Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rep. Alan Grayson - why oh why can't he be from Texas?

Instead of John Carter, I want Alan Grayson as my Rep. in Congress. Here's another Congressman unafraid to stand up for what he believes and tell it like it is.

He has created a new website called Names of the Dead for people to add their stories about loved ones who died for lack of health care in America. This is a fantastic idea and comes as we approach November 1, All Saint's Day, a day traditionally set aside by many Christian faiths to remember those who have died. I'd love to see the list of names that this site will generate read in every church across this nation.

Won't happen, of course, but it's a worthy goal.

Grayson's idea here is simple and powerful. Let the people most affected by our broken health care system speak. As their stories come out it becomes harder and harder for those against reform to sound like sane, reasonable people.

There's also a link on this site to sign Grayson's petition to Harry Reid that tells him to get off his butt and lead. Even if you have no story to contribute to the site, I encourage you to visit and sign the petition.

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Lone said...

He just wants to raise money. Notice the "Grayson for Congress" link right there? And he promoted this on the House floor, a violation of House rules since it's campaign related.

True Blue Texan said...

Actually, the link to the petition takes you away from the names of the dead site and to another site entirely. You see no mention of campaign fund raising until then. If having requests for funds on a candidate's personal website is a violation then every single Congress Critter is guilty.

Try again.