1199 Going After Legislators


The groups opposing Eliot Spitzer’s health care plan are now using the governor’s approach to negotiating: publicly shame your local lawmaker. (Remember Spitzer’s trip to Syracuse?)

1199 and the Greater New York Hospital Association sent this personalized mailing to Queens residents, asking them to “Call State Senator George Onorato and ask him to oppose $2.6 million in Gov. Spitzer’s healthcare cuts to our district.”

It’s a shift — or at least a distinct course of action — from their television campaign, which is designed to affect public opinion by featuring nurses calling out Spitzer by name.

UPDATE: That was the stick mailing. Here’s the carrot.

— Azi Paybarah 1199 Going After Legislators