A group of evildoers has a plot to destroy Obamacare — they’re offering the President an impossible choice: They’re prepared to sabotage the entire U.S. economy unless Democrats defund Obamacare, sacrifice millions of uninsured citizens and put insurance companies back in charge.
If it sounds like a super-villain plan to you, you’re not alone. But extremist Republicans are obsessed with repeal — to the tune of 40 failed repeal votes. I am not making this up — they want to shut down the entire U.S. government and force default on our nation’s obligations. And all so they can keep millions of Americans uninsured.
We can send in the super-heroes and defeat this crazy plan, before it goes too far. But to do it, we need your support. Can you chip in $5 to help us fight back against the nefarious plot to sabotage our economy over Obamacare?
We’re already striking back:
- In Tennessee, our affiliate Tennessee Citizen Action took on Jim DeMint’s “Defund Obamacare” tour with a “Tennessee for All” town hall Thursday night where cancer survivors spoke about their frightening experiences with the old health care system and the importance of Obamacare and accesible, affordable health care for all.
- In Illinois, our affiliate Citizen Action/Illinois took the fight right to GOP Rep. Peter Roskam by holding a rally right outside where he and his Chamber of Commerce pals held a “town hall” and charged constituents $35 to attend.1
- And in the king of all swing-states, Ohio, our affiliate ProgressOhio held a press conference with former Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy exposing the Heritage Foundation’s ties to Big Tobacco and a plan to mislead the public about the health dangers of second-hand smoke which proves that the Heritage Foundation can’t be trusted with our health.2
But we urgently need your support to keep up this kind of pressure and organize to implement the law across the country. We need an emergency cash infusion to buy rally signs, organize phone banks, and put together reports and fact sheets to show the media just how crazy this Republican plan is. Can you chip in $5 to make it happen?
The answer here is clear: Obamacare is the law of the land. Even GOP Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) thinks this GOP plan is the “dumbest idea” he’s ever heard.3 But we know that Speaker John Boehner has shown no ability to keep his caucus in order because there’s just no reasoning with some of these crazy Tea Party members.
No, as they say in Hollywood movies, if we’re going to stop the bad guys it is up to us. Will you be a hero? Will you chip in $5 to make sure we can fight off the Republican plot to destroy the economy unless the president gives in and sacrifices health care for all?
Thanks for all you do,
1 - “Roskam Gets Targeted By Activists For ‘Standing In The Way’ Of Immigration, Health Care Reform,”Progress Illinois, August 21, 2013
2 - “Group Leading ‘Defund Obamacare’ Tour Was Urged By Funders To Downplay Tobacco Risks To Children,” Progress Ohio, August 22, 2013
3 - “Both Sides in GOP’s Civil War Over Obamacare Want to Put Insurance Companies Back in Charge,”the Huffington Post, July 31, 2013