California Senator Dianne Feinstein by IPM Tweets

An Open Letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein

Support #Medicare4All

Hello Senator,

Please continue to oppose the Republican health care repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Please give your powerful support to Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All universal health care bill.

I believe #Medicare4All is an essential step that cannot be postponed or avoided any longer without extreme deprivation and risk of social and economic collapse.

I have had several different successful (in the past) careers which are no longer possible due to the gross deterioration in economic and social conditions over the past 10–15 years. I was for five years, an international business planner for small to medium businesses in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. We pay ample taxes to provide national health care similar to Canada. We pay far higher fees for prescriptions than are paid in Mexico.

The population is no longer quite as ignorant as it once was. I know you are over 80 years old. I know you are isolated and protected by advisers and sycophants who tell you everything is fine and only a small number protest.

A horrible situation is brewing in this country, with our young people suffering tremendously from exploitation and lack of opportunities. Not only is the 6-figure plus job I performed at a large nonprofit organization between 2005–2011 no longer available, the organization is out of business. Jobs advertised at that time for 6-figures are now being advertised for half that amount if and when they are available.

This economy and opportunity are as “real” as Hillary Clinton’s five-star book reviews.

Anyone who volunteered for Bernie Sanders in this past election had it more than amply confirmed our votes, volunteer efforts and issues are of no importance whatsoever, and likely never did count. No one will support Kamala Harris in further bids for a national office, despite what I am certain the Democratic party believes will occur, simply because her ethnicity is nonwhite and she is a female.

Our country desperately needs to operate more like Canada or European nations. By this I mean corruption within limits supportable by the economy, not insane, wild wastes of people’s lives and livelihoods while lies continue and violence is perpetrated around the world in our name.

You will not pay this price, Senator. My daughter and grandchildren and my students will. I am one of those part-time college teachers the college system uses to continue to operate and take tax dollars while educating students for part-time, low-paying jobs with no future.

VOTE FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL and life, not death, greed and destruction.

You are at a time in life when you should take stock of your life, your legacy, history, and how future generations will live. You know better than I how many trillions have been wasted on war and devastation, and how little in comparison, spent on education, scientific research, infrastructure such as roads, flood control, dams and safety. And how much of the labor of this nation goes into the pockets of the wealthy who control your every word and move.

I am one of a long line of strong women who served others, not the other way around.

I am,

Amy Sterling Casil

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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