Media Advisory:

Obamacare Enrollment Event!

What: Obamacare Enrollment Event

Who: Dolores Huerta Foundation as part of the Coalition to Enroll Immigrants in Obamacare

When: Sunday, February 16, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

Where: Fiesta Foods, 1631 Beale Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93305

Contact: Camila Chavez, Executive Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation
(661) 322-3033 Cell

Background: Bakersfield, CA – The Coalition to Enroll Immigrants in Obamacare is hosting the first of a series of Obamacare Enrollment Events as part of a campaign to encourage the enrollment of the uninsured Latino Immigrant Population of Kern County by educating them about the benefits of having health insurance and providing resources to enroll in public and private insurance.

The event will be held at Fiesta Foods, and is hosted by owner, Manuel G. Lerma, life long community activist and volunteer fellow for the Organizing For America National Program. He is committed to organizing his community to help achieve enactment of the agenda Americans voted for in 2012. One important goal is promoting health care for every American through the Affordable Care Act

The Coalition is comprised of members of the DHF (Dolores Huerta Foundation), CHIRLA (The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles), SEIU 521 (Service Employees International Union, Local 521), and the UFW Foundation (The United Farm Workers Foundation) It is part of a larger effort to drive health care enrollment of the more than 52,000 eligible uninsured citizens of Kern and Tulare Counties in qualified health plans. The CEIO is working in partnership with The California Endowment, Covered California, and partner organizations intending to reach millions of uninsured and subsidy eligible Californians through outreach and education.

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