WHAT THE TEA PARTY CAN LEARN FROM MAYORS
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently wrote an opinion article on what Mayors can teach the Tea Party members of Congress. The article highlights the challenges Mayors address every day and asks Tea Party members to see how local governments work together. Mayor Rawlings-Blake says, "There is no Democrat or Republican way to pick up trash or perform any of the Thousands of other functions Mayors are charged with overseeing every day".
View the full article here.
ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS!
Open Enrollment is here! Across the country Democratic Mayors are launching aggressive campaigns to ensure residents have access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace, including:
- Mayor Steve Fulop of Jersey City is helping to promote ACA by utilizing a mobile navigator program which will employ four bilingual counselors.
- Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia posted a health care link on the City's website and placed "benefits counselors" in each of the City's health centers.
- Mayor Dennis Williams of Wilmington, DE; Mayor Michael Brennan of Portland, ME; and Mayor Annise Parker of Houston, TX held events and rallys to draw attention to Open Enrollment.
- Mayors across the nation are using social media in support of the Affordable Care Act. View some of the tweets below and be sure to tweet your support of the Affordable Care Act to #GetCovered!