Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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Is there any chance you can help deliver this letter to Brigid Smith in the Towson office?  Would you like to sign on?  Thanks.






Rep. John Sarbanes

600 Baltimore Ave.

Suite 303

Baltimore, MD  21204


February 15, 2012

Dear Congressperson Sarbanes:

Progressive Democrats of America and its partners, including the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore, launched the Brown Bag Vigil campaign two years ago. We've met at district offices of senators and representatives as part of this ongoing national effort. Today, we call upon you to support important legislation to create jobs in your district, provide healthcare for all, guarantee political rights for people--not corporations, and end the war in Afghanistan. We will share information as to your response on these issues with our colleagues.   

We urge you to join the Out of Afghanistan Caucus, and to support:

HR 780 - Rep. Barbara Lee’s bill to fund the safe and orderly withdrawal of armed forces and military contractors from Afghanistan.

HR 676 - Rep. John Conyers’s bill to establish an improved and expanded Medicare for All program.

HR 1200 - Rep. Jim McDermott’s American Health Security Act of 2011 to deliver universal health care coverage by incorporating Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and TRICARE (the Department of Defense health care program), while maintaining health care programs under the Veterans Affairs Administration. Insurance sold by for-profit companies will only provide supplemental coverage.

HR 870 - Rep. Conyers’s “21st Century Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act” to establish the National Full Employment Trust Fund and create employment opportunities for the unemployed.

H.R. 2914 - Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s “Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act” to fund 2,242,000 positions during fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

H.J. Res 88 - Rep. Jim McGovern’s constitutional amendment to overturn the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling and to make clear that corporations do not have the rights the U.S. Constitution guarantees to human beings.

We also urge you to support upcoming legislation for a significant Financial Transaction Tax and call upon you to oppose any legislation or effort which would cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid benefits or endanger those programs.

Please provide us with the name and contact information of your staffer(s) responsible for the above issues.

Thank you for your time and attention,

Max Obuszewski

on behalf of the Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore

325 East 25th Street

Baltimore, MD 21218



"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs


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