Obama's camp has been busy collecting healthcare woe stories from individual citizens. I received an email several months ago asking if I had a story to tell (I'm an equal opp email recipient...I've signed up for both Republican and Democrat party emails).
An interesting strategy. I decided to go along to see where it led. I was prompted to do a write up, which I did, then when I hit "send," I was immediately prompted for a donation. This irritated me, so I just closed out of the session. Nevertheless, my story made it to Obama's team. They shortened it a bit, emailed me, and asked for my final permission. They also asked if I wouldn't mind sharing a photo. I didn't. But with my husband's permission, we allowed the story to be posted.
As Obama pushes hard to make health care reform happen this year, I found myself wondering when I'll get an email, asking me to send my story to Utah's senators and congresspeople. This is an interesting grass roots effort. We'll see how it works.
By the way, if you'd like to read all the stories submitted across the country,go here. You can click on a map where you live and read all about us. You can even submit your own story. The Obama follow-through has been well-handled.