NYC Single-payer Strategy Conference
In mid-January, HCFA-WA Board members Chuck Richards, Sherry Weinberg, Kim Abbey, and Marcia Stedman travelled to New York City where they were inspired as they learned of strategies for state-based single-payer health care in our nation’s current political climate. This was the largest such Conference ever held, with 500 attendees representing 36 states. We were joined by representatives of a variety of labor unions, policy makers, Social Security Works, and the Native Organizer Alliance. We participated in two marches/rallies: one at Trump Tower, the other at the Wall Street bull sculpture. Now is the time to educate and organize and to show up for every action we can, to lead with a values-based argument, to be “hard” on the issues, but “soft” on the people.
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