Why “Ask Nurses and Doctors” (AND):
We aim to harness the interest and concern of the American public on the right to affordable health care coverage. It is a defining issue in the 2020 elections and beyond.
What’s Our Mission:
Ask Nurses and Doctors (AND) is a bipartisan venture whose mission is to help elect Congressional representatives and a President of the United States that prioritize the solution of US health care problems and aims for universal coverage. For this electoral cycle we are only supporting Democrats as there are no Republicans who have a practical approach to universal coverage. We are bipartisan and look forward to the next electoral cycle when we can support both Democrats and Republicans.
How We Will Achieve Our Mission:
In the 2020 cycle, working with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, we are working/plan to be working with 15-30 health care professionals in 7-10 Congressional districts. In addition, we are organizing local health care professionals in the following swing states to support whoever is the Democratic nominee for President: Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. They, in turn, will support the Congressional candidate via surrogate speaking, writing op-ed pieces, letters to the editor among other actions in support of the Congressional candidate.
Whatever health care related communication a candidate wishes to convey, delivery by a health professional can significantly increase the likelihood that any audience will hear and act on the message.
How We Support Health Professionals:
- Training material/expertise as desired. Nationally recognized experts in writing, video messaging and social media will work with Dr. Goldfield in his efforts.
- A community of like-minded health professionals who are passionate about getting Congressional candidates elected who want a practical way forward to achieve universal health care coverage
- Access to the Congressional candidate and campaign staff for the purpose of follow-up both before and hopefully after the election.
- Follow-up on any efforts by individual health professionals.