$40 Million Health Care Campaign to Launch, Announce New National Ad

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***12pm Press Conference National Press Club Conference Room***



Leading Labor Groups, Community Organizations, DC Think Tanks, Online Activists, and Women's Groups Join Together to Announce Major New Campaign



Simultaneous Launch Events in 52 Cities Including 38 State Capitals



Health Care for America Now, an unprecedented coalition of major organizations including labor unions, large community-based membership groups, women's groups, DC think tanks, doctors, nurses, small businesses, and leading netroots activists, will launch a new $40 million campaign to push for quality, affordable health care for every American.



The coalition will hold a press conference on Tuesday, July 8th at 12pm EDT in the Conference Room of the National Press Club to outline their campaign plans and unveil their first ad buy - $1.5 million in national TV, print, and online.



Along with the event in Washington D.C., the campaign will be hosting launch events in 52 cities (including 38 state capitals) across the country. Between now and election day, the group plans to spend $25 million in paid media and have 100 organizers in 45 states.



The campaign's steering committee includes ACORN, AFSCME, Americans United for Change, Campaign for America's Future, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Center for Community Change, MoveOn.org, National Education Association, National Women's Law Center, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, SEIU, United Food and Commercial Workers, and USAction.



WHO:

Richard Kirsch (Health Care for America Now), Maude Hurd (ACORN), Gerald McEntee (AFSCME), Caren Benjamin (Americans United for Change), Roger Hickey (Campaign for America's Future), Elizabeth Edwards (Center for American Progress Action Fund), Eli Pariser (MoveOn.org), Reg Weaver (National Education Association), Marcia Greenberger (National Women's Law Center), Cecile Richards (Planned Parenthood), Anna Burger (SEIU), Joseph Hansen (United Food and Commercial Workers), Jeff Blum (USAction), David T. Tayloe, Jr.,MD FAAP (American Academy of Pediatrics), and David White (small business owner).



WHAT: Launch of the $40 million Health Care for America Now campaign



WHERE: National Press Club Conference Room



WHEN: Tuesday, July 8th at 12pm



CONTACT: Trevor Fitzgibbon or Doug Gordon, +1-202-822-5200, both for Health Care for America Now



/PRNewswire-USNewswire - July 7/

SOURCE Health Care for America Now


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