Yesterday, I called Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar and expressed my support for the public option in Heath Care. If you are a Minnesotan, please do that too. Al’s number is 651-221-1016. If you are not a Minnesotan, call Al anyway as he is on the Health Education Labor and Pensions committee. Use his DC number for that (202-224-5641).
Amy’s number in he Twin Cities is 612-727-5223, and if you are outstate you can get the right number at this link.
While you are in the process of making calls or sending emails, you should consider contacting the members of the Senate Committee on Heatlh, Educatoi, Labor and Pensions. You can get that info here.
Call, send emails, send snail mail.
On Friday, MoveOn members are gathering in Saint Paul to show Sen. Franken that constituents are counting on him to support real health care reform. Here’s the info on that event:
This is a flyering and letter drop-off event. We’ll gather letters from our friends and families in support of a strong public option, and drop them off at Sen. Al Franken’s office. During that time we will do a honk and wave and hand out flyers. The time to show our support for real health care reform is now! Minnesotans can’t afford to wait! Let’s let Al Franken know he’s got our support and that we want him to stand strong.
We’ll meet in front of Sen. Franken’s St. Paul office building (the Federal Building and U.S. Court House). We’ll hand out flyers and hold up signs. Please bring signs, but be aware that signs on sticks are not allowed. Thanks for all you do!
Sen. Franken needs to hear from his local constituents. Right-wingers are doing everything they can to hijack the debate–they’re even using fraudulent tactics, like bringing people who don’t live in the district to town halls.1 That’s why we’re organizing “Real Voices for Change”–an ambitious campaign to show that the overwhelming majority of Americans continue to support Obama’s plans for change.
You can’t carry a stick. But you can carry a gun. (I am not suggesting that you carry a gun.)