Community Organizing

CFC at State House

CFC at State House

In health care issues (and a lot of other areas also) power comes from money or numbers. Since we, the consumers of health care, don’t have a lot of money, the best way for us to build power is to organize large numbers of people who can act together to protect our interests. The other actors in the health care field (hospitals, doctors, insurance and pharmaceutical companies) all have lots of money to pay lobbyists and contribute to political campaigns.

We can have power if we mobilize our large numbers to take action. In CFC we do this by organizing Leadership Teams. Members of the Leadership Teams make decisions on how to run campaigns and how to get more people involved.

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Michael Mullaney, CFC leader and UCAN Board member, signing up new CFC members