Missed the Health Care for All Summer Gala & Auction at the end of July? Catch up here - see the pics, watch videos of the speakers, and more.
Our first-ever auction and fundraiser on July 28th featured master of ceremonies Pat Cashman and guest speakers Senator David Frockt, Congressman Adam Smith, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, author and healthcare advocate Julie Negrin, healthcare and homelessness advocate Susan Russell, artist Rae Senarighi, and union and healthcare activist José La Luz, with musical guests Peter Ali, Nick Drummond, and Shelby Earl.
Along with the program, we had dozens of auction items ranging from a signed, rare Pearl Jam poster to custom fine art to vacation house rentals. Our passionate base bid on items and raised their paddles to donate for meaningful healthcare reform.
Check out José La Luz's rousing speech that garnered multiple standing ovations:
Representative Jayapal's speech:
And Senator David Frockt's speech:
Trans portraitist Rae Senarighi talks about the healthcare system's issues caring for trans individuals:
Homelessness and healthcare advocate Susan Russell's speech on how devastating medical expenses can be:
And a few photos! There are many more - see them all here.
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Photo by Leslie A. Zukor
Author & Healthcare Advocate Julie Negrin. Photo by Leslie A. Zukor
Our attendees listen to Senator Frockt's speech. Photo by Leslie A. Zukor
Master of Ceremonies Pat Cashman giving away door prizes with the game 'Heads or Tails.' Photo by Leslie A. Zukor
Musical guest Nick Drummond serenades the crowd.
Our volunteer bartenders, ready to serve!
Getting the main room ready!
Orion Misciagna live-painted this auction item during the event!