Vermont’s Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign is going on tour! Director James Haslam will be speaking at nine townhall meetings across California, starting today. See the announcement and tour dates below and on the Vermont Workers’ Center website.
For the newest developments in implementing universal health care in Vermont, see the Vermont Workers’ Center’s most recent statement on the Green Mountain Care Board, which started its work this month.
For an analysis of Vermont’s campaign, see NESRI’s study, Reviving Progressive Activism.
Campaign For A Healthy California
TOWN HALL MEETING
Healthcare Is A Human Right
The Vermont legislature has pioneered a bill creating a path for a universal, publicly funded healthcare system. James Haslam from the Vermont Workers’ Center is coming to California to share their story and inspire Californians to do the same. Donna Smith, featured in the movie "Sicko", is a community organizer and health care activist with the California Nurses Association, and will join James on a California Health Care Justice Tour.
Please join other concerned community members who are committed to making healthcare available to all Californians.
"When people come together, make their voices heard, and demand their rights, we can overcome well-funded special interests and change what is politically possible."- James Haslam, Vermont Workers’ Center
"This is a human rights struggle. We’re going to win it, but we’re going to have to keep fighting and struggling and speaking out." – Donna Smith, Community Organizer and Legislative Advocate for National Nurses United/California Nurses Association
The California Health Justice Tour is in support of the Campaign For A Healthy California, a diverse coalition of statewide groups, and is raising funds for it, as well as for the Vermont Workers’ Center.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18
7:00 p.m. – Los Angeles ILWU Local 26 Union Hall
5625 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
Contact: Lisa Patrick-Mudd – (323) 316-8933
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
7:00 p.m. – Irvine United Congregational Church
4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine
Contact: Bill Honigman – (949) 246-6283
THURSDAY, OCT 20
6:30 p.m. – San Diego Machinist
Local 725 Union Hall
5150 Kearny Mesa Road, San Diego
Contact: Kathy Rallings – (760) 927-0049
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
7:00 p.m. – South Bay CLC, Hall A
2102 Almaden Rd, San Jose
Contact: Greg Miller – (408) 254-3311
or Katherine – (408) 977-1275, (408) 834-9165
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
10:00 a.m. – San Francisco St. Mary’s Cathedral
1111 Gough Street, San Francisco
Contact: Jodi Reid – (415) 515-2156
3:00 p.m. – Watsonville Civic Plaza
275 Main Street, Watsonville
Contact: Carol Roberson/Gail Olson – (831) 359-5494
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23
1:00 p.m. – Sacramento CWA Local 9421 Union Hall
2725 El Camino Avenue, Sacramento
Contact: Carolyn Negrete
7:00 p.m. – Fresno CWA Local 9408 Union Hall
4422 E. Ashlan Ave, Fresno
Contact: Judy Hess – (559) 907-0279
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24
6:30 p.m. – Chico Trinity United Methodist Church
285 E. 5th Street, Chico
Contact: Forrest Harlan (530) 513-3594
or Tom Reed (530) 966-3414