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August 6, 2009

Perlmutter Watch 8-6-09: Appearances during August Recess – UPDATED Aug. 7

Filed under: Perlmutter Watch — Sofie @ 6:07 am
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When I called Rep. Perlmutter’s office, I was told that he has no townhall meetings planned or scheduled for the August recess.

However, on Sat., Aug. 8, he will be holding a “Government in the Grocery” from 1 to 3 p.m. at the King Soopers at 500 Bromley Lane in Brighton.  This is not a townhall meeting.  Individuals can sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis to talk to him one on one for about five minutes.

In addition, on Tues., Aug. 11, he will be at an Enterprise Wheat Ridge meeting where he will be speaking.  The meeting, which is scheduled from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m., will be held at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St.  The cost is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.  You can make your reservation here.

AUG. 7 UPDATE: According to the Events page on his website, Rep. Perlmutter and Rep. Polis (Boulder) will be holding a housing fair at 8: 00 a.m. at the Maragaret Capenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Boulevard, Thornton.  (That’s the day the Recess Rally is scheduled.)

August 4, 2009

Democrat “Health Insurance Reform” Talking Points for Townhall Meetings

Filed under: Health Care,Politics — Sofie @ 4:56 pm
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Human Events has posted a copy of a letter from Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leadership to Democratic members of Congress outlining a “Strategic Communications Plan for August: Health Insurance Reform” for them “to use this month to build support and momentum so [they] can return in September well-positioned to pass a health reform bill in the House.”

The letter includes the following talking points that are “in sync with the White House” and counter “the Republican ‘government takeover’ message”:

  • Hold the insurance companies accountable.
  • Remove them from between you and your doctor.
  • No discrimination for pre-existing conditions.
  • No dropping your coverage because you get sick.
  • No more job or life decisions made based on loss of coverage.
  • No need to change doctors or plans.
  • No co-pays for preventive care.
  • No excessive out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles, or co-pays.
  • No yearly or lifetime cost caps on what insurance companies cover.

How will you respond to these points if your senator or representative raises them?

July 1, 2009

Perlmutter Watch 7-1-09: Government in the Grocery on July 11

According to the Schedule of Events on Rep. Perlmutter’s website, he will be at Whole Foods Grocery Store, 444 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, on Sat., July 11, from10:00 a.m. to noon for “Government in the Grocery.”

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