Your help is needed on SB 810


Friday, April 22, 2011

 ACTION ALERT ON SB 810 (Leno) Single Payer Universal Health Care

 Your help is needed on SB 810.

 SB 810, CSEA’s sponsored bill that would create a single payer universal health care system in California, is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.  In order to secure passage of this important bill, we are asking you to call the following Senators:

 Member                                        Capitol Office                               District Office

Senator Ed Hernandez,
O.D., Chair                                   (916) 651-4024                            (626) 430-2499

 Senator Michael J. Rubio        (916) 651-4016      Bakersfield: (661) 395-2620

                                                                                                 Fresno: (559) 264-3070

 When you call, you should personalize your message.  Otherwise, you can use the following points:

  • I am calling to urge the Senator to support SB 810 when it comes before him in the Senate Health Committee on May 4th.
  • I am a classified school employee.  With the state budget cuts and furloughs we are experiencing, many of us are paying a larger percentage of our take home pay in health care costs.  Some of us work just for the health care and sign over our paychecks at the end of the month to cover our families.
  • SB 810 will finally control health care costs and make it more affordable for everyone.  Also, everyone is covered under this bill and nobody is left out.

We need the Senator to vote for this bill in committee.  Thank you.

 If you wish to comment or would like additional information, please contact: Dave Low, Executive Director, Jai Sookprasert, Assistant Director, Governmental Relations; Dolores Duran-Flores, Legislative Advocate; Steve Henderson, Legislative Advocate; Joshua Golka, Legislative Advocate, 1127 11th Street, Suite. 346, Sacramento, California  95814.  Toll Free: (800) 867-2026.

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