Friday, September 27, 2013

Next time someone tells you they don't understand Obamacare

The White House, Washington
Hello, everyone --
The Affordable Care Act. Health Reform. Obamacare. Whatever you'd like to call it, it's going mean something very tangible for millions more Americans in just four days.
Starting October 1 -- that's next Tuesday -- Americans who need or want health insurance will be able to be able to go to They'll be able to compare plans based on their needs, and they'll be able to sign up for quality, affordable health coverage.
There are folks out there with questions about what this law means for them. It's on all of us to make sure those questions are answered. That's the only way this is going to work.
Our team has put together a great video that unpacks the law, piece by piece, in an incredibly simple way. It explains exactly what October 1 is going to mean for those millions of folks who need coverage.
Take a look, but don't let it stop with you. We all know at least one person who either doesn't have insurance, or wants to know more about the law. Forward this on to other folks who you know need to see it.
You've probably heard about the 3.1 million young adults who have gained coverage through their parents' plans, the 6.3 million seniors who are paying less for prescription drugs, and the more than 100 million Americans who have gotten free preventative care like mammograms and cancer screenings.
Right now, the best thing we can do is make sure that, ahead of October 1, we don't let valuable information like this die in our inboxes. So don't let it happen. Start talking to your friends, your coworkers, your family members. Answer their questions. Make sure they know how to get covered, and then ask them to help others get covered.
That starts with sharing this video, right now, with the folks you know need to see it:
Let's get to it.
David Simas
Deputy Senior Advisor
The White House

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Newburyport Democrats Meet Thursday, June 13

Newburyport Democrats Meet Thursday, June 13
The next Newburyport Democratic City Committee Meeting will be Thursday, June 13 at 7PM at the Newburyport Public Library.  All Newburyport Democrats are welcome to attend.  Democrats wishing to be become members from their respective wards are welcome.  For further information, email Ed Cameron, Chair of the Newburyport City Committee, at 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sarah Palin drinks from Big Gulp during CPAC speech

The only way you will take this Big Gulp from me is to pry it from my cold dead hands....(just made that up)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Small Print, Big Problem (Part I: Diagnosis) | The Nation

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Small Print, Big Problem (Part I: Diagnosis) | The Nation

Imagine you’ve clicked on your computer screen to accept a contract to purchase a good or service—a contract, you only realize later, that’s straight out of Kafka. The widget you’ve bought turns out to be a nightmare. You take to to complain about your experience—but lo, according to the contract you have given up your free speech rights to criticize the product. Let’s also say, in a fit of responsibility, (a bit fantastic, I know) you happened to have printed out this contract before you “signed” it, though you certainly hadn’t read through the thing, which is written, literally, on a “twenty-seventh grade” reading level. Well, you read it now (perhaps with the help of a friend who’s completed the twenty-seventh grade). And you see that there was nothing in the contract limiting your right to free speech at the moment you signed it. That part was added laterYour friend with the twenty-seventh-grade education points to the clause in the contract in which you’ve granted this vendor-from-hell the right to modify the terms of the contract, unilaterally, at any time into the vast limitless future.
Others, you realize, must have had the same problem with this lemon of a product. You begin canvassing the possibility of a class action suit. But you guessed it: the contract you agreed to waived your right to class action as well.

Monday, February 25, 2013


Registered Democrats in Newburyport will be holding a caucus on Saturday, March 2 at 10AM in the Bannister Room, Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Newburyport to elect delegates and alternates to the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women.

This year’s Convention will be held in Lowell on Saturday, July 13th.  

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Newburyport who were registered as of 12/31/12.  All ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as Delegate and/or Alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority, and disabled.

For caucus information please contact Chair Ed Cameron at 978-518-0786 or