Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a coalition participant, said the group is united and plans to make sure that the presidents agenda for change is not thwarted in the House or in the Senate or by the traditional lobbying culture in Washington.
Most of the dollars are expected to go toward grass roots organizing and paid advertisements, said Richard Kirsch, national campaign manager for Health Care for America Now. He said that overhauling the current U.S. healthcare system would be the crowning achievement of the Democratic agenda, adding that this time aroundunlike in the early 1990sthey are better organized than their opponents.
The key thing is that the heart of this campaign is not inside the Beltway, Kirsch said.
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