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From the Executive Director
HISTORIC HEALTH CARE REFORM TAKES CENTER STAGE
Question #1: Will Reform Feature a Robust Public Health Care Plan Option - Or Will it be Taxpayer Dollars for HMOs?
Question #2: Will You Join PM in the Noblest Struggle Since the Civil Rights Act - Or Will You Sit on the Sidelines?
The first draft of President Obama’s health care plan would move our country in the right direction by guaranteeing health care for all through a variety of mechanisms, most importantly by allowing Americans the choice to keep their current private coverage or choose to opt into a high-quality public health plan.
A robust public option is vital because in the future HMOs and insurance companies will of course continue to gouge Americans - unless there is a good, affordable public plan as an alternative. But these same corporate malefactors are gearing up to block reform. Click NOW to learn how this historic battle is shaping up and what we in Maryland must do to win.
Let's Cut Off HMOs, Banks and Drug Companies at the Knees - Help Enact the Federal 'Fair Elections Now Act'
Why did Congress just kill meaningful mortgage reform? Why do progressives have to fight so hard to pass President Obama's health care reform bill - decades after all other advanced countries enacted universal health care?
Because America's campaign finance system is our nation's peculiar form of bribery, giving deep-pocket special interests obscene and undue influence over lawmakers.
But now there is a solution before Congress. It is the bipartisan "Fair Elections Now Act". This bill would create a public financing mechanism for congressional campaigns so lawmakers would not have to rely on credit card companies and oil companies to finance their careers. The proposal is drawing both increasing grassroots support and opposition from wealthy interests whose influence it would undermine.
Let's enact this proven reform that will make it possible to pass laws to benefit all the people, not just the telecomm monopolies and drug companies and Wall Street swindlers who write big campaign checks to politicians. Click now to learn how you can help (and see a short video).
"The banks - hard to believe in a time when we're facing a banking crisis many of them created - are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place."
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