Astroturf For Healthcare – $10-$15 Hr!


From one of the dozens of current ads on Craigslist:

Date: 2009-07-27

Now is our chance to make health care work.
America’s health care system is broken. Health care costs are spiraling out of control, throwing families, businesses and government into financial crisis. Families are worried their health coverage won’t be there when they need it. Our country can’t afford to wait for health reform that keeps costs down and protects consumers.

We can’t wait for affordable, dependable health care.

We’re fighting for health care that will protect families’ financial health, lay out a clear path for all Americans to afford health care, and improve patient safety and quality care.

You can work for change this summer.
Join motivated staff around the country working to make change happen. You can make great friends and money along the way. Earn $4000-$6000 this summer.

To apply for a job, visit our website—
http://www.jobsthatmatter.org/—or call Chris at [213-251-8630.]

•Location: Los Angeles
•This is at a non-profit organization.
•This is an internship job
•Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
•Phone calls about this job are ok.
•Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
PostingID: 1291603530

From the website of the
Fund For The Public Interest:

Canvassing: Winning campaigns and building organizations one person at a time
If you ask anyone who’s canvassed for the Fund in the last 25 years, they’ll probably give you a thoughtful dissertation on the value of canvassing. Any of our more than 50 partner organizations will too, as will leaders throughout the progressive movement. Boiling it down, there are at least five good reasons to canvass:

•Raise money to fund campaigns and build an organization
•Sign up members for an organization
•Educate the public about serious problems and real solutions
•Build name recognition for an organization and campaign
•Influence decision-makers
And then there’s the profound, positive impact of canvassing on the people we canvass and the canvassers themselves. These impacts aren’t easily measured, but they undoubtedly help lay the groundwork for a healthier, more vibrant democracy.

Over 25 years, the Fund has helped over 50 organizations win their campaigns & build their resources. We can help your organization, too.


To find out more about the power of canvassing, visit http://www.canvassingworks.org.

For media inquiries about the Fund and about canvassing, please contact TheFundMediaRelations@fundstaff.org.

From their ‘About Us’

Fund For The Public Interest
Fund For The Public Interest is a national nonprofit organization working to increase the visibility, membership and political power of the nation’s leading environmental and progressive groups.

The Fund was launched in 1982 to develop campaigns and technologies to engage Americans in public interest advocacy efforts. Through our fundraising and non-fundraising canvasses, we’ve gathered over 20 million petition signatures over the past 25 years and raised over $20 million for our partner organizations in the last year alone.

Current Fund partners like Sierra Club and Human Rights Campaign are expanding their donor base and passing tougher legislation against air pollution, forest clear-cutting, hate crimes, and special interest money in politics. We owe our success to the fusion of our staff’s grassroots organizing experience, cost-conscious attitude and work ethic with our partner groups’ issue expertise, initiative and vision.

We’re best known for our canvass programs. Over the years we’ve developed the nation’s largest and most effective network for door-to-door and street canvassing—signing up members in high traffic, public places. We sign up sustainers—members who commit to automatic monthly contributions from a checking account or credit card—as well as one-time contributors. We are also one of the nation’s most prolific signature gathering operations. We have pioneered other creative outreach methods, like canvassing at concerts and gay pride festivals.

And here is what you are

Battle-tested grassroots professionals
We provide a variety of services to help our partners achieve their political, fundraising and membership goals. We operate the nation’s largest fundraising and membership canvassing network. We recruit potential activists and volunteers to enhance your advocacy efforts. We run petition drives, qualify ballot initiatives, and register voters.

The Fund’s senior management team has over a century of combined grassroots organizing and fundraising experience, and we’re ready to put it to work for you.

Isn’t it odd how easy it is to find these organizations on the other side?

And yet after all of these years we have heard so little about them.

It’s almost as if we don’t have a watchdog media.