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FYI: Latest OFA "Final March" email ("I'm here for Natoma")

FYI, I received this ‘Final March” email an hour ago:

Barry —

“I’m here for Natoma.”

That’s what President Obama wrote us yesterday about Natoma Canfield, an Ohio woman whose story helped inspire the President and the nation to keep fighting for reform.

As we speak, each member of Congress is preparing to cast their last vote on health reform, while insurance-company lobbyists bombard D.C. with a million-dollar-a-day campaign of distortions and threats. To break through in these final moments, we must show Congress why we’ll never forget the choice they make: Because we’re fighting for the people who matter most in our lives.

So today, we’ve launched a new tool to help OFA supporters show Congress the names of the people who drive us to support reform. It might be a sick father. Maybe it’s a friend who lost her job. Or maybe it’s a daughter who simply deserves to grow up knowing that affordable care is always within reach. Whoever you know that’s inspired you to fight for reform, the time to act is now.

Our voice is strongest when we speak out together, so we’re aiming to send 2487 messages from Austin to Representative Smith today. Submitting your letter takes just a moment — please click here to join in.

Representative Smith has not supported health reform efforts so far, but a message about why you’re fighting could help provide the resolve to rise above partisan divides and do what’s right for your district and the country.

As the President reminded us, reform is not only about helping those who struggle today — it’s about making sure that no American is ever just one job loss, accident, or illness away from going without the care they require. That’s why we’re committed to reform that ends insurance-company abuses, guarantees affordable choices, and brings down costs.

But it all depends on the upcoming vote in the House of Representatives — and with just a day or two left, it’s still too close to call.

Our new online tool makes it easy to tell Rep. Smith who you’re fighting for, and you can even submit a quick photo to drive the message home. Your words and images will be sent straight to your representative, and they’ll be visible to every member of Congress before the final vote is cast.

Together, we can send a unique message, powerful enough to break through when it matters the most.

http://my.barackobama.com/DayNine

Thanks for making it possible,

Natalie

Natalie Foster
New Media Director

Natoma Canfield is the face for socializing one-sixth of our economy.

My Red State post on Natoma Canfield is here. (Sorry for the typing mistakes–I’ve got two kids under two in this household.) Here’s a recently added comment there about Natoma:

A spokesman for the Cleveland Clinic
mikerazar Thursday, March 18th at 11:39AM EDT (link)
said that Ms. Canfield would continue to receive the best care available. She might qualify for some government or private aid, but under no circumstances would the Clininc put a lien on her home.
Imagine that! The Cleveland Clinic, one of the finest medical facilities in the entire world, is actually behaving ethically and compassionately. Another leftwing lie bites the dust.

My prayers are with Natoma Canfield. I hope she makes a full recovery. What Obama can’t understand is that achieving that outcome means more to her medical team than all the material luxuries in the world. How sad fior him. How sad for us.