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2008 Presidential Primary Patient Advocacy Day

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May 22, 2007
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Learn how to make a difference in the 2008 Presidential primary election! Join volunteers from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association and the AARP/Divided we Fail Campaign in a press conference and then bus to each of the offices of the 2008 presidential candidates.

The 2008 Presidential election will provide our best opportunity to raise awareness about health policy issues and to help advance our policy agenda. It is also a wide open race and voters in early primary states like South Carolina have a unique role in shaping issues by interacting directly with the candidates.

We are pursuing a grassroots political effort targeted at the 2008 Presidential candidates to raise the visibility of healthcare issues and working in a broad coalition to condition the political environment for favorable outcomes on health care policy in 2009 and beyond.

We?re asking the Alzheimer community to be part of the action, attending candidate events in the next few months to raise awareness of health care issues. On May 22nd:

- Learn how people like you put a face (and raise a voice) to health and long term care problems. Persons with Alzheimer?s, their families and related professionals know the problems best!

- Learn how and why candidates campaigning in the early primary states conducting a large number of activities with relatively small groups of people.

- Learn how repetition works: When candidates and media see our signs, buttons, and people at every event, it creates credibility and momentum. Think about how advertising works?except with ?people power? as the living billboard.

Lunch will be provided. Respite stipends are available. To register, call 1-800-273-2555.

1125 Rosewood Dr.
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
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Beth Murff