Voting is the first step. Now we have to demand that the politicians represent the will of the people. Candidates are never more attentive to their constituents than when they're out hunting for votes. So let's take advantage of their attention and be Loud and Proud in our support for single-payer health care.
State Legislative Candidates: Ask them to Co-Sponsor upcoming Bill similar to HB 1026 - Washington Health Security Trust
US Senate Candidates: Ask them to Co-Sponsor SB 1804 - Medicare for All (Sanders)
US House Candidates: Ask them to Co-Sponsor HR 6097 State-Based Universal Care Act (Jayapal) and HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (Ellison). Also, ask them to participate in the newly formed Medicare for All Caucus.
Keep these 12 Reasons to Support the WHST handy for educating and persuading.
3. REPORT BACK - Let us know how it goes at [email protected]. We are especially interested in learning how candidates are willing to help, or any concerns so we can refine our discussions with the candidates.
Let's make sure candidates know that universal health care coverage is THE issue in our 2018 elections.