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Did you call for health care reform?

Capitol Hill switchboards were flooded with more than 200,000 calls from people expressing support for health-care reform today as part of a push by President Obama's grassroots group Organizing for America and a coalition of allies.
In Pennsylvania, OFA and Health Care for America Now mobilized about 1,500 people across the state at 50 separate events, ranging from phone banks, to rallies, to candelight marches and banner drops across highway overpasses.

"We're trying to do what we can with the little we've got, letting our senators and members of Congress know there are people out here who want it passed," said Dave Skaluba, a volunteer with HCAN in Scranton.

In Northeast Pennsylvania alone, the group organized 18 separate demonstrations, including delivering hospital scrubs signed by people who said they had bad experiences with health insurance to the regional offices of Democratic Sens. Bob Casey and Arlen Specter.

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:02 PM on Oct. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I didn't get a chance today, but I've made several calls recently.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20091020_Health_care_reform_calls_flood_Capitol_Hill.html
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:02 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • No. I didn't call.

    And by all means, lets let some 200,000 people make a decision for the rest of us 300 million.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:04 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • I have to agree with anon
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 10:10 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Who said they should get to speak for everyone? Who said the Tea Party goers should??

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:20 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • It's nothing new... 


    Physicians Bombard the White House With Calls Against the Health Care Bill Congressman Tom Price, MD asking doctors and patients to call the White House on Monday.


     Healthcare reform email flood slows congressional Web site The White House had previously implied that at least some of the emailing was due to orchestrated efforts to undermine the effort by President Barrack Obama and his congressional Democratic allies to make major changes in health insurance.


    Unhappy Voters Jam Phone lines

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:21 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • And no, I didn't call. There are 5 bills floating out there. Which one does Obama, own? Where are the details? Will there be a final vote available to read BEFORE the vote? WHO would support such malarchy?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:33 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Physicians Bombard the White House With Calls Against the Health Care Bill Congressman Tom Price, MD asking doctors and patients to call the White House on Monday.


    20 minute waiting and 1000 people! LOL...OK

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:39 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • It's SOMETHING. Added to tea parties, etc..Proudly, I say it's something.... And it's nothing new for a astroturf group to encourage others to call in. So Sweet, again I ask you:


    Which one of the 5 bills floating out there does Obama, own? The the that is 1500 pages? WTF is that?


    Where are the details?


    Will there be a final vote available to read BEFORE the vote?


    Where are those CSpan televised debates/roundtable discussins Obama PROMISED?


     Where is all this transparency BO promised?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:51 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • I bet you are a middle class family.......have you ever once sat down and did the math on what it is going to cost you and your family if ole' Baucus' bill passes? Have you sat down for one minute and asked yourself how is the U.S. going to pay for all of this? Or you just running the typical liberal lines?????
    pvtjokerus

    Answer by pvtjokerus at 10:59 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

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