"Every day, senior citizens are forced to go to extreme lengths to pay for
life-saving medicine," said Gloria Totten, executive director of Progressive Majority.
"Many forgo basic necessities to cover the rising costs of medication. And yet,
the President and the Republicans in Congress refuse to enact the necessary reform
to end this national tragedy."
Send a Message (and a Dog Biscuit) to the President
The heart of the new effort is an online petition at http://www.DrugsNotDogFood.com,
enabling supporters to send a message to President Bush urging him to support
reasonable, decent coverage for prescription medicine. Progressive Majority intends
to compile the signatures and send them to President Bush -- along with the dog
biscuits. The site also offers information on the issue, including case studies
from actual seniors.
"Some might find this shocking, but it's nowhere near as offensive as what
senior citizens are forced to endure on a daily basis," said Totten. "Splitting
doses, making choices between medicine and food, or simply going without medication
altogether -- and enduring the harmful consequences. We need to tell the President
to stop playing politics, and we need to work to elect progressive candidates
this fall who will stand up for the needs of senior citizens."
About Progressive Majority
For too long, progressives have either been silent -- or needlessly defensive
-- in important debates over what matters. That era is over. There's a new network
of people who know that progressive values and practical politics are a winning
hand. Welcome to Progressive Majority. We are building a growing network of new
leaders and regular folks who share progressive values -- and who will work together
to elect progressive champions. For more information, visit http://www.ProgressiveMajority.org.
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