Between now and Election Day (Nov. 7), we have an opportunity to engage candidates for Congress on issues of health care justice. In the process we have the chance to recruit candidates to join the Congressional Universal Health Care Task Force and to highlight those candidates who are willing to stand up as "Leaders for Health Care Justice" and those who are not.
Ask congressional candidates to sign the U2K pledge to be a "Leader for Health Care Justice." Return signed pledges to the U2K Campaign.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES:
If you don't know the location or contact information of a candidate's campaign office, visit VoteSmart at <http://vote-smart.org/index.phtml> where you can type in your ZIP CODE and be linked to your candidate's campaign contact information. We recommend contacting incumbent Members of Congress at their campaign offices rather than their congressional offices to maximize your impact. You may also access the VoteSmart website via the top page of this website http://www.u2kcampaign.org.
For more information, contact the Universal Health Care 2000 (U2K) Campaign:
Shelley Moskowitz, U2K Political
LEADER FOR HEALTH CARE JUSTICE
The current health care system is broken:
Over 42 million Americans are
uninsured and millions more are at risk of losing their health care.
The current health care system is unjust:
Hispanics and people with disabilities are disproportionately uninsured.
The solution is to work for a health care system that is:
ACCESSIBLE: Everyone has access to
quality health care.
Therefore, if elected to Congress, I pledge to become a Leader for Health Care Justice:
I will make it a top priority to work for a national guarantee of health care for all.
I will join the Universal Health Care Task Force* in Congress to draft, with my colleagues, principled and practical proposals for universal coverage.
I believe everyone should have access to comprehensive, affordable and publicly accountable health care regardless of ability to pay.
*The non-partisan Congressional Universal Health Care Task Force is a project of the Congressional Black Caucus' Health Care Brain Trust with the participation of the Hispanic, Progressive, Asian-Pacific, Women, Children and Native American caucuses.
For more information and to return signed pledges: Universal Health Care 2000 (U2K) Campaign 2800 Euclid, # 520 Cleveland OH 44115 Fax: 216/241-8423 Tel: 216/902-5577 <www.u2kcampaign.org>