California Fair Share

A grassroots campaign to make sure everyone gets a fair shot, pays their fair share and plays by the same rules

Media Advisory: Cancer patient denied treatment to confront Tea Party Congressman who helped shut government down

Michelle Langbehn with daughter

Michelle Langbehn, CA Fair Share and OFA-CA will deliver 115,000 petition signatures to Rep. McClintock’s
office, calling on him to put our government back to work

Granite Bay, CA – As the federal government shutdown enters its third week, California Fair Share and Organizing for America-CA will hold a news conference on Tuesday to discuss the expanding collateral damage and demand that Congress simply take an up-or-down vote on putting government back to work.

The news conference will highlight Michelle Langbehn, whose shutdown story has been featured in the Washington Post and other state and national media. Her petition to the U.S. Congress on Change.org has gained nearly 115,000 signatures as of Friday. Michelle, who suffers from sarcoma, a rare form of deadly cancer, had just finished submitting her application to the National Institute of Health to be included in a potentially life-saving testing protocol when the
federal government shut down. As a result, her application is on hold.

By this third week, more than one million Americans will be affected by the shutdown. And the situation will continue to get worse – much worse – the longer the shutdown continues. For example, if it lasts until November, more than 5 million veterans will lose their benefits.

California Fair Share and OFA-CA will hold a news conference at Rep. Tom McClintock’s district office this Tuesday, Oct. 15 to send Congress a message: Put the government back to work!

Who: California Fair Share, OFA-CA and Michelle Langbehn

What: News conference

When: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15

Where: Rep. McClintock’s district office, 8700 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay

Quote: “At California Fair Share, we believe in an America where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does and pays their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules,” said Patrick Stelmach, state organizer for California Fair Share. “But with the federal government’s shutdown now entering its third week, it is becoming increasingly clear that there is no ‘fair shot’ for millions of Americans who depend on everything from small business loans to checks so that farmers can pay their bills and bring in their fall harvests to veterans and seniors and disabled Americans newly eligible for Social
Security who can’t get their benefits processed.”

California Fair Share is a field and advocacy group that stands for an America in which everyone gets their fair share, pays their fair share, and does their fair share; and where everybody plays by the same rules. Find out more at http://www.fairshareonline.org

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