January 2019 Newsletter

National Week of Action Barnstorms Hit NJ

National Nurses United will sponsor Medicare for All barnstorms throughout the country from Feb 9-13. Three barnstorms are in New Jersey:

NNU describes the barnstorms as places where “you’d gather with volunteers near you, talk about the plan to win [Medicare for All], and begin organizing to knock doors, make phone calls, and more in your community.”

The New Brunswick and Long Branch barnstorms will organize to pressure Frank Pallone to support Medicare for All legislation in the House. As the incoming chair of the Energy & Commerce committee, Pallone can decide what legislation advances. In the previous congressional cycle, “he has already received many times more than the average donation from Big Pharma.”

The Cherry Hill barnstorm will organize to pressure Donald Norcross, who has received $140,235 from the health sector in the last cycle.

Both Pallone and Norcross have campaigned on describing themselves as Progressives.

Crowd Canvasses Planned to Warm Up for Barnstorms

Two crowd canvasses will take place in order to invite people to the Medicare for All barnstorms:

There will also be a phone bank on Jan 31 at the URA-AFT office in New Brunswick at 5:30 PM to invite people to the New Brunswick barnstorm. Information on the canvasses and barnstorms are on our website.

Montclair Medicare for All Forum

Our Revolution Essex County will host a Medicare for All forum on Feb 10 at The First Congregational Church in Montclair from 2-4 PM.

Keynote speakers include Safiyyah Muhammad, who will share a personal story; Lloyd Alterman, MD, member of Physicians for a National Healthcare Plan; and Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator for Labor Campaign for Single Payer. Safiyyah and Lloyd are NJUHC members.

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