Monday, October 15, 2007

SCHIP Override Bust Doc Hastings Fax Machine Contest

Representative Doc Hastings is the only WA State Member of Congress that apparently continues to oppose the State Children’s Health Program. Since he only accepts form emails from district constituents through his website it makes it difficult to contact him about any opposition to his voting positions except by snail mail. But times a wasting. The override vote is scheduled for October 18th at this time.

So I think its time that folks sent Doc a FAX about his SCHIP votes and request he vote to override Bush’s veto. Come on get those fax machines smoking.

Here are the numbers. Simply clip and paste the letter below add your name and comments and let her rip through the old fax machine at home work or on your computer.

Fax Washington, D.C. (202) 225-3251
Fax Pasco office (509) 545-1972
Fax Yakima office (509) 452-3438

Dear Congressman Hastings,

I am writing to urge you to reconsider your previous vote against the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and to stand up for the health of vulnerable children in our community and across the county.

I strongly encourage you to support the bipartisan, compromise legislation to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program this year.

The bi-partisan vote in Congress in favor of extending and improving this important program demonstrates leadership in protecting low-income families and children. The President’s veto of this legislation could lead to an interruption in coverage for many children who are depending on medications and necessary medical procedures. The veto may further deny coverage to millions more children who are in the dangerous situation of living without health insurance.

I believe all children should have the right to adequate health care. Improving public policies that promote the health of our nation's children is a key issue and can help reduce poverty in America. As a private citizen I am determined to hold our nation’s leaders accountable for their policy decisions and how those decisions impact those living in poverty.

I simply ask that you have a change of heart and stand up for America’s most vulnerable children by voting to override the President’s veto of SCHIP. A vote to override the president’s veto is not only a stand for low-income children; it is a stand for the future strength of our community, our country, and the common good.


(Your name here)

Additional action you can take:

Contact opposition congress members by phone by calling the Capitol switchboard (202) 224-3121 and asking to be connected to their office. Perhaps you be willing given the time involved to select just two names from the list below.

It is particularly important to contact the following targets, who are moderate Republicans who voted against the SCHIP bill, and urge them to change their vote to override the President's veto:

Contact them by phone if possible by calling the Capitol switchboard (202) 224-3121 and asking to be connected to their office.

Robert Aderholt (R-AL)

John Boozman (R-AR)

Brian Bilbray (R-CA), Mary Bono (R-CA)

Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO)

Tom Feeney (R-FL)

Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)

Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)

Tim Johnson (R-IL)

Judy Biggert (R-IL)

Jerry Weller (R-IL)

Rodney Alexander (R-LA)

Tim Walberg (R-MI)

Joseph Knollenberg (R-MI)

Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

Sam Graves (R-MO)

Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)

Jim Saxton (R-NJ)

Thomas Reynolds (R-NY)

John (Randy) Kuhl (R-NY)

Robin Hayes (R-NC)

Steve Chabot (R-OH)

Greg Walden (R-OR)

Kay Granger (R-TX)

Thelma Drake (R-VI)

Barbara Cubin (R-WY)

1 comment:

  1. Your letter is excellent. I truly hope those who read this are from one of the districts shown.

    I'm from Musgrave's - and have urged 50 of my friends to write her (by e-mail - using her website) - or call her at
    (202) 225-4676 - DC (where she is)
    (970) 663-3536 - Loveland

    I have also asked each of them to write to 10 of their friends in the district.