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Tell Congress that Women of Color Demand Health Care that Works



Congress needs to hear from you! 

They must pass health reform that works for women of color. We work hard to keep this country going strong. We deserve a national health care system that works just as hard for us. But, as health care consumers, workers and decision-makers, we know that the current system is greatly failing us. 

Across the country, women of color are picking up the phone to do something about it. Join us TUESDAY for the National Call-In Day in support of real health reform! 

Take action now:

1. Dial 877-264-4226. Many thanks to our friends at Health Care for America 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.

3. Say:
My name is ____________, and I am calling today to ask you to support health reform.

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. 

To learn more about Women of Color United for Health Reform and what we believe should be included in Congress’ health reform bill, click here

On October 20, 2009, Women of Color United for Health Reform convened a national audio-teleconference with two senior White House officials. If you missed it, you can hear a recording of the callhere.  

Women of Color United for Health Reform is a collaboration by the Black Women's Health Imperative, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

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