Here’s the email I sent to my Congressman (a moderate Democrat) tonight:
I am a Democrat who attends precinct and county meetings, donates to the party, and went door to door during the 2008 campaign. Like many Democrats, I feel let down by what has been achieved given the large majorities we have in Congress.
I believe that passing a health care reform bill, even if it’s the unmodified Senate bill, is critically important for the future of the country. I think it is also critical for our party. Without a signature achievement to bring to voters this fall, I fear that the Democrats will suffer massive electoral defeat and 2011 will begin with our majorities substantially reduced, or worse.
Please vote for health care reform and encourage your colleagues in the House to do the same. The grass roots activists have done their part in seating a large number of Democrats in Congress, please do your part and fight hard on the issues that matter most to us. Chief among these is health care reform.
Voters and party activists are counting on you. Thank you for your time.