Health Care for America Now!: July 8th PR Launch in 46 States for Health Reform Coalition Effort

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07/08/2008
On Tuesday, July 8th, the national coalition Health Care for America Now!, of which ANA is a member, is launching a multi-million dollar grassroots campaign across the country to urge the next Congress and next President to pass comprehensive health reform. ANA shares with HCAN! the goal of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable care for all.

HCAN! is organizing press conferences in 46 states (excepting Miss., Okla., Utah, and Wyo.) to coincide with a press event in Washington, DC, at the National Press Club on that date. Individual events are described in greater detail at the HCAN! website: www.healthcareforamericanow.org.

The Steering Committee of the coalition is comprised of ACORN, AFSCME, Americans United for Change, Campaign for America’s Future, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Center for Community Change, MoveOn.org, National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, SEIU, United Food and Commercial Workers, and USAction. Representatives of at least some of these groups will be at the press events.

ANA contact (for other than state event logistics): Cynthia Haney, JD, Senior Policy Fellow, American Nurses Association, cynthia.haney@ana.org.

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