Time to Step It Up!
The Anti-Reform groups are still fired up. Apparently there will be another "Tea Party" (against the nasty socialized medicine, I'm sure) on September 12th.
Time for the Pro-Reform groups to step it up! It wasn't too long ago I suggested the Pro-Reform groups needed to unify and perhaps organize a March on Washington to show they were serious about the Health Care Reform fight. I felt they (we) needed to spice up our passion again.
Was someone listening to my plea? (From Huffington Post) Robert Reich is now suggesting a March on Washington to support a Public Option on Sunday, September 13th. Mark your calendars. I really will try to attend if this becomes a formal event. Who's with me? I think we all need to get back into campaign mode when we were out there making phone calls, knocking on doors, etc. This is too serious to sit back and be passive.
Robert Reich, the former Labor secretary, scholar and commentator, called Tuesday for a “march on Washington” on Sept. 13 —“Grandparents Day” — in support of a health care bill that offers a public option.
While he said organizing was not his strength, he would be prepared to assist. “If enough people feel that’s the best way for their voices to be heard, and can’t be heard in any other way, then we march,” Reich said in a reader question-and-answer session in POLITICO’s Arena.
A group of conservatives have already announced a “tea party” movement march on Washington for Sept. 12. An opposing march the next day, if one were to materialize, could make for an interesting weekend.
Reich’s suggested march is the latest manifestation of liberal anger about signs that the Obama administration may be willing to live without a public option if it means a health care bill can become law. “Very few things happen in Washington that are in the public's interest when corporations have huge financial stakes in the game, as they obviously do with health care — unless the public is actively involved, engaged and organized,” Reich wrote. “We won't get a public option, or anything close to it, unless people who feel strongly about it make a racket.”