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Rock the (Health Care) Vote, Bro

Have you suffered through countless nights of quiet desperation, fervently wishing for someone — anyone — to organize a thinly disguised partisan health-care propaganda session targeting young voters? Hunger strike over!

Hey XXXX,

You’ve seen the news, you’ve listened to the debate, and you’ve taken action. Now it’s time you hear directly from Washington about how the current health care proposals will affect YOU.

Join Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and me to get the inside scoop and answers to your questions.

Here are the details:

What: Rock the Vote/ Pass the Ball Interactive Forum: Health Care Reform Uncovered

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 @ 7pm EST (4pm PST)

Where: Online – sign up here and you’ll get login information for both the phone and the online portal.

Who:

Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services

Pete Wentz , Fall Out Boy

Heather Smith, President, Rock the Vote

It’s your turn to get your questions answered. Space is really limited so sign up now!

Dude, no way!  Secretary of health and human services, Kathleen “Sneeze-Right” Sebelius, and noted health-care policy expert/pop-punk singer Pete Wentz will both be there?  We’re totally camping out for these tickets, bro.

Check out Wentz’s sweet, sweet expertise on display (the actual title of this song is “Thnks fr th Mmrs”):

Let the lefty talking points flow:

Did you know 18-29 year olds are the most uninsured age group in

America? It’s true. And without affordable healthcare, many of us could

be exposed to a lifetime of hurt. We’ll discuss how reform will effect

young people in particular, and we’ll help answer what’s at stake for you

and all Americans.

Oh man, this event is going to be … sick.

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