Obama Campaign Staffers Press President On Health Care

It seems pressure is coming from every direction in the health care debate. Today, it will come from former Obama campaign staffers.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee will hold an event outside the White House today where former staffers of President Obama's 2008 campaign will call on the president to sign health care reform with a public option. It's part of an effort, launched last Thursday and based at YesWeStillCan.org, centered on a petition that reads: "We worked so hard for real change. President Obama, please demand a strong public health insurance option in your speech to Congress. Letting the insurance companies win would not be change we can believe in." The group says 400 former staffers, 24,000 campaign volunteers, and 39,000 Obama donors have signed on.