Monday, July 27, 2015

SF,CA-->Can you help carry a banner on July 30 at Medicare rally in Oakland?


Can You Help Carry A Banner Thursday

In Oakland at 11AM

Frank Ogawa Plaza

(14th St BART exit 12th St BART stop)


Can you help carry a banner for expanded Medicare this Thursday in Oakland?

We need a strong showing for protecting and expanding Medicare.

Our banner will say

Support HR 676

Medicare for All

Single Payer Now

Please let us know if you can help carry a banner.   It will let us know how many banners to make.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

Friday, July 17, 2015

IT'S NOW ON CHANGE.ORG so SIGN IT please...




By the end of the day we'll have over 60 events planned across the country for Medicare's 50th anniversary, ranging from massive rallies in California and flash mobs in Colorado, to systematic outreach efforts in Oregon and a panel hosted by Bill Moyers and Congressman John Conyers in DC.

It's time to turn up the heat: please sign our change.org petition calling on Congress to Protect, Improve & Expand Medicare to everyone for its 50th anniversary!

The most important thing you can do is to share the petition with your network, explaining why improved Medicare for All is so important for you. When you do, you'll be educating those around you and bringing even more activists into the movement, making us stronger a month from now so we can start duplicating victories like the New York Assembly's recent passage of the New York Health Act!

You can share the petition on Facebook here, and tweet it out here.

Yours in solidarity,
Benjamin Day
Executive Director, Healthcare-NOW!




SF,CA-->Phone tree callers needed to build July 30 Oakland rally for Medicare


Help Build July 30 Medicare Rally by Helping to Call Single Payer Now Activists

 


We need your help calling our 5600 Medicare For All Supporters in the Bay Area who do not have email. Telephone calling has been proven to be a successful way to mobilize people.
The July 30 Medicare rally will send a strong message to Congress that we want Medicare protected and expanded. This is important as conservatives have been trying to cut it or raise the eligibility age.
I will send you names and a suggested script.
Some people call 10 people, some call 25, some more.
Please let me know how many names you can call.
Thank you
Don Bechler
Chair – Single Payer Now
415-695-7891

 

Our leaflet for July 30
Medicare for All
Rally & March
11am Thurs. July 30
Frank Ogawa Plaza
14th St & Broadway – Oakland
(2 blocks from 12th St Oakland BART)

 

We need to protect and improve Medicare as the highly successful public program it has been for 50 years. And extend its coverage to all.
Contact your Congress Person and ask them to co-sponsor HR 676, the
Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act.
California has 10 Congress Members as co-sponsors. Please contact their office to thank them.
They are:
Karen Bass, Culver City – CD 37   Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa – CD 11
Sam Farr, Monterey – CD 20                          Mike Honda, San Jose – CD 17
Jared Huffman, North Coast - CD 2               Barbara Lee, Oakland – CD 13
Ted Lieu, Torrance – CD 33                         Zoe Lofgren, San Jose – CD 19
Lucille Roybal-Allard, Downey – CD 40     Mark Takano, Riverside – CD 41  

 

For more information, contact Single Payer Now at 415-695-7891 or dbechler@value.net


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sat/Sun July 18/19 Berkeley,CA - Campaign for Medicare at SF Mime Troupe


Campaign for Medicare for All

Noon to 2pm Sat/Sun. July 18/19

At SF Mime Troupe

In Berkeley's Cedar Rose Park

1300 Rose at Chestnut

Berkeley, California 

I hope you can help us campaign for expanded Medicare this Saturday and Sunday at the San Francisco's Mime Troupe performance at Berkeley's Cedar Rose Park. 

We will be asking people to sign a card for HR 676, (Medicare For All) from noon to 2pm, and for those who do sign we will invite them to the July 30 rally in Oakland.  See leaflet pasted below.

We will collect cards from noon to 2pm, and then enjoy the Mime Troupe's show "Freedomland" which asks the question: is a young black soldier safer in Afghanistan than in his own neighborhood?

Please let us know if you can help.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

 

Medicare for All

Rally & March

11am Thurs. July 30

Frank Ogawa Plaza

14th St &  Broadway – Oakland

(2 blocks from 12th St Oakland BART)

 

We need to protect and improve Medicare as the highly successful public program it has been for 50 years.  And extend its coverage to all.

Contact your Congress Person and ask them to co-sponsor HR 676, the

Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act.

California has 10 Congress Members as co-sponsors.  Please contact their office to thank them.

They are:

Karen Bass, Culver City – CD 37    Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa – CD 11

Sam Farr, Monterey – CD 20                          Mike Honda, San Jose – CD 17

Jared Huffman, North Coast - CD 2               Barbara Lee, Oakland – CD 13

Ted Lieu, Torrance – CD 33                         Zoe Lofgren, San Jose – CD 19

Lucille Roybal-Allard, Downey – CD 40      Mark Takano, Riverside – CD 41  

 

For more information, contact Single Payer Now at 415-695-7891 or dbechler@value.net

 

Healthcare Yes!  Insurance Companies No!

Support HR 676

labor donated 6-20-15

Friday, July 10, 2015

SF,CA-->June 12-Campaign for Medicare for All


Campaign for Medicare for All

11am to 3pm Sun. July 12

At SF Sunday Streets

Larkin & Golden Gate

 


I hope you can help us campaign for expanded Medicare this Saturday at the San Francisco's Sunday Streets this Sunday from 11am to 3pm.  We will have a small table at the corner of Larkin & Golden Gate.

We will be asking people to sign a card for HR 676, (Medicare For All) from 11am to 3pm, and for those who do sign we will invite them to the July 30 rally in Oakland.  See leaflet pasted below.

Please let us know if you can help.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

 

Medicare for All

Rally & March

11am Thurs. July 30

Frank Ogawa Plaza

14th St &  Broadway – Oakland

(2 blocks from 12th St Oakland BART)

 

We need to protect and improve Medicare as the highly successful public program it has been for 50 years.  And extend its coverage to all.

Contact your Congress Person and ask them to co-sponsor HR 676, the

Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act.

California has 10 Congress Members as co-sponsors.  Please contact their office to thank them.

They are:

Karen Bass, Culver City – CD 37    Mark DeSaulnier, Contra Costa – CD 11

Sam Farr, Monterey – CD 20                          Mike Honda, San Jose – CD 17

Jared Huffman, North Coast - CD 2               Barbara Lee, Oakland – CD 13

Ted Lieu, Torrance – CD 33                         Zoe Lofgren, San Jose – CD 19

Lucille Roybal-Allard, Downey – CD 40      Mark Takano, Riverside – CD 41  

 

For more information, contact Single Payer Now at 415-695-7891 or dbechler@value.net

 

Healthcare Yes!  Insurance Companies No!

Support HR 676

labor donated 6-20-15

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fwd: Register for Single-Payer Strategy Conference in Chicago!



You can now register for the epic 2015 Single-Payer Strategy Conference, October 30 - November 1 in Chicago, IL! This year we've fully integrated the conferences of Healthcare-NOW!, the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare, and One Payer States, making every workshop & event available to all attendees. We're also organizing joint events with Physicians for a National Health Program, which will be hosting their Annual Meeting of 400+ med students and physicians down the street!

Register today to join over 700 single-payer activists from community groups, labor, and healthcare across the country for the most important movement-building event of the year.

A rally outside a major insurance company in Chicago is planned, and we'll be joined by President of the United Steelworkers Leo Gerard, PNHP co-founders David Himmelstein and Steffie WoolhandlerNational Nurses United Co-President Jean Ross, and music by labor singer Anne Feeney. And we've only begun planning - there's much more to come!

Yours in solidarity,
Benjamin Day
Executive Director, Healthcare-NOW!


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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

S, CA Opportunities to Learn How To Build the HR676 (MedcrForAll) movement


Campaign for Medicare for All this Summer

I hope you can help us build the campaign for an Expanded Medicare for All (HR 676).

This Saturday at 1pm, June 13th, we will practice answering questions about what HR 676 contains.  We will meet at the home of Susan Cieutat who lives at 531 Grove St in San Francisco.  Her home is 3 blocks west of City Hall in San Francisco.  It is 5 blocks west of the Civic Center BART/MUNI stop.  Parking is doable.  We will meet at 1pm and go to 4 or 5pm.

Let me know if you can come.  I will mail you a packet of HR 676 and common questions.   Please bring it on Saturday.  

And please let me know which of the events below you can help table at this summer.

We will be asking people to sign a postcard in support of HR 676.

I hope to see you soon.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

 

Which of these events can you attend? 

June 14 Sun 11-6 Green table at Haight St south side of Haight at Cole

June 19-22 Fri/Mon SF Mayor's conference – Call me for a time that you can table during this 4 day period.

June 27/28 Sat/Sun 11 to 6pm SF Pride Green table

July 3 Fri. 12:30 to 2pm pm SF Mime Dolores Park

July 4 Sat 12:30 to 2pm pm SF Mime Dolores Park

July 5 Sun 12:30 to 2pm pm SF Mime Dolores Park

July 11 Sat 12:30pm to 2pm SF Mime Troupe Berkeley Live Oak Park Shattuck and Berryman

July 12 Sun 11-4 Sunday Streets Tenderloin district in San Francisco

July 15 Wed 6pm to 7pm Palo Alto- SF Mime Mitchell Park Southfield – 600 East Meadow Dr

July 16 Thurs 6pm to 7pm Oakland's Montclair Ball Field SF Mime – 6300 Moraga Ave

July 18/19 Sat Sun 12:30 to 2pm Berkeley SF Mime Cedar Rose Pk 1300 Rose & Chestnut

July 22/23 Wed/Thurs 6pm to 7pm Oakland SF Mime Lakeside Park Edoff Mem Bandstand

July 25 Sat 12:30pm to 2pm SF SF Mime McLaren Park

July 26 Sun 12pm to 2pm SF SF Mime Troupe Washington Square Park

July 30 Thurs 11am Oakland Rally & March for Expanding Medicare