The most important thing at this stage any one can do is to remind crucial members in the Senate that the public option is what America wants, and to put pressure on them by letting them know that we are watching where they stand on it.
Forget Olympia Snowe, she's a lost cause. Here are the people you need to email, at least once, to tell them you want the public option and you want them to support it-
(It doesn't matter AT ALL if they are not from your state. In fact, that is the point. To let these Senators know that all of America is watching their stance on this issue.)
(Do not be afraid to do this!!! Every representative has their contact information posted on their site for a reason-they are suppose to hear from the people. That is how they know how to do their job.)
Senator Joe Lieberman (Connecticut)-
If you are only going to contact one person, make it Senator Lieberman. He is the only Independent in the Senate, and with his vote all the Democrats would need to do is secure all of the Democratic seat votes. Today, Lieberman said he would join the GOP in a filibuster against the public option. Tell him that is not acceptable and the American public demands the public option.
Senator Evan Bayh (Indiana)-
Senator Ben Nelson (Nebraska)-
We have to do this. The fate of the public option is in the hands of these Senators, and without pressure saying that America wants the PO and is watching, they will probably be cowards and be content to duck away from the fight. Don't let them weasel out of this.
If you are unsure of what to say or are just shy, feel free to copy this message (it applies to all of them), that I wrote, especially for you:
I am writing to inform you of my support for the public option. America wants the public option in health care reform and is counting on you to do the right thing in supporting it."
Short, simple, and to the point. All that needs to be said.
Take action. Be involved. Shape history.