MEDICARE FOR ALL WEEK OF ACTION FEBRUARY 9-13
National Nurses United (NNU) has initiated a call for help. NJUHC will be working with NNU to plan “barnstorm” events in NJ Congressional districts 6 and 9.
Because of the new and encouraging Democratic majority, NNU hopes to advance HR 676 in the House of Representatives after the new House convenes next year. To do so, key members of Congress must be HR 676 co-sponsors. Two of NNU’s targets are in NJ — Frank Pallone (NJ-6), the new Chair of Energy and Commerce, and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9), who sits on Ways and Means.
These two members of Congress will only co-sponsor HR676 in the face of a massive outcry from their constituents. Barnstorm events will bring people together who want to help win Medicare for All, and ask them to specific tasks to build our movement. These include door to door canvassing and crowd canvassing — both designed to get people to place calls to these Congressional offices demanding that Pallone and Pascrell co-sponsor HR 676.
If you live in NJ6 or NJ9, we will especially need your help to: (1) find public venues in NJ-6 and NJ-9 that can handle 50-100 people, preferably with audio-visual equipment in place; (2) invite friends and/or organizations you know to hold small group meetings (we’ll provide a speaker) prior to Feb 9 so we can tell them more about Medicare for All and the Feb 9-13 Week of Action; and (3) participate in these events to help energize people to be part of a massive grassroots mandate for Medicare for All. Send us a brief note to tell us you’ll help or to make suggestions to assist this campaign.