I supported Barack Obama not just because I thought he could win an election, but because I actually wanted to see his policies and programs put in place. He said what those policies were on the campaign trail and now he's trying to implement them as President. He's keeping his word.
The budget he proposes is extremely ambitious. It sets up the country to finally deliver on some really important things, namely alternative energy and comprehensive healthcare reform.
Green jobs and healthcare coverage that costs us less green.
We need these things, we want these things, we deserve these things. Short term and long term.
But it's not just up to him. This is democracy. It's also up to us.
Right now, right-wing naysayers (who can point to no viable alternative plan) are putting pressure on moderate Democrats to water down the budget bill by stripping it of its most important and prudent provisions.
And we're on the front lines here in Louisiana.
The President needs the support of Representative Charlie Melancon and Senator Mary Landrieu, but both of them are waffling.
We need to put pressure on our elected officials to support the Obama budget.
Republican activists are very good about writing letters and making phone calls. I think that sometimes we don't think that these things don't make a difference. In reality, they do.
It takes very little time to make a phone call.
Rep. Charlie Melancon:
Washington, DC Office
And since he claims to be a closeted Democrat, let's also add Rep. Cao to the list:
|Washington Office ||.||New Orleans Office |
4640 So. Carrollton Ave. Suite 120
Sen. Mary Landrieu:
328 Hart Senate Building
Hale Boggs Federal Building
Voice: (504) 589-2427
Room 326, Federal Building
Voice: (225) 389-0395
Voice: (318) 676-3085
Voice: (337) 436-6650
Just take a moment. Three phone calls a day until this budget is passed.