During the hearing inside the Capitol today and during a rally beforehand, thousands of people text-messaged the Governor, which the It’s Our Healthcare! campaign helped facilitate by having those comments broadcast on a large screen display on the Capitol lawn for him and all to see.
The messages were clear: we need affordable health care reform now, although different folks gave their own comments in their own ways. There’s more at the Its Our Healthcare website, which has been picked up at other blogs, including Working Californians.
The Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert gave its own tongue-and-cheek coverage, completely in the spirit of the day:
By Shane Goldmacher – Capitol Alert Published 9:54 am PDT Wednesday,
October 31, 2007
Consumer advocates and Arnold Schwarzenegger aren’t acting like BFFs (best friends forever).
The “It’s OUR Healthcare” coalition is mobilizing 2day to have folks send txt messages to the governor criticizing his health care package 2 coincide with 2day’s Assembly hearing on the health care.
Here’s the 411: The activists are asking regular Joes to text the letters “IOH” (it stands for It’s Our Healthcare) to 30644. From there, instructions will be sent on how to text the governor. Any text messages sent will be broadcast on a giant screen parked outside the Capitol displaying the messages.
“It will be like a giant billboard with constantly changing messages about the need for healthcare reform from real people like you,” Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access, wrote to supporters this week.
The puns surrounding the Halloween effort – text-or-treat – are enough to make any1 LOL 4sure.
No word yet if Arnold wrote back MYOB.