Ask ALL the Candidates: What's Your Plan for Health Care?

Elections are 5 weeks away. We need ALL the candidates’ to understand how important health care is. Here’s what you can do to raise health care in your local elections and in the election for Governor:

  • Go to local candidate debates, forums, gatherings and ask “WHAT’S YOUR PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE?” Find an event where a candidate for the State Senate or House of Representatives is appearing** and ask “WHAT’S YOUR PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE?”. Wear an I Vote 4 Health Care t-shirt or button. You can go by yourself or with some friends. You can raise the issuse with signs inside or outside the event, in informal conversations with candidates, or as part of the formal Q and A at the event. Other possible questions here.

  • Come to the "WHAT'S YOUR PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE?" rally outside the Hartford gubernatorial debate on October 18.  Gather at 2:30; debate begins at 4:00. Infinity Music Hall, 32 Front Street, Hartford. Sponsored by CT Association of Broadcasters. Flyer here. More details on Protect Our Care CT website as they develop.

  • Participate in Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities (Nov. 1-6) to get Health Care Voters to the polls. Hundreds of people have signed I Vote 4 Health Care pledges. We plan to call them to remind them about Election Day. We can connect you with organizations in your area which are making these calls. They can use your help!

For more information or to volunteer, contact Jane McNichol, jmcnichol@universalhealthct.org; 203-427-3909.

** For Eastern CT activists:

  • The Day and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut are hosting a series of state senate debates moderated by Day Editorial Page Editor Paul Choiniere. The debates will begin at 7 p.m. and will be live streamed on theday.com:

    • Oct. 11 - Democratic state Sen. Cathy Osten and Republican Mark Lounsbury at Kelly Magnet School in Norwich.

    • Oct. 15 - Republican state Sen. Paul Formica and Democrat Martha Marx at the Charter Oak Credit Union headquarters, 1055 Hartford Turnpike, Waterford.

    • Oct. 17 - Republican state Sen. Heather Somers and Democrat Robert Statchen at Fitch Senior High School in Groton.

    • Oct. 25 - The open seat race between Democrat Norm Needleman and state Rep. Melissa Ziobron at Old Saybrook High School. 

Jane McNichol