Members of Congress have been home for just a few days, and they’re already facing increased pressure from insurance companies, special interests, and partisan attack organizations that are spending millions to block health insurance reform.
These groups are using scare tactics and spreading smears about the President’s plan for reform, trying to incite constituents into lashing out at their representatives and disrupting their events.
The goal of these disruptions is for a few people to get a lot of media attention and hijack the entire public discourse. If they succeed, all Americans — Democrats, Republicans, and Independents — will continue to struggle under the broken status quo.
It’s up to us to show Congress that those loudly opposing reform are a tiny minority being stirred up by special interests, and that a huge majority strongly supports enacting real health insurance reform in 2009.
Your representative, Jim Himes, has been fighting hard for real health insurance reform. Can you call the local office in Stamford? Let the person who answers know that you’re a constituent. Then tell them: “Thanks for working to enact real health insurance reform this year. Voters like me support your efforts.”
According to our records, you live in Connecticut’s 4th congressional district. Please call:
Rep. Jim Himes at 866-453-0028.
I’m going to call Mr. Himes because I’m surprised and delighted to hear that the president has a plan for reform – I wonder what it is, and whether Jim has read it?