"When business leaders, labor, and consumer advocates can set aside their differences and stand together to demand change, anything is possible," said Andy Stern, President of SEIU. "The health care movement continues to grow, and the people of this country have no more patience for partisan bickering and gridlock. It's time for Washington to act now."
"As the political season heats up, candidates, policymakers, and the administration need to continue finding bipartisan solutions to the nation's health care crisis," says John Castellani, president of Business Roundtable. "The inclusion of NFIB in our coalition illustrates that both large and small employers have a vested interest in reforming our health care system so it works for everyone in America."
To herald the announcement, Divided We Fail placed ads welcoming NFIB in the "Washington Post" and other Capitol Hill publications. The ad text reads:
Shouldn't the people who live in the strongest, greatest, wealthiest country in the world be able to enjoy access to quality affordable health care and long-term financial security? Shouldn't our leaders be able to work together to find solutions to the challenges that we all face?
We say "yes."
Everyone in America must have access to quality, affordable health care and long-term financial security. That's why AARP, Business Roundtable and the Service Employees International Union welcome the National Federation of Independent Business to Divided We Fail.
When small businesses, corporations, consumers, and organized labor come together for change, Washington needs to take action. We've lost our patience for partisan bickering and gridlock.
To learn more about Divided We Fail and what you can do to champion a secure future for generations to come, visit DividedWeFail.org.
Together we can do anything.
|SOURCE AARP DC|
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