Thursday, April 13, 2006

If These 300,000 Could Vote...

Tonight, in Atlanta, a vigil was held at Grady to focus attention on the estimated 300,000 uninsured children in Georgia. It is amazing that this year our legislature came very close to asking taxpayers to finance a gas pipeline for AGL, but failed to give serious attention to this burgeoning crisis. Offering affordable health insurance to all Georgia children is the morally and fiscally responsible thing to do. Yet, this proposal failed to get much attention this session. Since our children cannot vote, we need to vote for them in November!

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2 comments:

CatherineAtlanta said...

Thank you Amy. "Children are our future"is not just a cliche, it's the truth. What are we saying to them when we consider the pipeline boondoggle but not their healthcare and education? And, then the debt for the war... These are not American values.

Amy Morton said...

Cecil Staton told me that the fact such legislation did not pass (actually referring to the developer-friendly bills) is evidence that the system works. I think that we need reps who require less guidance to do what's right. This crew, you look away for a second, and who knows what would happen! At least they inspire public vigilance