This past week, 3 progressive heroes in Congress stepped up to the plate and worked with grassroots groups to create huge momentum behind the public option.
Those heroes are freshmen Reps. Alan Grayson (D-FL), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Chellie Pingree (D-ME).
When progressives are bold, they deserve our thanks. Can you chip in $2 to each of their 2010 campaigns as a sign of appreciation? Click here.
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The PCCC and DFA sent out emails this morning describing what these bold progressives did. From our PCCC email:
Alan Grayson personally helped deliver our public option petition to top senators. He joined the PCCC, Democracy for America, and Credo Action to deliver 225,000 petition signatures to Harry Reid and others. This received big media coverage. See video of the delivery here.
Jared Polis & Chellie Pingree embraced the message of our petition and rallied over 100 fellow House Democrats to join them on a letter calling on Sen. Harry Reid to pass the public option through "reconciliation," which only needs a simple majority to pass the Senate.
The PCCC, DFA, and Credo put in thousands of calls to House Democrats asking them to sign this letter -- while MSNBC, CBS, ABC, Huffington Post, and others reported on the momentum.
These freshman Democrats showed courage at a time when many top Democratic leaders are in paralysis. They are exactly the kind of bold progressives we formed the PCCC to help elect.
Note: If you have not yet signed the petition in support of the public option through reconciliation, you can do so here.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.