Monday, October 6, 2014

FRIDAY IN SF, CA:Tell Obama to Support Medicare for All - HR 676

Tell President Obama

To Fix Healthcare – Support HR 676

Fri. 4pm Oct. 10

"W" Hotel, 3rd & Howard in SF

 2 Blocks south of Montgomery Bart

 

We need your help holding banners in support of Medicare for All, HR 676 this Friday.

President Obama will be at a fundraiser at the W hotel.

We will gather at 4pm near the corner of 3rd and Howard.

We will make as manner banners as we have people to hold them.

Please let us know if you can hold a banner.

___ I can hold a banner at 4pm on Friday.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891


Monday, September 15, 2014

SF,CA Sept 21 - Climate rally and help campaign for Medicare for All

Attend Sun Sept 21 Climate Rally

And Help Campaign for Medicare for All

1 to 5pm

At Oakland's Lake Merritt Amphitheater

12th St and Lake Merritt Dr - 4 blocks from Lake Merritt BART station

 

Can you attend a large Climate Rally in Oakland on Sept 21 and help us to talk with people about single payer healthcare.   We will be asking people to write letters and sign postcards in support of HR 676, the national Medicare for All Act.

Listen to Sat. Sept 13 KPFA interview with climate change activists

Harvey Wasserman and Jeff Mackler. 

The link is http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/106572 from 20:00 minute mark to 40:00 mark.

We want to set up our table by 1pm.  We have found that people are most open to talking before an event.  The rally starts at 2pm.

Please let us know how you can help.

__ Yes, I can come at 1pm to help set up.

__ Yes, I can ask people to support HR 676.

__ Yes, I can help call our activists who do not have email.

__ Please send me 10 postcards for my friends to sign.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891


Thursday, September 4, 2014

SinglePayer conference is $3000 short - Can you help?


Dear Healthcare-NOW! National Strategy Conference attendee:
 
We've all just returned from a fabulous National Strategy Conference held in Oakland with our allies from the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer and One Payer States.  Many of you may not be aware, but fundraising at our strategy conference is an important part of Healthcare-NOW's annual budget. Because of the joint nature of the conference this year, there was no portion of the agenda where we could effectively ask attendees to help support our expenses, and we fell more than $3,000 short on donations compared to previous years, despite what many of us felt was our best strategy conference yet.
 
If you didn't get a chance to make a donation at the conference, please take a moment to help Healthcare-NOW! make sure we are not left with any unexpected and/or uncovered conference expenses that could derail the significant progress we've been making in recent weeks to get our fundraising back on track. Next year is Medicare's 50th Anniversary, and in celebration of a planned mass mobilization we are looking for 50 monthly sustaining donors at $50 a month for 2015.  But any amount is deeply appreciated.
 
Time and again we heard stories of gaps in coverage, impossible to surmount deductibles and co-pays, and burdens on families, businesses and health care providers.  In 2015, we will start seeing significant tax consequences.  There is a simpler answer - single payer health care – and we're energized by everyone at the conference to step up the important work needed to put single payer on the table for the next phase of health reform. 
 
We keep registration fees as low as possible each year to make the conference affordable to all, and this year more than 15% of our attendees received scholarships from Healthcare-NOW, providing registration for free. So we need your help to make sure our post-conference fundraising fills in the gap, and that we can begin planning with confidence for all the work ahead to advance single-payer and celebrate Medicare's 50th in the coming year.
 
Thanks for your support, and feel free to email me with any questions!
Ben
 
Benjamin Day
Director of Organizing
Healthcare-NOW!



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Missed the Strategy Conference? Here you go..


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Healthcare-NOW!

We tried something new this year and set up a wiki for our 2014 Single-Payer Strategy Conference, allowing presenters and participants to upload all of their notes, slide shows, photos, and video footage.

We'll continue collecting materials from the conference over the next couple of weeks, but already you can find participant notes for almost every workshop and plenary; slideshows and resources from speakers; pictures of the whole conference; and full video of the most important panel of the conference discussing strategy for the single-payer movement.

Over 300 activists attended the conference, which included twelve workshops and thirteen plenary presentations. Our annual Strategy Conference is the most important event of the year for shaping Healthcare-NOW!'s organizing work, giving us a window on what patients and providers are experiencing in the wake of the ACA, and letting us learn about the innovative tactics and strategies local groups are pursuing across the country.

For the first time you can see all of this for yourself. We hope it proves to be a great new resource!


In solidarity for single-payer,
Ben, Jeff, and Zoraida
Healthcare-NOW! National Staff

Healthcare-NOW! is a grassroots organization that addresses the health insurance crisis in the U.S. by educating and advocating for the passage of expanded and improved Medicare-for-all legislation, such as HR 676.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

CA GOV DEBATE-->Sacramento, Sept 4 Campaign for Medicare for All



Campaign for Medicare for All

At Governor's Debate in Sacramento

On Thurs., Sept 4.

Brown vs. Kashkari

Leave SF at 2:30

Hold banner from 6 to 7pm

Find a restaurant with TV and watch debate at 7pm

Return home at 8:15 –back by 10pm

 

Can you go to Sacramento on Thursday Sept 4 to hold a banner at the governor's debate from 6 to 7pm.   This is the only debate with Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari. 

The banner will say:

Why Won't Kashkari or

Brown Support

Medicare for All

Healthcare Yes!

Insurance No!

 

Please let me know if you can help.

___ Yes, I can leave at 2:30 from SF next Thurs.

___ Yes, I can drive if needed.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fwd: Berkeley, Sun, Aug 24 AWARDS CEREMONY FOR DON BECHLER of SpyrNow


August 24, Sunday 6 to 9pm

After the National Single Payer Conference,

Attend the Dance and Awards Ceremony

Don Bechler to receive award.

 

 Benefit Dance and Awards Ceremony

Sponsored by - Therapists for Single Payer

"If I can't dance, I don't want to be in your revolution" Emma Goldman

 

Join us at Ashkenaz for an evening of joyful dancing to support Universal Healthcare.  

We will present Single Payer Activist (SPA) Awards to

Union Activist: Cindy Young   Therapist Activist:  Nancy Friedman   Community Activist: Don Bechler

National Activist:  Dr. Quentin Young    Politician: Mark Leno

 

August 24th  6 to 9PM

Ashkenaz  -1317 San Pablo Ave.  Berkeley  

At intersection of Gilman across from REI.

 music by The Queue - a great local rock and blues cover band  http://www.ashkenaz.com/index.php

$20 General Admission / $15 Interns & Students / Children free

 

Therapists for Single Payer (TSP) is a group of mental health professionals organizing throughout the state and committed to the implementation of a Single Payer - universal healthcare system in California.  We are hosting this benefit dance to raise awareness and funds to continue this work therapistsforsinglepayer.org

Therapistsforsinglepayer@gmail.com

 

Please let us know if you will be attending at 415-810-5826

Thank you.

Don Bechler – Chair, Single Payer Now


Friday, July 18, 2014

NAT SINGLE PAYER STRATEGY CONFERENCE AGENDA now avail



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We're excited to post a draft agenda for our huge strategy conference coming up in Oakland, California on the weekend of August 22-24! You can view the full list of workshops and plenary panels on our website here.

The conference will bring together three national single-payer networks – Healthcare-NOW!, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, and One Payer States – creating a unique opportunity this year for health justice activists.
 
There are less than three weeks left to book a discounted hotel room next to the conference, so make sure to go to the registration page, fill out your information, and follow the link to the hotel registration page.
 
We look forward to seeing you in Oakland!

In solidarity for single-payer,
Ben, Jeff, and Zoraida
Healthcare-NOW! National Staff

Healthcare-NOW! is a grassroots organization that addresses the health insurance crisis in the U.S. by educating and advocating for the passage of expanded and improved Medicare-for-all legislation, such as HR 676.

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