20 February 2009

URGENT: Next steps on single-payer healthcare.

February 20, 2009.

Healthcare NOT Warfare Pushes Forward

Dear Americans,

This Wednesday, February 25, will be an historic day for single payer advocates. And there will be something for everyone to participate in, whether you are in D.C. or at home!

In the morning, if you can make it, you are invited to walk the halls of Congress for single-payer healthcare legislation. On behalf of our friends in Massachusetts, we will deliver to every office a copy of the letter to Senator Kennedy signed by over 500 Massachusetts Physicians, urging him to introduce single payer legislation in the Senate; a copy of the letter signed by over 40 Massachusetts labor leaders urging President Obama to support 'Medicare for All'; and a copy of the just released report on the Massachusetts Plan, which eloquently outlines the many failures of the model.

Click here to RSVP.

But that's not all; we'll also encourage members and health staff to attend the Congressional forum hosted by the Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Health Care which will take place the same afternoon, from 2pm-4pm, "National Lessons from State Health Reform: The Massachusetts Case Study," in the Rayburn House Office building, Room 2226. If you can’t make it, please invite your representative to join the committee of Congress members overseeing the forum, click here.

Yours in the movement,

Tim Carpenter, National Director, and
Conor Boylan, Field Coordinator

Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal in 2009: Work with and increase the progressive majority in Congress as we build on our 2008 electoral successes. PDA's advisory board includes seven members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Thom Hartmann, Jim Hightower, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood.

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