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Hi Advocate,

We need your help to make sure the Ohio House keeps Medicaid expansion in the state budget. Will you use the email template that follows this message to get your network involved in our day of action this Thursday?

We’re in the home stretch before the Ohio House Finance Committee makes a decision about whether or not to keep Medicaid expansion in the budget.

This Friday, legislators will return to their districts for a two week spring break and return on April 9th. When lawmakers return to Columbus, the House Finance committee will vote the budget out of committee.

That means this Thursday and spring break are our last opportunities to make a difference. You may have called your legislator before but the call you make this week means more than ever. Our representatives need to hear from constituents from all across Ohio that we support Medicaid expansion.

I include a draft email below you can send to your network early Thursday morning to get your network involved in the day of action this Thursday.

Will you let me know if you plan to spread the word to your network?

Thanks for sharing the plan with your community and joining us in advocating for healthy families and communities in Ohio. 

Will Petrik, State Director

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Subject: Action Alert: Take 5 minutes to make Ohio stronger

Hi {{First Name}},

Will you take 5 minutes to send one email and make four calls to make sure the Ohio House keeps Medicaid expansion in the state budget (see the instructions below)?

We’re in the home stretch before the Ohio House Finance Committee makes a decision about whether or not to keep Medicaid expansion in the budget.

This Friday, legislators will return to their districts for a two week spring break and return on April 9th. When lawmakers return to Columbus, the House Finance committee will vote the budget out of committee.

That means today and spring break are our last opportunities to make a difference. You may have called your legislator before but the call you make right now means more than ever. Our representatives need to hear from constituents from all across Ohio that we support Medicaid expansion.

Please follow the instructions below to send one email and make four calls to make sure the Ohio House supports extending Medicaid to 275,000 Ohioans.

Instructions for the Day of Action

Step 1: Send one email to your State Representative

  • Click here.
  • Fill out your zip code (and address if needed).
  • Edit / personalize the form email. It makes your message more effective.

Step 2: Make 4 calls to Ohio House leaders

  • Call Chairwoman Anne Gonzales at (614) 466-4847
  • Call House Finance Chairman Ron Amstutz at (614) 466-1474
  • Call Ohio House Minority Leader Armond Budish at (614) 466-5441
  • Call Assistant Majority Whip Jim Buchy [pronounced bee-key] at (614) 466-6344
  • Use this sample script:

"I’m calling to ask Representative so and so to please keep an open mind about Medicaid expansion as he/she goes on break. Medicaid expansion strengthens Ohio’s economy and our communities. Please don’t let us miss out on this opportunity to make Ohio stronger."

Step 3: Log Your Calls

  • Click here to log your calls so we can track how many calls leaders received in support of the Medicaid Expansion.

Step 4: Spread the Word

  • Forward this message to a friend.

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