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
HCAO is a statewide coalition working to create an equitable, publicly funded, high quality, universal health care system serving everyone in Oregon and in the United States.
End with “the ask”
HCAO is raising money so that we can build a statewide, grassroots organization to pass universal access to health care legislation in Oregon.
Everyone should give something. $1 means as much to us as $100. Everyone giving is what counts.
If you feel comfortable saying how much you donated, it is a very effective motivator.
You can put money in the envelope or fill it out with a pledge.
Becoming a sustainer (automatic monthly payments) is a great way to give