[COMM-ORG] health care organizing
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Tue Mar 9 08:18:01 CST 2010
From: Bertha Lewis, ACORN <newsacorn at acorn.org>
Shut them down [
"Karen Ignagni, AHIP CEO"
Deputize yourself and help arrest the insurance companies [
Today our partners in Health Care for America Now (HCAN) are taking it
to the streets.
The insurance companies are having a conference in Washington, DC to
plot how to kill health reform. Thousands are gathering "as we speak" to
perform a citizens' arrest. Even though you can't be there in person,
you can help us hold the insurance companies accountable for their crimes.
*We've obtained the fax numbers for the offices of the insurance
companies. With your help, we can "shut them down! "* [
Chris Shiflett, guitarist in the Foo Fighters, has recorded a video to
deputize you into the citizens' posse so you can help us arrest the
*Click here to watch the video and send a free fax of a wanted poster
with an insurance CEO's face on it to the insurance company offices.* [
Even if you can't be with us in person you can help us arrest their fax
machines and *shut them down!* [
Imagine -- "thousands" upon "thousands" of wanted posters showing up at
the offices of the insurance companies.
The insurance companies have committed awful crimes against the American
* They violate contracts by selling you insurance and then denying you
* They launder money through other front groups -- including tens of
millions through the ultra right-wing Chamber of Commerce 
* They pervert our democracy by bribing public officials by spending
millions per day on corporate lobbyists 
* And 45,000 people die every year because they don't have insurance 
*It's time to arrest them, and you can help. Click here to deputize
yourself and send a fax to the insurance companies to let them know
we're coming after them!* [
Today we're arresting the insurance companies. Tomorrow HCAN is taking
the people's message to Congress with a citizens' lobbying day on
Capitol Hill. They'll tell Congress that they need to listen to the
people, not insurance company criminals, and pass health reform that
works for us -- now!
President Obama has called for an up-or-down vote on health reform by
Easter. Congress is already gearing up to meet the deadline. 
*It's time to stand up together and "stop" the insurance companies.*
*Click here to help us arrest the insurance companies. Send them a fax
right now! * [
In solidarity and strength,
ACORN CEO and Chief Organizer
** In Health Care, Number Of Claims Denied Remains A Mystery [
]-- "Huffington Post"
* * Health Insurers Funded Chamber Attack Ads [
] -- "National Journal"
* *Lobbyists Spend Millions to Influence Health Care [
] -- "Washington Post"
** 45,000 American deaths associated with lack of insurance [
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/18/deaths.health.insurance/ ] -- "CNN"
** Obama Calls for 'Up or Down Vote' on Health Care Bill [
http://nytimes.com/2010/03/04/health/policy/04health.html ]-- "New York
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