November 19, 2004

A pleasant surprise from John Kerry.

We have to admit that we're surprised to see Kerry making such a bold move to confront Dubya so soon after the election, but the following (from an email message sent out to supporters today) is definitely a good move:

[We] must fight not only against George Bush's extreme policies -- we must also uphold our own values. This is why on the first day Congress is in session next year, I will introduce a bill to provide every child in America with health insurance. And, with your help, that legislation will be accompanied by the support of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

There are more than eight million uninsured children in our nation.

That's eight million reasons for us to stay together and fight for a new direction. It is a disgrace that in the wealthiest nation on earth, eight million children go without health insurance.

Normally, a member of the Senate will first approach other senators and ask them to co-sponsor a bill before it is introduced -- instead, I am turning to you. Imagine the power of a bill co-sponsored by hundreds of thousands of Americans being presented on the floor of the United States Senate. You can make it happen. Sign our "Every Child Protected" pledge today and forward it to your family, friends, and neighbors:

This is the beginning of a second term effort to hold the Bush administration accountable and to stand up and fight for our principles and our values. They want you to disappear; they are counting on that. I'm confident you will prove them wrong, and you will rewrite history again.

Go sign the petition. It'll help make Dubya squirm.

Posted by Magpie at November 19, 2004 01:22 PM | Health/Medicine/Health Care | Technorati links |

Count me as a signer and as someone passing along the word.

Posted by: Scott at November 19, 2004 03:27 PM