Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Local Rally for Children's Health Care

Here is some information on the controversial veto of health care policy via If you can find time to support this policy...please come by tomorrow! There are rallies all over the country...please see for local information! Also call or email your local representatives today (find them at and! Contact Tim Johnson (CU's rep), who voted AGAINST this policy, here:

President Bush just vetoed health care for children. In only his fourth veto ever, he blocked health care coverage for millions of uninsured—and mostly poor—kids.1

The Washington Post is calling this "the biggest domestic policy clash of his presidency."2

Bush is totally out of step with public opinion—even 61% of Republicans support the children's health care bill.3 We need just 15 more Republicans in Congress to break with Bush to override the veto.

This is a rapid response event, so some people won't even get this email in time. That means we'll need every last person who can possibly come to help show that the public is upset about this veto. If you're reading this, please come!

Tomorrow, can you put the pressure on at our emergency "Rally for Our Children's Health Care" in Urbana?
Where: Veterans Memorial, Broadway and Main, Urbana
When: Thursday, Oct 4 2007, 5:00 PM

Click here to RSVP:

If you have kids, definitely bring them, too!

In the coming days, Congress will try to override Bush's veto with a two-thirds majority—the Senate already passed the bill with a bipartisan, veto-proof majority and the House was close. Our goal is to pressure a few more Republicans to stand up to Bush—enough to pass the children's health bill.If not enough Republicans buck Bush to overturn the veto, the Democrats have promised to keep sending the bill to Bush, each time increasing the pressure on vulnerable Republicans to support health care for our kids.2 This battle is over the philosophical question of whether or not we should make sure everyone gets health care—and it will set the stage for fights to come.4

Please join us at a "Rally for Our Children's Health Care" to show we're outraged that Republicans are blocking health care for our children—and to set the stage for fights to come:
Where: Veterans Memorial, Broadway and Main, Urbana
When: Thursday, Oct 4 2007, 5:00 PM

Click here to RSVP:

Thanks for all you do.
–Noah, Anna, Jennifer, Marika, and the Political Action Team Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Sources:1. "Bush vetoes child health insurance plan," Associated Press, October 3, 2007
2. "Showdown Looms as Child Health Bill Passes," Washington Post, September 28, 2007
3. "Most in Poll Want War Funding Cut," Washington Post, October 2, 2007
4. "Paul Krugman: An Immoral Philosophy," New York Times, July 30, 2007
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