On July 18-20, HCAO-Marion/Polk set up a booth at the Salem Art Fair in the free speech area next to the south gate entrance. We used the Portland office large HCAO banner as a back drop for our booth and made an 11X17 poster of the postcard to draw attention. We started with 100 color 49th Birthday Medicare cards asking for universal health care for everyone. These all were filled out by 1p.m, on the second day of the Fair. Because of the cost of color cards, we printed up 100 more black and white cards. We had 82 of these signed by 3 p.m. on the third day of the fair, as well as a list of volunteers. We told signers that these would be given to our legislators as we worked to pass a good health care for all bill. Our best quote to get people to stop was "Would you help us get health care for everyone?”
Two volunteers at our booth came from Silverton, and we have offered to help them at their Art fair or other event to put up a booth. It would be great if we had several thousand cards to give our Oregon legislators via Senator Dembrow.