Thursday, October 25, 2007

SCHIP update from American Friends Service Committee & NC Council of Churches

Raleigh Report Network--

Things are moving rapidly in Washington today, and it appears that there could be a vote as early as tomorrow on a compromise Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) bill. While I don't know the details of the revised CHIP bill, advocates for children seem to be most concerned about maintaining those provisions that would provide coverage to an additional 10 million kids.

If this is an issue you are working on, please take a minute to call your US Representative. It's most important that those who voted to uphold President Bush's veto last week hear from their constituents now. In NC, that means Reps. Walter Jones, Virginia Foxx, Howard Coble, Robin Hayes, Sue Myrick, and Patrick McHenry.

See information below about making a call.

George Reed
NC Council of Churches

----- Original Message -----
From: Linda Walling
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 3:21 PM
Subject: CHIP CALL IN # available - 800-965-4701
Hello, again,
The American Friends Service Committee is generously providing their 800 number again for calls to support the CHIP bill.
The number is 800-965-4701.
When circulating this number among your members, please include the following note: "AFSC welcomes groups to circulate and use this toll-free number in support of non-partisan federal goals and without linking the alerts to a website soliciting donations or actions which may be used to support partisan lobbying or work."
Suggested phone message/ask:
Representative __________: I am calling to urge you to vote in favor of the revised children's health care bill. Because my faith tradition teaches me to act with compassion toward those who are vulnerable, I urge you to make our children a national priority. Please move beyond partisan struggles and vote to provide health care for 10 million more children in our country.
Health and peace, Linda - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
___________________________________________ Rev. Linda Hanna Walling, Executive Director Faithful Reform in Health Care 2800 Euclid Avenue #520, Cleveland, OH 44115-2418 Tel: 216-685-0796; Fax: 216-241-8423 Email: Web:

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