TUES., JULY 15, 4 – 6 PM PT/ 7 – 9 PM ET
Register in advance so you can drop on by for health care justice advocacy training, or just to network with other advocates from across the country working on achieving health care for all in their state, their region, and for the entire United States. Because we value your time, we ask that you send us your preferences for topics so we can more efficiently get you assigned to a breakout room.
Register for OPS Office Hours Zoom meeting with this link:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Then send your email of preferences to Mike Huntington or to email@example.com.
Only 100 people can participate. If you are unable to enter, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your name and state; what topics interest you; what kind of help you’d like; or how you wish to volunteer. Although we will not see emails during the OPS Office Hours, we will review them soon and make plans.
3:45 PM PT Start joining the Zoom for greeting and orientation.
4:00 Betty starts the meeting, outlines the evening session, and invites introductions. If you did not send your request in advance, please indicate your choice of break-out room in the chat bar.
4:30 Topics for July 15:
Funding a Universal Health Care System – Warren George. See more below.
Your questions about Single Payer, and how to respond to myths that opponents propagate – This will be a discussion format. Ideally, people sign up in advance so we can plan for enough volunteers to have groups of 6 or fewer. This would give participants who want practice answering questions more opportunity. Speaking the words yourself will help you solidify your knowledge and be a more effective advocate.
- The third topic will be one of these:
- Responding to COVID-19, including a quick tutorial on HR 6906
- Reaching out to faith-based groups
Developing relationships with candidates and elected officials
If your organization is looking for help on getting town resolutions passed, on starting a Rapid Response team to write letters to the editor, or another tactic, let us know ASAP and we will try to line up someone with the advocacy skills to help your team.
If several people request another topic, we will try to put you together with another volunteer. This will work best if you let us know by Monday, Noon EDT.
Making the best use of your time
If you only want to join for a topic, it is fine to show up at 4:20 so long as you registered and told Mike in advance what topic you wanted so he already has you going in there. And you are welcome to skip out afterward.
Funding a Universal Health Care System
Tuesday, July 28, 4 – 6 PM PT/ 7 – 9 PM ET: OPS OFFICE HOURS
Other topics might include those listed as possibilities for July 15, as well as Key Issues for State-Based Single Payer Legislation (with Bill Bronston facilitating). If you are interested in the Key Issues breakout room, please read these two documents in advance: