Mission and Objectives
HPAE members formed the Committee on Political Education (COPE) to educate our elected officials about what is really going on in the health care system – and to fight for change. COPE organizes grass-roots mobilization efforts to win important legislation – and tracks the voting records of our state and federal legislators on HPAE issues. Using this information, COPE also interviews and screens candidates for office, making recommendations to HPAE members.
Through COPE, HPAE members have been instrumental in the drafting of new legislation, in providing testimony before legislators and government officials, and in organizing letter-writing efforts to persuade elected officials to support HPAE legislation.