ICAN Volunteering and Political Advocacy

  

Volunteer Opportunities

The best way to help with ICAN's Mission is to join our Leadership Team and become a Volunteer! Openings change regularly, so if you see something that interests you, apply sooner rather than later!

 

Click here to go to our Volunteer Listings page.


Political Action: How to Contact Your Elected Officials

 

There are several ways to contact elected officials.  Most seem to prefer electronic means of contact and have websites with easy to use contact forms.  FAX is also a recommended way of contact.  However, you can mail a letter, though it will take a significantly longer time for that letter to reach the addressee.  You can always call to voice your opinion on VBAC access.

 

Listed below are the names of Representative and Senators who sit on committees related to Health care issues.  The address, phone and FAX number and web-based contact information are provided for you.  We have also provided an example “template” letter for you to use, and adapt for your use, if you wish.

 

It is also very important to contact your own House Representative and Senator, even if they are not directly involved with Health Care issues.  We have provided a link for you to easily look up who your representative is, with a template letter appropriate for use.  Again, most seem to prefer electronic communication so we do encourage you to use the contact forms or FAX provided.


You can look here for state specific data on banning hospitals, to assist you in customizing your letters.  Click here to find contact information for your state elected officials.  You can search by zip code to find contact information for your state elected officials.  The blank example letter can be adapted for use on the state level as well.


You can find detailed and complete contact information for your U.S. Senator using the search function in the upper right corner of the page.  Example Letter for your Senator.

 

You can find detailed and complete contact information for the U.S. House of Representatives using the zip code search function in the upper left corner of the page.  Example Letter for your Representative

If you would like to compose your own letter, here is a good guide for how to write an effective letter.

 

Honorable President Barack Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

NW Washington, DC 20500

(202) 456-1111 Comments

(202) 456-1414 Switchboard

(202) 456-2461 FAX

Example Letter for President Obama

 

Honorable Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Chairman U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

731 Hart Senate Office Building,

Washington DC 20510

(202) 224-3454

(202) 224-9369 FAX

Example Letter for Senator Harkin

 

Honorable Michael B. Enzi

 

Ranking member U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

 

379A Russell Senate Office Building,

 

Washington DC 20510

 

(202) 224-3424

 

(202) 228-0359  FAX

Toll free: (888) 250-1879

 

Example Letter for Senator Enzi


 

The following are involved with the finances of Health Care and their example letters reflect this.

 

 

Honorable Max Baucus

 

Chairman U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

511 Hart Senate Office Building

 

Washington DC 20510

 

202) 224-2651

 

(202) 224-9412 FAX

 

Example Letter for Senator Baucus


 

Honorable Chuck Grassley

 

Ranking member U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

135 Hart Senate Office Building

 

Washington DC 20510

 

(202) 224-3744

 

Example Letter for Senator Grassley


 

Honorable Pete Stark

 

Chairman House Ways and Means subcommittee on Health 

 

239 Cannon Building

Washington, DC 20515

 

202-225-5065

202-226-3805 FAX

 

Example Letter for Representative Stark


Please send copies of letters, FAXes or emails that you write to ICAN.  We would love to see what you have written and make it available on our website as an encouragement to the people who care about these issues.  You can email letters to ICAN's Advocacy Director or FAX them to (631) 938-0505.  Please give written permission for us to use your letter on our website or in other advocacy related activities.

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