ACTION ALERT

Join AAPCHO's Petition Campaign to Support Immigrant Health!

June 25, 2013

[Archives] Christine Soyong Harley
Policy Analyst
(202) 331-4607 x3220
charley@aapcho.org

The 2013 federal immigration reform effort is moving rapidly and several key issues that are important to community health centers are also central to the proposed legislation. As the ongoing Senate debate has revealed, it is incredibly important that we stay vigilant and aware that health care for immigrants is neither assured to be included – nor destined to be excluded – from the final legislation. That’s why AAPCHO is launching this petition campaign effort – to ask our members, patients, and friends to sign their name in support of health care for immigrants, as well as the elimination of the 5-year bar and restoration of COFA migrant eligibility for the Medicaid program.

Our goal is to gather signatures by June 20th! With both the Senate and House debating immigration reform, the time is NOW to make our voices heard! Check out AAPCHO’s Supporting Common-Sense Immigration Reform (CIR) page for more.

Timeline:

May 28
Petition Campaign Launch

May 28-June 20
Signature Gathering

June 24—DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Mail signed petitions to AAPCHO, 1400 Eye Street, NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20005 or email scanned pdf copies to: policy@aapcho.org.

June 25
Petitions delivered to Members of Congress as part of a National Day of Action to support health access in immigration reform—more information coming soon!

Petition:

The petition is available in English and has also been translated into eight Asian and Pacific Islander languages, which can be printed and shared via the links below. The petition is also available online here: http://bit.ly/AAPCHO_CIRpetition. More languages coming soon!