It's been an awful week in politics. Democrats are running away from national healthcare reform. Many learned the exact wrong thing from the MA election, and are now pushing for even more watered-down, big-business-approved legislation -- or no reform bill at all.
This problem -- Democratic weakness and bowing to corporate interests -- is why the Working Families Party exists. And it's why we're asking you and everyone you know to pledge to vote on the Working Families ballot line today. Just click here: http://action.workingfamiliesparty.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=603
We're no spoiler party. We support Democrats a lot of the time -- and when we do, it's because we expect them to put the interests of progressives and working families first. These politicians know that they could lose the WFP's support -- and their elections -- if they don't do the right thing.
The more of us there are, the more they'll be compelled to listen. So if you're sick and disgusted with the news from Washington, there's something you can do about it today: tell the Democrats you're voting on the Working Families Party line.
There's never been a better time to jump on board. And if enough people do, it'll make news, in New York and maybe even nationally. All you need to do is take the pledge:http://action.workingfamiliesparty.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=603
It's a dark moment. But if it means that tens of thousands of us roll up our sleeves and get to work actually holding Democrats accountable, we'll come out of this better than we went in.
Bob Master and Sam Williams, WFP Co-Chairs
Dan Cantor, WFP Executive Director