Monday, December 7, 2009

Old-school action--times one million--for single payer

If you have ten or fifteen minutes a month to give to the campaign for single payer, check out Medicare for All and their "Million Letters for Health Care" campaign.

The goal is to sign up one million people to send one good old fashioned snail mail letter a month to their Representative. (According to the website, it takes just 5 to 7 days for your congressperson to get a letter. This is news to us, and apparently to several reps whose websites discourage mailing letters, but we're trusting the campaigners.)

Organizers say the massive mailing will establish political will for single payer. Participation is easy: Pick your representative, receive a letter by email to print and mail, personalize it with a note if you choose. To keep things simple and to go for the most accountable members of Congress, organizers are just concentrating on the House, not the Senate. To learn more, visit the campaign website.

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