If you heard President Obama’s health care speech last night, the most important thing each of us can do now is to communicate our support for health reform to our Senators and Congresspersons.
And now is the time to not just make your own voice heard, but to ask your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to weigh in as well, even if it is the first time they’ve called their Members of Congress.
That’s why PICO and our faith allies are organizing a massive Congressional Call-In Day next Tuesday, September 15. The goal is 30,000+ calls to Congress in support of health reform on the same day. We want our Members of Congress to hear loud and clear that people of faith feel the moral urgency of fixing our health care system and strongly support reform that includes strong affordability protections for working families.
Click here to sign up for a text message reminding you to call on Tuesday. And forward this message to your friends and family so they can sign up for a reminder too.
Why is this so important? Because this is what democracy is about. Not shouting down and disrespecting those with different views, but making your voice heard and sharing your views with your elected officials, so they know that their constituents want them to move forward with reform.
Here are three simple tools you can use to reach out to your friends, family members, neighbors, and fellow congregation members to urge them to call their Member of Congress next Tuesday:
- Sign up to receive a text message alert about the call-in day, complete with talking points and the toll-free number to call.
- Forward this email to people you know, and urge them to sign up to receive either an email or text message alert with information about next Tuesday’s call-in day.
- Print and make copies of this flyer to pass out at your congregation this weekend, with information about Tuesday’s call-in day.
We’ll be using PICO’s toll-free hotline 866-279-5474 so that we can track the number of calls into each state and district. This number is available now and until we’ve won health reform.
If you did not have a chance to hear the President’s speech last night, you can watch it here. And then make sure to contact your Members of Congress.
PICO is a non-partisan organization that does not endorse or support candidates. PICO strongly encourages people of faith to study the health care teachings and policy positions of their own religious denominations and traditions.
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