needed 50 votes. But once there were 50 Senators
> publicly willing to support one, Senate leadership began whipping
> against anyone who wanted to introduce a public option amendment at
> But if Bennet introduces the public option during next week's
> debate, according to its own rules the Senate has to hold a vote.
> Bennet's recent efforts led to 51 Senators saying they would like
> to vote for a public option. We don't know if all 51 will follow
> through and vote yes, however. We do know that, after months of
> being told that everyone supports a public option but "the votes
> just aren't there," we need to see who can keep that commitment.
> This is our only chance if we want to have a vote on a public option.
> Will Michael Bennet show his leadership and force a vote for a
> public option? Or is his opponent, Andrew Romanoff, someone who is
> more likely to stand up to leadership and stick to his guns in the
> Tell Senator Michael Bennet to introduce the public option for a
> vote in the Senate. We'll deliver your signatures to him on
> Tuesday. Sign here:
> Thanks for your support.
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