Organizing for America pushes Shuler as health care vote approaches
As the House of Representatives vote on health care reform legislation approaches, Organizing for America, the political group set up to rally President Barack Obama's supporters, is urging voters to call Rep. Heath Shuler and ask him to support the bill. Shuler voted against health care legislation the last time it came before Congress, citing cost concerns. The Hill
newspaper currently lists Shuler as undecided
. The full announcement, sent out under the name of senior Obama adviser David Plouffe, is below:
This is it: After months of hard work, the final vote on health reform in the House of Representatives is expected Sunday. It's a chance to make history and finally give Americans control over their own health care -- but it's shaping up to be incredibly close, and every member of Congress will play a critical role.
So we're aiming for 216 calls to Rep. Shuler from Asheville before offices close this evening. Whether you've called your representative before or haven't yet spoken out on health reform, it's now time to raise your voice.
Your representative, Rep. Heath Shuler, earned our thanks for standing with the President to set America on a course to energy independence. But now, with a close vote on this historic legislation just hours away, we need to make it clear that the voters back home want him to stand with the President on health reform too.
As an active constituent, your voice has particular weight with your representative -- so all those who share our commitment to reform are depending on you to speak up.