New York Health Grassroots Volunteer Orientation Call

Join this call to learn about our campaign's strategy to build a movement strong enough to win healthcare as a human right in New York State. We'll go over the history of the New York Health Act, how it connects to the current national struggle around healthcare, and the various organizing tools and resources available for organizing in your community.


We’ll start out with the call muted for those calling in. There is a chat room available for folks to send questions and to share links/info. 


Call-In Info: (712) 832-8330 Participant Pin: 797 8680


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(The chat room works best with Chrome browser. If you are using Safari, you will likely need to download a plug-in, so please give yourself time to do this if you’d like to join the chat room!)


Call Agenda:

Part 1) History of the NY Health Act and the political landscape

Katie Robbins, Executive Director Physicians for a National Health Program NY Metro - 


Part 2) The Campaign for New York Health base building strategy -  

Ursula Rozum, Upstate Campaign Coordinator, Campaign for New York Health


Our Menu of Tactics - soooo many ways to get involved! 

  • Postcard Campaign/Lobby Day 4/4 - request postcards from [email protected]

  • Organizational Endorsement is very helpful (Ursula)

  • Social Media Team (Sandra)

  • Op-Ed, Letter to the Editor Team! (Ursula)  (Tips at The Op-Ed Project)

  • Storytelling Tell Your Story Survey, host a Healthcare Storytelling House-Party

  • Business Owners’ Letter (Katie)  

  • County Savings and Resolutions - if you have access to county officials to pass resolutions (Katie)

  • Fundraising: house party/fundraiser perhaps with someone from the Campaign because we are people-powered, especially in the lead up to lobby day!

  • Working groups for healthcare providers (social workers, nurses, physicians) (Katie)

  • Join a local working team! Consider joining up with your local New York Progressive Action Network if there isn’t a local organizing committee near your.

  • Donate to the Campaign for New York Health!  



After the call…. Please take a minute to let us know how you want to plug in by filling out this follow-up survey:

Our Campaign for NY Health core team is small but we are doing our best to create resources for coordinated organizing across the state. Let us know what you are up to by emailing us at [email protected] and [email protected] but we hope you will review the resources available on our website ( and use them in your area!

February 07, 2017 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm
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