Friday, January 13, 2017

Will we see you at a Save our Health Care rally? ~ @BernieSanders



Friends of Bernie Sanders


Late Wednesday night, the Republicans took the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act. If they are successful in accomplishing what they want, 30 million people will be thrown off of health care, Medicaid will be decimated, Medicare will be privatized and prescription drug costs will go up for seniors. And, by the way, the top 2 percent will receive $346 billion in tax breaks.
We must not allow that to happen. We must fight back. Please join me, Democratic senators and members of Congress, trade unionists, senior citizen and health care advocates at over 40 rallies all across the country.
Together, we can send a powerful message that we are not going to let Donald Trump and the Republican Congress get away with their horrific attack against the working families of this country. House and Senate Democrats stand 100 percent united in the fight to save health care. Please take a look at the email Bernie sent earlier this week with your event details and RSVP today.
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NOW IS THE TIME TO FIGHT BACK!
The new right-wing Republican Congress is off and running. At a time when the United States remains the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all as a right, the Republicans want to end the Affordable Care Act (ACA), throw nearly 30 million people off of health insurance, make massive cuts to Medicaid and defund Planned Parenthood. At the same time, in the midst of a grotesque and growing level of income and wealth inequality, they want obscene tax breaks for the top one-tenth of 1 percent.
Our message to the Republicans is simple and straight forward. You are not going to get away with it. You are not going to punish the elderly, disabled veterans, the children, the sick and the poor while you reward your billionaire friends.
On Sunday, January 15, Democratic members of Congress, trade unions, senior groups, health care activists and all those who believe in economic and social justice are organizing a day of action called “Our First Stand: Save Health Care.” Rallies will be held in communities around the country.
Here's the information for a rally happening near you:
Our First Stand Rally With Reps. Kathleen Rice & Thomas Suozzi
Sunday, January 15ᵗʰ at 12:30 pm EST
141 Garden Street
Westbury, NY 11590



We look forward to seeing you there.
Senator Bernie Sanders
Senator Chuck Schumer
Leader Nancy Pelosi













 
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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Imprisoned for 35 years ~ @OurRevolution




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When he visited Puerto Rico last May, Bernie called for the release of Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican activist who is serving an unjust sentence.
Oscar was a Puerto Rican nationalist and member of FALN (Armed Forces of National Liberation) who was strongly against the U.S. colonization of Puerto Rico. Imprisoned for his political opposition 35 years ago, Oscar has become one of the longest serving political prisoners in history. Much of that time has been spent in solitary confinement.
President Obama has the power before he leaves office to grant Oscar clemency, returning him to his family and home in Puerto Rico. Time is quickly running out and if Oscar is not pardoned by Obama, he will unfairly die in prison.
Our Revolution created a video about Oscar's story, including conversations with his daughter, Clarisa, and elected officials who are joining her in calling for his release.
Tomorrow, January 6, is an important day in Puerto Rico. Not only is it the birthday of Oscar López Rivera – when he will turn 74 years old – it is also Three Kings Day, an important holiday for Puerto Ricans.
Three Kings Day is a time to exchange gifts, particularly for children. Let's give Oscar's daughter, Clarisa, the gift of having her father back.
This is as much a human rights issue as it is a criminal justice issue. Thank you for helping get the word out.
In solidarity,
Erika Andiola
Political Outreach Manager
Our Revolution












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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Tell Congress: Protect and expand health care ~ @SenSanders



Friends of Bernie Sanders


In less than one week, the new Republican Congress will begin their efforts to dismantle America’s health care system. Their goal is to take away health insurance from tens of millions of Americans, privatize Medicare, make massive cuts to Medicaid, increase prescription drug prices and defund Planned Parenthood. At the same time, in the midst of a grotesque and growing level of income and wealth inequality, they want obscene tax breaks for the top one-tenth of 1 percent.
As we enter the new year, our message to the Republicans is simple and straight forward. You are not going to get away with it. You are not going to punish the elderly, disabled veterans, the children, the sick and the poor while you reward your billionaire friends.
Stopping this Republican assault on the working class of this country will require the active participation of millions of Americans in every community in our country. In fact, it will require nothing less than a political revolution that engages millions of people from all walks of life, regardless of whether they voted for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or anyone else.
On Sunday Jan. 15, Democratic members of Congress, trade unions, senior citizen groups, health care activists and all those who believe in economic and social justice are organizing a day of action called “Our First Stand: Save Health Care.” Rallies will be held around the country. Now I need to know that you’re in:
Change will never happen from inside of Washington, D.C. — it will always come from our communities and the grassroots. That is what the history of America is all about. Whether it’s the creation of the trade union movement, the women’s movement, the civil right’s movement, the environmental movement, the gay rights movement and more, justice prevails when we stand together. We lose when we are divided or apathetic.
So Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and I have asked my colleagues in Congress to organize events in their states and their districts where people can come together and make their voices heard. We will win when we are all in this fight together.
With Donald Trump set to take office and Republicans in control of Congress, it’s more important than ever that we recommit ourselves to building a movement that transforms this country and brings people together around an agenda that works for the working families of this country, and not just the 1 percent.
And Jan. 15 is a good day to begin that fight.
There’s not much time between now and Jan. 15. Add your name today, and help us build the resistance.
Within the next 10 days we will have more information as to when and where rallies in your state and community will be held.
Check back at berniesanders.com for rally listings and look for a follow up email with rally information. Let's go forward together.
In solidarity,
Bernie Sanders















 
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