Today, we’ve got to keep on supporting nyceve and Jane Hamsher standing in line for today’s Education and Labor Committee mark-up of health care reform! We’ll be making phone calls to Democratic members of the Education and Labor Committee to thank them for supporting the House health care bill, and to ask them NOT to vote for any amendments that would weaken the bill, especially the public option and the national insurance exchange.

This is really the time to hold the line on health care reform. Remember, the committee mark-up process presents all sorts of opportunities for lobbyists to insert poison pill amendments to kill the public option or the national insurance exchange.

This is Nyceve’s urgent call for volunteers below:

URGENT CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS.

PLEASE SIGN UP HERE. CAN YOU COME TO WASHINGTON? THERE ARE OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO, PLEASE GO TO THE SIGN UP SHEET AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU CAN HELP. AND THANK YOU! ALL THESE RESPONSES ARE GOING DIRECTLY TO JANE HAMSHER.

If you can’t come to Washington, D.C., please help DONATE so that we can cover the costs of hotel and travel for Natalie Sarkisyan’s parents to come to D.C. to sit in the committee room so everyone can see what the true cost of a health insurance denial is. Her parents had to fight CIGNA for a liver transplant for their sick teenage daughter. CIGNA denied the liver transplant to Natalie until it was too late, and then Natalie died.

These committee members should see and remember the faces of Natalie Sarkisyan’s parents. This is what happens when we are left at the mercy of private insurance companies and their lobbyists–it’s why we have to fight today to influence the mark-up process.

And it’s why I need you to keep on making phone calls today. I’ve inserted a link that has the numbers of ALL the members of the Education and Labor Committee, so please USE that link below when you call!

PLEASE CALL THESE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS TODAY!

You can use the talking points below when you call these Democratic Committee Members of Education and Labor:

I’m calling to thank [Name of Member] for supporting the House health care plan, and for supporting the public option and the national insurance exchange. As an American who’s faced denials of claims and has been facing higher insurance premiums, the public option and the national insurance exchange is NECESSARY to hold down the costs of private insurance and give us the kind of care we need. Please DO NOT vote for any amendments during the mark-up process that would weaken the public option and the national insurance exchange! I’m an American who needs the choice of the national insurance exchange and the public option.

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