Write a letter to your elected officials

Surveys of Congressional staff have found that handwritten letters sent in by good old fashioned USPS snail mail are taken very seriously by elected officials.

It doesn’t take much time and can make a big difference.

Your letter will be strongest if you include a personal story. Here’s a sample of what your letter could look like:

Dear Representative ___,

Like nearly all Americans people I care about have struggled with health care. For example, my uncle went for ten years in need of a knee replacement. Even when he had health insurance, the insurer would not pay for it no matter how much pain he was in.

Please support Medicare for All because people like my uncle deserve better.

Sincerely, your constituent,

[sign your name]

See? So short! So easy! But so powerful!

Here in Milwaukee, we’re working on Representative Moore, who recently reversed her decision to support Medicare for All. Here’s how to get her:

Representative Gwen Moore
2252 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

And her phone number is: 202-225-4572

Milwaukee area single payer canvass October 20th

We will be canvassing in a stunning part of Shorewood on October 20, 2018. Meet at Shorewood Public Library at 3920 N Murray Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211 at 10:30am for training. If you have already completed a training you do not have to attend the entire training. Instead, arrive at 12pm and follow the instructions here.

There will be pizza at 2:30pm when we regroup to talk about what we learned and strategize for next time:

  • 10:30am – 12:30pm (2 hrs): Training at Shorewood Public Library
  • 12:30 – 2:30pm (2 hrs): Canvassing in Shorewood
  • 2:30pm: Final Door Knock
  • 2:30 – 3pm (last half hour): Post-Canvas Debrief + Pizza

Here is a checklist to get the most out of your canvass:

http://singlepayer.dsawi.org/join

An RSVP to info@singlepayer.dsawi.org is appreciated but not required. Your RSVP helps ensure we have enough training materials and food for everyone.

Single Payer Canvass

We will be canvassing the friendly Riverwest neighborhood on September 15th. Meet at the Milwaukee Public Library Martin Luther King Branch at 310 W Locust St, Milwaukee, WI 53212 at 12:30pm for training. If you have already completed a training (including the new decision tree) you do not have to attend the entire training. Instead, arrive at 2pm and follow the instructions here.

There will be pizza at 4:30pm when we regroup to talk about what we learned and strategize for next time:

  • 12:30 – 2:30pm: Training at MLK Library
  • 2:30 – 4:30pm: Canvassing in Riverwest
  • 4:30pm: Final Door Knock
  • 4:30 – 5pm: Post-Canvas Debrief + Pizza

Here is a checklist to get the most out of your canvass:

http://singlepayer.dsawi.org/join/

An RSVP to info (at) singlepayer.dsawi.org is appreciated but not required. Your RSVP helps ensure we have enough training materials and food for everyone.

September 15, Single Payer Canvass – Madison, WI

We invite you to chat with our friendly neighbors in the South Park Street Neighborhood about Medicare for All! Madison Democratic Socialists of America, Physicians for a National Health Program, and Our Wisconsin Revolution-Madison are hosting a neighborhood canvass on September 15. We will provide training DEEP CANVASSING (see below for more details) and then have the opportunity to apply our new skills together by canvassing immediately following the training session. The event will end with a 30 minute debriefing to discuss our experiences.

The Deep Canvassing model was shown to be extremely effective in a randomized controlled trial studying a trans rights advocacy effort and was later adapted by the California Nurses Association to use for Single Payer advocacy.

Event Details:
Saturday, September 15, 1-5PM
ACCESS Community Health Center
2202 S Park St, Madison, WI 53705

Here is a checklist to get the most out of your canvass:

http://singlepayer.dsawi.org/join/

An RSVP to dsamadisonm4a@gmail.com is appreciated but not required. Your RSVP helps ensure that we have enough training materials and food for everyone.

Canvassing Shorewood Aug. 12

We will be canvassing the very friendly Shorewood neighborhood on August 12th at 11am. If you would like to participate, please send an email requesting the location to info (at) singlepayer.dsawi.org. If you have already completed a training (including the new decision tree) you do not have to attend the entire training. Instead, arrive at 12:30 am and follow the instructions here.

There will be pizza at 2:00pm when we regroup to talk about what we learned and strategize for next time:

  • 11am-1pm: Training
  • 1-3pm: Canvassing in Shorewood
  • 3pm: Final Door Knock
  • 3pm–3:30: Post-Canvas Debrief

Here is a checklist to get the most out of your canvass:

http://singlepayer.dsawi.org/join/

Milwaukee single payer canvass, July 7, 2018

We will be canvassing the very friendly Bayview neighborhood on July 7. Meet at the Tippecanoe Public Library at 3912 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207 at 10:00 am for training. If you have already completed a training (including the new decision tree) you do not have to attend the entire training. Instead, arrive at 11:30 am and follow the instructions here.

There will be pizza at 2:00pm when we regroup to talk about what we learned and strategize for next time:

  • 10am-Noon: Training at Tippecanoe Library
  • Noon-2pm: Canvassing in Bayview
  • 2pm: Final Door Knock
  • 2pm2:30: Post-Canvas Debrief

Here is a checklist to get the most out of your canvass:

http://singlepayer.dsawi.org/join/

An RSVP is appreciated but not required. Your RSVP helps ensure we have enough training materials and food for everyone.

July Single Payer Canvass – Stoughton, WI

Madison DSA, PNHP, and OWR-Madison are hosting a training event on Deep Canvassing, open to all single-payer health care activists. You will be trained in DEEP CANVASSING (see below for more details) and then have the opportunity to use your new skills by canvassing immediately following the training session. The event will end with a 30 minute debriefing to discuss our experiences.

The Deep Canvassing model was shown to be extremely effective in a randomized controlled trial studying a trans rights advocacy effort and was later adapted by the California Nurses Association to use for Single Payer advocacy.

Event Details:
Saturday, July 14, 1-5PM
2108 Lincoln Ave, Stoughton, WI

Here is a checklist to get the most out of your canvass:

http://singlepayer.dsawi.org/join/

An RSVP to dsamadisonm4a@gmail.com is appreciated but not required. Your RSVP helps ensure that we have enough training materials and food for everyone.

June Single Payer Canvassing Event – Madison, WI

Madison DSA, PNHP, and OWR-Madison are hosting a training event on Deep Canvassing, open to all single-payer health care activists. You will be trained in DEEP CANVASSING (see below for more details) and then have the opportunity to use your new skills by canvassing immediately following the training session. The event will end with a 1 hour debriefing to discuss our experiences.

The Deep Canvassing model was shown to be extremely effective in a randomized controlled trial studying a trans rights advocacy effort and was later adapted by the California Nurses Association to use for SP advocacy.

Event Details:
Saturday, June 9, 1-5PM
Meadowridge Library, Madison, WI

May Single Payer Canvas – Madison WI

Madison DSA is hosting a training event on Deep Canvassing, open to all single-payer health care activists. You will be trained in DEEP CANVASSING (see below for more details) and then have the opportunity to use your new skills by canvassing immediately following the training session. The event will end with a 1 hour debriefing to discuss our experiences.

The Deep Canvassing model was shown to be extremely effective in a randomized controlled trial studying a trans rights advocacy effort and was later adapted by the California Nurses Association to use for SP advocacy.

Event Details:
Saturday, May 12, 1-5PM
Dudgeon Neighborhood, Madison, WI