I received this e-mail recently; I thought you would like to see it. Perhaps you have $5.00 or more you would like to donate. I on the other hand, have decided to save my $5.00 because I may need it if I lose my retiree prescription coverage or to help someone else pay off his mortgage.
Isn’t it comforting to know that after all this time dealing with the health care issue one of the major accomplishments is:
“we beat the insurance companies”
We knew that power concedes nothing. So did President Obama. So did the members of Congress who courageously voted for reform, knowing that the special interests and the extreme right wing would retaliate swiftly.
The attacks are fierce. Deceptive ads are hitting the airwaves in swing districts. GOP lawmakers are pushing to repeal reform — and preventing the Senate from performing basic functions.
A few Republican attorneys general have launched a baseless attack to overturn the legislation. But that’s not even the worst of it.
A conservative blogger posted the home address of Congressman Tom Perriello, urging tea partiers to “drop by.” Other members have had death threats. Democratic offices have been vandalized.
Please chip in $5 or more to defend health reform — and those in Congress who fought to make it possible.
Showing support for reform and those who fought for it is our number one priority right now. We’re going all-out, organizing grassroots events around the country, running supportive ads on the air, and making sure that every American knows the truth about the historic legislation that representatives voted into law.
Members of Congress know that reform would not have passed without all of your incredible work. But we also know that it would not have passed without their courage.
Together, along with President Obama, we beat the insurance companies and brought affordable coverage to 32 million without it, reduced costs for families and small businesses, and created the toughest patient protections in history.
A few weeks ago, we made a simple promise to these representatives: You fight for health reform, we’ll fight for you. It’s time to hold up our end of the deal.
Please donate $5 or more:
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