so frustrating watching angry voters at town hall meetings spouting
ridiculous accusations like Obama wants to euthanize the elderly
and turn this country into Russia. And it’s ironic to see the
right contorting leftist tactics. In a memo Rocking the Town Halls,
a group called Right Principles urges its members to “Use the
Alinsky playbook,” referring to Saul Alinsky, the guru of 1960s
grassroots organizing whose work influenced community organizer
Let’s not be out-organized by violent,
right-wing tools of insurance corporations incited by Fox News.
It’s time to get out from behind our computers and
get into town halls, rallies, Congressional offices, the streets.
Let’s not cut off debate with senseless shouting and threats,
but open the debate to include calls for Healthcare Not Warfare
and Medicare for All.
a townhall near you and bring your peaceful, educated
voice to the debate--be the change you want to see
to Medea on NPR's "Tell Me More": What
Happened To Polite Protest? Discussion with Medea Benjamin
Share Jodie Evans' piece: Pelosi
is an expert on 'drowning out opposing views' TWEET
your rep we need $$ for healthcare not warfare
One woman who tried to open the single-payer debate was Dr. Carol
Paris. At a Senate hearing on May 5 where Medicare for All was not
even on the table, Dr. Paris stood up to demand
a debate on the single-payer optionl. She was charged
with disorderly conduct but was proud that she had stood up to the
insurance industry. We need hundreds like Dr. Paris at town hall
meetings around the country!
take inspiration from that great woman who--in the 1920s--was denounced
on the Senate floor as the “grandmother of all agitators”:
Mother Jones. Mother Jones always had sound advice for her union
members: “Don’t Mourn, Organize.”
Here’s to a healthy debate!
Dana, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janet, Jean, Jodie,
Medea, Nancy K, Paris, and Rae
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