Monday, March 15, 2010
Democracy for America says there are 51 Senate votes for public option
That's the ad they are running and want to continue to run. Here's the e-mail I received earlier today:
Lisa Renee -
Don't let them kill the public option by mistake. Contribute Now
After Senator Durbin announced that Senate Leadership would get the votes needed to pass any reconciliation bill sent to the Senate from the House -- even if it included a public option -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House Democrats spent all weekend still claiming that the Senate doesn't have the votes.
The Senate has 51 votes for a public option and we can prove it.
Today, we're releasing this new ad pressuring Speaker Pelosi and others in Congress to put a public option in the new House bill. They need to see this ad right away so they don't kill the public option by mistake.
PLEASE CONTRIBUTE $20 RIGHT NOW TO KEEP THIS AD ON THE AIR
The House may vote this week on health care -- so we need to act fast.
If Speaker Pelosi puts a public option in the bill, the over two million members of Democracy for America, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and CREDO Action will help lock down the 216 votes needed to pass healthcare reform in the House.
That's why we're running this ad at least 100 times in D.C. before Wednesday. The more we raise to air it, the more members of Congress will see it on MSNBC and CNN before it's too late.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AD
This is the end game. We can win this if Democrats in Washington have the will to lead.
Working together, we're helping deliver the votes they need to pass real reform. Thank you for everything you do.
Jim Dean, Chair
Democracy for America