Today is the final day of the health care Women’s Week of Action—so make it count! You can use our online call tool to talk to voters about how the Affordable Care Act is ending insurance company abuses and helping women access free preventive care, or find a house party happening near you.
You’ll be joining thousands of women across the country who’ve stepped up over the last seven days to reach out to folks in their communities—take a look:
Women in Virginia were out in force all week, chatting with other supporters about the positive impact of health care reform and talking about ways to make sure people know how they benefit.
Mother-daughter team Margaret and Jillian put those lessons into action at a Charlottesville phone bank:
In Arizona, organizing fellow Grace got on the phone to talk health care, too. One conversation really stood out:
“She told me that nothing beneficial had come out of the Affordable Care Act and that President Obama compromised significantly to create it. She was very adamant, even going so far as to say, ‘There is not one person who is benefiting from this legislation.’ I quickly replied, sharing my own story: ‘Well ma'am, I am a 23-year-old with a great full-time job that does not provide health insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, I am able to stay on my parents’ health insurance until I am 26.’ There was a pause and silence. ‘Wow, well, I am very glad to hear that.’ Her response was one of genuine surprise. You could tell that she was processing my story and taking it to heart.
“I am hopeful that when that woman goes to the polls in November, she will remember talking to that young woman volunteering for Obama who now has health care because of the Affordable Care Act. Moments like that just underline the importance of speaking up and sharing your story with members of your community.”
And in neighboring New Mexico, Ellen joined a statewide voter registration drive to make sure her neighbors know exactly what the Affordable Care Act means for them and are ready to protect it at the ballot box in November.
This week is only the beginning—there are plenty of opportunities coming up to get involved with Women for Obama, no matter where you live.