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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Move On.Org Wants You To Call Your Senators, Especially Claire McCaskill

Here is an Email from MoveOn.Org that is encouraging Missourians to call Claire McCaskill and push for Health Care reform. I would strongly suggest you call Clarie and push against it.....

Dear MoveOn member,

Leaders in the House and Senate are continuing work to craft a final health care package in the lead-up to President Obama's health care summit next week.1

As they do, there's renewed momentum around including a public option in the final package. Just an hour ago, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado—joined by Sens. Gillibrand, Merkley, and Brown of Ohio—unveiled a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the public option up for a vote through a process called "reconciliation."2

Finishing health care reform is an absolute must this year. And with strong support in the House and Senate—and from a majority of Americans—it makes sense to include a public option in the final package.3

To show real support, though, we need as many senators as possible to add their names to this letter right away. Can you call Sen. McCaskill today? Make sure she knows how important it is to voters like you to finish health care reform this year, and urge her to add her name to the "Bennet letter" for the public option today.

Here's where to call:

Senator Claire McCaskillPhone: 202-224-6154 202-224-6154

Then click below to let us know how it went:


The letter, written by Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, outlines a clear case for passage of the public option by a majority vote in the Senate. It notes that:4

A public option makes fiscal sense: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that a public option would save at least $25 billion.

A public option is the key to real choice and competition: A public option would inject competition into the health insurance market, and help ensure families, individuals and businesses have real, affordable choices when it comes to coverage.

There is strong public support for a public option: The latest New York Times poll on this issue, in December, shows that despite the attacks of recent months Americans support the public option 59% to 29%. Support includes 80% of Democrats, 59% of Independents, and even 33% of Republicans.

With more and more Americans losing their insurance every day, and outrageous rate hikes like those announced by Anthem Blue Cross, it's clear our health care system is broken. Finishing real health care reform must happen this year.5

Can you call Sen. McCaskill today? Tell her to fight to finish health care reform, and ask her to sign the Bennet letter for the public option today.
Here's where to call:

Senator Claire McCaskillPhone: 202-224-6154 202-224-6154

Then, please report your call by clicking here:


Thanks for all you do.

–Kat, Joan, Marika, Carrie, and the rest of the team


excagirl said...

I will be calling her and telling her office what I think. Hmmmm..should I notify moveon.org that I did what they recommended?

Rick Tsa'ara said...

Ms. McCaskill's office IS taking calls...and hearing a lot about this. As per the person I spoke with, she's not yet declared her intent as to whether or not she will be signing on to the Bennett letter.

Zotta's Perspective said...

Claire McCaskill is putting her finger in the air and seeing which way the political wind is blowing. Just remember Claire is for Claire, and if you recall at the Town Hall meeting she was very condescending to her constituents. Also she was investigating abuses occurring at nursing homes until she met and married one of the owners and the investigation stopped. Hopefully, when she is up for reelection the voters realize the truth about her and fire her.