July 28, 2009
It’s time. Health care costs are skyrocketing, and last fall we voted for real change. Congress needs to support President Obama and pass health care reform in this session.
Tomorrow is an important day for our federal legislative agenda – National Call-In Day for Health Care Reform. As leaders in North Carolina, we’re counting on each of you to commit to calling 1-877-264-HCAN (1-877-264-4226) from 9 A.M to 5 P.M. on this Tuesday, July 28.
We need all union members, their families and friends to call their member of Congress and Senators Hagan and Burr on this important day.
Call your representative and tell him or her your union and your family want our broken health care system fixed now.
THIS IS A CRISIS! A recent Gallup study shows that 5 million Americans have lost their health care in the last 9 months! The nation’s top economists agree that economic recovery can’t happen without major health care reform! Unfortunately, big insurers are standing in the way and their deep pockets are threatening the effort.
We need to generate tens of thousands of calls to Congress to support the House health care reform bill, H.R. 3200.
Every call to 1-877-264-HCAN tomorrow will be counted toward our goal for calls from labor in North Carolina. We need everyone who supports labor and supports health care reform to make the call to 1-877-264-4226 tomorrow.
To make calling as simple as possible, you can use this script if you like:
“This is _____________________. I am union member from (your town). We need health care reform now. I and my family are counting on the Senator (or Representative.)
[For Reps:] I urge Rep _____________ to support HR3200.
[For Senators:] Health Care Can’t Wait. We need action on the health care reform bills.
If the line is busy when you call, call back. If you are asked to leave a voicemail but the Congressperson’s box is full, call back and ask to leave a message with a staff person. Whatever it takes, please call 1-877-264-HCAN tomorrow and tell the person who answers we need health care reform now!
Corporate lobbyists are standing between you and your doctor. Don’t let them block reform! It’s time. Call your representative.
Making the call tomorrow to 1-877-264-HCAN may take a five minutes, but isn’t the impact of generating a critical mass of calls to the Capitol for health care reform worth the time?
Join the National Call-In Day for Health Care Reform. Call the Congress on Tuesday, July 28 from 9 A.M to 5 P.M. at this number:
This is a legislative issue, so we are free to communicate with non-union members about making the call tomorrow. Feel free to forward this message to your own email list.
For more information, visit www.aflcio.org/healthcare.