Tag Archives: Delbene

#SAVEINTALCO…Intalco Families Reach Out to Local Leaders for Help

#SAVEINTALCO…Intalco Families Reach Out to Local Leaders for Help On November 2nd 2015 Alcoa announced plans to curtail Intalco by late January 2016. So, late on Nov 24th, I, a handful of employees, and some other wives and significant others of employees at Intalco were discussing the curtailment on our Intalco FB group page…we decided we couldn’t stand by after the Nov 2nd curtailment announcement and instead began writing, both email and physical mail, everyone we could think of who had power to keep Intalco open. We immediately began writing Governor Inslee, Senator Murray, Senator Cantwell, Suzan DelBene, Doug Ericksen, Vincent Buys, Luanne Van Werven, Kelli Linville, Jon Mutchler, Dave Gallagher at the Bellingham Herald, Alcoa officials, trending celebrities in the media who fight for American jobs, the Whatcom County Council, local political groups, local and state media outlets and even Presidential candidates. Soon after the letter writing began one of the Intalco spouses started the tagline #saveintalco to use on social media so we could utilize viewing traffic. The hashtag has been used on Facebook and Twitter both directly on elected official’s pages, and those in the media spotlight, their pages and groups that fight for blue collar workers, …

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Congressman Larsen admits Obamacare isn’t perfect

In 2009 through 2010 the American public was very clear about how they felt about the passing of Obamacare (PPACA).  The publics response in 2009/2010, according to Congressman Larsen was, “No” and “Hell No!”  But Congressman Larsen let the little people know that he knew better and that Obamacare would slow down health insurance and medical costs immediately and curb the cost curve downward in the future. Two weeks ago I received the new rates for both my sons health insurance premiums and on a separate plan the premium rate increase for my husband and I.  Both are slated to take effect on January 1, 2013.  My sons plan increases from $102.00 to $220.00, with a  higher deductible, co-pay and out of pocket maximum as another kick in the rear for good measure.  The health insurance premiums for my husband and I are going from $556.00 per month for both of us to $1080.00 per month for both of us.  Again, higher deductibles, co-pays and out of pocket maximums. So now Congress has the opportunity to do the right thing for the middle class who will be crushed by these changes.  Whether it is due to a +100% increases in …

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