Raising Women’s Voices

RWV National Call on Oct. 15th: Women, Health Reform and the 2008 Election

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on October 10, 2008

Join our next RWV national call on October 15

With Washington focused on the Wall Street crisis, and ordinary Americans worried about troubled family finances, how important an issue will health care reform be in the November elections?  What can women do to make sure the candidates continue to pay attention to health care? Has the selection of a woman for the Republican ticket had any effect on the discussion of women’s health issues? What are the election results likely to say about the potential for comprehensive national health reform in 2009?

Join us on October 15th from 2:00 to 3:30p.m. EST as RWV co-coordinator Amy Allina of the National Women’s Health Network moderates a lively discussion among these experts:

Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research Partners, is one of the nation’s leading pollsters and political strategists.  Lake and her firm are known for cutting-edge research on health care, reproductive justice and other issues. She is an expert on electing women candidates and on framing issues to women voters.

Tanya Melich is a nationally recognized political analyst, writer, and authority on women in politics. She authored the 1996 book The Republican War on Women: An Insider’s Report and has written numerous articles for major publications. She co-founded the National Women’s Political Caucus.
Katherine Howitt is a policy analyst with Community Catalyst, a national consumer health advocacy organization based in Boston. She researches health policy developments, and works with state groups to expand health care coverage. Before joining Community Catalyst, she conducted research with the Harvard School of Public Health on health care quality measurement and on disparities of care between racial and ethnic groups.

Register for the call at raisingwomensvoices.net

Raising Women’s Voices is nonpartisan and does not support or oppose any candidates for office.


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