Do you care about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? That's in our Declaration of Independence, right? Well, without health care, too many in Oregon and the nation lose their lives, their liberty, and sure have a tough time pursuing happiness.
Massachusetts (of all places) practically unanimously approved a universal health care bill yesterday. It is going to be signed by a Republican governor. Though that is a scary thought to some, and the efforts are, so far, only a framework, they are at least a step forward.
Oregon has to take the leap too. Working together we can achieve affordable, sustainable health care for all Oregonians by November 2008.
We have to decide as Oregonians and Americans what we want for ourselves and our children. Like Massachusetts did yesterday, Oregonians can use the great equalizer, health care, to break through partisan bickering that's frozen our legislature.
Get health care reform moving and maybe real campaign finance reform (not addressed here but a great thing to support)? Wow, Oregon would be a really different place in 2008...
Join us at the Belmont Library this Saturday from 11-12:30 for The Healthy Oregon Plan Initiative meeting.
This is a grassroots effort and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
If you can't come to the meeting, go the website:
Check it out and please sign-up to help.
Now is the time for action!
Immigration has leapt to the forefront of the media and legislation and HALF A MILLION in L.A. have shown "the power of the people" - all in a period of a few WEEKS!
Let's do the same thing with health care! Our lives and the lives of our children depend on it!