Thursday, July 16, 2009

Support Kucinich State Single-Payer Amendment

*Urgent: Support Kucinich State Single-Payer Amendment*

Rep. Dennis Kucinich has proposed a crucial amendment for single-payer
healthcare and we urgently need you to call one or more of the 26
Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee. Our message is simple:

Please support Rep. Kucinich's Amendment today to let states create
single-payer healthcare systems. The federal government should give
states the freedom to fix our health care crisis.

You can call any time and leave a voicemail if no one answers. If you do
speak with a staffer, please post their reply here:

You can also urge your Senators and Representatives to support the
Single Payer Health Plan (H.R. 676) by signing our petition:

The Kucinich Amendment would let individual states create single-payer
healthcare systems even if Congress fails to create a nationwide
single-payer system.

That's exactly how Canada evolved towards single-payer: one province at
a time. Given the corporate-funded resistance to single-payer in
Congress, the U.S. may have to follow the Canadian path.

Progressive activists in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania are
leading the way for single-payer systems and the Kucinich Amendment
would remove the legal roadblocks they face.

The fate of the Kucinich Amendment rests in the hands of the 26
Democrats below. Please call as many as you can.

George Miller (CA-7) 202-225-2095
Dale Kildee (MI-5) 202-225-3611
Donald Payne (NJ-10) 202-225-3436
Robert Andrews (NJ-1) 202-225-6501
Bobby Scott (VA-3) 202-225-8351
Lynn Woolsey (CA-6) 202-225-5161
Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15) 202-225-2531
Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4) 202-225-5516
John Tierney (MA-6) 202-225-8020
David Wu (OR-1) 202-225-0855
Rush Holt (NJ-12) 202-225-5801
Susan Davis (CA-53) 202-225-2040
Raul Grijalva (AZ-7) 202-225-2435
Tim Bishop (NY-1) 202-225-3826
Joe Sestak (PA-7) 202-225-2011
David Loebsack (IA-2) 202-225-6576
Mazie Hirono (HI-2) 202-225-4906
Jason Altmire (PA-4) 202-225-2565
Phil Hare (IL-17) 202-225-5905
Yvette Clarke (NY-11) 202-225-6231
Joe Courtney (CT-2) 202-225-2076
Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) 202-225-5456
Marcia Fudge (OH-11) 202-225-7032
Jared Polis (CO-2) 202-225-2161
Paul Tonko (NY-21) 202-225-5076
Dina Titus (NV-3) 202-225-3252

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