Yesterday, in the wake of losing our biggest health insurance reform advocate, Senator Ted Kennedy, YDA Executive Vice President Rod Snyder and Political Director Hailey Snow met at the White House with the Administration to learn about the impact the health care epidemic is having on young Americans. YDA pledged to take action to fight for health insurance reform.

During the meeting Rod texted me: “White House staffer just said November 4th was just the election day. Our victories meant nothing unless we are able to mobilize young people around meaningful reform that will help all Americans.”

It’s as simple as that. We can’t afford to wait on health reform. The question is, what are you doing to make sure Congress hears that young Americans are demanding health insurance reform now? We need to be at the Congressional town hall meetings, writing our legislators, sending letters to our local papers and talking to anyone that will listen about the importance of quality affordable health care. Can you pledge to take at least one action to help fight for health care?

The White House explained today that health insurance reform is the building block to obtain momentum for all future issues on the President’s agenda. This is the first major test of our ability to bring about real change.

Will you do your part by taking the pledge?

14,000 Americans lose their health insurance on a daily basis and those fortunate enough to have health insurance have seen their premiums double. President Obama has asked for our help. So, the question is: What are you doing to make sure Congress hears that young Americans are demanding health insurance reform now?

We need to be writing our legislators, sending letters to our local papers, showing our presence at the town hall meetings, and talking to anyone that will listen about the importance of quality affordable health care. Can you pledge to take at least one action to help fight for health care?

This is our first major test. Let’s not fail President Obama, the Americans that voted for change, and most importantly let’s not let ourselves down. Don’t sit idly by and live the rest of your life knowing that you didn’t take the time to do something important for yourself and your entire generation.

Help pass health insurance reform today. Take the pledge.

Best,

Crystal Strait
YDA President

P.S. Please encourage your friends and family to visit yda.org/healthpledge and join you in taking this important action.