Wed 4/10: Medicare-For-All is now in the Senate! Remind your legislators to sign on to the House version, & that “Medicare Advantage” is an HMO, not a safety net!

Action #1: Call your senators  if they aren’t a “YES”. Thank them if they are.

“At least in my view, the current debate over Medicare for All really has nothing to do with health care. It has everything to do with greed and profiteering,” he told a room full of supporters in a Senate office building. – Bernie Sanders

Bernie has finally introduced S.1129 the reworking of his 2017 bill, with improvements in long-term care and disabilities that mirror Pramila Jayapal’s H.R 1384. The bill is still unnumbered.

Explainer: Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all plan, explained. (vox)

Minimal script for senators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [____] to know that I voted for [him/her] to put “Medicare For All” on the map, just like Social Security in 1935, and Medicare in 1965.

Minimal script for supporting senators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Senator [____] for supporting “Medicare For All”.

Sen-check here. (Harris is a cosponsor, Feinstein is not! CALL her!)

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Sat – 3/2: Join us in a Medicare4all Crowd Canvass at the AIDS Walk on March 2nd!

Join us to crowd canvass and talk to residents in our community about Medicare for All! We’ll talk to residents about what it provides, ask for their support, and ask them to call their Representative. We’ll teach you how to canvass and everybody works with partners. Come make some new friends and meet up with old ones.

  • RSVP to help us here.
  • AIDS Walk Ventura County information here.
  • Date/Time: March 02, 2019 • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Location: Plaza Park Aids Walk • 651 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93003
  • Host Contact Info: IndivisibleVentura@gmail.com
    Volunteers needed for set up at 8am, tear down at 1pm – and all points in between to speak with attendees about Medicare for All. Come for as long as you’d like.
    Come, find our booth, enjoy the day, and cheer on the Walkers!
    medicare for all map
    This crowd canvass is one of hundreds of events are happening across the country as activists come together to win Medicare for All. Check out more events and share the map at: https://medicare4all.org/actions/
    • Canvassing Best Practices: here.
    • Crowd Canvass Script: here
    • Talking points: here.

    Thanks for joining us in the fight for health care justice.

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Wed 2/27: H.R. 1384 – Medicare For All Act of 2019. It begins.

Action #1: Call your Representative if they aren’t a “YES”. Thank them if they are.

UPDATE 2/28: The bill is listed here, still without the text, and cosponsors are up here.

  • Here’s the list of cosponsors for every state. Check for your representative.
  • Read about the bill here and here..

Minimal script for reps: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep. [____] to know that I voted for [him/her] to put H.R.1384 – “Medicare For All” on the map, just like Social Security in 1935, and Medicare in 1965.

Minimal script for senators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [____] to cosponsor the matching version of HR1384 – “Medicare For All”.

Contact
Rep. Julia Brownley: email, (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: email. (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Senator Feinstein: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and Senator Harris: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Who is my representative/senator?: https://whoismyrepresentative.com

Action #2: Join us in a Medicare4all Crowd Canvass at the AIDS Walk on March 2nd!

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