HEALTH ACCESS CALIFORNIA ALERT
Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, 2004
PLEDGE YES ON HEALTH CARE, YES ON PROPOSITION 72
* TAKE THE LABOR DAY CHALLENGE: GET TEN FRIENDS TO PLEDGE YES ON PROPOSITION 72
Labor Day marks the traditional beginning of the campaign season. In addition to deciding the presidential race and other contests, voters this election day will have a historic choice to determine the future of their health care.
Proposition 72, if passed with a YES vote, would protect the private health coverage that millions of Californians get through their employer, ensuring health coverage on the job but limiting the percentage that workers must pay for coverage. By ensuring that employees that work for larger employers get health coverage on the job, Proposition 72 would also expand coverage to over one million Californians currently uninsured, strengthening our health care system and our economy. Proposition 72 would provide fairness to responsible employers that provide coverage, but are pressured to scale back coverage because of competition from employers that don’t provide such benefits.
Proposition 72 is supported by doctors, nurses, hospitals, clergy, seniors, consumer groups, and many others. The opposition is largely funded by large corporations like McDonald’s, Macy’s, and others that are less likely to provide health coverage for their workers. For more information, check out the “Save Your Healthcare” website at:
Labor Day is also a day to honor workers, and what better way to mark this day than to pledge to vote YES on PROP 72, to ensure that millions of workers continue to get health coverage, on the job. PLEASE PLEDGE ONLINE, at:
Take the Labor Day Challenge this week, by sending information to friends and families, and getting them to sign the pledge! It’s easy with the user-friendly form on the website. GET YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES INVOLVED, at:
The campaign is looking to show strength with growing numbers of people showing their support for “YES on 72.” In addition, as the opposition comes out with false and misleading statements about Proposition 72 and its impacts, the campaign wants to be able to send out E-mails to correct the record. Polls shows that if people know the actual provisions of the measure, they strongly support it!
Please sign up, get other individuals to sign up, and have your organization(s) send out notices to encourage others to sign up and get involved!
HEARING POSTPONED: Proposition 72 was to be the subject of a legislative hearing this Wednesday, September 8th in Los Angeles. FYI, that hearing has been CANCELLED and will be RESCHEDULED.