We continue to build momentum proving the votes exist in the Senate to
> pass a public option using reconciliation, which requires only 50
> votes plus Vice President Biden.
> In only two weeks, we've gone from zero to 34 senators on the record.
> Eight Senators -- including Dick Durbin, the second-highest ranking
> Senate Democrat -- just this week. These Senators heard your phone
> calls and now they're helping lead the charge for the public option.
> Thanks to your hard work, no other way forward on healthcare reform
> has more united support. The majority of Senate Democrats, the
> majority of House Democrats, and the majority of Americans all agree:
> It's time to pass a public option using reconciliation.
> CO-SIGN THE LETTER CALLING FOR A PUBLIC OPTION USING RECONCILIATION
> Here's all 34 Healthcare Heroes who've committed to voting YES:
> Michael Bennet (CO)
> Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
> Jeff Merkley (OR)
> Sherrod Brown (OH)
> Patrick Leahy (VT)
> John Kerry (MA)
> Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)
> Al Franken (MN)
> Roland Burris (IL)
> Bernie Sanders (VT)
> Barbara Boxer (CA)
> Barbara Mikulski (MD)
> Frank Lautenberg (NJ)
> Chuck Schumer (NY)
> Jeanne Shaheen (NH)
> Ted Kaufman (DE)
> Debbie Stabenow (MI)
> Dianne Feinstein (CA)
> Jack Reed (RI)
> Tom Udall (NM)
> Arlen Specter (PA)
> Harry Reid (NV)
> Robert Menendez (NJ)
> Tim Johnson (SD)
> Daniel Inouye (HI)
> Carl Levin (MI)
> Mark Udall (CO)
> Dick Durbin (IL)
> Ben Cardin (MD)
> Amy Klobuchar (MN)
> Jeff Bingaman (NM)
> Bob Casey (PA)
> Patty Murray (WA)
> Ron Wyden (OR)
> Day after day, we're naming names and proving the votes exist for the
> public option in reconciliation.
> Some Democrats in Washington, including White House Press Secretary
> Robert Gibbs, keep saying the votes aren’t there, but they won't
> name the Senate Democrats who are villains of real reform.
> It's time for Robert Gibbs and the White House to name names and be
> transparent about which Democrats are actually opposed to the public
> option. They have a responsibility to tell the country who is
> undermining the will of the American public -- who overwhelmingly
> support the public option over the Senate bill that lacks one.
> ADD YOUR NAME TODAY
> Democrats will pass healthcare reform this year. It's up to us to make
> sure it includes the most popular piece of reform.
> Charles Chamberlain, Political Director
> Democracy for America
Signed. Thanks T!
Tell Pelosi: We Want a Public Option!!
"The fate of the public option"
A Message from Democracy for America (democracyforamerica.com) :
On Friday, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin announced that the Senate will support and pass whatever the House includes in a reconciliation bill -- even if it includes the choice of a public health insurance option.
This gives Speaker Nancy Pelosi a historic opportunity to take the reins back on behalf of the House of Representatives and the majority of Americans who want a public option.
It's up to us to make sure Speaker Pelosi doesn't kill the public option because she's afraid to act. She needs to know that we'll be there to have her back. We'll whip Congress to pass the bill and help every step of the way to get the majority votes we'll need to win.
Sign the petition right now and we'll deliver each signature to her office at the end of the day on Monday. And then again on Tuesday. And again on Wednesday. We'll deliver the new signatures every day until she gets the job done.
The fate of the public option is in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hands. It's up to us to make sure she doesn't kill the most popular piece of reform.
Thank you for everything you do,
Charles Chamberlain, Political Director
Democracy for America