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UPDATE 2 - This is video from the sit-in in Lieberman's office. ABC News was present and you will find a video from ABCNews.com posted below the first video, which is from MobilizeforHealthcare.org.

Currently, 4 individuals who participated in the sit-in are still in jail and plan to be there overnight to draw attention to the need for single-payer.
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Some single payer news--- Nancy Pelosi thinks that giving a state the option to enact a single-payer system would break Obama's health care promise, which is that people could keep their current insurance plan if they like it.




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UPDATE 11:07 AM ET -

After forty-five minutes in Sen. Lieberman's D.C. Office, nine people were arrested. They were all members of the Mobilization for Health Care for All.

Three of the nine arrested are refusing to give their full name to police so they can remain in jail and bring attention to the need for politicians like Lieberman to stop taking contributions from private insurance companies.

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Below is an article that was posted just as the activists began their action this morning. No other news organizations or websites were aware of this action when it was posted. This action was kept secret so the direct action could be successfully carried out.

Please:

1. Call Lieberman and tell him to stop taking insurance money. His numbers are: (202) 224-4041and (860) 549-8463.

2. Sign the petition urging Lieberman to stop taking insurance money. Click here to sign the petition now. Urge everyone you know to sign the petition.

3. Make a donation to support the Mobilization. Bail money is needed for those who took direct action in Lieberman's office this morning.


OpEdNews is your source for all news and reports on the struggle for real health care reform in America. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Sen. Lieberman (I-Aetna) Meets Americans Willing to Put Their Body on the Line for Real Healthcare Reform

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At 9:20 AM ET, Senator Joe Lieberman received a visit at his D.C. Office from a band of citizens determined to make sure Lieberman is not allowed to govern on behalf of insurance companies or obstruct health care reform with shameless tomfoolery any longer.

The band of citizens entered his office with the intention of convincing Lieberman to stop accepting lobbying dollars from health insurance companies. The group waited patiently hoping to negotiate with Lieberman, but when Lieberman refused to meet the individuals, they began a sit-in and were unwilling to leave until their demands for Lieberman were met or they were arrested.

Those participating included a leader from MobilizeforHealthcare.org, four students from Lieberman's home state of Connecticut, and an ordained minister/talk radio host.

Kai Newkirk, a national coordinator for the Mobilization for Health Care for All (the group responsible for organizing the action), risked arrest and planned on staying in jail until Lieberman made the pledge.

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Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof Press. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly podcast, "Unauthorized Disclosure." He was an editor for OpEdNews.com

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