Update: I just got the word, please NO SIGNS.
Glenn Burleigh, head organizer for ACORN in St. Louis sent this:
While the Tea Baggers have unleashed a right-wing circus of hate and ignorance, we’ve been doing the tough organizing we need to win. This past weekend, the teabaggers’ weak turnout showed that they really don’t have the numbers. We’ve known that for a while, but the media has been eating up all the craziness.
Well, now it’s time to show what the Pro-Reform side can do, and we need everyone to come out to this Sunday’s Organizing For America/Health Care for America Now! event. Organizing For America’s healthcare reform bus tour stops in St. Louis, this Sunday, and we need to show up in big numbers. If we show up with close to a thousand supporters, we will have changed the media narrative. Already, we have seen our side match or exceed the right’s presence at this week’s townhalls. While this is great news, we need to prove that we can come together ourselves, and not just to protect Democratic politicians.
Send out emails, call friends, give neighbors rides to the event, whatever it takes. Congress is going back into session and we need the narrative to be that while the teabaggers caught us offguard, we have rallied and reclaimed the momentum, and we are demanding real healthcare reform, with a strong public option!
What: Rally for the Passage of Healthcare Reform (HB 3200)
Why: Because the Real Majority Stands with the President
Where: IBEW Local 1 Union Hall, 5850 Elizabeth (one block east of Hampton)
When: This Sunday, August 30th at 7pm
Be there or be square and BRING SIGNS. Here are some ideas courtesy of Susan Cunningham
Universal Health Care: The Right thing to do
People before Profit
What is YOUR LIFE worth to Wall Street?
Insurance companies RATION care every day
Think you have health insurance? Think again.
Have you read the fine print lately?
The Republican health care plan: Don’t get Sick
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and the greatest of these is LIFE
Health insurance companies aren’t “Pro Life”
They save money when you die
Americans who care about each other deserve an American Health Care Plan
Dying for lack of cancer treatments is no tea party.