Over the last few days, we have been working with blogs all over the country through the Blue America PAC to raise money for members of Congress who have pledged to vote against any bill that doesn't include a public option for health care reform. No Virginians have yet insisted on a public option in this bill.
It's time to bring out the carrots!
Terry McAuliffe thinks it is time to "insist" on the public option. We couldn't agree more. Terry's agreed to host a fundraiser with Virginia and national bloggers who are insisting on a public option for the first Virginia Congressman who will take our pledge! This will be an awesome event to highlight and honor any Virginia Congressman who shows leadership on this issue. If you would like to be a part of the host committee for this event, shoot me an email at email@example.com. Lowell and I are already on board, and I'm sure there will be many others!
Will the fundraiser be for Bobby Scott? Jim Moran? Gerry Connolly? Tom Perriello? Any of them can get a night with national and local bloggers honoring them featuring T-Mac... but first they have to do the right thing.
A HUGE Thank You to T-Mac for taking the leadership on this issue right when needed even more firepower. So far in just over two days the pledge has raised $175,000 for Democrats willing to take a stand! As Terry says, now is the time to "insist" on a public option.
UPDATE: CHECK THIS OUT!