Hey guys this is what we do. We protest, we march, we speak truth to power. This is what this site was designed to do spread the word, organize, and hold our politicians feet to the fire. Here's our chance we've been called to duty. Any KOSSACK that will be in the DC Area today around 2:15pm the Progressive House Caucus would like for you to show up today Thursday July 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm
at the triangle on the southeast side of the Capitol. Again, this is a call to arms. We need to show up in mad force. Please Rec. this up so that the information stays on the site. Go to pronin2's diary for more information. It only has 36 comments and needs to be Rec. up so that we get the word out!!
ACTION ALERT FROM PROGRESSIVECAUCUS.ORG
I need your help – and the Congressional Progressive Caucus needs your help. Urgently.
Today, the Energy and Commerce committee accepted a compromise with the Blue Dogs which would have the effect of crippling the public option. (As reported, it specifically makes it so that the public option no longer pays Medicare+5%, but instead has to individually negotiate rates with providers. In addition to dramatically increasing the overall cost of reform, this has a big negative impact on the public option’s ability to jumpstart operations.)
This compromise is in direct conflict with one of the core tenets of the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s criteria for a robust public option. The belief appears to be that the progressives will once again just roll over.
Not this time. Not this fight.
TODAY THURSDAY JULY 30TH, the CPC will be holding a press conference in conjunction with their allied caucuses the CBC, CHC, and CAPAC. They are going to draw a very clear line in the sand – unambiguously and so brightly it’ll be seen all the way at the White House. We need the largest crowd we can get at the press conference:
Thursday July 30, 2009
At the triangle on the southeast side of the Capitol
This is the first real moment in which the progressives inside of Congress are being tested for their resolve on healthcare. And this is the most significant ask they’ve made of progressives outside of Congress in the day-to-day fight.
Can you reach out to your networks and help us get as many people as possible to come to tomorrow’s press conference?
Many, many thanks,
UPDATE: Thanks guys for rec. I hope it does some good!!
UPDATE II: National Health Reform rally being planned by OFA for Sept. 7 on the National Mall (labor day weekend) stay tuned.....
UPDATE III: Progressives Thinking of Taking Away Baucus Chairmanship Take the Gavel!!
UPDATE IV: Progressives Fired Warning Shot and Mark-Ups Continue - PEOPLE...DON'T LET THIS STOP YOU FROM GOING TO THE PRESS CONFERENCE
UPDATE V Press Conference