Sunday, August 9, 2009

No Town Hall meeting? Office Visits for Health Reform

Obama Organizing for America

Friend --

All throughout August, our members of Congress are back in town. Insurance companies and partisan attack groups are stirring up fear with false rumors about the President's plan, and it's extremely important that folks like you speak up now.

So we've cooked up an easy, powerful way for you to make a big impression: Office Visits for Health Reform.

All this week, OFA members like you will be stopping by local congressional offices to show our support for insurance reform. You can have a quick conversation with the local staff, tell your personal story, or even just drop off a customized flyer and say that reform matters to you.

We'll provide everything you need: the address, phone number, and open hours for the office, information about how the health care crisis affects your state for you to drop off (with the option of adding your personal story), and a step-by-step guide for your visit.

According to our records, you live near Rep. Jim Cooper's office in Nashville, TN.

Sign up now to visit Rep. Jim Cooper's office in Nashville this week.

(Not your representative, or think there might be another office that's easier for you to get to? Click here to find a different office.)

As you've probably seen in the news, special interest attack groups are stirring up partisan mobs with lies about health reform, and it's getting ugly. Across the country, members of Congress who support reform are being shouted down, physically assaulted, hung in effigy, and receiving death threats. We can't let extremists hijack this debate, or confuse Congress about where the people stand.

Office Visits for Health Reform are our chance to show that the vast majority of American voters know that the cost of inaction is too high to bear, and strongly support passing health reform in 2009.

Don't worry if you've never done anything like this before. The congressional staff is there to listen, and your opinion as a constituent matters a lot. And if you bring a friend, you'll have more fun and make an even greater impact.

Click below to sign up for an Office Visit for Health Reform:

http://my.barackobama.com/OfficeVisit

Wherever you live, these visits matter: Many representatives are pushing hard toward reform, and they are taking a lot of heat from special interests. They deserve our thanks and need our support to continue the fight. But those who are still putting insurance companies and partisan point-scoring ahead of their constituents must know that voters are watching -- and that we expect better.

Earlier this week, the President wrote that "this is the moment our movement was built for" and asked us all to commit to join at least one event this month. This is the way to answer that call, and rise to the challenge of this moment together.

Thank you for going the extra mile when it matters the most,

Mitch

Mitch Stewart
Director
Organizing for America

Comment: It seems the town hall meetings are backfiring on the President. Congressmen are not hearing the message that the President thought they would hear. The Obama machine is adopting several tactics to counter this. One tactic is to discount the opponents of Obamacare as mobs organized by insurance companies and not reflective of genuine public sentiment. Another tactic is to send in union thugs to intimidate critics and send in the MoveOn crowd and other Obamanist to pack the rooms, crowd out the opponents, and take control of the meetings and show public support for Obamacare.

In response to the escalating tension at some town hall meetings, many Congressmen across the country are cancelling their town hall meetings. This may be wise. If Obamacare opponents respond to the threat of union thug violence with their own strategies for defence, the situation could escalate and some crazy could do something stupid and someone could get hurt.

Since the town hall meetings were not going well for the Administration, no doubt they are pleased to see them being cancelled. If you were looking forward to the opportunity to let your Congressman know of your view on Health Care reform, take advantage of this opportunity for an office visit with your Congressman. The Obama machine will even help you schedule the meeting. They won't know you are an opponent of Obamacare; let them schedule your office visit.

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