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Even though most folks intend to vote, lots never get around to it. So share this video with your friends—Olivia’s message will be customized just for them—to remind them exactly what’s at stake. Besides it’s a lot of fun!

Underneath the message is clear….VOTE !!

http://cnnbc.moveon.org/embed.html?bv_id=iZr9BZk6VAVn8jm_INo693YtMTYxMDUx

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Many small businesses are suffering at the hands of big insurance companies who charge sky-high premiums but often deny care when it’s needed the most.

As part of our campaign to win real health care reform, we’re taking on big insurance companies—and we want to highlight the voices of small-business leaders like you.

You can help out by taking a short survey.

To get started, click to let us know: Does your small business provide health insurance for you or your employees?

click on the answers below. crimson8

 

 

 

 

Yes, my business pays some or all employee health insurance costs.

No, I can’t afford to provide health insurance.

Health care is something that has been postponed for decades.

We can’t afford to wait.

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‘I was lyin’ in my room and the news came on t.v.superman2
A lotta people out there hurtin’ and it really scares me

Hey love and mercy that’s what you need tonight
So, love and mercy to you and your friends tonight…”

“Love and Mercy”- Brian Wilson

Did you see today’s breaking news? A former health insurance executive just went on record saying that right-wing mobs at town halls are the result of “stealth efforts by health insurance companies.”1 And The Huffington Post reports that dirty energy companies are helping bankroll the mobs.2

It’s infuriating—but the good news is that everyday folks are fighting back. And the great news is that we’re making strides. In city after city, MoveOn Councils are proving to the media that the vast majority of Americans support the change agenda that President Obama ran on.

As we ramp up our “Real Voices for Change” campaign, here are some recent inspiring stories from MoveOn Councils around the country:

* We’re keeping it positive. At a town hall in Charlottesville, Virginia, national media were expecting a hostile and extremist crowd—but Rep. Tom Perriello was met by a large and very friendly group. NBC reported, for the most part the crowd was subdued and in support of reforming the system.3 An event with Rep. Joe Sestak in Philadelphia, where the local MoveOn Council helped to turn people out, was “overwhelmingly civil.”4 In Denver, at a high-profile event with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a few right-wing protesters compared President Obama to Hitler—but progressive protesters vastly outnumbered them.5

ReaganAndSuperman* We’re making direct contact with decision-makers. At a Jobs Fair in northwest Indiana, Council Coordinator David Lambeth handed a flyer supporting a REAL public option directly to Senator Evan Bayh—a key vote on health care reform—and had a quick conversation with him. The Council had organized a flyering event at that Jobs Fair precisely to create such a face-to-face opportunity.

* The media is taking notice. Our signs and footage from MoveOn events are all over the news, including several national spots on MSNBC and NBC Nightly News (one of the most-watched shows on TV). And in one wild moment, conservative Tom Tancredo—a former Colorado congressman—actually waved a MoveOn health care sign on MSNBC!

* We’re getting good responses from members of Congress—even in “red” states. In Johnson County, KS, the Council organized a “honk and wave” outside of Rep. Dennis Moore’s office. (Rep. Moore is a “blue dog” who supports the public option.) As Organizer Ian Rogers reported:

Despite some right-wing protesters who showed up and tried to disrupt the event, the members stayed strong and their efforts paid off. About twenty minutes after the right-wing protesters showed, Rep. Moore himself drove by theheathcareprotest2 honk and wave. He honked, the tea-baggers booed, and Moore gave the thumbs up to our people and honked again.

Thank you so much for all you’re doing to push back against the misconception that right-wing extremists speak for all of us. And there’s much more to do in the weeks ahead—keep it up.

Sources:

1. “Former exec: Insurers fomenting town hall chaos,” The Hill, August 12, 2009

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51752&id=16809-11381997-15G4lTx&t=2

2. “Townhall Mobs—Brought to you by Big Oil and Dirty Coal,” The Huffington Post, August 7, 2009

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51753&id=16809-11381997-15G4lTx&t=3

3. “Tom in Your Town Hits Charlottesville,” NBC, August 11, 2009

http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=10885372

4. “Sestak health-care meeting a spoonful of sugar,” Philadelphia Enquirer, August 13, 2009

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51754&id=16809-11381997-15G4lTx&t=4

5. Pelosi Protesters, Including Kid In Stroller, Compare Obama to Hitler, The Huffington Post, August 8, 2009

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51755&id=16809-11381997-15G4lTx&t=5

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And I can breakaway to the better life
Where the shackles never hold me down
I’m gonna make a way for each happy day
As my life turns around…

“Breakaway”- The Beach Boys


Last week, Republican Senator Jim DeMint made it pretty clear why the opponents of health care reform are fighting so hard. As he told a special interest attack group, “If we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.” Here’s how the President responded:

Think about that. This isn’t about me. This isn’t about politics. This is about a health care system that is breaking America’s families, breaking America’s businesses and breaking America’s economy. And we can’t afford the politics of delay and defeat when it comes to health care. Not this time, not now. There are too many lives and livelihoods at stake.

With Congress only days away from finalizing their plans for reform, it’s time to stand up with the President and fight back against this disastrous brand of old-style politics. So we need as many people as possible to publicly support the President’s principles for health care reform and call on Congress to act.

Before the first full votes in Congress, we’ll publish the signatures in newspaper ads across the nation, to make sure your voice is heard.

Watch President Obama’s full response, then add your name in support of reform. Or if you’ve already signed, please forward this message to every one of your friends and neighbors so they can join you.

Sign the declaration-

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/organizingforhealthcarevid?source=20090721_ms

The President is more dedicated than ever to passing health care reform that satisfies the three requirements he’s been talking about for months: Health care reform must reduce costs, guarantee choice — including the choice of a strong public insurance option — and ensure all Americans have quality, affordable health care.

If we do not reform our broken health care system this year, we will only shackle future generations with spiraling costs and deteriorating care. The cost of inaction is simply more than this country can afford.

50065But the special interests who profit from the status quo won’t go down without a fight. The ads, the smears, and the attacks — targeting both President Obama and members of Congress who support reform — will only get worse. So it’s crucial that we show huge backing before Congress finalizes their plans this month.

Stand with President Obama on health care reform:

http://my.barackobama.com/hcdeclare

Thanks for standing up for change.

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Trader sailed a jeweled crown
Humanity rowed the way
Exploring to command more land
Scheming how to rule the waves.
Trader spied a virgin plain
And named it for velvet robes
Wrote home declaring,
“there’s a place
Where totally folks are free
(happily completely)
Nourishment fills the prairies and the hillsides
And animals stalk the mountains and the seaside
And fish abound the lakes and birds the skies..

“Trader” – The Beach Boys

Remember “change” ? I voted for it. Why? Energy and Healthcare. Especially Healthcare (Healthcare is capitalized because its that important to me). We are so close to health reform. Yet there are those even in the Democratic Party would plot to kill it.

I received this in my email today. I don’t always see eye to eye with these guys, but support is desperately needed NOW…


We knew the Republicans were going to be a problem when President Obama called on Congress to invest in a clean-energy economy and universal health care.

But now, according to a Capitol Hill newspaper, some conservative Democratic senators are “quietly maneuvering to keep open the option of vetoing two of President Barack Obama’s most ambitious agenda items this year—climate change and health care reform.”1

This is the nightmare scenario: a few conservative Democrats teaming up with Republicans to stop the progressive pieces of the President’s agenda. So we’re launching a major campaign to make sure Democratic senators hear loud and clear from their constituents that we need them to back Obama’s proposals.

The campaign is volunteer-driven, but it takes money to make training videos, develop hard-hitting ads, and pay the community organizers who recruit and manage the volunteers. Can you contribute $15 per month to help save clean energy and health care reform? Click here:

Yes, I’ll chip in monthly.

No, I can’t right now.

It’s easy to contribute monthly and you can cancel at any time.

You see, what’s happening here is that these conservative Democrats are facing enormous pressure from Republicans and corporate lobbyists in Washington, but they’re not hearing enough from progressives back home in their districts or states. So we’re building the infrastructure to inject a massive jolt of people power into the conversation.

It starts this weekend, with a wave of nearly 200 community meetings organized by local volunteers, and it builds from there until we’re mobilizing hundreds of thousands of MoveOn members to pressure their senators and representatives in their home states and districts.

Can you chip in $15 monthly so we can push these conservative Democrats right away, and then keep the pressure on until we win the change we need? Click here:

Yes, I’ll chip in monthly: https://pol.moveon.org/donate/progressive.html?id=15798-11381997-klbhDHx&t=5

No, I can’t right now: http://www.moveon.org/r?r=51252&id=15798-11381997-klbhDHx&t=6

Thanks for all you do.

–Adam, Michael, Justin, Marika and the rest of the team

1. “Centrists Flex Power of Veto”, Roll Call, March 18, 2009. http://www.rollcall.com/issues/54_104/news/33248-1.html


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Well the election is here. Nov.4th. Today. The election is about change, hope, and the country. Who do you hope will win? MSNBC wants to know. So do I. Many have poured their hearts and souls into this campaign. Let both sides sit back watch the results with anticipation, Bugles, Pop-Tarts and a cold one. Good luck to all.

Tomorrow will be a brand new day. 

here is the link: http://www.newsvine.com/_question/2008/11/04/2070554-who-do-you-hope-will-win-the-presidential-election

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I got this in my email this morning…

This author let me know why I’ve become so excited about this election.

Watch and listen…

let me know what you think!

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