Photograph by Aaron Stupple
We're finding and supporting local leaders nationwide.
We find and support local organizers, especially those interested in starting. We connect them with local colleagues, with local partner organizations, and with a national peer network. We provide coaching and training. We develop and share ideas and tools.
Messaging is key. Jargon and wonkiness are increasingly partisan-ized and dismissed, so we are developing powerful, human messaging. It is emotional and moral, and rooted in our frontline experience. At the same time we're building a nationwide network of media-ready health professionals.
We're tackling important issues as they arise. Right now we're focused on:
- Health professional organizing skills development. We'll provide you with coaching, support, and a network if you want to be a local organizer for health.
- Sanctuary hospitals. We want to make our institutions the sanctuaries they need to be for our immigrant patients to get the care they deserve.
- Patient enfranchisement. Illness disenfranchises thousands. We're working on emergency absentee ballot campaigns at hospitals, on clinic-based voting registration, and on early voting policy to make sure our patients vote to get the care they deserve.
- Building coalitions of local organizations. We don't want to reinvent the wheel, and we do want to fight fragmentation. We're spreading the example of New York's NYDocs coalition of several dozen medical organizations representing thousands of members.