"It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."
The Declaration of Arbroath - April 6th, 1320
Monday, August 10, 2009
Offensive Attack on Free Speech
I haven't blogged in a while, because Twitter is easier and faster. but this is much too long for a Tweet:
An email I received:
From:Levana - Health Care for America Now<email@example.com> Date: Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 4:53 PM Subject: Join us - special briefing from Rep. Doggett, actress Edie Falco, and more To:[redacted]
By now, I'm sure you've heard about thelobbyist-funded right-wing extremistsmaking trouble at town halls all across America.
These disruptions are funded by special interests like the insurance companies, who want tokillhealth care reform as quickly as possible.1They're trying to make sure nobody can have a productive, rational conversation about what health care reform will do for you and me.We can't let them stifle debate or we will not win health care reform this year.
So, we've organized a special briefing with Texas RepresentativeLloyd Doggett, actressEdie Falco,Richard Kirsch, Health Care for America Now's National Campaign Director, andDan Heck, a regional director for Working America and Health Care for America Now toget the facts outabout health care reform, find out what's at stake, and learn what you and I can do to help pass reform.
We've lined up some speakers on the call who really know what they're talking about.
Texas Representative Lloyd Doggetttalk about his experiences with these disruption tactics and what you can expect.Actress and advocate Edie Falcowill tell you what's at stake.Richard Kirsch, our National Campaign Director,will talk about our historic progress on passing health reform and what we need to do to get it over the finish line.And Dan Heck, a regional director for Working America and Health Care for America Nowwho's out there every day talking to real people about this issue will give you tips on how to combat some of the biggest myths out there on health reform and how to get involved in your community.