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A Valentine’s Day Break-up
We are all frustrated with the current state of our health care
system. But despite the pressing need for real reform, over the past
year we've had to watch as real opportunities to pass progressive
legislation were squandered and lost. We've been waiting for reform
too long to remain silent, so this Valentine's Day it's time to say
what's on our minds.
No one likes breaking up, but sometimes it has to be done. For
Valentine’s Day the Student Healthcare Action Network asks you to end
your un-healthy relationship with a politician, an organization or an
official who has particularly disappointed you during this past year’s
fight over health care reform. We are asking all of you to make your
own short video about your break-up. We will be collecting everyone's
break-up videos on our website and using them in a special Valentine’s
Express your frustration, sadness, feelings of betrayal, AND your
continuing commitment to real reform. Let everyone know that the
health care system is not going to fix itself, that we still need
reform more than ever and we won't settle for anything less.
If you want inspiration for your own videos check out our sample
break-ups at www.studenthealthcareaction.org. Then make your video as
straightforward, dramatic, ridiculous, sarcastic, etc. as you want.
The wider variety of videos we get the more exciting they will be to
watch. When you're done with your video, upload it to YouTube and
email us the link between now and February 14th.
You might have someone in mind that you have been just dying to
break-up with, but in case you don't we have included a list of
The Democrats (for caving to every interest group, for letting fear of
election losses instead of best solutions shape the legislative
The Republicans (for putting political gain ahead of the good of the
country, or for spreading misinformation, etc.)
Your own Senator or Representative (not representing your needs or
opinions, caving to lobbyists, etc.)
President Obama (not putting enough pressure on congress, not giving
congress clear direction, taking too long to attack the lies being
After you make your own, ask your friends and families to join in!
This Valentine’s Day be true to universal health care, and say so long
to bad legislation.
Student Healthcare Action Network
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