• comment on a post Health Care Reform Passed over 4 years ago

    Thank you, President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and the House and Senate Democratic leadership for taking an historic first step toward fixing our broken health care system. As the spouse of a young adult cancer patient, I am especially grateful that my family, and millions of other Americans, will not have to worry about being denied coverage due to a pre-existing health condition.

    And, thank you Senator Ted Kennedy for passionately fighting for health care reform over your entire career. This victory could not have been achieved without your decades of tireless advocacy.

  • comment on a post Healthcare D-Day over 4 years ago

    We cannot take this victory for granted!  We’re in the final stretch here and need to keep the heat on the undecideds on health care reform.  Below are their D.C., district, and fax #s.  I have left off some district numbers that we know the mailboxes are full on. 

     If you cannot get through on the phone, use this free internet fax service - http://faxzero.com/

    Paul Kanjorski – Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Mount Pocono) - 202-225-6511

    District # - 570-496-1011 – they were answering this morning

    Fax # - 202-225-0764

     

    John Tanner – Tennessee (Union City, Jackson, Millington) - 202-225-4714

    District # - (731) 885-7070

    Fax # - (202) 225-1765

     

    Earl Pomeroy – North Dakota (Bismarck, Fargo) - (202) 225-2611

    Fax # - (202) 226-0893

     

    Kathy Dahlkemper - Pennsylvania (Erie) - (202) 225-5406

    Fax # - (202) 225-3103

     

    Lincoln Davis – Tennessee (Columbia, Jamestown, Rockwood) - 202.225.6831

    District #s - 931.879.2361

    Fax # - 202.226.5172

     

    Mike Michaud – Maine (Bangor, Lewiston, Presque Isle, Waterville) - 202-225-6306

    District # - 207-942-6935 - 207-782-3704 - 207-764-1036 - 207-873-5713

    Fax # - 202-225-2943

     

    Steve Driehaus – Ohio (Cincinnati) - (202) 225-2216

    District # - (513) 684-2723

    Fax # - (202) 225-3012

     

    Stephen Lynch – Massachusetts (Brockton, Boston) - 202-225-8273

    District # - 617-428-2000 - 508-586-5555

    Fax # - 202-225-3984

     

    Rick Boucher – Virginia (Abingdon, Pulaski, Big Stone Gap) - 202-225-3861

    District # -  276-628-1145  -     540-980-4310    -      276-523-5450

    Fax # - 202-225-0442

     

    Loretta Sanchez – California (Garden Grove) - (202) 225-2965

    District # - (714) 621-0102

    Fax # - (202) 225-5859

     

    Dan Lipinski – Illinois (LaGrange, Oak Lawn, Chicago’s southwest side) - (202) 225 – 5701

    District #s - (312) 886 – 0481  -     (708) 352 – 0524  -      (708) 424 - 0853

    Fax # - (202) 225 - 1012

     

    Joe Donnelly – Indiana (South Bend, LaPorte, Michigan City, Kokomo) - (202) 225-3915

    District #s - 574.288.2780 - 574-753-2671 - 219.326.6808 ext. 2414 - 219.873.1408 ext. 354

    Fax # - (202) 225-6798

     

    Marion Berry – Arkansas (Jonesboro, Cabot, Mountain Home) - (202) 225-4076

    District # - (870) 972-4600 - (501) 843-3043 - (870) 425-3510

    Fax # - (202) 225-5602

     

    Jerry Costello – Illinois (Carbondale, Belleville, E. St. Louis, Granite City, Chester) - (202) 225-5661

    District #s - (618) 233-8026 -    (618) 529-3791 -     (618) 826-3043 -     (618) 397-8833 -                     (618) 451-7065 -       (618) 937-6402

    Fax # - (202) 225-0285

     

    Nick Rahall – West Virginia (Beckley, Bluefield, Huntington, Logan) - (202) 225-3452

    District #s - (304) 252-5000 - (304) 325-6222 - (304) 522-6425 - (304) 752-4934

     

    Alan Mollohan – West Virginia (Morgantown, Wheeling, Clarksburg, Parkersburg) - (202) 225-4172

    District #s - (304) 623-4422 - (304) 292-3019 - (304) 428-0493 - (304) 232-5390

    Fax #s - (202) 225-7564

  • comment on a post Healthcare D-Day over 4 years ago

    Keep calling these undecideds on health care reform. Let’s win this!!!!!

    Brian Baird - Washington (Vancouver, Olympia) - (202) 225-3536

    Paul Kanjorski - Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Mount Pocono) - 202-225-6511

    John Tanner - Tennessee (Union City, Jackson, Millington) - 202-225-4714

    Earl Pomeroy - North Dakota (Bismarck, Fargo) - (202) 225-2611

    Lincoln Davis - Tennessee (Columbia, Jamestown, Rockwood) - 202.225.6831

    Mike Michaud - Maine (Bangor, Lewiston, Presque Isle, Waterville) - 202-225-6306

    Bill Foster - Illinois (Batavia, Dixon, Geneseo) - (202) 225-2976

    Kathy Dahlkemper - Pennsylvania (Erie) - (202) 225-5406

    Chris Carney - Pennsylvania (Clarks Summit, Shamokin, Williamsport) - (202) 225-3731

    Steve Driehaus - Ohio (Cincinnati) - (202) 225-2216

    Stephen Lynch - Massachusetts (Brockton, Boston) - 202-225-8273

    Rick Boucher - Virginia (Abingdon, Pulaski, Big Stone Gap) - 202-225-3861

    Loretta Sanchez - California (Garden Grove) - (202) 225-2965

    Dan Lipinski - Illinois (LaGrange, Oak Lawn, Chicago’s southwest side) - (202) 225 - 5701

    Joe Donnelly - Indiana (South Bend, LaPorte, Michigan City, Kokomo) - (202) 225-3915

    Marion Berry - Arkansas (Jonesboro, Cabot, Mountain Home) - (202) 225-4076

    Jerry Costello - Illinois (Carbondale, Belleville, E. St. Louis, Granite City, Chester) - (202) 225-5661

    Nick Rahall - West Virginia (Beckley, Bluefield, Huntington, Logan) - (202) 225-3452

    Solomon Ortiz - Texas (Corpus Christi, Brownsville) - (202) 225-7742

    Alan Mollohan - West Virginia (Morgantown, Wheeling, Clarksburg, Parkersburg) - (202) 225-4172

  • comment on a post Another health insurance reform news thread over 4 years ago

    The health care reform voting does not begin until mid-afternoon on Sunday and a few votes are still up for grabs. Following are the list of Congresspeople who we should keep calling to make sure that we win this historic victory on Sunday!

    Brian Baird - Washington (Vancouver, Olympia) - (202) 225-3536

    Paul Kanjorski - Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Mount Pocono) - 202-225-6511

    John Tanner - Tennessee (Union City, Jackson, Millington) - 202-225-4714

    Earl Pomeroy - North Dakota (Bismarck, Fargo) - (202) 225-2611

    Lincoln Davis - Tennessee (Columbia, Jamestown, Rockwood) - 202.225.6831

    Marcy Kaptur - Ohio (Toledo) - (202) 225-4146

    Mike Michaud - Maine (Bangor, Lewiston, Presque Isle, Waterville) - 202-225-6306

    Bill Foster - Illinois (Batavia, Dixon, Geneseo) - (202) 225-2976

    Kathy Dahlkemper - Pennsylvania (Erie) - (202) 225-5406

    Chris Carney - Pennsylvania (Clarks Summit, Shamokin, Williamsport) - (202) 225-3731

    Steve Driehaus - Ohio (Cincinnati) - (202) 225-2216

    Stephen Lynch - Massachusetts (Brockton, Boston) - 202-225-8273

    Rick Boucher - Virginia (Abingdon, Pulaski, Big Stone Gap) - 202-225-3861

    Loretta Sanchez - California (Garden Grove) - (202) 225-2965

    Dan Lipinski - Illinois (LaGrange, Oak Lawn, Chicago's southwest side) - (202) 225 - 5701

    Joe Donnelly - Indiana (South Bend, LaPorte, Michigan City, Kokomo) - (202) 225-3915

    Marion Berry - Arkansas (Jonesboro, Cabot, Mountain Home) - (202) 225-4076

    Jerry Costello - Illinois (Carbondale, Belleville, E. St. Louis, Granite City, Chester) - (202) 225-5661

    Nick Rahall - West Virginia (Beckley, Bluefield, Huntington, Logan) - (202) 225-3452

    Solomon Ortiz - Texas (Corpus Christi, Brownsville) - (202) 225-7742

    Alan Mollohan - West Virginia (Morgantown, Wheeling, Clarksburg, Parkersburg) - (202) 225-4172

  • The health care reform voting does not begin until mid-afternoon on Sunday and a few votes are still up for grabs. Following are the list of Congresspeople who we should keep calling to make sure that we win this historic victory on Sunday!

    Brian Baird - Washington (Vancouver, Olympia) - (202) 225-3536

    Paul Kanjorski - Pennsylvania (Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Mount Pocono) - 202-225-6511

    John Tanner - Tennessee (Union City, Jackson, Millington) - 202-225-4714

    Earl Pomeroy - North Dakota (Bismarck, Fargo) - (202) 225-2611

    Lincoln Davis - Tennessee (Columbia, Jamestown, Rockwood) - 202.225.6831

    Marcy Kaptur - Ohio (Toledo) - (202) 225-4146

    Mike Michaud - Maine (Bangor, Lewiston, Presque Isle, Waterville) - 202-225-6306

    Bill Foster - Illinois (Batavia, Dixon, Geneseo) - (202) 225-2976

    Kathy Dahlkemper - Pennsylvania (Erie) - (202) 225-5406

    Chris Carney - Pennsylvania (Clarks Summit, Shamokin, Williamsport) - (202) 225-3731

    Steve Driehaus - Ohio (Cincinnati) - (202) 225-2216

    Stephen Lynch - Massachusetts (Brockton, Boston) - 202-225-8273

    Rick Boucher - Virginia (Abingdon, Pulaski, Big Stone Gap) - 202-225-3861

    Loretta Sanchez - California (Garden Grove) - (202) 225-2965

    Dan Lipinski - Illinois (LaGrange, Oak Lawn, Chicago's southwest side) - (202) 225 - 5701

    Joe Donnelly - Indiana (South Bend, LaPorte, Michigan City, Kokomo) - (202) 225-3915

    Marion Berry - Arkansas (Jonesboro, Cabot, Mountain Home) - (202) 225-4076

    Jerry Costello - Illinois (Carbondale, Belleville, E. St. Louis, Granite City, Chester) - (202) 225-5661

    Nick Rahall - West Virginia (Beckley, Bluefield, Huntington, Logan) - (202) 225-3452

    Solomon Ortiz - Texas (Corpus Christi, Brownsville) - (202) 225-7742

    Alan Mollohan - West Virginia (Morgantown, Wheeling, Clarksburg, Parkersburg) - (202) 225-4172

  • comment on a post Health insurance reform whip count thread over 4 years ago

    Whether or not you live in their districts, call the following Congresspeople (who are either undecided or are progressives who are considering opposing the legislation) and ask them to vote in favor of health care reform so that we can finally begin fixing our broken health care system.

    Zack Space – Ohio (Zanesville, Dover, Chillicothe) – (202) 225-6265

    Marcy Kaptur – Ohio (Toledo) – (202) 225-4146

    Bill Foster – Illinois (Batavia, Dixon, Geneseo) – (202) 225-2976

    Kathy Dahlkemper – Pennsylvania (Erie) – (202) 225-5406

    Chris Carney – Pennsylvania (Clarks Summit, Shamokin, Williamsport) – (202) 225-3731

    Melissa Bean – Illinois (Schaumburg) – (202) 225-3711

    Steve Driehaus – Ohio (Cincinnati) – (202) 225-2216

    Jim Matheson – Utah (South Salt Lake, St. George, Price) – (202) 225-3011

    Stephen Lynch – Massachusetts (Brockton, Boston) – 202-225-8273

    Peter DeFazio – Oregon (Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay) – 202.225.6416

    Michael Arcuri – New York (Utica, Auburn, Cortland) – (202)225-3665

    Rick Boucher – Virginia (Abingdon, Pulaski, Big Stone Gap) – 202-225-3861

    Henry Cuellar – Texas (San Antonia, Laredo, Rio Grande City) – 202-225-1640

    John Tanner – Tennessee (Union City, Jackson, Millington) – 202-225-4714

    Glenn Nye – Virginia (Virginia Beach, Accomac) – (202) 225-4215

    Brian Baird – Washington (Vancouver, Olympia) – (202) 225-3536

    Dan Lipinski – Illinois (LaGrange, Oak Lawn, Chicago’s southwest side) – (202) 225 – 5701

    Joe Donnelly – Indiana (South Bend, LaPorte, Michigan City, Kokomo) – (202) 225-3915

    Marion Barry – Arkansas (Jonesboro, Cabot, Mountain Home) – (202) 225-4076

    Harry Teague – New Mexico (Hobbs, Las Cruces, Socorro, Los Lunas, Roswell) – (202) 225-2365

    Jerry Costello – Illinois (Carbondale, Belleville, E. St. Louis, Granite City, Chester) – (202) 225-5661

    John Barrow – Georgia (Savannah, Augusta, Vidalia, Milledgeville, Sandersville) – (202) 225-2823

    Nick Rahall – West Virginia (Beckley, Bluefield, Huntington, Logan) – (202) 225-3452

    Solomon Ortiz – Texas (Corpus Christi, Brownsville) – (202) 225-7742

  • Whether or not you live in their districts, call the following Congresspeople (who are either undecided or are progressives who are considering opposing the legislation) and ask them to vote in favor of health care reform so that we can finally begin fixing our broken health care system.

    Zack Space – Ohio (Zanesville, Dover, Chillicothe) – (202) 225-6265

    Marcy Kaptur – Ohio (Toledo) – (202) 225-4146

    Bill Foster – Illinois (Batavia, Dixon, Geneseo) – (202) 225-2976

    Kathy Dahlkemper – Pennsylvania (Erie) – (202) 225-5406

    Chris Carney – Pennsylvania (Clarks Summit, Shamokin, Williamsport) – (202) 225-3731

    Melissa Bean – Illinois (Schaumburg) – (202) 225-3711

    Steve Driehaus – Ohio (Cincinnati) – (202) 225-2216

    Jim Matheson – Utah (South Salt Lake, St. George, Price) – (202) 225-3011

    Stephen Lynch – Massachusetts (Brockton, Boston) – 202-225-8273

    Peter DeFazio – Oregon (Eugene, Roseburg, Coos Bay) – 202.225.6416

    Michael Arcuri – New York (Utica, Auburn, Cortland) – (202)225-3665

    Rick Boucher – Virginia (Abingdon, Pulaski, Big Stone Gap) – 202-225-3861

    Henry Cuellar – Texas (San Antonia, Laredo, Rio Grande City) – 202-225-1640

    John Tanner – Tennessee (Union City, Jackson, Millington) – 202-225-4714

    Glenn Nye – Virginia (Virginia Beach, Accomac) – (202) 225-4215

    Brian Baird – Washington (Vancouver, Olympia) – (202) 225-3536

    Dan Lipinski – Illinois (LaGrange, Oak Lawn, Chicago’s southwest side) – (202) 225 – 5701

    Joe Donnelly – Indiana (South Bend, LaPorte, Michigan City, Kokomo) – (202) 225-3915

    Marion Barry – Arkansas (Jonesboro, Cabot, Mountain Home) – (202) 225-4076

    Harry Teague – New Mexico (Hobbs, Las Cruces, Socorro, Los Lunas, Roswell) – (202) 225-2365

    Jerry Costello – Illinois (Carbondale, Belleville, E. St. Louis, Granite City, Chester) – (202) 225-5661

    John Barrow – Georgia (Savannah, Augusta, Vidalia, Milledgeville, Sandersville) – (202) 225-2823

    Nick Rahall – West Virginia (Beckley, Bluefield, Huntington, Logan) – (202) 225-3452

    Solomon Ortiz – Texas (Corpus Christi, Brownsville) – (202) 225-7742

  • comment on a post Open Thread over 7 years ago

    The Dems need to take real action in opposing the escalation, rather than just passing a symbolic statement in opposition. Capping troop levels is both a moral imperative and smart politics.  I urge everyone to contact their Senators and Representatives. For starters, Sen. Obama can be reached at:

    http://www.obama.senate.gov/contact/

    D.C. Office - (202) 224-2854

    Chicago Office - (312) 886-3506

    I sent him the following letter yesterday:

    Dear Senator Obama,

       I write as an early and active supporter of yours to ask you to lead Congressional efforts to stop President Bush from escalating the War in Iraq. As you know, the best option in Iraq now is to begin a phased redeployment of our troops so that the Iraqis can take responsibility for their country. Escalation would delay this necessary solution, trap even more of our troops in the crossfire of a civil war, and divert needed troops and resources from critical operations in Afghanistan. That is why the American public, leading generals, and the troops on the ground oppose escalation.

       President Bush has shown himself unwilling to listen to the American people and, therefore, Congress must act to prevent this escalation. Words are not enough. I urge you to sponsor and support legislation that would prevent the Administration from sending any additional troops to Iraq without express authorization from Congress. The American people made clear in the last election that they wanted the Democrats to lead on this and other critical issues facing the country.  Now is the time to provide that leadership.

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