Monday, January 31, 2011

We need not endure tear gas to be heard

This weekend, thousands of Egyptians who are frustrated with jobs, food, and democratic openness endured riots, tanks, and tear gas. Facing a leader who has failed to promote true democracy, these citizens felt that they had no other choice. Buoyed by tools like Twitter and Facebook, and the successes in Tunisia, what once seemed impossible, looks probable. Thankfully, we don’t need to take to the streets to ensure that our voices and opinion are heard.

We can vote.

We can write.

We can call our legislators.

We can talk without fear of imprisonment.

New York is facing very difficult times and Governor Cuomo is planning on cutting 10% from state agencies that provide for the health and education of people in our communities. The economic challenges, however, need not be difficult if we can ask for sensible solutions from those that know.

That’s you.

If you use Medicaid services or know those that use Medicaid services, than you know what’s working, what’s not working and WHY it’s not working. It may seem difficult take part in the process, to talk and write and be heard. It may be the first time that you’ve spoken out about what matters to you.

But it’s not tear gas. And there are no tanks.

Click here to have your voice heard: http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/redesign/

-Ellen

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see we are discussing issues again!

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