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Take Action: Mental Health Parity Petition From Al Franken


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JL
- 676 days ago - alfranken.com
As too many tragedies have shown us, providing quality mental health care for every American isn't just about compassion. It's about public safety.



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JL A. (274)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:10 am
From Al Franken:

As too many tragedies have shown us, providing quality mental health care for every American isnít just about compassion. Itís about public safety.

Thatís why I was so pleased to see that, as part of his plan to reduce gun violence, President Obama committed to fully implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

It took many years -- and many people like you fighting hard -- to pass this legislation back before I came to the Senate. And I know that Iím not the only one grateful to the President for moving forward with implementation.

Thatís why Iím inviting you to sign a note thanking President Obama for his leadership on this important issue. Please click here to sign today.

As you might know, mental health parity was one of Paul Wellstoneís proudest fights. And since Iíve been in the Senate, Iíve been proud to work with Senator Tom Harkin and dozens of others in urging the administration to implement the law that bears Paulís name.

Now weíre going to see the progress weíve fought for. Many Americans will be able to rely on better mental health care. And our communities will be safer for it.
 

Dave C. (224)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:11 am
Proud that Mr. Obama is our President and that Mr. Franken is our Senator!
 

Sue H. (7)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:27 am
Noted and sent my thanks. We really need to do better yet.
 

JL A. (274)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:21 pm
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Michael Kirkby (86)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:38 pm
Franken is one of the good ones as it turns out so far and I did have my doubts in the beginning.
 

JL A. (274)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:39 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Michael because you have done so within the last week.
 

Mitchell D. (130)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:15 pm
Been there, done that, but thanks foe putting it out here.
 

JL A. (274)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:26 pm
You are welcome Mitchell. You cannot currently send a star to Mitchell because you have done so within the last week.
 

Jim Phillips (3203)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:40 pm
Petition signed.

Ty, JL.
.
 

JL A. (274)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:47 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Jim because you have done so within the last week.
 

John B. (158)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:03 pm
Thanks J.L. for the link to the petition. Signed and noted. Senator Franken is definitely one of the good guys.
 

Marianne B. (113)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 8:03 pm
S&N
 

Joe R. (190)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:22 am
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:27 am
Thanks for joining me in thanking President Obama for his leadership on implementing mental health parity. Itís an important victory that will make our nation more compassionate and our communities safer.
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 10:26 am
Signed.
 

Mike M. (56)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:16 pm
N&S
 

cecily w. (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:24 pm
Thanks. Signed.
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:25 pm
Thanks J.L. Noted and signed gladly.
 

Sheila D. (26)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:44 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks J.L. I've always thought Al Franken was a great guy; his heart is in the right place.
 

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Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:31 pm
genoteerd en getekend
 

JL A. (274)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:59 pm
You are welcome John, Joe, Lin and Shelia. Green stars sent where possible, thanks to all of you for signing: but unfortunately for many of you I get messages like"You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last week."
 

Aaron Bouchard (139)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 3:39 pm
Noted thanks
 

JL A. (274)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:34 pm
You're welcome Aaron.
 

Brenda M. (4)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:07 pm
Signed. Hopefully healthcare parity will contribute towards ending the stigma of mental illness.
 

JL A. (274)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:14 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Brenda because you have done so within the last week.
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:36 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks J.L.
 

Susan Allen (218)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:49 pm
Signed and shared.
 

JL A. (274)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 6:49 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Susan because you have done so within the last week.
 

reece C. (29)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 7:25 pm
It's hard to believe that someone like Al Franken, an outstanding senator, comes from the same state as Michelle Bachmann, afailed human being...
 

Shirley B. (5)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:28 pm
Signed and sent. Thank you J.L for the posting and the stars you send me. I cannot send any green stars yet as iI am not vetted but I think you all deserve gold stars for your dedication to getting the word out to us about things that are so important.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:30 am
Signed. Thanks J. L.
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:16 am
noted
 

JL A. (274)
Monday January 21, 2013, 7:53 am
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paul m. (93)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:15 am

Signed....
 

JL A. (274)
Monday January 21, 2013, 9:25 am
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Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:06 pm
I got to admit that I'm liking Mr. Franken the more I see and hear from him.

OBTW there's a knock off site above the comment field again. Is Care2 now in the business of supporting criminal activity? Hey Care 2 team isn't there a way you can set up the browser to filter out these types of useless and frivolous e-mails? You need to hire a full time monitor.
 

JL A. (274)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:10 pm
Looks like spammer control was pretty swift after report Theodore.You cannot currently send a star to Theodore because you have done so within the last week.
 

Claudia O. (73)
Monday January 21, 2013, 6:44 pm
We need to do a LOT more about mental health in this country.
 

june t. (66)
Monday January 21, 2013, 11:18 pm
it's a start... kudos to Al Franken
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 12:49 am
noted and signed thanks
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:25 pm
Noted and signed. L♥ve ☮ Peace.
 
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