Civic Leaders Deliver Over 600 Handwritten Letters to Senator Robert Menendez
Highland Park, NJ – On Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., New Jersey Citizen Action and the NJ Health Care For America Now (HCAN) Campaign will gather at the Office of Senator Robert Menendez, One Gateway Center, Suite 1100, Newark, New Jersey 07102 to hand-deliver over 600 handwritten letters calling for quality, affordable health care for all in 2009.
Senator Menendez, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which is responsible for drafting part of the national health care reform legislation, is a staunch supporter of health care reform, and in particular, a national public health insurance option. The letters, collected throughout the months of May and June, were written by New Jersey residents from across the state, and call for Congress to pass comprehensive health care reform legislation with a strong national public health insurance option this year.
WHO: NJ Citizen Action and the NJ Health Care For America Campaign*
WHAT: Health Care Advocates Gather to Deliver over 600 handwritten letters to Senator Menendez’s office
WHEN: Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Newark Office of Senator Robert Menendez
One Gateway Center, Suite 1100
Newark, New Jersey 07102
*NJ HCAN Campaign Partners: 1199 SEIU Health Care Workers East, AFSCME Council 1, Alliance for Disabled in Action, Inc., BlueWave NJ, CWA District One, CWA Local 1032, Grassroots4Change, Family Voices, Garden State Equality, Health Care for All – NJ, Hispanic Directors Association of NJ, Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministries , New Jersey Citizen Action, New Labor, NEXT STEP, North Jersey Grassroots, South Jersey Grassroots, Women’s Opportunity Center, Planned Parenthood Affiliates NJ, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), NJ Region of the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, New Jersey Education Association, Health Professional and Allied Employees (HPAE), NJCA Education Fund, National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey State AFL-CIO, New Jersey Partnership for Working Families, Democracia Ahora NJ, NJ West Hudson Valley Council Union for Reform Judaism