Champaign County Health Care Consumers is asking you to volunteer for a special event to help us build support for our new Campaign for the American Dream! This new CCHCC Campaign is born from our efforts over the past few years of fighting to protect Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid – especially in recent months, with the disastrous Congressional efforts to “fix” the nation’s budget deficit.
Thanks to all of you who participated in our calls to action, we won a brief reprieve by keeping Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid off the chopping block. But the fight to protect our most basic and important social programs is far from over, and the outcome of the recent struggles showed us that we need to do far more than just “play defense” to prevent cuts – we need to organize to advance an agenda that serves the greater good and that makes the American Dream a possibility once again!
There is a new and growing national movement – the movement to rebuild the American Dream – and in order to advance this movement and realize its goals, it will take all of us, all around the nation. CCHCC wants to do our part to organize East Central Illinois and our thousands of members as part of this national movement.
Read more about the Campaign for the American Dream  here.
HOW YOU CAN HELP – VOLUNTEER FOR A SPECIAL PHONE-A-THON:
You can help build this movement by volunteering for the 2011 CCHCC Phone-A-Thon which is focused on building support for the Campaign for the American Dream.
The Phone-A-Thon (PAT) is one of CCHCC’s most important events of the year. The PAT allows us to reach out and talk to over 4,000 of our members, get them involved to take action, and raise funds needed to continue working for health care justice.
The Phone-a-thon is a great way to make a big impact and help a lot of people to take action on an important issue, but we can’t reach everyone without the help of our volunteers. Volunteer for one or more nights of the 2011 Phone-a-thon! Details about our calling nights are below.
WHAT: CCHCC Phone-A-Thon
WHEN: Monday, September 26; Tuesday, September 27; Wednesday, September 28, Tuesday, October 4; Wednesday, October 5; Thursday, October 6;
TIME: 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. each evening
WHERE: CCHCC Office – 44 East Main Street, suite 208, in downtown Champaign.
**We need at least 10 volunteers to staff the phones each night. We provide training and free food!
RSVP: Call CCHCC at (217) 352-6533 or email cchcc@HealthCareConsumers.org and let us know you’d like to participate.