Friday, July 24, 2009

Since Congress isn't going to do anything about healthcare for the foreseeable future

Since Congress isn't going to do anything about healthcare for the foreseeale future, your Congresspersons have a lot of extra time now. Why don't you give them a call and let them know what you think about the Michael Jackson resolution and a host of other issues? Here is a re-post from earlier this month:

Nancy Pelosi is not backing Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee's resolution to recognize Michael Jackson as a humanitarian.
"I don't think it's necessary for us to have a resolution," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during her weekly press conference. "In his case, if the idea is to praise the life and work, as I assume that resolution does, then why not do that?" she said. "A resolution, I think, would open up to contrary views to -- that are not necessary at this time to be expressed in association with a resolution whose purpose is quite different."
Rep. Jackson-Lee called on her fellow lawmakers to recognize Michael Jackson as "global humanitarian and a noted leader in the fight against worldwide hunger and medical crises" and celebrate Jackson as "an accomplished contributor to the worlds of arts and entertainment, scientific advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, and global food security." She unveiled a framed and sealed copy of the resolution at Michael's memorial on Tuesday and vowed to bring the resolution to be debated on the House floor.

Michael Jackson is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the entertainment star who has donated the most money to humanitarian or charitable causes. For an extensive list of Michael's humanitarian efforts click here.
If you would like to beg to differ with Speaker Pelosi, you can reach her in a number of ways:
snail mail: Office of the SpeakerH-232, US Capitol Washington, DC 20515
or District Office - 450 Golden Gate Ave. - 14th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94102
phone: (202) 225-0100, (202) 225-4965, or (415) 556-4862
If you would like to contact your own state representative, go to and type in your zip code in the upper left hand corner.


  1. I'm going to send an e-mail. It can't hurt. If they can do declarations for all these other white stars they can honor Michael.

  2. Thank you for re-posting this. I tried to find it in your archives and couldn't.