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If GOP representatives and senators refuse to help their constituents with questions about how to navigate the ACA this fall, as they are threatening to do during their August recess, how can Democrats help?  I know Obama is planning a big push on the ACA this late summer and fall.  Does it include state and local Democratic committees setting up informational town hall meetings or health care fairs, or something similar, even if the local representative is a(n objectionable) Republican and objects?  I mean, this shouldn't be political or along party lines, but if a district is being ill served because of politics?  How can we help those people?

Maybe that's naive, or the local committees don't have the resources, but I think that would be a practical and useful community outreach effort.  Speeches are nice, but people need to know what to do practically.  

I don't know, maybe it's already in the works.  I think it's a decent idea.  Even it it didn't garner one bit of goodwill or vote, it would still be the right thing to do for people.

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  •  It would be a brilliant campaign tactic (1+ / 0-)
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    "I'm your Democratic candidate for ..... Call my office if you need help with ACA or if you have questions about it or anything. If you want to continue getting what you need, vote for me."

  •  What your suggesting is what we are doing (1+ / 0-)
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    Hi - We are reaching out to Government Officials who are supporters of Obamacare and holding information sessions. We are in Montgomery County PA. Would love to speak with you about how we are moving forward.

  •  Yes, plans are being laid (0+ / 0-)

    for Health Care town halls in some places, and we need more of them. Various organizations are planning sustained outreach. They would all be happy if you wished to volunteer or donate.

    Contact your local party organization, church, school, union… Write to your local newspaper and any state newspapers if your Congresscritter denies you service. Start petition drives. Take names and let everybody know. You can ask for help here, and we can encourage anybody doing it to diary about what they plan, and then diary about what they do and the response they get.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 07:00:53 AM PDT

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