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1 Medi-Cal Expansion: Legislation, Communication & Mobilization Making Your Voice Count 1

2  Medi-Cal Expansion Special Session Legislation: SB X1 1 Hernandez and Steinberg/AB X1 1 J. Perez  Contacting your district‘s legislators and Governor Brown to talk about the Medi-Cal Expansion  Communication Strategies: Talking Points, Op-Eds, Letters to the Editor, and Social Media What we will cover today: 2

3  California’s uninsured population under the age of 65 is 7.1 million as of  Many are employed but won’t get employer based coverage,  Or can’t afford coverage through the new market place, Covered California.  CCHI supports SB X1 1/AB X1 1 because passage is necessary to ensure the expansion takes place in time for January 1, 2014 so California’s uninsured population will be able to receive affordable health care coverage.  CCHI continues to push for a state-based expansion. Medi-Cal Expansion Special Session Legislation: SB X1 1 Hernandez and Steinberg/AB X1 1 J. Perez 3

4  Calls and s are great, but nothing beats an in-person visit.  Introduce yourself and your organization briefly, highlight the local need, and make your ask clear: Please urge Governor Brown to move forward with the statewide Medi-Cal expansion so our communities can benefit as soon as possible. 4 Contacting your Legislator Key to the success of the Medi-Cal expansion is sharing the local experience with elected officials

5  Mailing address: Governor Jerry Brown c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA  Phone: (916) Fax: (916)  contact page: 5 Contacting Governor Brown

6  California Needs to Support Obamacare  Californians Need More Access to Health Care  Expanding Medi-Cal Now is Fiscally Responsible  The Expansion is Urgent! 6 Talking Points: We need to expand Medi-Cal fully and urgently!

7  Templates are provided, but be sure to check your local paper’s specific guidelines.  Take the templates and make them yours! Use your distinct voice and experience.  Use your letters as blog posts, quotes in status updates, etc. Even if they don’t get published you can get your voice out there. 7 Op-Eds & Letters to the Editor

8  Facebook: Pictures, pictures, pictures! And tags!  Twitter: and use hashtags:  #Health4All  #ACA  #CaLeg  #MediCal 8 Social Media

9 9 Images: Use Widely!

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