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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-10-09 05:41 AM
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10. You need to share your story widely /

New Tool for Phone Calling Campaign.

Until this morning, we had to transcribe the 200-300 voicemails we get each day from callers to our 800-578-4171 number. After transcription, we faxed the messages to the White House and each member of the Senate Finance Committee. Today, for instance, I sent a 36 page fax of closely printed voicemails from May 6.

But starting at 0900 EST today, we went live with a system that converts each overnight voice message to a phone call, dialing the White House and Sen. Baucus automatically, waiting for a human to answer, then playing the message and hanging up. And then dialing again to deliver the next message in the queue. And the next. And so on. So this morning we delivered 500 phone messages to the White House and Sen. Baucus at the rate of one or two a minute.

You can join the fun. Call 1-800-578-4171 and press 0 for the White House or 1 for Sen. Baucus. Or call during the day and be transferred directly to the live White House operator. Or call tonite and tomorrow and tomorrow nite and . . .

Finance Committee: Let SIngle Payer In
Open The White House Comment Line
Pelosi - Put Single Payer on the Agenda
Improve and Expand Medicare
Stop Obstructing Health Care Reform
E-Fax Your Own Story

Consumers Union, a long-time advocate of universal health care, is collecting health care stories. Tell them yours.

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