Action Alert: 9 people arrested at Sen Lieberman’s office!
Dozens of people held a sit-in at Senator Lieberman’s Capitol Hill office this morning to demand that Senator Lieberman pledge to stop taking health insurance company campaign contributions and free up funds so they can be used to pay for patient care. For 30 minutes, demonstrators requested to talk to Senator Lieberman and chanted “Patients not Profits, Medicare for All.” Nine members of the Mobilization for Health Care for All sat down in the office lobby until forcibly removed by the police.
Since 1989, only 10 other current senators have brought in more cash from the health sector than Lieberman, who has collected $2.6 million in that time.
Take Action NOW!
1. Sign the petition urging Lieberman to stop taking insurance money. Click here to sign the petition now. Urge everyone you know to sign the petition.
2. Make a donation to support the Mobilization. Donate for bail money for those sitting in Lieberman’s office.
3. Call your representative to support the Medicare for All amendment that is being put forward by Congressman Weiner.
Since beginning just over one month ago thousands have signed up to participate in “Patients before Profits” sit-ins and over 920 have signed up willing to risk arrest. By the end of this week the Mobilization will have held 32 sit-ins in 28 different cities with more than 150 arrests and over 220 risking arrest. We started out wanting 100 people to risk arrest at “patients before profits” sit-ins and now more than 920 have done so. The Mobilization needs to continue to grow in order to make the impact the people desperately need – Medicare for All.
Thank you for your support. Please take action now.
To those protesting at Lieberman’s offices I say “thank you!”. If anyone knows of any upcoming actions directed toward Senator Lieberman’s stance against health insurance reform please let us know. As one of his constituents I would like to join with others to urge him to support reform. He’s not listening to us. Maybe if enough of us come together in one place at least he will see us and will not be able to deny that his own constituents want reform. Any ideas?
Karen, check out the website mobilizeforhealthcare.org
Protests and sit-ins were held yesterday at Lieberman’s Hartford and DC offices simultaneously. By signing up there, you will be able to get more information about how to get involved in your area. Also, sign the petition at http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1312/t/10007/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=2159 Thanks!
Organize Lieberman’s constituents to urge him to support health care reform?? What the people of Connecticut need to do is organize a recall election of the Senator from Aetna!! How this man was elected in the first place is baffling since he was defeated as the democratic choice last election. The people of Connecticut should make a gift to the rest of the nation and send this man into political oblivion.
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I also say thank you to those who protested at Liebermans office! Healthcare reform is desperately needed! These brave souls stood up for Millions of Americans that are going without healthcare or are going bankrupt! This corrupt healthcare system must be replaced! We need more brave people like this to speak out against this healthcare catastrophe….