A note from Organizing for Action received Aug. 6, 2013:
We wanted to make sure you saw Governor Patrick’s note.
Because the reality is that some groups are going to spend untold millions to confuse people and spread outright lies about Obamacare.
OFA’s Truth Team is going to be the dedicated group of supporters fighting back with the cold, hard facts — sign up right now.
For example, when the House decided to cast its 40th vote to repeal Obamacare last week, we put together a blog post on 40 ways that Obamacare is working — and that’s ready for you to share on Twitter, Facebook, or over email.
Make sure you’re in the loop with the latest on fighting the myths — sign up for OFA’s Truth Team today:
Organizing for Action
From: Deval Patrick
Subject: Fight back – join OFA’s Truth Team
I bet you’re a lot like me.
You spend a lot of time reasoning with your cranky uncle at the holiday table or your friendly neighbor in the grocery line about something the President has done to make us proud, only to find that they are stuck on some claim you know is false.
You care about what we’ve accomplished together because you know it’s good for the country. And it frustrates you to no end that there are people out there spending millions of dollars to lie about it, because they think it helps their politics.
Just look at what some are saying about Obamacare. Here’s a reform that improves the health of both American families and American businesses. But some want to move us backwards — at any cost. Good grief.
That’s why OFA is launching its Truth Team — a dedicated group of supporters who want to push back against the lies, myths, and misunderstandings out there with cold, hard facts.
It’s easy — and it can actually be pretty fun. Above all, it’s really important. Sign up to join the OFA Truth Team today.
By signing up for Truth Team, you’ll get tip sheets, regular updates, and all the facts and figures you need to make sure your friends, family, and coworkers know the facts. OFA will never send you something that isn’t backed up by a source you can check out for yourself — you’ll always be able to feel confident about passing things along.
Having a group of dedicated folks on your side to fight back against the lies is crucial. Trust me, I know, and it makes a difference.
Health care reform in my home state has made a big difference for folks. Today, over 98 percent of Massachusetts residents are insured, we are healthier, and it has not been a budget buster. More companies offer affordable insurance to their employees today than before our reform took effect, too, and the reforms are popular among individuals, families, and businesses alike.
When we began implementing it, we asked supporters all across the state to help respond to the misinformation or misunderstandings out there — and that played a big role in making Massachusetts’ health care reform a success.
Now with Obamacare, we’ve seen political groups willing to spend millions in ads to spread lies and confuse the public about what’s really going on — even about the benefits folks are already seeing, like ending lifetime caps, and young adults who can stay on their parents’ insurance until they’re 26. In fact, opponents have spent $385 million already doing just that. It’s not that they have a better idea to protect people’s health — it’s that they see Obamacare as a significant policy victory for our President, and they want to do everything they can to undermine that. Same old pattern: hurt the President even if it hurts the country. Just disgusting.
That’s why we’ve got to fight back.
So if you care about telling the real story about Obamacare — or just making sure that the debates going on in Washington are happening over actual facts — you need to be a part of this.
Sign up to be a part of OFA’s Truth Team right now:
Thanks for your help,
Governor Deval Patrick
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