Dear MoveOn member,
Last week was one of the very worst weeks of Obama’s entire presidency.
The problems with the Obamacare website set off a Washington feeding frenzy. His approval ratings are down, and he had to spend most of the week apologizing. And then on Friday, 39 weak-kneed Democrats joined Republicans in voting to gut Obamacare.1
President Obama is doing all he can to save Obamacare, but he can’t do it alone. He needs us to join him and fight back.
Our plan is to first collect stories from the millions of Americans who have health insurance today because of Obamacare—and get those voices into the media. Then we also need to hold Democrats as well as Republicans accountable when they vote to gut Obamacare and send us back to the bad old days of pre-existing conditions, denials of care, and 48 million uninsured.
But momentum is against us, and it’ll take a major effort to turn the tide. Can you chip in $3 to help fuel a rapid-response campaign to help save Obamacare?
But we don’t have much time to change the momentum in D.C. The 39 Democrats who voted to gut Obamacare give the Republicans a nearly veto-proof majority to repeal the law.
The only way to turn the tide is for progressives and the people with the most to gain from Obamacare to speak out. The media has refused to tell the truth about the millions of young adults, people with pre-existing conditions, and low-income Americans who have health coverage today because of Obamacare.2
Thanks for all you do.
–Mark, Maria, Nick, Matt P., and the rest of the team
1. “Final Vote Results for Roll Call 587,” November 15, 2013
“Obama’s Approval Rating Drops To Lowest Point Ever,” The Huffington Post, November 12, 2013
2. “440,000 Enrolled in Medicaid Since Oct. 1, Analysis Finds,” California Healthline, November 12, 2013
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