5 New York Democrats Hold Up Healthcare

Five Democratic Members of Congress from New York are putting the brakes on President Obama’s historic campaign to reform our broken healthcare system. Healthcare legislation that would expand healthcare coverage for millions of Americans is gaining steam in Congress. But these five New York Representatives are stalling the bill because it pays for reform with a modest tax on the rich. Sign the petition here: This is our best chance for healthcare reform in a generation, but now these five Democratic members of Congress are putting real reform on hold – even though less than 1% of all New Yorkers would be affected by the tax.

We can fight back – but we have to act fast. I just signed the Working Families Party’s petition calling on the five Representatives to put healthcare reform above protecting the wealthy. Will you join me?


Broome County (New York) Democratic Picnic

Fellow Democrat,

Please join us for the Annual BC Democratic Picnic, Thursday, July 30, 2009 from 5 to 8 PM.  Ross Park (Pavilions 1 & 2), Morgan Rd, Binghamton.

RSVP to Tony Fiala at 607-773-8369 or 607-621-8821 (tickets will be held at the door).

Ticket price:  $25/person, $50/family, and $250/table of 10.

Tony Fiala, BCDC Chair

Peg Stein, Picnic Chair

Standing on the Side of Love

Hate Crimes

Join the final push to pass the Hate Crimes bill! This bill expands the coverage of existing hate crime laws to include crimes not only based on race, color, religion, and national origin, but also those based on the victim’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability. On Wednesday, July 15, please call your Senators toll free at 866-659-9641 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, and urge them to pass the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The Senate will likely to vote on this bill on Thursday morning, so please make the call on Wednesday!

Tune in at 5:00pm today

At 5:00pm today, Governor David A. Paterson will give a brief state-wide address to talk about the current economic crisis in New York and the State Senate stalemate and its effect on New Yorkers.

Please tune in to your local news or go to www.ny.gov/governor/webcast to watch the Governor’s remarks.

A Little Something for the 4th!!

DINO Mary Landrieu Needs to Listen to her Constitutents-Not The Insurance Companies