Tom Reed, in Mayville, NY, I stood for over an hour in freezing cold and snowy conditions, holding a sign that said “DO NOT REPEAL THE ACA” I held the same sign at the North Harmony town hall, called your office, and met with your staffer in Fredonia. All around me were people voicing the same concern.–seen on facebook
Repetition reinforces the message. Repeating a lie often enough makes it seem that there must be some truth in it. We heard so often that Barak Obama wasn’t an American citizen that even his family must have had secret doubts.
If repeating a lie gives it credence, repeating a truth ought to be effective. I didn’t work with Rep. Tom Reed however. No matter how many times he was told that his constituents value ACA, he heard a different message.
I read today in the Elmira Star-Gazette:
New Yorkers want to keep Obamacare, but maybe with just some tweaks.
At first glance this polling result looks like good news, but maybe not. If Tom Reed reads this, he may understand it as:
“New Yorkers want Obamacare “repealed and replaced” because it needs some tweaks.”
Even after the defeat of AHCA, Tom still hasn’t got the message–he wants to try to pass AHCA again. How can constituents make themselves heard? Evidently, repetition isn’t enough. If people demand “single payer,” he will hear “repeal and replace.”
If we can’t convince Tom Reed that people value ACA, can we convince Republican voters that Tom Reed must go? What repeated message might be effective for that?