Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Universal Health Care NOW!

While we are encouraged to wait for health care reform women are being denied health care while bleeding through their shirts! What is worse is that it is denied after services are given so it is not like you could make a choice about it. How insulting to tell you that you made a mistake in going to the ER because you were bleeding through your shirt.

Just by cutting the salaries of Health Insurance Company CEOs we could save millions! That could go to pay doctors, nurses, and other health providers directly. The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not have Universal Health Care. It's time to catch up! Call and write your elected officials and let them know to move on this reform so they can move on to providing health care for all!!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

US World Power in Decline?

A UK Think tank thinks that the US world power is in decline. This could mean that the US will need to look internally and rebuild itself as a society.

Friday, September 11, 2009

More to think about

Not only did the Census report about more people without health insurance. Poverty also went up. We keep focusing on "economic growth" and avoiding equality issues.

And when this guy yelled "you lie" he was lying!

And there is a site that tracks Obama's broken promises. He seems to still be on the positive side overall. And the most outrageous stuff seems to be the conservative lies. If we could staff a website like that for local politics we'd be really in business!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

46.3 Million Without Health Care!

More and more people are ending up without health insurance. The Census reports that it is now 46.3 Million Without Health Care! And President Obama made sure to mention that no "illegals" get health care.

Everyone deserves health care. If we want to make sure less people come here for work we should be encouraging and supporting other countries to be more equitable and improve their economies.

Come to think of it we should ensure that our economy is more democratic!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Health Care Time

Write to your elected officials and ask for real health care reform!

First - find out who your reps are http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/

The send them an email and follow up with a phone call and/or letter.

In the SUBJECT line you should have something like, Keep Public Option request from Albuquerque/Bernalillo County (or wherever you are writing from)

Dear Senator (or Representative):

My name is ___. I am a constituent/NM resident who lives at _______.

I am writing as a constituent/NM resident to tell you my story and express the need for a strong Public Option. Until Congress is ready to implement a comprehensive Universal Health Care Policy it is vital to have a powerful public option.

[Insert a personal story here about you or someone you know who would benefit from being covered or having improved coverage.] 1-3 Paragraphs.

[CLOSING - asking something specific]
I am sending this email with the hope that you will take a strong stand for a public option now and powerful stand for Universal Health Care SOON. Please support public option and real health care reform now!

Thank You,

Your Name

Again, if you need to find out who is your representatives you can go here

There is some local work we need to do as well, but everyone having health coverage would make the lives of so many people better off that we need to put our two cents worth in for this as well. Personal letters will be posted to the blog if sent in.

Results from Candidate Forum:
At the August 29 Candidate Forum we were not collectively inspired by the turnout of candidates nor the presentations by candidates. We will each need to support whom we feel we need to at this point.

A great idea came from this. To develop our resume of a candidate we would support. Please send those in and they will get posted to the blog as quickly as possible.