A lot of rain yesterday. I was in a tent on stage and the crowd was in a food tent across a wide field. I could barely see the faces of the people in the tent and they were mostly eating brats and drinking beer while I started. One of the musical acts setting up, working and talking around me is obvious from the video.
On the plus side, I was able to engage the crowd and had a number of people introduce themselves to me afterwards asking me “What can I do to help your campaign?”
Your donation pays union printers to help this campaign educate voters about ending the free ride for health insurance CEOs and shareholders who get rich from a system the kills and bankrupts Americans.
Fun at 2 a.m. yesterday morning while taking a break from editing video.
I mentioned Rodney Jones. I attended creative writing workshops with him and others with Philip St. Clair, who wrote an incredible epic poem Vicksburg. I remember vaguely that one or both of them advised me to let poetry speak for itself and that vast backstory should be unnecessary for a good poem. The same is usually true for good songs, but Facebook is an informal, maybe less than informal, social medium. Also, I do love when Patterson Hood adds narrative to his songs. I hope, at least, my backstory is tolerable. Thanks again to those wonderful oddballs, Facebook friends, and misc. vampires that joined me unscheduled and unpromoted in the early morning hours.
Why is it I have to work outside the party to empower low income people, people the system is not working for, people who are being crushed by our health care system?
Editor’s Note: Since the time this blog was posted the Facebook Live video was hacked and pieces of video and audio are missing. It probably makes a little more sense that we’re singing ABBA’s Fernando after I announce that AAA just called and Fernando is coming to tow the car.
…And the way REPUBLICANS sold out their constituents…
got cut off at the end of my comment asking “Are we seeing the same thing with Democrats”
Editor’s Note updated 6/23/19 – After putting out an SOS, the hack/glitch was anonymously resolved. Thanks, Anonymous! – And Now it’s broken again. Effin’ WordPress.
MEMO FOR Establishment Republicans and Establishment Democrats: Maybe you didn’t get the previous memo. Don’t let the money and status fool you. You are not popular.
Are we actually seeing what we saw with the last Congress? Where Democratic (Congressional Representatives) now have to run and hide from their Democratic constituents because they are selling us out… the way Republican Congressmen sold out their constituents? And what a surprise… they all get money from the same people.
I’m slowly trying to get support among Republicans and I think it’s there, because they want the same thing. -Rep. Brad Schneider
Rep. Brad Schneider continues to ignore the facts about #MedicareForAll. This is his alternative plan: Slowly trying to build support among Republicans.
No surprise, then, that Our Revolution is bringing the National Emergency Ambulance Tour directly to his office Friday June 7, 2019 at 4:30 PM.
Our Revolution volunteer activists Dr. Lisa Peck, Colleen LaVigne, and Kerri Barber will be sharing those facts our Congressman is ignoring. Help Brad help us by showing up and adding your voice.
Our Revolution #NationalEmergencyAmbulanceTour:
8:00 AMThursday June 6 – Rep. Lipinski at 300 N. LaSalle Chicago, IL
NOON Friday June 7 – Rep. Bill Foster 815 N. Larkin STE 206 Joliet, IL
4:30 PM Friday June 7- Join Our Revolution Buffalo Grove and Our Revolution Lake County with the National Emergency Ambulance Tour.
Brad Schneider’s office 111 Barclay Lincolnshire, IL
“Each day House Democrats fail to lead, lives are lost,” Joseph Geevarghese, national director of Our Revolution, said in a statement. “It is morally unacceptable for the Democratic House majority to stand by and do nothing as Americans needlessly die and families fall into despair.”
“The truth is Medicare for All is a progressive litmus test—either you’re on the side of the sick and the suffering or you’re with corporate healthcare CEOs,” said Geevarghese.
#MedicareForAll DAY OF ACTION IN CHICAGO -SATURDAY – Blue Cross Blue Shield Building – RALLY – MARCH – Die-In – PROTEST
Join Our Revolution, Illinois Single Payer Coalition, Physicians For National Healthcare Program, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, National Nurses United and several other groups for a #MedicareForAll Day of Action in Chicago.
SATURDAY June 8, 2019NOON RALLY Blue Cross Blue Shield Building 300 E. Randolph (north end of Millennium Park along E. Randolph Street at the NE corner of Randolph and Columbus Dr.)
Speakers at 1:30 followed by a MARCH (there’s an ADA complaint vehicle for those who can’t) to the Hyatt Regency Chicago where the American Medical Association is hosting its annual meeting.
During the MARCH to the PROTEST there will be a DIE-IN representing those who have died due to lack of healthcare. The AMA opposed Medicare before its inception in 1965 and continues to obstruct single payer healthcare. Last year the AMA in a coalition with insurance and pharmaceutical companies formed Partnership For America’s Healthcare Future. They spend millions to lobby against Medicare For All/Single Payer to defend our inefficient for-profit system that is bankrupting families and businesses and results in lack of healthcare or death for tens of thousands of Americans.
Saturday June 8, 2019 3 PM The National Emergency Ambulance rushes out to visit Rep. Underwood at 3S 101 Rockwell St. Warrenville, IL
Monday June 10, 2019 1 PM #M4A/End DCCC Blacklist National Emergency Ambulance Rally 2401 4th Ave Rock Island, IL
ACTION ITEM ADDED – FROM NATIONAL NURSES UNITED:
The Ways & Means Committee is set to hold hearings next week on H.R. 1384: The Medicare for All Act of 2019. Brad Schneider sits on this committee but has not yet signed onto the bill. Please call Brad before the hearing. Just dial 202-858-1717 and enter your zip code to be connected with his office.
Stream of consciousness from the screaming hell of caffeine addiction, My love/hate relationship with my party. Campaigns and Elections. Adam’s wild years. Political economy. Election2020. Honoring Veterans.
Keep your hate, clipped and distant Keep your luck, a two-headed cow The pilgrimage has gained momentum Take a turn, take a turn Take a fortune, take a fortune – R.E.M.