Sunday, November 8, 2009
Phone Bank for Health Care Reform! Historic!
Hours before the historic House vote , about 70 grassroots volunteers, including NPA New York members, made phone calls to urge fellow New Yorkers to call their representatives, demanding their support for health care reform. Together, we made almost 1700 calls to constituents of Representatives Dan Maffei (NY-25) and Scott Murphy (NY-20). Sharon, John and I called over 100 constituents to Rep. Murphy's district. At some point, so many messages were left on Murphy's New York voice mail that we ended up giving out the DC office phone number, his fax number and his email address. Apparently, our group effort had some part on getting Maffei on board, whereas Murphy failed to listen to his constituents. To all our New York Reps who voted for health care reform, we thank you! More here.