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Democrats plan to deliver earful to C.W. Bill Young



U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young's Pinellas County office may get a bit busy over the next few days. Democratic activists upset with his "no" vote on the House health care bill are asking people to stop by and voice their displeasure. The same effort is directed at Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami. An e-mail from Organizing for America reads:

"A little over a year ago, the congressional district you live in voted to send Barack Obama to the White House and Rep. (Young) to Congress. The message was clear: Rep. 's constituents want change, and expect Rep. to work with President Obama and reach across the aisle to help deliver it.

Last weekend, Rep. was called upon to do just that, in the historic vote on health reform. The vote offered a clear choice: Support a bill which draws upon ideas from both parties to guarantee 's district residents secure, affordable health coverage without adding a cent to the deficit, or stand with the insurance companies and right wing pundits to put politics above doing the right thing and stand in the way of history. Unfortunately, Rep. made the wrong choice.

Insurance company lobbyists are constantly visiting congressional offices in Washington , and Rep. may be starting to forget the voters back home. There's one last upcoming vote in the House of Representatives before health reform can become law, so there's still time to remind Rep. what your district wants by arranging a visit of your own."


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:05pm]


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