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When:   April 24, 2009 9:00am-3:00pm
Where:   Hartford
Type:   Other

Friday, April 24

Bus Leaves from Phelps Gate

Join the Yale College Democrats, the Yale Public Health Coalition, as well as undergraduates and medical students from all across Connecticut at The Capitol Building in Hartford to lobby the legislature for health care reform on Friday, April 24. This is a rare opportunity to make a direct personal investment in an issue you care about. HB6600, a bill currently under consideration by the Connecticut State Legislature, would effectively phase in universal health coverage in Connecticut over a period of five years. It would also improve efficiency and effectiveness through pooling and preventative care. As students, we should be leading the fight to improve health coverage; after we graduate, many of us will be without insurance, an illness or an accident away from crippling debts. Connecticut can send a message to the nation that providing universal health care isn’t just a good idea—it’s our moral duty as a society. Please consider coming to Hartford to experience advocacy first-hand.

Not your average lobby day -  In addition to a large kick-off event, you'll be able to meet one-on-one with the Senators and Representatives who will be the crucial votes for health reform in Connecticut. 

Free, with benefits - Advocating for health reform is easier than you thought. Enjoy free breakfast and lunch, travel in a comfy coach bus, and be back in time for your afternoon nap.

Make a real difference - SustiNet, the innovative proposal for health reform in Connecticut, recently passed through the public health committee and will be considered soon by the entire state legislature, so action now is critical. Moreover, passing health reform here in Connecticut, the insurance capital of the world, will help build momentum for President Obama's national health reform plan. 

Whether you are a seasoned lobbyist or have never spoken with a legislator before, this event offers many ways to participate in promoting universal health care.

Coach Bus Transportation to Hartford will be free.
Email  This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript  to reserve a seat on the bus. Email Ben Stango ( This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript ) with any questions. 

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