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Senator Schumer Speaks to 4,900 AARP Members Pledging Bipartisan Action on Nation's Health and Economic Crises
Date:1/13/2009

ion -- AARP, the Business Roundtable, SEIU, and NFIB -- have joined in Divided We Fail to find bipartisan solutions to ensure affordable, quality health care and long-term financial security for all Americans. To date, more than 360 Members of Congress, including Senator Schumer, have committed to putting aside partisan differences and working with the new administration and Congress to take action on the nation's broken health care system and economic security crisis

Today launched the next phase of Divided We Fail. Joining with its partners, AARP is hosting more than 50 events in nearly every state to educate and engage the public about issues of health reform and economic security. Divided We Fail will also present to lawmakers more than 1.6 million pledges signed by supporters from across the country.

Since its formation in 2007, Divided We Fail has organized nearly 1,000 local events including 500 "Community Conversations" to inform Americans about the options to address health care and financial security and gather new ideas from the public. Volunteers in their red Divided We Fail shirts became a fixture on the campaign trail, showing their support from the early primary states to Election Day.

"Even now -- amid a broken health care system and one of the worst economies in memory -- we have the chance of a lifetime to resolve both crises if we can commit to breaking through the political gridlock and moving the nation toward a solution," said Aronstein.

Divided We Fail

It's time we ensure health and long-term financial security for all. That's why AARP, Business Roundtable, the Service Employees International Union and the National Federation of Independent Business, are leading Divided We Fail, an initiative to give voice to millions of Americans who are tired of letting Washington gridlock stand in the way of affordable, quality health care and long-term
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