Write your PA senators:
Dear Senator Casey /Specter:
It has come to my attention that you received, but did not respond to, an invitation to the August 4, 2010 Free Clinic, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. I am writing to inquire as to why you are not attending, and to exhort you to go.
Here is the link for more information, with some choice quotes: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/7/15/883558/-535-invitations,-only-one-response,-why-David-Sirota-is-correct
“An invitation from Nicole Lamoureux the executive director of the Free Clinic Association went to every member of Congress and the United States Senate. 535 in total. 435 Members of the House and 100 members of the U.S. Senate.
To date, Nicole has had one response, from Donna Edwards. Donna is coming on August 4th.”
Senator Casey/ Specter, it’s truly shameful that you and the rest of the Senate have essentially refused to go to this clinic: with millions of people unemployed and millions more either without health care or access to health care, closing our eyes to the plight of the poor and the middle class is not an option. You need to see with your own eyes the condition of our families, especially given that health care costs are expected to RISE over the next couple of years.
Senator Casey/Specter, I appreciated your stand for a public option, and was gravely disappointed when the Senate passed the Finance Committee’s bill instead of your own. Go to this clinic: then you will be able to tell your colleagues that adding a public option is of utmost importance.