Thursday, October 08, 2009

Details on Keith's Plan

Many of us watched Keith Olbermann's hour-long Special Comment last night on the subject of health care, and the dire need for major reform. To top it off, Keith came up with a beautiful plan: embrace the National Association of Free Clinics!

Support them in their wonderful work, and fund free medical events in the major cities of the five states of the Democratic Senators who just might side with the Republicans to filibuster any bill with a public option: Nevada and Harry Reid; Arkansas and Blanche Lincoln & Mark Pryor; Nebraska and Ben Nelson; Louisiana and Mary Landreau; Montana and Max Baucus.

Just click on the link (the url is and make a donation-- whatever you can afford. Let's get this party started!

Just in case you missed it tonight, here's the video of Keith giving the details, and speaking with Nicole Lamoureux, executive director of NAFC:

Tonight on Air America radio, I'll join with Keith in his effort by giving the details, and then move on...

I'll be joined in the first hour by my old friend John LeBoutillier. John happens to be a conservative. He was a Congressman from NY when I met him and, at the time, I thought he was a wing nut. But in this day and age of the lunatic fringe running the GOP asylum, LeBout is one of the most reasonable conservatives I know. I want to question him about the health care battle, and find out how anyone with an ounce of compassion can be against health care reform!

In hour two, as part of my ongoing mission toward campaign finance reform, I'll speak with Congressman John Larson (D-CT), who introduced the Fair Elections Now Act in the House.

And we'll wrap things up with a conversation with Rebecca Griffin, political director for Peace Action West. I had never heard of Peace Action West until earlier this week, as I was preparing for a show commemorating the 8th anniversary of the start of our war in Afghanistan. On Facebook, I noticed a few posts on the White House wall from a "Facebook vigil". I clicked on it to find out more, and saw that thousands of my fellow Americans had joined in this friendly takeover of the White House Facebook page, protesting the war. I joined in too.

Tonight, we'll find out what type of impact was made, as well as learning a bit about Peace Action West.

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