Monday, November 23, 2009

My Letter to Senators Cantwell and Murray (and 13 more!) on Health Care Reform

I sent the message below to Washington's U.S. Senators, Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.

Dear Senators Cantwell and Murray:

I am certain you have many emails and phone calls to respond to, so I will keep this short.

I wanted to call to your attention a recent poll on healthcare reform. Rasmussen Reports today states that support for health care reform has fallen to a new low - just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. In fact, the poll shows that 56% of voters now oppose the plan, with 43% "strongly" opposing.

60% of polled voters believe the plan will increase health care costs, not lower them.

In spite of the clear opposition to the plan by voters, 50% still feel it will pass. To me, that's a sad statement of the lack of faith we, as voters, have in our elected representatives' willingness to listen to our voices - the very voices you are supposed to be representing.

What will your position be? Will you represent your constituents, who largely oppose the bill? Or will you, like so many others, bow to pressure from your party and force this dog of a health care bill upon us?

Thank you for your time,
Christina-Marie "Citizen Gonzo" Wright

Send an email to Senator Murray here and to Senator Cantwell here.

UPDATE: I've sent the same message to Sens. Joe Lieberman (Ind, CT), Blanche Lincoln (D, AR), Mark Pryor (D, AR), Mary Landrieu (D, LA), Jim Webb (D, VA), Mark Warner (D, VA), Jon Tester (D, MT), Ben Nelson (D, NE), Evan Bayh (D, IN), Kent Conrad (D, ND), Byron Dorgan (D, ND), Tom Carper (D, DE), and Olympia Snowe (R, ME).

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drewbreezzy said...

Heard about this on Hanity today. It makes me sick!

The Gonzo Mama said...

The people we have elected to represent us have forgotten to ask our opinion, drewbreezy.

Very sad.

drewbreezzy said...

I don't like all this BIG G that started with Bush? Scary stuff.


I wonder if you will get a response of some kind? Good work taking the time to make your Senators aware of your wants.

The Gonzo Mama said...

I don't suppose I'm expecting much by way of response.

I did, however, alter my message to Snowe to include the phrase, "Don't let them call you a RINO and be correct, Senator Snowe."