ABC News' Boris Korby reports: President Obama wants you to be a co-signer of the health care bill.
Hoping to capitalize on the momentum of the president signing the health care reform bill into law today, “Organizing for America” has reached out for their 13 million-member strong network to be included in the reform history books.
OFA will establish a permanent archive with all the signatures, “so that generations to come will have a record of those who stood together in this moment and won this fight for our future,” they say.
In an email to supporters, the president expressed gratitude toward those who backed his efforts for to reform the health care system.
“This morning, I gathered with members of Congress, my administration, and hardworking volunteers from every part of the country to sign comprehensive health care reform into law. Thanks to the immeasurable efforts of so many, the dream of reform is now a reality,” Obama wrote in an e-mail to OFA members. “As I've said many times, and as I know to be true, this astounding victory could not have been achieved without your tireless efforts.
Since OFA kicked off their campaign for health care reform in June 2009, volunteers have organized over 25,000 events in all 50 states and made over one million phone calls to Congress.
As part of the organization’s “Final March for Reform,” OFA is urging members to call their congressperson and ask them to vote yes. OFA is suggesting members not only call representatives in their own districts, but also reach out to strangers in districts with Republican congressmen who voted for Obama.
“Please accept my thanks for your voice, for your courage, and for your indispensable partnership in the great work of creating change. History, and I, are in your debt,” reads the president's email.
The letter directs supporters to sign up to be a co-signer. People who accept are asked for donations to “help us get ready for the fights ahead.”