Here’s a link to the full speech President Obama gave earlier this week at a San Francisco fundraiser. Enjoy!
Change We Made October 14, 2009
We had a great victory in the California this week.
Diane Feinstein, who we were worried would cave to the interests of the insurance companies signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asking that the final bill to be voted on by the full Senate contain a public option.
This was our hard work and efforts paying off. The letters, the phone calls, the office visits… They all sent the clear message that the people of California want a strong health care reform bill that represents our interests and not the interests of insurance companies.
Now let’s call Senator Feinstein and tell her how happy we are for her support!
Her DC office number is 202-224-3841.
This is the power of the grassroots at work!
Roots of the California Budget Crisis Community Forum October 2, 2009
Come share, see, & hear how the state budget crisis has threatened our community and neighbors and cut opportunities for families and youth. Learn what we can do to get to the bottom of the crisis & bring back the California dream that brought so many of us here.
Saturday, October 17, 9:30-1:00 pm. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, 3500 West Temple St. 90004. Corner of Beverly, Virgil, Silver Lake, and Temple.
Sponsored by: Silverlake Hollywood Echo Park Metro Alliance, Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), UTLA North Area Teachers, Coalition Humane Immigrant Rights LA (CHIRLA), and more!
Five Senate Democrats sided with Republicans – and against the American people – by voting down two public option amendments today that would have ensured competition, saved lives and saved taxpayers over $85 Billion. Our response needs to be swift and uncompromising.
Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.)
Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)
Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)
Tom Carper (D-Del.)
Sunday Meeting September 24, 2009
33 North for Change Activists
We’re taking a break from tabling the Hollywood Farmer’s Market this weekend to:
* celebrate delivering 4,897 letters
from Constituents to Senators and Representatives
* and plan our next steps
to win healthcare reform with a public option!
Come share in the collective success story you made happen – and strategize for the crucial weeks and months ahead. Let’s discuss how we can best mobilize to pressure Congress to pass real healthcare reform in 2009.
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2-4 pm
2454 Lyric Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Social 1/2 hour • Original videos created by 33NFC activists • Phonebank to local Obama supporters • Updates and future actions
What we did this summer:
8 events • 38 videos • 4,897 letters • About 90 new members • Usual crew = 20
We could do so much more with your involvement!
Growing our Organization September 21, 2009
Over the last few months, our group collected more signatures through our farmers market event than every other group except our friends over in CD30. That is an exceptional achievement. We have amazing turnout rates for our volunteers who do an amazing job getting all the pieces of this operation done.
But we can do more.
Spurred on by the multiple health care reform bills pending in Congress, we are aspiring to expand our operation to help target those areas where Congress people are on the fence about health care reform, and particularly the public option. We also want to create a structure that will be able to react qucikly to changes in the legislative adjenda. To do this we need more volunteers and organizers.
As of right now, the organizational tasks have fallen on the shoulders of a couple of very dedicated community organizers. Without them there would be no famers market events.
As the groups grows the number of tasks has grown and these few organizers just can’t carry the load going forward. It would be a great asset to our group to have a more new organizers helping with this work as well as starting new projects.
Rather than switching our operation to whatever the legislative situation demands we would rather have all aspects of our group operating at all times. Our present vision would have two operations. The first is the continued tabling at the Hollywood Farmers Market. This lets the Congress people in Southern California (most of whom agree with our progressive adjenda) that they have a wide base of support and encourage them to continue fighting for us in Congress.
The second is creating a calling structure. This would serve many functions. The first would be to contact potential and current volunteers to help build our base of activists. Additionally, it would ideally be able to mobilize to contact progressive constituents of those Congress people who are on the fence about legislation and get those voters to contact their legislators and pull them off the fence.
This is what won us the election. This is what will win us meaningful health care reform. And this is what will help us force Congress to give us the change we voted into office last November.
Don’t just stand with us, fight with us. We are the change we have been waiting for.
Demonstration Against Blue Cross September 18, 2009
Press Event & Rally
Are you sick of Blue Cross:
Putting profits before your health?
Denying applicants with pre-existing conditions?
Cancelling your coverage when you get sick?
Working against Health Care Reform?
Then let your voice be heard and join us on Sep 22nd!
Blue Cross Headquarters Building
801 S. Figueroa Street
(Corner of 8th and Fig)
Los Angeles, CA. 90017
INFO/RSVP: Nancy M. Gomez (213) 413-3587