What would you give to see our Dr. Jess fight for single payer on TV?
A few days ago Lambert asked us to help Dr. Jess's ad go viral.
Now the estimable Clark Newhall who brought us the recent fax blast is trying to get the Dr. Jess/Mike Farrell ad, along with several others, on TV. You can donate to this effort here.
Here's the email that was forwarded to me:
Earlier today I circulated an idea for single payer advocates to do what MoveOn.org does: Raise lots of money on the Internet for media ads - because Single Payer Will Lose If We Don't Reach the Masses. I was immediately contacted by Dr. Clark Newhall in Utah (www.1payer.net) who has been working with Actor Mike Farrell ("BJ Hunicutt" from TV's MASH) to produce a series of 30 and 60 second TV ads supporting single payer Medicare-for-All. Four of the five ads have been finished with voiceovers, titles and music. SEE THEM HERE: http://www.1payer.net/videos/medicare-for-all.html
We must act now to motivate America to speak to Congress. We must reach a national audience with TV advertising to motivate Americans to contact their Representatives and Senators to demand the only real solution to the health care crisis - Single Payer Medicare for all. As Fredrick Douglas famously said: "POWER CONCEDES NOTHING WITHOUT A DEMAND... IT NEVER DID...AND IT NEVER WILL..."
I CANNOT SAY THIS STRONGLY ENOUGH: "WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET THE PEOPLE TO DEMAND SINGLE PAYER IN SUFFICIENT NUMBERS TO FORCE THEIR REPRESENTATIVES & SENATORS TO HAVE THE POLITICAL COURAGE TO BUCK THE INSURANCE COMPANIES UNLESS WE CAN REACH THE MASS OF AMERICANS WITH THE SINGLE PAYER MESSAGE." These ads are ready to go on the air starting next week, but we need your help to raise the funds necessary. Will you help now to raise the $50,000.00 necessary to put the Mike Farrell ads on TV next week.
Click Here to: Donate today. The time is short
and PASS THIS PLEA ONTO YOUR EMAIL LISTS.
These Ads are powerful. But they are only as powerful as you make them.They are only powerful when they are seen. They can only change the minds of Congress if Congress knows that they are empowering Americans to say: Medicare For All. Now. Everybody In, Nobody Out.
Congress is writing health care reform in closed door meetings with insurance company lobbyists as we activists sit here and preach to the choir. It's time to stop preaching to the choir. It's time to get the Mike Farrell ads on TV. Now. Not in a month. Not in July or September when it may be too late. WE MUST DRIVE THE DEBATE NOW TO STEER IT TO SINGLE PAYER.
Donate today and help raise the $50,000.00 we need for this initial ad campaign. If each of the thousands of single payer supporters donates only $50, we can do it easily. If everyone donates $100 dollars, we can do it faster and put more ads. Think how much you will save if we have Medicare For All. If you think of it as an investment, 100 dollars now will save you thousands in insurance premiums when we have Medicare For All. Donate today. Donate for yourself and then give some more for those who don't have enough. Donate whatever you can afford, even if you think it is too small to help. Even small donations multiplied by thousands adds up. Obama won the Presidency with small Internet donations. All of us together can do it.
DO IT NOW !
IMPORTANT - PLEASE FORWARD THIS PLEA TO ALL YOUR EMAIL LISTS
SPREAD THE WORD !!
Thanks for all you do.
Frederick W. "Rick" Ford, President, Floridians for Health Care, Inc.
2801 PGA Blvd, Suite 110
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Clark Newhall MD JD
Physician & Attorney
Law Office at
57 W. 200 South, Suite 101
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
"THOSE WHO PROFESS TO FAVOR FREEDOM, AND YET DEPRECIATE AGITATION, ARE MEN AND WOMEN WHO WANT CROPS WITHOUT PLOWING UP THE GROUND. THEY WANT RAIN WITHOUT THUNDER AND LIGHTNING, THEY WANT THE OCEAN WITHOUT THE AWFUL ROAR OF ITS WATERS. THIS STRUGGLE MAY BE A MORAL ONE; OR IT MAY BE A PHYSICAL ONE; OR IT MAY BE BOTH MORAL AND PHYSICAL; BUT IT BE A STRUGGLE.
POWER CONCEDES NOTHING WITHOUT A DEMAND... IT NEVER DID...AND IT NEVER WILL..."
FREDRICK DOUGLAS 1857