House Parties

Health Care for All-Oregon is organizing a statewide campaign to hold house parties to talk about universal access to health care. The purpose of the  house parties is to educate, mobilize, and fund raise. We make giving a house party easy: each host is assigned a mentor who will walk you through the process. We can provide you all the materials you need, including a video and/or a guest speaker.

Anyone interested in holding a house party should contact us to learn more

GUIDELINES FOR HOUSE PARTIES

Goals for House Parties
  • Educate our friends and neighbors about “Health Care for All” and how we will build a strong grassroots movement to create an equitable, publicly funded, high quality and comprehensive universal health care system serving everyone in Oregon and the United States.

  • Raise funds for HCAO and your local group. We cannot build a movement unless we have funding for staff, materials, events, etc. And fundraising can be FUN!

  • Mobilize your house party guests into action – starting with filling out a Health Care Survey or signing up to get HCAO emails.

Your House Party Mentor

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HOW TO: HOUSE PARTIES ORGANIZING RAP

    OVERVIEW:

    The success of the house parties educational and fundraising opportunities starts with the passion, commitment, and enthusiasm of the current members of HCAO. By working together, having each delegate host their own house party (or if ones home is not conducive arrange an event at a friend’s, local church or gathering space), we would be well on our way to ensuring HEALTH CARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT becomes a reality. House parties are a place for people to come together to learn about the issues with our current health care system, what’s being done about it, and what they can do to get involved in the movement.

        MEMBER TO MEMBER RAP

    Hey…( insert name). I know we have a lot of really important issues on our plate we are working on, but the Health Care for ALL Oregon coalition was are a part of has LAUNCHED our statewide movement to have Health Care is a Human Right written into law. It is crazy to think the number one reason people go bankrupt in our country today is because of medical costs. No person should have to choose between rent and life saving medical costs. It just is not right. We need to do something about this.

    I heard Fred say he was going to host a house party. Apparently, they have created a tool-kit with an easy step by step guide on how to host one with guidelines, tools, resources, and contacts. I think I am also going to host one. It sounds like fun. I’m certain I know at least five people that would be interested in coming over to eat some food, listen to a guest speaker, chat about health care, and learn ways to get involved, so we can work together to ensure success in this movement and work towards a sys

    tem that provides comprehensive, affordable, and equitable are to ALL!

    Note: At the end of each house party, encourage every guest to host their own and keep the ball rolling.

HOUSE PARTY REQUEST FOR DONATIONS

    Tell people why you personally support HCAO or single payer

    Explain the Need (but don’t get bogged down in details)

  • Health care costs are the number one reason that people go bankrupt in the US

  • There are currently 646,000 uninsured people in Oregon; that would fill Autzen Stadium (at the University of Oregon) more than 10 times

  • One of those uninsured people was Tyler, from Beaverton, OR. He died at age 27. He was married and had a 5-year old son. He was diagnosed with asthma when he was 2 years old. After he lost his job, he cut down on his asthma medications because he could not afford them. In December 2010, he suffered a severe asthma attack, was hospitalized in a coma, and died shortly thereafter.

  • OR SUBSTITUTE A STORY FROM YOUR COMMUNITY

       How HCAO Meets the Need

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HOUSE PARTY FEEDBACK FORM

      FIRST and foremost – THANK YOU for hosting a house party. It is a wonderful way to spread the word about the need for health care reform, Health Care as a Human Right, and how we will achieve universal health care in Oregon and the US.

      Your name:__________________________

      Address:_________________________________ City_______________ Zipcode__________

      Phone:_____________________ Email:____________________

      Date of house party:____________________

      Number of participants:______

      Donations received (including pledges): $________

      What was the best part of your party?

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      Next time, what would you do differently?

      _____________________________________________________________________________

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      Are you willing to do an “encore” with another group of friends sometime in the next six months? Yes___ No___

      Return this form to:

      HCAO

      316 SW Washington

      Corvallis, OR 97333