The Prez is right: we’re done talkin’ bout healthcare reform. It’s time for reform to happen. It’s way past time for an up or down vote. Tell your Senator you’d like him or her to vote thumbs up, particularly as concerns the public option. Medicare and the Veterans Administration are public healthcare programs that happen to be hugely popular and pretty successful. Expanding a public option to more people will make sure as many people have access to healthcare as possible. And will ensure that private insurers stay competitive in what they offer the rest of us…

We need your help. The time is now. Here’s a special alert from Color of Change:

Last week, President Obama gave Republicans one last chance to cooperate on health care reform. They said no.

Now Senate Democrats are moving forward alone — it’s the right thing to do.

The public wants Congress to pass the popular public health insurance option,1 which would force insurance companies to compete and drive down costs. A majority of ColorOfChange members like you recently told us that their top priority is improving access to quality and affordable health care. The public option is one of the best ways to reach that goal.

As of yesterday, 30 senators have committed to voting “yes” on a public option2 — but we need to reach 51 votes.

At least one of your senators hasn’t said if they’ll vote for a public option. Can you call today and ask them to support it? Click here to get started:

http://whipcongress.com

Senators like Joe Lieberman killed a public option in 2009 by putting up procedural roadblocks that require a 60-vote super-majority to overcome. But Democrats have recently turned to a procedure called “reconciliation” which allows bills to be passed with a simple majority.

Thanks to the leadership of our friends at the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Democracy for America, and Credo Action, calls have been flooding into senate offices — and they’re listening. Just yesterday, five new senators announced their support, and your call to Congress can keep the momentum going.

Passing the public option is possible. But senators need to hear from us today.

Please call your senators today and ask them to support the public option. Click here to get started:

http://whipcongress.com

Thanks and Peace,

– James, Gabriel, William, Dani, Milton and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team

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