33 North For Change

Organizing Hollywood for Change

Sunday Meeting September 24, 2009

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33 North for Change Activists
We’re taking a break from tabling the Hollywood Farmer’s Market this weekend to:

* celebrate delivering 4,897 letters
from Constituents to Senators and Representatives

* and plan our next steps
to win healthcare reform with a public option!

Come share in the collective success story you made happen – and strategize for the crucial weeks and months ahead. Let’s discuss how we can best mobilize to pressure Congress to pass real healthcare reform in 2009.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2-4 pm
Lyn Goldfarb’s
2454 Lyric Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Sunday’s program:
Social 1/2 hour • Original videos created by 33NFC activists • Phonebank to local Obama supporters • Updates and future actions


What we did this summer:
8 events • 38 videos • 4,897 letters • About 90 new members • Usual crew = 20

Amazing! But…
We could do so much more with your involvement!


Growing our Organization September 21, 2009

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Over the last few months, our group collected more signatures through our farmers market event than every other group except our friends over in CD30. That is an exceptional achievement. We have amazing turnout rates for our volunteers who do an amazing job getting all the pieces of this operation done.
But we can do more.
Spurred on by the multiple health care reform bills pending in Congress, we are aspiring to expand our operation to help target those areas where Congress people are on the fence about health care reform, and particularly the public option. We also want to create a structure that will be able to react qucikly to changes in the legislative adjenda. To do this we need more volunteers and organizers.
As of right now, the organizational tasks have fallen on the shoulders of a couple of very dedicated community organizers. Without them there would be no famers market events.
As the groups grows the number of tasks has grown and these few organizers just can’t carry the load going forward. It would be a great asset to our group to have a more new organizers helping with this work as well as starting new projects.
Rather than switching our operation to whatever the legislative situation demands we would rather have all aspects of our group operating at all times. Our present vision would have two operations. The first is the continued tabling at the Hollywood Farmers Market. This lets the Congress people in Southern California (most of whom agree with our progressive adjenda) that they have a wide base of support and encourage them to continue fighting for us in Congress.
The second is creating a calling structure. This would serve many functions. The first would be to contact potential and current volunteers to help build our base of activists. Additionally, it would ideally be able to mobilize to contact progressive constituents of those Congress people who are on the fence about legislation and get those voters to contact their legislators and pull them off the fence.
This is what won us the election. This is what will win us meaningful health care reform. And this is what will help us force Congress to give us the change we voted into office last November.
Don’t just stand with us, fight with us. We are the change we have been waiting for.


Demonstration Against Blue Cross September 18, 2009

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Press Event & Rally

Are you sick of Blue Cross:

Putting profits before your health?
Denying applicants with pre-existing conditions?
Cancelling your coverage when you get sick?
Working against Health Care Reform?
Then let your voice be heard and join us on Sep 22nd!

September 22nd
11:00 A.M.
Blue Cross Headquarters Building
801 S. Figueroa Street
(Corner of 8th and Fig)
Los Angeles, CA. 90017

INFO/RSVP: Nancy M. Gomez (213) 413-3587


Set your TiVo for Health Care September 15, 2009

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One of our many volunteers wanted to share this announcement regarding a health care special on KECT:

Although the drama surrounding the current health care debate has made for some entertaining TV, it has also served as a distraction from any real analysis of the proposed reforms and their impact on Americans.

I don’t know about you, but I feel as if there’s way too much at stake for me to take sides on this issue based merely on the opinions of pundits and talk show hosts. Both political parties can make an impassioned case for their position, but only PBS offers the kind of analysis and insight you need to understand the reality behind the rhetoric.

On September 24, KCET will air a 90-minute PBS Special Report on Health Care Reform. An unprecedented collaboration of the hallmark PBS programs NOW on PBS, Tavis Smiley and Nightly Business Report, the special will include late-breaking news and analysis on the debate and will explore the potential cultural, political and economic impact of health care reform on everyday Americans.

This issue is too important to simply have an opinion. It’s essential to have an informed opinion.


President Obama’s Health Care Address September 10, 2009

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Let’s hear what everyone thinks about what President Obama said tonight!


The Role of Community Organizers in Reforming Health Care September 9, 2009

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Here is an interesting article that describes the essential role we must play in winning this debate.



Robert Reich on the Public Option

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