Caroline Hogge of Nashville writes:
The Medicaid expansion team representing both middle Tennessee and Davidson county met for an action planning session on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at The Pharmacy in east Nashville. Points regarding team-building, data training, and volunteer recruitment were covered over lunch. A goal of expanding teams for both regions throughout the fall was established, so that the most “persuadable” of Tennessee legislators can be lobbied for support by complete teams starting in January 2015. It was pointed out by middle Tennessee volunteer Linda Sherman that currently only 14 state legislators are slated for expansion approval in their upcoming vote, and that 50 votes are needed to change it altogether. Chapter group meetings will be held in July and early August, to be followed by phone banks. Another team meeting is scheduled for September.
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