3.16.10 -- Update on today’s events --
My husband and I attended the “Honk Against Healthcare Takeover Rally” today here in Waco, Texas, outside Congressman Chet Edwards’ office. We drove around and around his district office honking our horns while some other brave souls stood out in the cold and rain, holding signs that left no doubt that they want Edwards and the other Congressmen to “dump this bill!”
Before the rally, my husband and I went into Edwards’ district office to register. We signed the log and left a handwritten note that his staffer said she would fax to Edwards. In it, we thanked the Congressman for his promise to vote against the Senate healthcare bill.
I asked the staffer if her phone had been ringing off the hook with people thanking Edwards for his vote yesterday. [He voted against a measure in the House Budget Committee that advanced the healthcare legislation. He also has stated publicly that he will not vote for the healthcare bill because it will not lower medical costs nor lower the federal deficit.]
The staffer’s answer really shocked us. She indicated there have not been that many calls and that they have been evenly split with about the same number for as against the healthcare bill.
If true, then we who are opposed to this healthcare bill have not been doing our part.
My husband and I are totally opposed to Chet Edwards’ re-election; however, this is a critical time to let him know that we support his decision to vote against this miserable bill.
Please do your part and contact his offices. We should be burning his lines up to communicate our opposition to this bill. How do we know that he is not wavering under the Beltway pressure and may be considering changing his vote to “yes”?
This is not the time to get lackadaisical about our responsibility. Please contact Congressman Edwards and tell him that you want him to maintain his “no” vote on this healthcare bill.
Washington DC Office:
2369 Rayburn Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-4311
E-mail: E-mail Chet by clicking here
St. Charles Place
600 Austin Avenue, Suite 29
Waco, Texas 76701
FAX: (254) 752-7769
Brazos Valley Office:
4001 East 29th St., Suite 116
Bryan, Texas 77802
Fax: (979) 691-8939
115 south Main Street, Suite 202
Cleburne, Texas 76033
Fax: (817) 645-4796