Cross-Country Multi-Media Exhibit for Affordable Family Health Insurance to Go on Display in U.S. Capitol Building

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Display includes 1,000+ photos, handwritten notes and video of families from across the country who want affordable health care reform; View online at http://www.icareforhealthcare.org

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We want everyone to visit this website and click the 'add your voice' button to join our movement. We have seen these pictures, and read all the stories, and are convinced that once someone spends time on this site, they will become believers that we need to come together now to make family health insurance affordable.

Over 1,000 portraits and handwritten notes from families in Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Florida, Colorado and California pleading for affordable health insurance will be on display at the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday, October 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The exhibit can be viewed online at a new interactive website http://www.icareforhealthcare.org, where viewers can watch powerful video testimony, read through hundreds of photos and handwritten notes from families, email their Members of Congress, and add their name to a wall of supporters who want affordable health care for all families.

Titled 'Bearing Witness: A Pilgrimage for Health Reform,' the exhibit has traveled across the country over the last month collecting professional-quality photos and video from families in states that are important to passing health care reform this year.

"As Congress continues negotiating over the vital details of health reform, faith leaders from PICO National Network, an alliance of 1,000 congregations nationwide, are working to ensure that Congress gets the details right around affordable health insurance for families," said Rev. Cory Sparks from Lafayette, LA, where the exhibit made a stop in early October.

In an email to supporters last week, Gloria Cooper from the San Diego Organizing Project announced the launch of ICareForHealthCare.org, saying, "We want everyone to visit this website and click the 'add your voice' button to join our movement. We have seen these pictures, and read all the stories, and are convinced that once someone spends time on this site, they will become believers that we need to come together now to make family health insurance affordable."

The exhibit has made stops in San Bernardino, CA; San Francisco Bay Area, CA; Denver, CO; Kansas City, MO; New Orleans, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Orlando, FL on its way to Washington, D.C. It will make stops in New York City and Little Rock, AR as it makes its way back across the country.

PICO National Network is a coalition of 52 faith-based organizations comprising 1,000 congregations and representing one million families nationwide. http://www.piconetwork.org

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