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“Manager’s Amendment” our last chance on health care‏

Posted in Alliance for Democracy, Health Care, Kucinich, Single Payer, Weiner Amendment by Alliance for Democracy Portland OR on November 2, 2009

There’s one last chance to fight back for both the Kucinich and Weiner Amendments.
For the Kucinich Amendment, House leaders can call for a “Manager’s Amendment” even when a bill–like this health reform bill–is closed to any other amendments. A Manager’s Amendment is a package of individual amendments agreed to by “the managers,” the majority and minority members of the House who manage their side’s debate on a bill.
 Call congress (see details below) to support Single Payer Healthcare/Healthcare for All/Everybody in – Nobody Out. 

David e. Delk,  Alliance for Democracy – Portland Chapter 503 232 5495 http://www.afd-pdx.org


Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 19:01:30 -0400
From: afd@thealliancefordemocracy.org
To: davidafd@msn.com
Subject: “Manager’s Amendment” our last chance on health care

Urgent: Read and take action!October 29, 2009
Please forward widely!Dear David ,Today, House leadership introduced its healthcare bill–and they threw us under the bus.

No Kucinich Amendment. This amendment would have eliminated a legal hurdle that currently can be used to prevent states from creating their own single payer systems. But this amendment is nowhere in the final bill.
And now the Weiner Amendment may never come to the floor for a vote, despite Nancy Pelosi’s July promise.
But there’s one last chance to fight back for both the Kucinich and Weiner Amendments.
For the Kucinich Amendment, House leaders can call for a “Manager’s Amendment” even when a bill–like this health reform bill–is closed to any other amendments. A Manager’s Amendment is a package of individual amendments agreed to by “the managers,” the majority and minority members of the House who manage their side’s debate on a bill.
Here are the House members to call, with Washington and district office numbers–demand that the Kucinich Amendment be included in the House bill.

  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Washington, DC, office (202) 225-4965; San Francisco office (415) 556-4862
  • Majority Leader Steny Hoyer: Washington, DC, office (202) 225-4131; Greenbelt office (301) 474-0119; Waldorf office (301) 843-1577
  • Rep. Henry Waxman: Washington, DC, office (202) 225-3976; Los Angeles office (323) 651-1040
  • Rep. Charles Rangel: Washington, DC, office (202) 225-4365; New York office (212) 663-3900
  • Rep. George Miller: Washington, DC, office (202) 225-2095; Concord office (925) 602-1880; Richmond office (510) 262-6500; Vallejo office (707) 645-1888

And remind Nancy Pelosi to honor her word and allow the Weiner Amendment to go to a floor for debate and vote.
We’ve come a long way in this fight, and regardless of what happens in the next few weeks in Washington, it will continue–both on the state level for single payer and across the country as we continue to take back our government from corporate rule. We thank you for taking action and urge you to spread the word to friends, family and fellow activists: Make the call today for a Manager’s Amendment and for a vote on the Weiner Amendment. 


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