Medicare for All Petition Kick Off: California Can Lead The Way!
January 3, 2021
California can lead the way to Medicare for All by being the first state to implement such a program. But getting our politicians to buck their donors and lead the way on Medicare for All, we are going to need a mass working-class movement. Join us on January 3rd, at 12 pm, to join that movement with the Democratic Socialists of America!
In order to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California, we need our governor to request a federal waiver that allows our assembly members to act. Now is the time for working people up and down our state to demand from governor Gavin Newsom what we desperately need: free, universal healthcare funded progressively through a public single-payer. Newsom ran on single-payer healthcare and must keep his campaign promises!
In the era of COVID-19, single-payer has taken on a new urgency. It has revealed again the fundamental inequities created by our private insurance-based system that provides only the healthcare you can afford.14 million Americans and over 5.4 million Californians have lost their health insurance this year and too many who are insured still can’t afford the care they need.
Join DSA chapters across California for a massive zoom kick-off event for our campaign to win single-payer healthcare (a Medicare for All style system) in California. Hear from Micheal Lighty, front line workers, and other exciting guest speakers. Learn about our plan to win and see how you can make the difference. Alongside our coalition partners in Healthy California Now, we are also excited to launch a key part of our campaign: our petition to Governor Gavin Newsom.
The event will take place on January 3, 12 pm, on zoom.
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