CALL YOUR SENATORS ON MONDAY TO TELL THEM YOU EXPECT THEM TO VOTE "NO" TO GOVERNMENT RUN MEDICINE. Also, call your Representatives to let them know how you feel about their vote on Saturday.
CLICK HERE TO find your Senators' and Representative's phone numbers as well as a list of other targeted Senators it is important to contact: http://www.freedomworks.org/call-congress.
Thank you for your work yesterday against H.R. 3962. Get ready for fight in Senate.
Thank you to all of you who kept the pressure on Congress yesterday with your phone calls, email, and faxes. The fight is not over. We are going to need your help to fight even harder in the Senate to stop government medicine.
Call your Senators on Monday to tell them you are counting on them to help stop government medicine. CLICK HERE to get your Senators' phone numbers as well as a list of targeted Senators. Also call your Representatives to tell them how you feel about their vote on Saturday.
In the meantime we are continuing to assist in the battle at the AMA meeting in Houston to get the AMA to do the right thing and support patients and doctors and not government medicine. An emergency resolution to rescind the AMA's support of the Pelosi bill may make it onto the agenda on Sunday.
AAPS Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Kathryn Serkes, was on the ground yesterday in Houston for the "AMA Shout-Out" rally and has sent in the following report:
AAPS Board of Directors member Juliette Madrigal Dersch, spoke to the large crowd gathered for the Tea Party Express stop at the Sam Houston Race Park. She told them how her patients are better served because she does not let the government and insurance companies tell her what is best for her patients. Click here to see photos of Dr. Madrigal-Dersch speaking at event.
Back in downtown Houston, outside the AMA meeting, about 150 people chanted, yelled, and talked for almost 2 hours and 3 television stations came out to report on the event. (We will pass footage along as it becomes available.) David McKalip, M.D. took a break from the AMA meeting and spoke to the assembled crowd. The AMA staff was on lookout through park for the hour or so beforehand checking out what we were up to.
The one casualty of the day was our Take Back Medicine sign, which mysteriously disappeared from the tree it was attached to.