From an ATP member re tomorrow's likely vote in the Senate -
"I like many others have been inspired by Ted Cruz's impassioned speech. What a real show of leadership, a true man of the people. Mr. Cruz has asked us to flood the Senate with phone calls, emails and faxes, and to sign his petition.
"As a member of ATP, I humbly request you consider alerting your membership of this important opportunity for activism today. The vote for cloture will most likely occur tomorrow afternoon.
"In the past few months, the American people, by calling and protesting, successfully shut down the debate for intervening in Syria, as well as delaying the House from implementing amnesty. I do not believe that we have lost the battle on obamacare yet! In fact, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin from WV is now publicly stating that he would be willing to delay the individual mandate. I want to do all I can to stop obamacare!"
Here is the link for Ted Cruz petition and list of Senators/contact information:
This week an important showdown is taking place in Washington, DC over Obamacare.The fight is between those elected officials who stand with Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and are serious about dismantling Obamacare, vs. the "status quo" Ruling Elite who are helping to prop up Obamacare and advance its implementation.
Obamacare is based on the flawed premise that the government should run our nation's health care system and that it has the right to dictate all aspects of our health care decision-making.Tea Party Patriots was adamantly opposed to Obamacare's tyrannical expansion of government back in 2010, and we remain committed to defunding and dismantling this "train wreck" law that is completely unworkable.
But in order to do that, we need your help urgently!Will you join the fight against Washington's total control of our nation's health care system by doing the following items today?
1.Remember how President Obama and the Democrats promised us that we would be able to keep our doctors under Obamacare?Well, of course that will not be true for many of us, and it's important for us to talk to our doctors about this now.Please call your doctor and ask the following questions, and then report back to us about what you hear so we can continue to inform the public about the disastrous impact this law will have on our nation's health care system.
a. Question for doctor: Are you planning to accept additional Medicaid patients as the law increases the number of people who will be forced onto Medicaid?
b. Question for doctor: Have you already looked at our state's Obamacare exchange?Will you be accepting all participants in the state exchange?
2.In 2010 when the Democrats forced Obamacare through Congress, President Obama made the now-famous remark that "if you like your health insurance, you can keep it."For hundreds of thousands of Americans who have already lost their insurance because of Obamacare, this is another terrible broken promise about the law.Have you already talked to your HR department at work?If not, please call today and ask one simple question: Will there be any changes to our health insurance policy, plan, or premiums due to Obamacare?
3.Call both of your United States Senators TODAY and ask them to vote NO on cloture on the Continuing Resolution.The House last week passed a Continuing Resolution that fully funds the government while not funding Obamacare.We support the House's effort, and we do not want Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to play procedural tricks and add the Obamacare funding back into the House bill.That is why it is so important to call your Senators TODAY!They need to know that we will not accept gimmicks.We are not interested in Washington games or political maneuvers.Obamacare is simply too important of an issue for Harry Reid to play games.
The Capitol Operator can be reached at 202.224.3121.
Tell us what your Doctor(s) and HR Department says here.
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots
Co-Founder and National Coordinator
PS: Many of you are on retirement and have informed us that you are losing your Medicare Advantage plan or other Medicare supplemental plan as a result of Obamacare. We are researching other alternatives and we will be back in touch soon with some free-market alternatives to the government's ill-conceived one-size-fits-all health care policy that has already left many of you without the coverage you had come to depend on.