Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Kerry Organizes Coalition Behind Kids First

Kerry Organizes Grassroots Coalition Behind KidsFirst Act,

Calls for Senate Action

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Tuesday, March 8, 2005

John Kerry will be joined by health care, children’s and labor organizations to call for Senate action on his KidsFirst Act in a Capitol Hill press conference tomorrow - Wednesday, March 9.

Senator Kerry will discuss his plan to further mobilize grassroots activism to force Congress to act now to provide health insurance for every child in America. He will also unveil the results of his citizen co-sponsor campaign and highlights from calls made by thousands of people across the country testifying to the importance of insuring every child.

Organizations participating in the press conference include Families USA, the National Association of Community Health Centers, Every Child Matters and the AFL-CIO. The plan has been endorsed by 14 leading health care, children’s and labor organizations.

WHAT: John Kerry and health care, children’s and labor groups call for Senate action on KidsFirst

WHEN: Wednesday, March 9, 2005 Noon

WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 562


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