Chelsea Green Publishing

Chelsea Green Blog

America Can’t Wait for Real Health Care Reform—Sign the Petition

We keep hearing that we need 60 votes in the Senate to pass health care reform with a strong public option. Of course, this isn’t true. Legislation passes in the Senate with a majority vote. When Republicans were the majority, they passed legislation with fewer than 60 votes all the time. So what’s the big deal about 60 votes?

Sixty votes are needed to block a filibuster. In other words, if the opposition mounts a filibuster, a number of Democrats will have to stand up and say, “No, I will not block this filibuster so that we can send this piece of legislation to the floor for a vote.” And if conservative Democrats want to do this, by God, we should give them the chance to show their true colors.

Democracy for America needs your help to force Congress to get the job done and pass real health care reform.

Now is the season for action. The majority of Americans want health insurance reform with the choice of a public option that keeps insurance companies honest, lowers costs, and increases service.

The choice of a public option provides every American a non-profit health insurance alternative that can’t be canceled if you lose a job or move and its inclusion in any bill passed this year is non-negotiable.

Majority votes in Congress can pass a public option.

We join President Obama in calling on Congress to get the job done.

Go to AmericaCantWait.com to sign the petition.

 

Related Articles:


Chelsea Green: In the Media 2016

Oh, 2016. Where did the time go? Each year, Chelsea Green receives hundreds of mentions (well over 1000 in 2016) in the media both big and small. From interviews, to excerpts, to opinion pieces by authors we’re always working to make sure that the mission and message of each book is spread far and wide. […] Read More

Yes, America We Can Make It … Really

Uncertainty got you down? The political world may seem like it’s crumbling around us, but this we know: We can make it, America. Literally, we can make things. Houses. Gardens. Food. Below we’ve selected some of our classic how-to and DIY books (and some new favorites) to help you sustain your self, family, and community. […] Read More

Chelsea Green on Instagram: Our Most Popular Photos of 2016

What a year for Chelsea Green on Instagram! We began the year with 500 followers and are now fast approaching 4,000 photo-loving brewers, gardeners, cheesemakers, permaculturists, foodies, seed-savers, homesteaders, foragers, and more. Our most popular posts of 2016 say a lot about what makes you happy: mushrooms, innovative garden designs and techniques, tiny cabins, and […] Read More

Slack and Taut: Defining a System’s Resilience

A resilient future (or a resilient present, for that matter) needs to be slack, not taut. What do we mean? Core to the concept of a Lean Economy is understanding the need to move toward a “slack” market rather than one that is “taut.” When British economist David Fleming died unexpectedly in 2010, he left […] Read More

What’s a Carbon Sink?

World leaders met in Marrakech this month as part of COP22, to discuss the next steps to reducing global climate emissions. One of the solutions being discussed is carbon farming. Author Eric Toensmeier participated in COP22, in part, because he literally wrote a book on it. First off – what is carbon farming? It’s a […] Read More
Follow us
Get every new post delivered to your inbox
Join millions of other followers
Powered By WPFruits.com
+1
Tweet
Share
Share
Pin