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Healthcare Reform 101 Forum: Education and Action

Saturday, July 18, 10am - 1pm
SEIU 1199, 150 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester 02125

The House and Senate both released their healthcare reform bills this week and we have a unique opportunity to help win real healthcare reform. Do not miss this opportunity to learn and to act. Join us this Saturday.

For more information or to RSVP, visit:

Presenters include:
JOHN McDONOUGH, Senior Healthcare Reform Advisor to Senator Ted Kennedy, an architect of the HELP bill released yesterday

DAVID CUTLER, Healthcare Policy Advisor to the Obama Presidential campaign; Otto Eckstein Professor of Economics at Harvard’s Kennedy School

PHIL JOHNSTON, Healthcare and human services consultant, former N.E. Regional Director of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

RAHUL RAJKUMAR, M.D., Senior advisor to healthcare reform advocacy group Doctors for America, member of the Obama Healthcare Policy Advisory Team during the campaign and transition

MICHAEL DOONAN, Asst. Professor, Heller Graduate School At Brandeis University, Executive Director of the Mass. Healthcare Policy Forum, and Director of the Council for Healthcare Economics and Policy.

CONGRESSMAN JIM McGOVERN will also join us, and others involved in the healthcare debate in Washington will participate as Congressional activity permits.

HEALTHCARE REFORM 101 Forum: Education and Action
Saturday, July 18
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SEIU 1199, 150 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester 02125
(Next to the Bayside Expo, near the JFK/UMASS Red Line T Stop)

Sign up now:

Equip yourself with the tools you need -- including an informed perspective -- to actively work for meaningful healthcare reform. Learn what you can do now to make healthcare reform happen.

For more information about the state-wide organization, visit Organizing for America - Massachusetts (OFA-MA)

Massachusetts Statewide Organizing Forum

Please join us for a Statewide Organizing Forum on Saturday, May 16! Register now!

The Grassroots Organizing Forum is a critical networking opportunity for volunteers, organizers and activists to discuss issues that matter most to our country. You’ll hear from Mitch Stewart, National Director of Organizing for America, and have an opportunity to give input into OFA’s direction. We’ll discuss campaigns in the three areas at the core of President Obama’s agenda: Energy, Health Care, and Education - and what you can do to help win them. And we’ll learn to leverage the political clout that comes from organizing around issue-based campaigns.

When: Saturday May 16, 2009, 9am-3pm
Where: SEIU Hall, 150 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston (JFK Red Line stop; unlimited free parking)

Admission to the forum is FREE and lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by Organizing for America-Massachusetts (OFAMA).

Join organizers, volunteers, and leadership from OFA national headquarters
to discuss President Obama’s agenda and what it means for organizers here in MA.
  • Learn how to influence national & statewide public policy
  • Give input into OFA’s direction
  • Hear from experts on President Obama’s 3 key agenda issues: Energy, Health Care, Education
  • Leave with a plan of action to organize folks in your community
If you have questions, or are interested in volunteering for the event, please email

If you're new to Cambridge-Somerville for change and want to sign up to be a part of our grassroots community, please fill out our Volunteer Sign-Up form to the right of the page. Let us know if you're interested in one of our Action Teams -- Health Care, Energy/Environment, and Education -- by clicking on the corresponding box under "Activities Interest."

We're looking forward to seeing you on May 16! Register here:


Cambridge-Somerville for Change is an all-volunteer community group dedicated to harnessing the grassroots energy and spirit of change inspired by the Obama campaign. Our organizing work includes electoral and issue-based campaigns at the local, state, and national level. Our members have chosen to work on promoting economic fairness, comprehensive health care reform, creating policies that conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide for fair and adequate access to public transportation, and promoting in-state tuition for immigrant youth.

This is an organization built by and for you, the community, and we look forward to your participation and feedback. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about getting involved, please email
or call us at
(617) 302-7324.

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