Today, I received this email:
The vote is tomorrow. Today is your last chance. It's time to pick up the phone on behalf of Regina Holliday.
Regina's husband was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer, but their insurance company forced them out of the hospital into hospice care after only four weeks of treatment
[Blah blah blah, anecdotal sob story, phone number to my Representative, more blah blah blah. . . ]
After 100 years of fighting, after more than a year of debate, the time has come. Let's win this thing!
To your health,
Health Care for America Now
It's a numbers game. HCFAN can say they have X amount of people on their mailing lists. Which they can spin and say that the same amount of emails addresses support their cause.