Hosted by Robert Mori. From Robert’s e-mail:
After the late Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy passed away, there is now a heated race for his US Senate replacement. Scott Brown (R) is running neck and neck with the assumed replacement, Martha Coakley (D). Scott Brown can be the one vote to stop the current health care reform measures in the Senate as this will remove the filibuster proof status of the Democrats.
Here is Scott Brown’s position on Health care reform at his website:
I believe that all Americans deserve health care coverage, but I am opposed to the health care legislation that is under consideration in Congress and will vote against it. It will raise taxes, increase government spending and lower the quality of care, especially for elders on Medicare. I support strengthening the existing private market system with policies that will drive down costs and make it easier for people to purchase affordable insurance. In Massachusetts, I support the 2006 healthcare law that was successful in expanding coverage, but I also recognize that the state must now turn its attention to controlling costs.
I am opening up my home to set up a phone bank for at this Saturday 8:30 am till 6pm. and Sunday 1-6 pm. I have available 8 desks and 4 toll free lines to call Massachusetts. Of course many of you have cell phones that can call toll free to Massachusetts all weekend long. Bring them along.
I been in touch with the Brown campaign and they have promised me 3000 numbers and a script to use for his campaign. I will confirm receipt of this information with you before you come over.
I will also have the NFL playoffs in the background so you can keep up to date with the latest scores. Please spread the word about this as I don’t want to be making phone calls by myself!!
At Your Service,
Robert S. Mori, CPA
Benefits NW, Inc. Tel. (425) 353-9763
7429 East Heather Way
Everett, WA Greater Seattle Tel.
98203-5424 (206) 965-9609
Fax (425) 353-0899
I’ve written here and here about my concerns about the Snohomish County GOP. I finally managed to contact the county chairperson and was invited to a meeting. I couldn’t attend that first meeting, but I did ask to be placed on one of their planning committees and voila! I got my first choice, the Membership and Communications Action Team. I attended my first meeting tonight.
It was both frustrating and exciting. There was a lot of passion in the room and it was all the chairman could do to keep us under control! We self sorted into three teams of two people. The committee chairman and I will be focusing on a new and improved web presence for the county organization. The other two teams will be focusing on (1) marketing and (2) foundations. Marketing will concern itself with getting out our message; foundations is a sort of grass-roots, improve the image, grow the party sort of thing.
My thinking at this point is that our site should be loosely modeled after the Rebuild the Party site, with the main site connected to a ning network and possibly facebook as well. That’s all for now; my head is spinning with too many ideas.