Postcard Campaign: Instructions for Health Centers
Thank you for participating in the CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates postcard campaign. Filling out these cards will help us let California representatives know that protecting the Affordable Care Act is important to their constituents. Enclosed with these instructions are postcards for the campaign to be filled out by staff and patients. Please work with your health center consortia to collect the cards for delivery or ask if they should be mailed directly.
Step One: Printing the postcards
Download the postcards here:
Version 1 (English)
Version 2 (Spanish)
Version 3 (English)
Version 4 (English)
Please be sure to print the post cards on card stock (thicker paper). When printing, please be sure to check your settings and choose “double sided” printing. There are three postcard versions to choose from – please use whichever version/versions you would like.
Step Two: Distributing the Postcards
When distributing the postcards, please take a few minutes to explain the postcard campaign, noting that we would like each person to add a personal anecdote on why ACA is important to them. Make sure you have a plan in place to distribute the post cards as well as provide everyone with instructions so that they can return them back to you prior to the NACHC Policy and Issue Forum being held March 29 - April 1.
Step Three: Provide Clear Instructions on filling out the postcards
Please ask each person you give a postcard to fill in:
- Their name, address, city, state, and zip code. Make sure it is filled out correctly, as the elected official receiving the post card should know it is an address in their District.
- They can add their phone number and email address if they wish, but this is optional.
- Each postcard allows for personalization. It is best for each person to provide a personal story/anecdote about how ACA has helped them or their family and why it’s important to protect it. Please make sure that the message is readable and short (three to five sentences).
Step Four: Addressing the postcard to your federal representatives
To find your representative, follow the below instructions:
- Visit http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ and type in your zip code.
- Click on the representatives’ names on the left side of the map. It will take you to their website. You can find their address in the contact section on the website.
Should you have any questions, please contact Ben Avey at firstname.lastname@example.org.