From California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones:
Thank you for your support of Proposition 45, Justify Rates! Proposition 45 will make health insurers justify their rates and is California’s opportunity to put the brakes on runaway health insurance rates.
As you know, we are up against the tens of millions of the health insurers, who have now backed the No on Prop 45 Campaign to the tune of $37 Million.
We have been combating the insurers’ tens of millions with a strong coalition and grassroots organizing. This is how we earned the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, as well as of 51 Democratic County Central Committees, statewide leaders, labor unions, and consumer and advocacy organizations. And now, with the Fall Campaign Season in full force (including a barrage of television and radio ads currently airing by our opponents), it’s time to get out there and prove once again that grassroots organizing and the will of the people (click here to see a recent Field Poll that found that nearly 70% of likely voters support Prop 45) can overcome big corporate money.
Pledge to Use the Toolkit!
This is why we are reaching out to you and your organization. We need real boots-on-the-ground, voter to voter, grassroots advocacy – every contact counts. To reach every California voter, will you and your organization help by pledging to use the “Yes on Prop 45 Toolkit”?
To start using the Toolkit today, simply do 2 things:
# 1 – Reply and let us know that your organization will be supporting our efforts and using the Yes on Prop 45 Toolkit!
We ask that you reply just so we know where within California our fellow advocates are working and to provide any information or assistance needed.
# 2 – Download the Toolkit Guide and Campaign Materials Below
The Toolkit consists of our Guide (outlining our ideas on all the ways you can help!), template phone/walk script, and Yes on Prop 45 campaign materials. We ask that you try to include a message about Prop 45 in all your communications to voters, such as your phone and walk scripts, campaign mailers, and slate mail.
Why the Toolkit?
Our campaign has very limited financial resources, and so we are asking you – through this Toolkit – to partner with us and become part of the Yes on Prop 45 Campaign Team. We hope we can count on you to get our message out to Californians, as YOU are our television spots and radio ads!
Another great reason to join the Yes on Prop 45 Campaign Team is to get the Democratic vote out for all of our candidates. Polling confirms that Prop 45 enjoys strong support among both high and low propensity Democratic voters, and so Prop 45 can be used as a great GOTV tool for all Democrats. In what is expected to be a very low Democratic voter turnout in November, it is more important than ever to use Prop 45 to support our candidates throughout the state. Join us!
Thank you for your support and grassroots advocacy! Your hard work and commitment to Prop 45 is what will defeat the health insurers’ tens of millions over the next two months, and what will give Californians – finally – the opportunity to stop excessive health insurance rates.
For more information, please contact:
Californians for Affordable Health Insurance
1017 L Street # 543, Sacramento CA
Phone: 916-292-8793 Fax: 916-552-1850