OVFC

The one bright spot in yesterday’s firestorm of health care reform news was that Barbara Boxer drove a stake through the heart of Ben Nelson’s version of the anti-choice Stupak amendment. Her motion to permanently table it easily passed with 54 votes.

Diana DeGette of the Pro-Choice Caucus in the House,

“I am delighted the U.S. Senate has rejected an extreme amendment that would have turned back the clock on a woman’s right to choose. The underlying Senate bill already prohibits federal funding of abortion. The amendment the Senate rejected today was an attempt to use health care reform to restrict women’s access to reproductive health services. Throughout the conference process, pro-choice Members will be working to ensure that health care reform legislation does not restrict abortion rights beyond current law. Over 40 Members of the House have vowed not to support a conference report that further restricts a woman’s right to choose.”

So we can fold up our tent and start our Christmas shopping early, right?

Not a chance.

Look, by now we’ve all heard the reports that President Obama promised to strip Stupak from the final bill, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah….

Well, if anything, yesterday’s events puts a bright, shining spotlight to how this process really works. The cold, hard truth is Obama won’t lift a finger if it means losing even a few votes in the House for the final bill. And so far, One Voice For Choice is the only campaign going on out there that’s targeting the Stupak coalition of conservadems that says you can’t pass a final bill without gutting women’s reproductive rights.

This latest development in the Senate makes our work even more urgent. Because now, the only thing standing between a woman’s right to chose and Bart Stupak is us.

We have phone banks coming up this week in the DC Metro area, New York City, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Texas and California.

Join one of phone bank efforts already going, or if there’s not one in your district, to start one of your own. It’s easy, it’s fun, and best of all, you will make a difference.

 

[Find a phone bank full of your friends and neighbors after the jump!]


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

New York (Manhattan), NY

6pm-9pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10

New York (Manhattan), NY

6pm-9pm

 

 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

Mar Vista, CA

12-3pm

Downtown Los Angeles, CA

9am-3pm

Austin, Texas

1pm-5pm

Rockville, MD

3pm-6pm

(Jane Hamsher will be at this one!)

 

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13

San Francisco, CA

11am-2pm

Fresno,CA

1pm-4pm

San Diego CA

12-3pm

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14

Elizabethtown, PA

6-8pm

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16

Denver, CO

6pm-9pm

OVFC

The one bright spot in yesterday’s firestorm of health care reform news was that Barbara Boxer drove a stake through the heart of Ben Nelson’s version of the anti-choice Stupak amendment. Her motion to permanently table it easily passed with 54 votes.

Diana DeGette of the Pro-Choice Caucus in the House,

“I am delighted the U.S. Senate has rejected an extreme amendment that would have turned back the clock on a woman’s right to choose. The underlying Senate bill already prohibits federal funding of abortion. The amendment the Senate rejected today was an attempt to use health care reform to restrict women’s access to reproductive health services. Throughout the conference process, pro-choice Members will be working to ensure that health care reform legislation does not restrict abortion rights beyond current law. Over 40 Members of the House have vowed not to support a conference report that further restricts a woman’s right to choose.”

So we can fold up our tent and start our Christmas shopping early, right?

Not a chance.

Look, by now we’ve all heard the reports that President Obama promised to strip Stupak from the final bill, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah….

Well, if anything, yesterday’s events puts a bright, shining spotlight to how this process really works. The cold, hard truth is Obama won’t lift a finger if it means losing even a few votes in the House for the final bill.  And so far, One Voice For Choice is the only campaign going on out there that’s targeting the Stupak coalition of conservadems that says you can’t pass a final bill without gutting women’s reproductive rights.

This latest development in the Senate makes our work even more urgent. Because now, the only thing standing between a woman’s right to chose and Bart Stupak is us.

We have phone banks coming up this week in the DC Metro area, New York City, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Texas and California.

Join one of phone bank efforts already going, or if there’s not one in your district, to start one of your own. It’s easy, it’s fun, and best of all, you will make a difference.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

New York (Manhattan), NY
6pm-9pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10

New York (Manhattan), NY
6pm-9pm


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

Mar Vista, CA
12-3pm

Downtown Los Angeles, CA
9am-3pm

Simi Valley, CA
1pm-3pm

Austin, Texas
1pm-5pm

Rockville, MD
3pm-6pm
(Jane Hamsher will be at this one!)




SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13

San Francisco, CA
11am-2pm

Fresno,CA
1pm-4pm

San Diego CA
12-3pm



MONDAY, DECEMBER 14

Elizabethtown, PA
6-8pm


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16

New York (Manhattan), NY
6pm-8pm

Denver, CO
6pm-9pm

Marta Evry

Marta Evry

My day job is as a film editor for theatrical motion pictures and network television, but my passion is for social justice.