we added Senators Chuck Schumer (NY) and Barbara Mikulski (MD) to the
growing list co-signers on the letter calling for passing a public
option using reconciliation, which would keep Republicans from using a
procedural trick called the filibuster to block a majority vote.
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow each covered our campaign last night. When Rachel Maddow asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius directly, if the White House would fight for a public option if the Senate put it in the bill, she answered "Absolutely."
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Momentum is on our side. It's up to us to keep up the pressure it will take to get the job done.
Thank you for everything you do,
Jim Dean, Chair
Democracy for America
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