By JAVIER MANJARRESThe federally funded Enroll America program, whose goal is to sign people up to Obamacare, is having significant problems getting people to attend their meetings.
Over the past couple of weeks, reports around the state of Florida have cited that these planned Enroll America meetings have all lacked interest and attendance, prompting organizers to either cancel or postponed the events.
Last week, two sign-up meetings planned in Miami-Dade County alone, were cancelled. One of the scheduled events we decided to attended was suppose to be held at a local minority-owned radio station. Upon arriving to the event, the station’s ownership was caught off-guard, as they were not aware that the event was even suppose to take place.
The other event was simply cancelled because, according to the event organizer, “we couldn’t get enough people to come, and those that were going to come, cancelled.”
Prior to these two events, another event held in Coral Gables, Florida, had a whopping (3) attendees show up.The Gables event proved to be a bit controversial, as the event turned out to be unauthorized by the Library in which it was held, possibly violating the Miami-Dade Public Library System’s rules and policies.
Florida Watchdog had a reporter at the event–
Maygan Rollins told the participants that Enroll America is a nonpartisan organization, yet one volunteer said he was confused.
“I get all these emails from different Obama off-shoots and only found out about (Enroll America) because you called me. I don’t know where you got my number from,” he said.
The attendees served in President Obama’s re-election campaign and surmised their names were pulled from a database.Rollins said the effort is not related to Organizing for America or Organizing for Action.
According to library staff, the event was unauthorized and in possible violation of theMiami-Dade Public Library System’s rules and policies.
Other than Enroll America’s “Get America Covered” website, references to the meeting were not easily found. The event was neither listed in the monthly library program nor in the county’s public events magazine.
There really shouldn’t be any surprised that even Democrats are now hedging their support for the not-so-Affordable Healthcare Act.
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