Organizing for America to gather American's healthcare stories online

On the heels of the healthcare parties, Organizing for America (OFA) added a Web tool called Health Care Stories for America to its...

On the heels of the healthcare parties, Organizing for America (OFA) added a Web tool called Health Care Stories for America to its Web sitethat allows members to share personal stories about healthcare.

Users can search for stories by region, click an "amplify" icon that will increase the number of people who read a story, and tell their own story.

The grassroots healthcare campaign launched June 6 in preparation of legislation heading to the House of Representatives in July.

The Huffington Post writes:
The strategy here seems two-fold. The first is to create the type of popular pressure that resonates among elected officials. An OFA official says they are hoping to "find a good story from every district and every state." The second and perhaps more important goal is to elevate gripping narratives of health care struggle that can help re-define the debate -- a counterpoint to the tales of long waits, overbearing bureaucracy, and government interference that conservatives claim will take place under Obama.

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