We need a list of the Representatives who took the biggest political risk to support this bill, especially Reps like Betsy Markey who stood up for the bill before Bart Stupak’s presser finally made it “safe”. These guys, plus Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Nadler, deserve our thanks and support, via ActBlue, as much as anyone in Congress. Use this thread to work out whom you think we ought to include.
So far I have heard good arguments for Boccieri, Bean, Kilroy and Cuellar. I will not reward Kucinich or Stupak because I think that neither of these Reps were ever in any danger of losing their seat over a ‘yes’ vote. I might, might leave Stupak’s primary challenger off the list if we don’t hear from either Bart or the muskrat on top of his head until next week at the earliest, but I am definitely not ready to reward him.