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*ACTION ALERT* Lincoln Education Association to Hold Pro-Health Care Reform Rally TONIGHT

A member of Grassroots in Nebraska became aware that the Lincoln Education Association is holding a pro-Health Care Reform rally at the State Capitol tonight from 6pm – 7pm.

When once examines the LEA’s position on the issue, it is clear that they are fully in support of a public option. The group does express concern about certain caps for tax exempt insurance premium contributions that have been one option mentioned as a way to pay for bill.

Teachers’ salaries and benefits, including health insurance coverage, are all paid through tax dollars. LEA is advocating for the implementation of policy on the very people who pay their salaries; the taxpayers, yet their insurance coverage will not be affected should any of the currently proposed bills become law.

LEA has a page on its site, also available in printable PDF form, which is NEA talking points (their words, not mine). The points noted are the typical rhetoric, which includes misleading and inaccurate statements.

Teachers should focus on teaching, not on pushing a political agenda.

All Nebraskans who are concerned about the massive expansion of government into our lives through the passage of any of the proposed health care plans are urged to join together at the State Capitol this evening and to contact the Lincoln Education Association, the Nebraska State Education Association, and the National Education Association at their earliest convenience to make their opinion known regarding the decision to inject themselves into the debate about health care.

A Press release has been sent to the Lincoln media, noting the some of the above information and more.

Click the picture to download the press release
Click the picture to download the press release

*ACTION ALERT*: Senator Ben Nelson To Hold Health Care Townhall TODAY

I have been gone for most of the last several weeks (see this post), having only been back since late Tuesday. Fortunately, the word is getting out through various channels, but in the event that there is anyone that has not yet heard, this needs to be posted here.

In a Monday, August 17 press release, Senator Nelson’s office announced a series of townhalls, including one that occurred in Omaha on Wednesday.

I have included an linked image to the press release, below.

Click on the picture to read the press release

Here is the pertinent information for the Lincoln Townhall:

Details of the Lincoln Public Meeting:

DATE: August 20,2009

TIME: 3 p.m.-4 p.m. CT

LOCATION: Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Therapy Gym, 5401 South Street, Lincoln

TOPICS: Health care and other issues important to Nebraskans

I have had a number of emails forwarded to me regarding this townhall. One of them indicated that an RSVP may be necessary, another advised getting to the location by NOON to ensure the ability to get a seat.

As I am getting the information so late in the game, I cannot provide any assurance as to the accuracy of either of these pieces of information.

That being said, it seems best if there are questions to call Senator Nelson’s Lincoln office:

440 North 8th Street
Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508
Tel: (402) 441-4600
Fax: (402) 476-8753

You will note that the press release indicates future meetings in North Platte, Kearney, and South Sioux City, without dates indicated.

If you happen to be in any of these locations or plan to drive to any of them and want additional information, again, the best method for uncovering it may be to call the relevant district office. If you CLICK HERE, you will go to Sen. Nelson’s contact page. On the right side bar there is a list of the contact information for his district office.

Finally, you will note that Sen. Nelson states there is a lot of false information being disseminated about health care reform. It is clearly important that Sen. Nelson be set straight on the fact that his constituents are paying attention to the debate on this issue, that we have examined the bill apparently more carefully that he has, and most importantly, that we are aware of what the Constitution says about the enumerated powers of the Federal government.

If it is at all possible, please try to attend one of the upcoming townhalls.