Reps. Grijalva and Woolsey are co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus while Rep. Lee is chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
On Monday, they joined forces to send a letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, advising her that at least 60 members of their caucuses stand united in their unwavering support for a public option in any health care reform package.
From the letter linked above (EMPHASIS THEIRS, FOR ONCE) -
We have attached, for your review, a letter from 60 Members of Congress who are
firm in their Position that any legislation that moves forward through both chambers, and into a final proposal for the President's signature, MUST contain a public option.
It's nice to see some of our elected officials actually standing up for the people of their districts and the country and not just for corporate interests.
Maybe if those officials who have sold out started facing challenges because of their betrayals of their constituents, there would be fewer sell outs.
...Wow!! That last sentence has an amazing amount of cynicism and idealism for only one sentence. :)