Friday, May 15, 2009

Taking Action for Health Care Reform: Change That Works

Seacoast for Change organizers and volunteers recently collaborated with organizers from the NH for Health Care/Change That Works campaign on two local events. On Friday, May 8, mothers and grandmothers from the Seacoast area delivered cards and flowers to the Dover offices of Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter as part of a statewide Mother's Day action. Photos of the Dover visit and other NH Mother's Day action teams are posted on SIEU's national blog. (The gorgeous flowers were from the Flower Kiosk in Portsmouth, the adorable baby belongs to Janet Groat.)

Seacoast for Change and Seacoast Local also participated in organizing a roundtable event on health care reform for Seacoast area small business owners on Tuesday, May 12, at the Portsmouth Public Library. The roundtable discussion was the local launch of an effort to bring the voices of NH small business owners into the national health care policy debate.

Plans are in the works for more local and national events and actions to support affordable, quality health care for all. Contact Judy Stadtman at for more information about how you can get involved.