Health Care for America Now

Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is running ads in North Carolina and several other states. Obviously the target in North Carolina is Senator Kay Hagan. BlueNCers have been busy calling and emailing the Senator so she will know how we feel. Hopefully the ads will inspire more to call Kay.

You can email Kay here and you can call her if you want to speak to a live person. (202-224-6342) I have a feeling her staff members are a bit frustrated at this point. When you call or email, please be polite. Being an ass honestly doesn't get you anywhere.


Pile ON! Being an

ASS does NOT get you anywhere.

Please compose your thoughts and first send an e-mail. Then compose your thoughts once again and make a phone call. DO NOT take any crap from the staffer that answers, but do not take that crap in a POLITE manner.

Ask them the questions you have regarding Senator Hagan and the public healthcare option for THIS YEAR. Not a 7 year trigger. That is off the table for us now.
GOOGLE the public option/plan on 7 year trigger if you don't know what that is.

Once you have answers, which likely will be non-answers, be ready to tell the staffer WHY you feel the public option is important.

I have a diary up now that if you want to view, you can get some idea of what information on the subject that I directed at Senator Hagan.

It might help. You might think I'm insane. At least you get an idea of what to not say. ;-)

Go get 'em BLUE!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Actually, write those non-answers down

and post them here. We should keep a running list.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I also received the non-answer answer

from the e-mail I sent. I will be calling today around noon and we'll see what they have to say in that forum.

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

Non Response Response from Hagen

June 20, 2009

Dear Friend,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for contacting me to share your thoughts and opinions. Since taking office, I have received an overwhelming number of calls and emails from North Carolinians like you who are ready to take an active part in our government. I appreciate each and every call and email. With our country facing some of its toughest challenges in a generation, your phone calls and messages are an important factor guiding my work here in Washington. Please be assured that we will get back to you as soon as possible regarding your specific concern.

I would like to take this opportunity to share my website with you. Please visit http://Hagan.Senate.Gov to find contact information for my offices and to stay updated as my new state offices open. You can also find information there about what I've been doing in North Carolina and Washington. It is an honor to serve as your United States Senator, and I appreciate your patience as I transition into this new role. I sincerely hope you will not hesitate to contact me at any time to share your concerns and voice your opinions on our country's most pressing issues.


Kay R. Hagan
United States Senator, North Carolina

Please do not reply to this email. Instead, if you have further questions, please visit and fill out my web form for your inquiry. Thank you.

You stole my form letter!

That's the same one I got! It doesn't really matter what the subject is, the non-answer is the non-answer is the non-answer.

PS I'm sure it's hard to keep up with all the inquiries coming these days. But it would certainly be easier to respond if the Senator had a clear position on the issue.

I always felt that when a politician runs for a Federal...

office job, they should be required to list their assets and savings total. This way after a term, we might find out how much their cash value increases. I don't know how many millionaires are in DC, but they didn't go there with that kind of money. I think this health insurance issue makes big money for them. And the US Senate, that's the ultimate 'rich man's club'. I do remember when Senators made $35,000 or so, and the newspapers were beating the drums that if they received more pay, it would attract a higher caliber candidate, which would be so much better for the people. We now know that's bullshit!

They actually do have to

file financial reports, and you can find Kay's 2007 & 2008 statements on this OpenSecrets page.

Note: I tried to open her 2008 report (pdf), and got stuck in a loop. But my computer's been acting wonky for the last few days, so it's probably me.