Sorry for another political post, but something just dawned on me. I was walking through the lobby of one of the main buildings on campus and there was a student group giving away donuts if you would call your Representative, Senator or the Whitehouse and urge them to take action on the genocide in Darfur. It’s a noble cause, and a free donut. So, I called Representative Kathy Castor’s office and urged them to take action (then ate my donut).
On my way back to my office, I realized that I had not contacted my Representative or Senators about health care. I also realized that I hadn’t seen any email campaigns to do so. As healthcare is an issue that really bothers me, I decided I’d go ahead and email them myself.
If you’ve never done so, now would be a good time. It’s also quite easy. For your senators, go here:
Find the senators for your state and email them. For your representative, go here:
You can even use my email if you’d like:
I’m writing to encourage you to do whatever you can to institute a government-run health insurance plan. I’m proud to be American, but ashamed that we are the only developed country in the world that does not have some form of universal coverage for all of our citizens. Instituting a government-run health insurance plan is the first step in making that happen. Instituting a government-run health insurance plan will also substantially lower health care costs, which I think most people in the US would like to see.
As one of your constituents, I urge you to reflect the desires of the majority of Americans and institute substantial health care reform, including a government-run health insurance plan:
It will take you five minutes to do this. I’m not one for guilting people into action, but come on – 5 minutes! Of course, it may take longer if you want to customize the message, but that’s up to you (you mean you don’t want a government-run plan?). Plus, you’ll be cool; you can go around to all your friends and say, “I contacted my senators and representative today. Did you?” Come on! Don’t you want to be cool?