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Showing posts with label rally. Show all posts

POTUS Stumps for Patrick

Over 10,000 enthusiasts like this CSfC'er came out on Saturday to rally for Governor Deval Patrick, and to see special guest Barack Obama. Refrains from Sen. John Kerry to singer James Taylor of "17 days" made it clear that November 2nd is almost here - we need to act now! Eastern Massachusetts has the weight to ensure that Deval Patrick wins on Nov. 2nd -- it's those who plan to stay home on Nov. 2nd who need to hear from us. So let's Get Out the Vote!!
President Obama stoked the crowd with his analogy of inheriting a car in a ditch. "John Kerry, Ed Markey, Deval Patrick, we put on our boots and pushed and shoved that car while the Republicans looked down at us, fanning themselves and sipping Slurpees, not willing to lift a hand to help," he said, to shouts of "That's right!" "Once we finally got the car onto to firm solid ground," he went on, "they say, 'great job.. can we have the keys back now?' No way! They can come along for the ride, but they gotta sit in the back this time! Everybody knows, if you want a car to go forward you put the car into D for Drive. If you want to go backwards to where you just came from, you put it into R for Reverse!"

Yup - put me down for D on Nov. 2nd.

Rally to Pass Health Care Reform

In 2008 we voted for REAL change. Get it done now. Get it done right.

For more than a year, we've mobilized to reform health care knowing that success will pave the way to rein in Wall Street, create good jobs, win workers' rights, enact immigration reform, and combat global warming. We're fed up. We want the change we change we voted for, and we want it now! Demand that Congress stand up to the corporate lobbyists. It's time to stop saying NO and deliver the change we voted for!

When: Saturday, February 20, 12:30-2:00pm
Where: SEIU 615 - 26 West Street, Downtown Boston (close to Park Street and Downtown Crossing)

Join us to send a message to get the job right! Pass health care reform that:
  • Covers everyone when they need it.
  • Is affordable to everyone, in and out of work.
  • Holds health insurance companies accountable.
  • Includes fair funding - not taxing middle-class benefits.
  • Has the choice of a public option to hold down costs.

If insurance companies and big corporations win, we lose.

We're not giving up on health care reform

Health Care Reform was always going to be hard. Last Tuesday just made this campaign tougher. So what's next? Fold up and go home? Definitely not! It's time to dust ourselves off and pick up where we left off doing grassroots organizing for health care reform.

Our congressional delegation needs to hear from our pro-reform voices now. Some are wavering under media scrutiny. We need to reach out to our delegation and let them know that we are not willing to see health care reform die. Some analysts say the House of Representatives should pass the Senate's health insurance reform bill. Some analysts say to push bills through by reconciliation in the Senate. Whichever route is chosen, we need to urge that final legislation be adopted quickly, before our chance for reform is lost.

Please push past our collective frustration with Washington and our disappointment with many of the bill's provisions. We cannot fight for a better bill if Washington is not willing to touch health care reform. Insurance companies need to end their discriminatory practices. Health insurance needs to be affordable and accessible to all Americans. Fix the bill. Pass it now.
  1. Please call Rep. Capuano at (202) 225-5111. Urge him to continue the fight for real health care reform and to speak out for passage of the best bill that can be passed *now.*

  2. Please join our next Phone Bank! We will call fellow progressives and ask them to call their representative and urge them to fight for health care reform. Sunday, January 24, 6:00-8:30pm, 15 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge (outside of Harvard Square).

  3. Attend the MoveOn sponsored rally for health reform on Tuesday, January 26, 6:00pm, outside of Senator Kerry's office, 1 Bowdoin Square, Boston.


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
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