Showing posts with label Policy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Policy. Show all posts

Why should you support President Obama's re-election campaign?

There's a great, simple site that answers this question pretty nicely, with a list of the President's accomplishments:

Massachusetts Single Payer Hearing: Thursday, December 15 11am-4pm

Next Thursday, December 15, beginning at 11am and continuing to not later than 4pm, the Mass-Care sponsored bills to introduce a single payer (and alternates to introduce a public option) will have their first hearing before the MA Joint Committee on Health Care Finance in Hearing Room B1 at the Massachusetts State House.

Here's what you can do to help:
(a) Contact your MA state representative and senator and ask them to attend and speak in support of the single payer bills.
You can find their contact information from the Common Cause web site:
(b) If you have any health care stories that indicate how a single payer system would have helped you, sign up to speak in support of the bill.

(c) Attend for any portion of the meeting. The more people that attend, the more support the committee sees for the bill.
Please spread the work to other health care reform supporters.
Meeting with Senator Kerry's Staff to Advocate for Economic Fairness

On Friday, October 28, 2011, members of the Cambridge-Somerville for Change Economic Fairness team met with Senator John Kerry’s Boston policy advisors, Meghan Leahy and Stephen Meunier, in Kerry’s Boston office.

CSfC members discussed Sen. Kerrys role in the Congressional Deficit Super Committee. Sen. Kerry is one of the twelve legislators assigned to the Deficit Super Committee, whose task is to reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next ten years.

Pro Choice

Andrea Miller, Executive Director for NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, explains why NARAL's PAC has endorsed Mac D'Alessandro for Congress.

Dusting Off Our Clipboards

President Obama has asked us to get back to our campaign-organizing days and go out in our neighborhoods this weekend to help him get support for his agenda on Education , Health Care, and Energy.

Check out President Obama’s message about the budget and what we can do to make sure it passes:

Porter Square, 10am-noon
Porter Square, noon-2

Davis Square, 10am-noon

Davis Square, noon-2

Harvard Square, 10-noon
Harvard Square, noon-2

Central Square, 10-noon
Central Square, noon-2

We're going to have an exciting weekend and we can't wait to see you there.

Planting Seeds

Over the weekend we've started planning up for the first major Organizing for America drive to build grassroots support for the three big initiatives. Look for an email about next Saturday's activities from OFA today.

Urge your Senators to Support the President's Stimulus Package

CSFC encourages you to call your Senators and urge them to support the President's stimulus package, without cuts to badly-needed spending or tax breaks for the wealthy or corporations. Below is an "Action Alert" from United for a Fair Economy (UFE) that can help guide you in making your calls. Click here to find out more info on the stimulus package from UFE. Please call ASAP, as the Senate is expected to come to a final vote on Tuesday.

Dear supporter of United for a Fair Economy,

Tell your Senators to support the economic recovery plan without shrinking it or adding tax give-aways to corporations and the rich!

The Senate is currently debating a $900 billion economic recovery plan. We believe a stimulus package this large is necessary because our economy is spiraling downward. President Obama's economic recovery plan will help real people, not the Wall Street banks. It's not perfect, but it's targeted on both stimulating the economy immediately and investing wisely in long-term growth.

Please take 5 minutes TODAY to call your Senators. Below is a script and toll-free number that make it easy for you to make a difference.

Call 866-544-7573, listen to a brief message, and ask to be connected to one of your two Senators. Then, tell the person who answers the phone:
  • I am a constituent. My name is _____________.
  • As a person who wants to reduce economic inequality, I want to urge the senator to vote for the economic recovery plan and oppose amendments to gut it by shrinking its size or to replace it with tax give-aways to corporations and the rich that won't create jobs.
  • The Obama plan will save or create millions of jobs, will help protect our state against hunger, sickness and unemployment, and help to rebuild our infrastructure and educational systems.
Then call again to speak to your other senator. If you are unable to get through using the above number, please call the main Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected with your two Senators, or click here for the names of your two U.S. senators and their direct lines in Washington and at home.


You can also click here to email your Senators (see "Web Form" or "Email" link listed under your senators' names).

THE SENATE WILL VOTE TODAY, and the bill will make its way to President Obama by February 16.

A stimulus package is likely to be passed - we need to make sure it is the best it can be. With your help we can pass an economic recovery plan that makes a huge difference in people's lives and how much they are hurt by the economic crisis.

Conservative opponents of a fair economy are pushing changes designed to make the plan fail. Opponents want to cut provisions that will help reduce economic inequality – including funds for states to provide healthcare, education, and childcare, as well as tax cuts for lower-income families. Instead, conservatives want more tax cuts for corporations and $3.1 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy – tax cuts that, our experiences show, do not create jobs. Conservative talk radio hosts are rallying their audiences to call Washington in support of these irresponsible changes, and it's our job to outweigh their efforts.

So, please CALL 866-544-7573 TODAY and tell your Senators to support the economic recovery plan, without shrinking it or adding tax give-aways to corporations and the rich.

Visit the following link to download information on both the House and Senate bills:

Please forward this alert as an attachment to your family, friends and colleagues who may want to get involved.

Thanks for taking action to promote a fair economy.

Lee Farris
United for a Fair Economy
29 Winter St., Boston, MA 02108
617-423-2148 x133


Cambridge-Somerville for Change is an all-volunteer community group dedicated to harnessing the grassroots energy and spirit of change inspired by the Obama campaign. Our organizing work includes electoral and issue-based campaigns at the local, state, and national level. Our members have chosen to work on promoting economic fairness, comprehensive health care reform, creating policies that conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide for fair and adequate access to public transportation, and promoting in-state tuition for immigrant youth.

This is an organization built by and for you, the community, and we look forward to your participation and feedback. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about getting involved, please email
or call us at
(617) 302-7324.

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