Just in from Stubborn_Facts at Grassroots in Nebraska, December 22, 2009.
Grassroots in Nebraska
sStubborn_Facts has invited you to the event ‘STOP the Health Care Bill Before Christmas! Rally’ on Grassroots in Nebraska!
REMINDER!! RALLY TONIGHT AT 6PM + DON’T FORGET TO BOMBARD BEN ALL WEEK!
An interactive parking garage map of downtown has been added to the site!
Time: December 22, 2009 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Location: Senator Ben Nelson’s Office
Organized By: Stubborn_Facts
NOTE ADDED 12/20 @7:00AM RALLY IS STILL ON!
For much more detail, visit THIS POST on the Grassroots in Nebraska website.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is pushing for a vote on health care before Christmas.
**So YES, it is rather NUTS to try to do a rally on 12/22 in <32 degree weather…in the evening.**
BUT…if there is ANY chance we can impact this bill, it really comes down to US in Nebraska –
Senator Ben Nelson, by all accounts is the KEY vote on this bill and has voiced his unwillingness to vote for it in its present form, including federal funding for abortion.
Sen. David Vitter (LA) an executive member of the Senate Republican Steering Committee, advised on a 12/17 conference call with grassroots organizers from several states that some large, visible rally in Nebraska with media attention may well have some impact on Senator Nelson. He is already under a lot of pressure.
He also said if we could get national media attention that would be very helpful.
The other organizers on the call offered their support by way of encouraging whoever could possibly come from their states, spreading the word, gathering national media contact information they have, and by donating money for us to run an ad campaign about the rally (see below).
Chris Comeaux from Tea Party of Louisiana has made plans to travel to Lincoln to help on Monday and Tuesday. I have heard from a couple of other organizers that they are trying to work things out so they can come also.
PLEASE – DRESS WARMLY!!
We already have….
So we need YOU and for you to drag as many people along as you can – and could use HELP, especially in getting the word out, and participating in flyer distribution we are arranging.
IF you want to help, leave a comment below.
If you need sign ideas, see this POST.
For this limited purpose we ARE trying to raise money to run ads on TV, radio, and print on Monday and Tuesday. There is a donate button on the Grassroots in Nebraska website for this purpose.
Once this event is over, the button will come down.
See more details and RSVP on Grassroots in Nebraska: