Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Dubya Attacks Millions of American Children

Thanks to Nate Merritt.


With one stroke of his pen yesterday, bush vetoed the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reauthorization bill that would have provided health insurance for 10 million children.

Families USA, a partner of the Campaign for Children's Health Care, released a new ad about the veto. It features real kids who need health insurance and could benefit from CHIP reauthorization.

Click here to view the video.

You're one of the first to see this ad. We need your help so that as many other people as possible see it, too. Please forward it to your friends and family, and ask them to do the same.

Second, please sign Families USA's petition urging Congress to fight back and overturn bush's veto. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't get the last word. We do.

In the coming days, the bill will return to Congress for a vote to override his veto. At last count, we were still about two dozen votes short of the amount needed to defeat the veto in the House of Representatives.

The majority of American voters support an expansion of children's health coverage according to recent polls-including voters in Republican-held districts. So why do some members of Congress continue to ignore their constituents and stand by the president to block children's health? The answer is greed; they fear to spend money for kids, and would rather use it to kill innocents.

Click here to view the video.
Families USA: Home

We want voters in every Congressional district in the country to see this ad and tell their Representatives to support kids.

Ten million children are waiting for us to take action on their behalf.

Let's not let them down the way bush and his allies in Congress have.
Thank you,
Ron Pollack, Executive Director
Families USA
Partner of the Campaign for Children's Health Care

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