Navigation Links
Nurses, Healthcare Workers Launch Massive Drive to Inform 1 Million Caregivers in Key States on Obama and McCain Healthcare Plans
Date:9/24/2008

Unique volunteer effort by union and nonunion caregivers blends online phone-bank technology and in-person outreach to reach primarily female workforce

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With women voters poised to play a pivotal role in the presidential election, a unique project of SEIU Healthcare will reach at least 1 million healthcare employees -- a largely female workforce -- through worker-to-worker communication on the candidates' views on healthcare issues.

The outreach will focus on high-performing voters who are primarily RNs, LPNs, and other licensed caregivers who work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities in 13 battleground states.

Independent polling conducted for the effort has shown that 84 percent of the workers are women and that information on Barack Obama's and John McCain's healthcare records and plans produced an 18-point increase in support for Senator Obama.

"People are struggling in this economy already, and then you find out that John McCain will tax your health benefits and put your current coverage at risk," said Anna Burger, Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union. "It's an eye-opener."

SEIU Healthcare's movement for healthcare reform - called Healthcare United (http://www.healthcareunited.org) - has brought thousands of healthcare workers nationwide who are not members of the union together with current members to volunteer in the huge voter education effort.

Outreach is focused in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Workers are using a variety of technologies and means -- including the ability to make calls from home using the web site -- to spread information on the candidates' healthcare views. The campaign will also inform caregivers through house pa
'/>"/>

SOURCE Service Employees International Union
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Consumers, Nurses, Seniors Tell Governor: Dont Break Your Promise to Protect Innocent Patients from Health Insurance Cancellations, Dont Weaken Existing Law
2. Nurses, Doctors, Patients to Protest Health Insurers on National Day of Action - June 19th
3. Nurses, Doctors, Patients to Protest Health Insurers at National Day of Action - June 19th
4. Fathers Day is Almost Here: Two Pediatric Nurses, Moms, Offer Practical Guidebook & DVD for New Dads
5. Nationwide Awards Recognize Nurses, Associates and Nursing Teams That Specialize in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
6. Life Denied: Nurses, Family of Sick Teen March on Health Insurance Company Tuesday
7. Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Announces $1.8 Million Investment to Add Nurses, Improve Nurse Education Grants Awarded to Recipients in 28 Counties
8. Life Denied: California Nurses, Family of Sick Teen March on Health Insurance Company Thursday
9. Conscience Protections Essential to Healthcare System, Americans United for Life Argues in Comments Filed with HHS
10. PartsSource Named 81st Fastest Growing Company on INC 500 for Healthcare
11. Hearing Officer Secretary Ray Marshall Sets Process For United Healthcare Workers-West Trusteeship Hearing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2015)... Texas (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 From the ... years ago, the Texas non-profit organization has empowered young people ... its effort to bring fresh water and the Gospel ... with Liberty University. Between March 17 and 27, students, faculty ... provide 7,000 Liberians with fresh water and the Good News ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Rapids, MI (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 Enthusiasts ... CRUSH Grand Rapids, Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event will ... Reserve Wine & Food (201 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, ... from around the West Michigan area. Patrons are encouraged to ... of elegance and fun. , This year’s event will feature ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 Testosterone treatment lawsuits ( ... prescription medications increases the likelihood that a man ... life-threatening cardiovascular event continue to mount in a ... District of Illinois. According to an updated Statistics ... Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on April 15th, 1,382 cases ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 The American ... House event and Free Application Day on April 29. The event ... ACTCM Pioneer Square, located at 555 DeHaro St. in San Francisco, ... 11 a.m. – Check in at the DeHaro campus (room F), ... – Tour of campus, Noon – Light lunch with current students, ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015 With Dr. Taj Haynes ... has spent the last four years providing residents of ... ranging from general cleanings to dental implants and Invisalign ... at their new office in North Charlotte. , The ... their Concord office, including denture fittings, cosmetic procedures, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Last Well and Liberty U’s TEN Initiative raises $21,000 to Bring Fresh Water & The Gospel to 7,000 Liberians 2Health News:Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan Presents 3rd Annual CRUSH Grand Rapids 2Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits Increase, as New Report Indicates Over 200 Federal Cases Filed Since March 2Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits Increase, as New Report Indicates Over 200 Federal Cases Filed Since March 3Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits Increase, as New Report Indicates Over 200 Federal Cases Filed Since March 4Health News:American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Hosts Open House 2
... if there is no sound (silence). The brain is activated ... ,Pierre Fonlupt and Julien Voisin conducted the research ... activity of 11patients who were at rest with the help ... were actually listening to silence and also listen for the ...
... pain and very pale skin can all be early warning ... ,Thousand’s of children's lives will be saved the ... parents, which could speed diagnosis and treatment. ,Until ... child having a headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and ...
... team from McMaster University in their clinical trial reported ... drugs such as amiodarone combined with beta blockers such ... in ventricular arrhythmia patients undergoing Implantable Cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). ... to treat fatal cases of ventricular arrhythmias, but these ...
... a time when there is lot of relaxation in weight reduction ... to get this going is to listen to one’s inner voice ... ,Usually the little inner voice starts piping up as you lie ... "Take a handful of those potato chips," it urges., ...
... of H5N1 bird flu strain in Turkey had led to ... summer to avoid spread of bird flu virus into Britain. ... tourists are booking holidays in Turkish resorts.// The Association of ... Turkey is as usual and people seem to be not ...
... study conducted in Japan it has been shown that tomato ... is a known cause of the lung-destroying disease. // ... in tomatoes. ,This study appears to be the ... ,As a cautionary word by the researchers, 'We can't simply ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New warning signs for child meningitis 2Health News:Being Active In Winter Despite That Inner Urge 2
(Date:4/16/2015)... 16, 2015 Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: ... marketer of medical devices worldwide, announced today that ... Commission an Annual Report on Form 20-F that included ... 2014. An electronic version of Mindray,s Annual Report ... relations website at  http://ir.mindray.com  or  http://www.sec.gov . ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced ... on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, after the close of ... by a conference call with the investment community at ... will be Robert A. Bradway , chairman and ... management team. Live audio of the conference ...
(Date:4/16/2015)...  Rosewind Corporation (OTCMKTS: RSWN) announced today that ... newly formed specialty healthcare company focused on redox-modulated ... disorders. The merged company, which is expected to ... and incorporates the pipeline assets of both Vyrix ... to build a late-stage and commercial pipeline of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mindray Files Annual Report on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 2Amgen Announces Webcast Of 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 2Rosewind Corporation Shifts Focus to Develop Late-Stage Therapeutics for Urological and Related Conditions 2Rosewind Corporation Shifts Focus to Develop Late-Stage Therapeutics for Urological and Related Conditions 3
... Menicon Co., Ltd. (Menicon) announced the appointment of Chew Hwee ... office in Nagoya, Japan. Chew, to be based in Nagoya, ... as well as external relations to support the company,s globalization. ... Economic Development Board (EDB). During his nine-year tenure with the ...
... Aug. 31 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH ... that it will be participating in the Morgan Stanley Global ... 13, 2010 at 8:35 a.m. Eastern Time. A ... Investor Relations website at http://investor.zimmer.com .  The webcast will ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Former Singapore EDB Officer, Chew Hwee Yong, Joins Menicon as Chief of Special Projects as Menicon Accelerates its Globalization 2Zimmer Holdings to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference 2Zimmer Holdings to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Unplugged Conference 3
... Portex® Blue Line® uncuffed endotracheal ... or Murphy styles, in standard ... Line® adult and pediatric uncuffed ... implant-tested polyvinyl chloride with a ...
Portex® Blue Line® cuffed endotracheal tubes come in a wide selection of sizes, each with a standard 15 mm ISO connector., ,Portex® Blue Line® endotracheal tubes are recognized world...
Ruschelit® PVC. Murphy eye-nasoral. X-ray opaque line. Graduated. Single use. Sterile...
Ruschelit® PVC. Magill tip - nasoral. X-ray opaque line. Graduated. Single use. Sterile...
Medicine Products: