TAKE ACTION: 1. SIGN UP! 2. LISTEN UP! 3. SPEAK OUT!
On October 20, Women of Color United for Health Reform, a national coalition led by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and the Black Women’s Health Imperative, hosted a conference call on the needs of women of color in health reform with Senior White House officials. Over 400 women of color joined the call!
Learn more here.
The call was a success! Listen to it here.
On October 27, Women of Color United for Health Reform hosted a National Call-In Day in support of real health reform. If you missed it, you can still call your Senators and Representative now!
1. Dial 877-264-4226. Many thanks to our friends at Health Care for American NOW! for letting us use this service.
2. Ask the operator to connect you to your Senator or Representative and give the operator your zip code. Once the operator connects you to your Representative/Senator’s office, a staffer in the office will answer the call.
I work hard, and I deserve a national health care system that works hard for me. As a woman of color, I see first-hand how the current system is failing. More people in my community are likely to be uninsured or under-insured. We also have a higher rate of chronic or pre-existing conditions, and spend a greater percentage of our income on health care than others.
This country should have a health care system that ensures everybody can access affordable, quality, culturally appropriate care over the course of their lifespan.
[If you would like, insert your own story!]
Please pass a health reform bill that will work for women of color.
Thank you for your time.
4. Repeat. You have two Senators and one Representative representing you in Congress. If you can, call three times to leave this message with all three of your federal elected officials.