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Senator Kennedy called health care reform “the cause of my life.” We’ve seen comments from across the country saying the Senate should pass the strong reform bill that came out of Kennedy’s health committee — which includes the public health insurance option — and name it “The Kennedy Bill” in his honor.

We agree. So we created a petition to the Senate that we’ll deliver Monday — can you sign it?

PETITION: “Ted Kennedy was a courageous champion for health care reform his entire life. In his honor, name the reform bill that passed Kennedy’s health committee ‘The Kennedy Bill’ — then pass it, and nothing less, through the Senate.”

Please click here to add your name.

In less than an hour, over 1,000 people have already signed! All signatures will be hand-delivered to the offices of Harry Reid and other key senators in Washington DC next Monday, August 31 — just as the Senate is returning from August recess.

Senators will soon choose between Kennedy’s bill and another being written by conservative Democrats and Republicans, which likely will not include a public option. Let’s honor Kennedy’s memory by naming his own bill after him — and telling his Senate colleagues it would be a disgrace to vote against it or to water it down.

Can you join us? Click here to add your name.

Then, please forward this email to others.

UPDATE:

Kagro makes the excellent point not to let the hypocrites slap Kennedy’s name on just any old health reform bill, but instead make sure it’s tied specifically to the public option.