August 29, 2014
By now, many of you are familiar with the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) lawsuit initiative that will appear on the November 4, 2014, ballot. Proposition 46 is being opposed by a coalition of doctors, community health clinics, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, local governments, working men and women, business groups, taxpayer groups, hospitals and educators, all of whom know that the measure will lead to more lawsuits and higher health care costs. What’s more, it will threaten personal privacy and jeopardize people’s access to their trusted doctors or clinics. Practices are encouraged to get engaged now!
What you can do
Sign up formally (as an organization, practice or individual) in opposition to the campaign
Visit the campaign website at www.NoOn46.com to add your name to the growing list of groups and organizations opposing Prop. 46.
Request a CMA staff member to speak to your group, hospital or specialty society
Let your local county medical society or CMA know and we can ensure you’re hearing from the right people about the most recent campaign updates.
Participate in message/media training
The campaign is looking for physicians interested in taking on a more public role speaking to community groups about why this ballot measure should be defeated. Contact Molly Weedn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Speak to your colleagues, patients and community
Use the resources at NoOn46.com to talk to your colleagues, patients, friends and family. Don’t forget to speak to community members as well – groups such as Rotary, Kiwanis, Soroptimist and more provide great venues for presentations.
Order campaign collateral
Download the Order Form to receive office posters, English- and Spanish-language patient brochures, campaign buttons, message cards and more. You can also order directly online by visiting NoOn46.com.
Spread the message on social media
If you’re active on social media, start by following the California Medical Association and No on Prop 46. Retweet and repost the information that is being put out to help spread the word about how dangerous and costly Prop. 46 will be for everyone. For questions about how to start a Twitter or Facebook account or how to engage with CMA, please contact Brooke Byrd at email@example.com.
No on 46: @NoOn46
No on 46: facebook.com/NoOn46