With debate over health care reform firing up in the Senate this week, we’re entering yet another period in which obstructionist lawmakers will try to defeat or neuter one of the most important pieces of legislation in our lifetimes. Right now is the time to send those lawmakers a clear message: support the passage of health care reform, and we will stand with you in 2010 and beyond; obstruct it, and we will work to replace you.

The Progressive Video Project, a volunteer group of professional filmmakers, has begun producing a series of video spots aimed squarely at these recalcitrant congresscritters. The first, "One Voice," is posted below. In addition to distributing them virally, we are working to raise funds to air them in the districts of the lawmakers currently in the spotlight: Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Ben Nelson, and Joe Lieberman.

Please watch the video. Please send it to as many people as you can. And most importantly: please help us organize to raise funds to air the video in these senators’ districts.

We are open to suggestions. We are open to volunteers. And we are open to any advice that will help to get this message out at this critical time.

Thanks for your attention.

Steven Deiker
Ted Deiker

The Progressive Video Project