July 29, 2009
8:54 AM

Action Alert for Camp Baucus: We'll 'Follow the Money' and Start the 'Buy Back Baucus' Campaign

BIG SKY, Montana - July 29 - "Our" Senator, Max Baucus, is holding a big fund-raiser known as Camp Baucus ($5000 per PAC or $2500 per Individual) at Big Sky, Montana, where the rich and famous play, from July 31 through August 2 for the insurance industry, the pharmaceutical companies, the hospital association, bankers and other fat cats to raise money for his "leadership" PAC. 
He takes their money even while he is writing legislation that will affect health care!  So Montanans for Single-Payer health care will be there too!  We'll rally to show Max and his corporate friends we are very displeased with what they're up to in Washington, D.C.

We're asking single-payer supporters from across the state to join us at Big Sky this Friday, July 31st.
We'll be polite but we'll let them know we don't like it when they buy "our" Senator for $5000 or $2500 plus paying all their own expenses - and we really don't like it when he takes it.  Here are the particulars:

When:  July 31, 2009 - 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (see below too)
Where:  Big Sky, Montana

What:  Hold up banners saying:  How much does it cost to get a seat at the table?  Buy back Baucus (a reference to the almost $4 million he has raised from the health and insurance industries since 2000).  Greet the lobbyists from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association, maybe the American Hospital Association, maybe Pfizer?   Visit with your single-payer friends from around Montana, eat a picnic lunch and tell stories between passing SUVs and Town Cars carrying big contributors to Camp Baucus.

Bring:  Your own sign, if you like (but we'll have signs available too); your favorite picnic lunch; water, pop, coffee, etc.; a hat, jacket and sunscreen; a smile and a sense of purpose.

If you can only spend part of the day with us, or need to take a break and come back, that's fine. Come on along!  If enough people can come on Thursday too (the lobbyists will be arriving both days), let us know. 
Email and we'll start our stake-out of the road to Camp Baucus on Thursday, July 30.

Whatever day you can come, let us know so we can plan for the right number of supporters - and drive safely.
How to get there:  Use I-90 and take exit 298 South for US 191 to Yellowstone Park.  Go 38 miles south to state highway 64.  Turn right.  At that corner there is a convenience store where the rally coordinators will meet you.  Just
look for the single-payer signs and T shirts.


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