Who has two thumbs and is helping people get health insurance?

Last week, a group of Tea Party Congressmen shut down the government in an effort to deny millions of uninsured families the kind of health care access they get for free.

They’re not going to win — we’re making sure of it.

Starting this week, Working Families is knocking on 100,000 doors in low income neighborhoods to educate people about Obamacare, find uninsured or under-insured families and get them signed up for affordable health care — now.

The right wing isn’t afraid of the policy. They’re afraid it will work. They’re afraid that Obamacare holds the promise of restoring Americans’ belief that government can make a difference in people’s lives, and that’s terrifying to them.

Chip in $5 to help us make Obamacare real by helping thousands of people get the affordable health care they deserve?

The government shutdown is indeed scary. But after all, the Tea Party is fundamentally composed of people who don’t really believe government can do anything right in the first place. So it’s going to become our mission over the next year to send them packing. (If you don’t believe in government in the first place, maybe it’s the wrong career path for you?)

But the bottom line is this: eventually, the Tea Party will have to cave to massive public pressure. And they won’t be able to stop Obamacare. Even the majority of Republicans today think that what the Tea Party has done is misguided and dangerous. We believe, as we think most Americans do, that the landmark health care law can be improved and expanded — but certainly not turned back.

But now it’s time: after a fight that has lasted years and years, let’s get people their health care!

Can you contribute $5 to help us get to 100,000 doors to help people sign up for affordable health care under the health care exchanges?

We can’t do it without your help.

In solidarity,

Mike Boland
Organizing Director, Working Families

PS. Are you uninsured and interested in signing up for affordable health care under the new exchanges? Go to healthcare.gov to get started. (And by the way — the site was slow to respond in the first days after the launch because it was overwhelmed by a surge of traffic. So much for the Tea Party’s belief that Americans don’t want Obamacare!)