What’s Happening With Medicare For All?
In solidarity, Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, Mike H., and Shayna—your PDA national team.
Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) is making huge progress on Medicare For All (MFA) working with our powerful coalition. To find out more, join our MFA Webinar this Wednesday September 11, 9pm ET, 6pm PT. How to participate:
Click Here to Join the Zoom Meeting / Conference call. Call-in One tap mobile: +16468769923,,323343899# US (New York) or
+16699006833,,323343899# US (San Jose)
Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) or +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) with Meeting ID: 323 343 899. To find an international local number Click Here.
Draft Agenda (subject to change)
1. Welcome/Intros/PDA 101
2. Guest Speakers:
– Mike Hersh, PDA Staff on coalition efforts
– Roy Romanow, former Premiere of Saskatchewan, Canada on #MFA and the transition from Private to Public funding
– Donna Smith, PDA immediate past Executive Director and PDA Advisory Board Chair on communications project with Public Citizen on waste, fraud, and abuse in US Healthcare.
3. National Reports – #MFA new cosponsors, candidates, coalition efforts (eg. NNU, M4A Resolutions, etc.), and National Single Payer Strategy Conf. Oct 18 – 20 in Portland, OR.
4. State Reports – OPS Chuck Pennacchio, others
5. Open Discussion
Click Here to Tell Congress: Healthcare is a Human Right!
We’re closer than ever before to a historic Congressional vote! PDA wholeheartedly supports the Medicare For All Act which will save 10,000s of lives and 100s of $billions every year.
Also, MFA guarantees comprehensive healthcare for all of us including: mental, dental, vision, hearing, prescriptions, medical devices, preventative, women’s health, long-term care, and more. All with no out of pocket expenses: no premiums, co-pays, fees, caps, or deductibles.
Help PDA and our allies force the politicians to listen to us! Click Here to email your Representative now! We need as many cosponsors as we can get! Call Congress at 202-858-1717 and Click Here to tell your Representative to Cosponsor Rep. Jayapal’s and Rep. Debbie Dingell’sMedicare For All Act. Also, Click Here to tell your Senators to cosponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders’ MFA legislation.
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PDA helps you make a huge difference with Educate Congress letter drops, action alerts, and coalition efforts with dozens of progressive organizations. Email Mike Fox to make your voice heard on critically important policies.
We appreciate all you do to help make progress on healthcare and other issues. If you’ve never donated to help PDA help you pressure our elected officials, now is the perfect time. We need your support now more than ever. Click here to pitch in $3, $5, or whatever you can afford to support PDA’s issue organizing.
P.S.: Click Here for Robert Pollin’s interview on The Nation Magazine’s Podcast, Start Making Sense. It starts with a discussion of the Economists for Medicare For All petition that Alan Minsky helped to initiate with our coalition allies. Join PDA investing to recruit and elect progressive candidates in 2020