Script for Phone Calls
Advice from: Bob Cooper in Paulding County
Begin your call with: Hello there. My name is __________ and I live here in _____ County. I am a volunteer calling on behalf of the group of over 4000 Ohioans who worked for over a year and a half getting the Ohio Health Care Freedom Amendment on the Ballot this November 8th.
Are you familiar with that effort and that the Amendment is on the ballot this November 8th as ISSUE 3? You might even ask them if they have voted recently from this address?. A very important question which can gain votes.
There are three possible answers to the above Question 1?.
If they say YES to Question 1? Say: Wonderful!! We found that nearly 75% of the people we talked with in the petition signing phase of this referendum, were very supportive of the initiative.
May I ask if you also are supportive of the Amendment and would vote YES ON ISSUE 3?
If they say that they have not voted for a few years from this address, you may want to encourage them to re-register from their new address or if they cannot get out to utilitize the absentee or mail-in balloting by calling their local BOE 419-___________ and requesting that they be sent the ballot. You might then ask them about their support of the Ohio Freedom Amendment.
If they say YES to Question 2, say: Thank you so much for that vote of confidance. As you can imagine, this is a very important issue to our state and the nation. The very aspect of Freedom to
choose our own paths of health insurance, and health care has been taken from us by the Patient Protection and Health Care Reform Act of 2010. We will see this magnified in 2014 when the mandate comes into law, and Ohioans will be forced to comply or be penalized if we do not pass this amendment now. Please remember to be SURE AND VOTE AND VOTE YES ON ISSUE 3
on November 8th. Please encourage other voting members of your household to also help us pass this important initiative Thank you and God Bless you for taking the time to talk to me.
We will see you at the poles!! Hang up the Call.
If they say NO to Question 2 , say: If you are satisfied with your understanding of the issue and do not want any additional information,
I want to thank you for taking the time to talk to me. Wait for a possible response?if none: Have a very nice day, and Hang up the call.
If they say they would like to know more about it, then offer to give them what you know. You could say the Amendment is a response to the 2010 Health Care Reform Act which is the first step in a complete Govt takeover of our private health care system and one sixth of our entire economy. You could also offer to read them the three direct statements of the amendment itself or direct them to the Secretary of States office in Ohio to find it for themselves. If you offer them information and say: Does that help you in your decision in any way? If they give an answer, then proceed as in steps 3, 4 or 5 as above.