Leni Preston’s career was in the field of interpretive and strategic planning for historic sites, museums, and non-profit organizations. More recently she has applied her planning skills to the area of grassroots political advocacy and policy. With three other women from Montgomery County, MD she created the Grassroots Political Action Toolkit to provide tools and resource materials for those new to the advocacy field. In 2006, she joined with others to form the Coalition. As Chair, she focuses on developing effective partnerships and advocacy and communication strategies to strengthen the Coalition’s positive impact on health care reform efforts in the state.
Leni Preston’s career was in the field of interpretive and strategic planning for historic sites, museums, and non-profit organizations. More recently she has applied her planning skills to the area of grassroots political advocacy and policy. With three
Blog Post List
June 28, 2012
The United States Supreme Court today announced its ruling to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) . The Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform applauds the decision to uphold the law so that the progress we have already made in realizing a healthier, stronger America will continue. The law expands coverage to the almost 50 million Americans who are currently without insurance, even as it protects families that are already insured. The ACA’s historic effect has already been felt in Maryland. By 2011, almost 52,000 young adults were able to gain health care...
April 23, 2012
It's National Minority Health Month and the Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform (Coalition) is working from the principle: Reform. It’s Good for Your Health to advance the mission of health equity in Maryland. Through the successful implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other state-based initiatives we recognize a unique, once in a generation opportunity to transform the health care landscape and to ensure that everyone has access to the full range of health care services they need to live healthy and productive lives. We also know that...
March 19, 2012
The Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform is proud to join the National Women’s Law Center’s I Will NOT Be Denied™ campaign to educate the public about the benefits of the health care law and what is at stake if it is repealed. We are joining the NWLC in releasing their new campaign video, which uses intimate portraits of women to highlight the importance of protecting the benefits that women are already receiving from the law and will continue to receive as new benefits roll out through 2014. While opponents spread misinformation about the Affordable Care Act, the bottom line is...
March 19, 2012
Even as many of us celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), others are trying to turn back the clock. Have they forgotten that with our former health care system, thousands of Americans were going bankrupt, losing their houses and even their lives? At the same time, women were being denied insurance or charged higher premiums solely based on their gender. And children were denied coverage simply because they had the misfortune to be born with a pre-existing condition. That is not a time that I want to return to and nor do the women...