Concord - After David Axelrod announced a new permanent ObamaCare memorial in Chicago, the New Hampshire Republican State Committee today encouraged Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to add their names to the growing list of supporters at the Obama For America headquarters.
Axelrod's email, which was sent to supporters Friday, talks about the immense pride he has for ObamaCare, and says, "we got the job done because there was a long line of progressive organizers who worked hard."
"The history books already reflect that Senator Shaheen was the deciding vote for ObamaCare, and Governor Hassan, Congresswoman Kuster and Congresswoman Shea-Porter have been enthusiastic supporters of this devastating law. Given their blind support for the president's disastrous agenda, they should take David Axelrod up on his offer and add their names to the permanent ObamaCare memorial," said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. "Despite its harmful effects on New Hampshire, Senator Shaheen has said she has 'no regrets' about her deciding vote for ObamaCare. It's only fitting that she add her name to the growing list of liberal supporters who made ObamaCare possible."
"All of these names will be showcased in a brand-new installation at OFA's national headquarters in Chicago," wrote Axelrod. "Its going to be pretty special - make sure your name is on it today."
Here's the full text of Axelrod's email:
One of the perks of spending decades in this business is that I've had a front row seat for some of the biggest fights of our time.
At the top of that list is health care reform.
I remember well the efforts of Senator Ted Kennedy. I watched as countless other leaders -- many of them presidents -- tried to get it done. And I remember back in 2007, hearing then-Senator Barack Obama talk about why this cause was so personal for him.
I was in the room, only a few yards away, when President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. It's still one of the proudest moments of my life. That kind of lasting change that would help millions of people is why I got into this line of work in the first place.
It took generations of organizers to get the job done. But because we all fought for it, millions of Americans are better off right now.
I'm so happy to know my name will be a part of OFA's permanent record of people who helped make health care reform a reality -- will you add your name today, alongside mine?
I still remember hearing from a lot of people back in 2009 and 2010 that health care reform would never happen. They'd seen the generations before come up short.
We got the job done because there was a long line of progressive organizers who worked hard to lay the groundwork. And because people like you never gave up.
There's no better evidence of that than the way that so many of you helped spread the word about getting covered over the last six months, in spite of a well-funded opposition that wanted nothing more than to scare people out of getting health insurance.
More than 8 million people signed up for health care through the marketplace, because of what you did. That's incredible.
Just as I look back at the people who came before us, I hope future generations will look back on what we accomplished and remember what exactly is possible when people come together to fight for what they believe in.
That's something you should be part of -- join me and add your name to the permanent record of folks who made health care reform a reality:
Thank you so much for everything you did to get us here,
P.S. All of these names will be showcased in a brand-new installation at OFA's national headquarters in Chicago. It's going to be pretty special - make sure your name is on it today.