NJUHC July 2019 E-Newsletter
2nd March to Pallone’s Office – July 30, 2019 at 12 Noon
On the 54th anniversary of Medicare we demand healthcare justice for ALL!
We are going back to Frank Pallone Jr.’s office, this time in Long Branch, to deliver hundreds of postcards received from Medicare For All supporters (in NJ and in MI) urging the Congressman to co-sponsor HR 1384, and to make sure hearings occur in the House Energy and Commerce Committee which he chairs. We’ll also deliver a letter from all New Jersey Universal Healthcare Coalition affiliates endorsing H.R. 1384 and S. 1129.
Congressman Pallone must show leadership and political courage and do the right thing!
M4A Advances with People’s Assemblies in NJ-1 and NJ-6
Join us as part of a national series of People’s Assemblies on Medicare for All! Hundreds of events are happening across the country as activists come together to build momentum in the fight to make healthcare a right of all people. Both of these events will ask folks to help sponsor activities that will put pressure on Congressmen Norcross and Pallone to co-sponsor HR 1384. Two events are currently scheduled:
Camden & Gloucester City People’s Assembly – August 7, 2019 at 6:45 PM
Join us in the fight for health care justice at the Voorhees Branch of Camden County Library – 3rd Floor, Room C (203 Laurel Road). RSVP at this link!
Long Branch People’s Assembly – August 8, 2019 at 6 PM
Join us at the Long Branch Library (328 Broadway), share your healthcare story, and be part of our plan to win! We’ll talk about Medicare for All as the solution to the health care crisis, review Rep. Pallone’s position on the issue, and explain why he hasn’t cosponsored H.R. 1384 yet. RSVP at this link!
Building the M4A Movement featuring Healthcare-NOW Director Ben Day
General Membership Meeting – June 8, 2019
Many thanks to all who attended the NJ Universal Healthcare Coalition’s spring General Membership meeting on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Reformed Church of Highland Park.
Keynote speaker Benjamin Day reviewed the status of state and federal M4A legislation and then led a spirited discussion about the political landscape, growth of advocacy organizations supporting M4A, and best practices from state-based grassroots M4A organizations across the nation. He sent a clear message: our most important work involves growing our movement. To win, we need thousands more people putting pressure on members of Congress and demanding M4A. Canvassing, tabling, and educational events that reach new audiences are the order of the day.