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Letter to Members of Congress asking them to sign the "Which Side Are You On?" statement

September 18, 2008

Dear Member of Congress:

On behalf of the National Education Association's (NEA) 3.2 million members, we urge you to join with NEA and Health Care for America Now (HCAN) by signing the attached "Which Side Are You On?" statement.

HCAN is a national grassroots campaign fighting for quality, affordable health care for all. NEA is a proud member of the HCAN steering committee. We are working in coalition with more than 135 national and state-based groups - representing public educators, labor, community organizations, doctors, nurses, women, small businesses, faith-based organizations, think tanks, and others - to fight for access to health care for all.

Health care is likely to be at the top of the domestic congressional agenda in 2009 - a year in which we hope we will finally find a solution to the current health care crisis. We proudly endorse the HCAN principles (see attached), which call for quality, affordable health care for all.

We strongly encourage you to add your name as a supporter of the HCAN principles by signing on to the "Which Side Are You On?" statement. For more information on the HCAN campaign, visit http://healthcareforamericanow.org/

We look forward to your support!

Sincerely,

Diane Shust, Director of Government Relations

Randall Moody, Manager of Federal Advocacy