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June 23, 2012 - Edwardsville, IL Single-payer at the Goshen Market
Stop by the community table the 4th Saturday of every month through September.
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 8:00 am to noon Where: Downtown Edwardsville, in front of the Courthouse Who: Southern Illinois People for Progress
More information at Illinois Single-Payer Coalition website.
July 1, 2012 - Chicago, IL Single-payer at the Logan Square Farmers' Market.
Stop by the community tent, or join us.
When: Sunday, July 1, 2012, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Where: Milwaukee Avenue at Logan Boulevard, Chicago Who: ISPC Chicago
In solidarity for single-payer, Francesca and Jeff Healthcare-NOW! National Staff
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Wisconsin Professional Employee Council Endorses HR 676The Wisconsin Professional Employee Council (WPEC) found a way to fight back against Governor Scott Walker’s effort to turn Wisconsinites against public employees’ health benefits. The union endorsed HR 676, Improved Medicare for All, the national single payer legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers."We believe public workers should help extend health care to all working people,” said Barbara Smith, Steward for WPEC.WPEC, Local 4848 of AFT-Wisconsin, endorsed HR 676 at its convention on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The union represents about 5,000 white collar state employees.The local is among the many unions in Wisconsin struggling to defeat the unconscionable attacks on their rights and benefits by Governor Scott Walker.Barbara Smith submitted the resolution that passed without opposition.The resolution is below:Support for Single Payer Health CareBecause of the continuing assault on the idea of providing affordable health insurance to all Americans, some politicians are using that to build resentment among the public towards the health insurance benefits that public employees of Wisconsin have, therefore that we as a union strive to provide that all citizens have access.RESOLVED, that WPEC supports the idea of single-payer healthcare, also known as enhanced "Medicare for All," as expressed in proposals such as John Conyers' HR 676. #30#HR 676 would institute a single payer health care system by expanding a greatly improved Medicare to everyone residing in the U. S.HR 676 would cover every person for all necessary medical care including prescription drugs, hospital, surgical, outpatient services, primary and preventive care, emergency services, dental (including oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics), mental health, home health, physical therapy, rehabilitation (including for substance abuse), vision care and correction, hearing services including hearing aids, chiropractic, durable medical equipment, palliative care, podiatric care, and long term care.HR 676 ends deductibles and co-payments. HR 676 would save hundreds of billions annually by eliminating the high overhead and profits of the private health insurance industry and HMOs.In the current Congress, HR 676 has 76 co-sponsors in addition to Conyers.HR 676 has been endorsed by 591 union organizations including 140 Central Labor Councils and Area Labor Federations and 40 state AFL-CIO's (KY, PA, CT, OH, DE, ND, WA, SC, WY, VT, FL, WI, WV, SD, NC, MO, MN, ME, AR, MD-DC, TX, IA, AZ, TN, OR, GA, OK, KS, CO, IN, AL, CA, AK, MI, MT, NE, NJ, NY, NV & MA).For further information, a list of union endorsers, or a sample endorsement resolution, contact:Kay Tillow All Unions Committee For Single Payer Health Care--HR 676 c/o Nurses Professional Organization (NPO) 1169 Eastern Parkway, Suite 2218 Louisville, KY 40217 (502) 636 1551 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://unionsforsinglepayer.org
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Join us for an educational program that will: Debunk the myths surrounding Social Security
Explain the proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security Outline smart solutions to strengthening these programs
Give you tools to join the campaign to preserve America’s retirement security programs We will also discuss state programs that impact retirees. Monday, April 30 2 - 3:30 pm Waukegan Public Library Ray Bradbury Room 128 N. County Street Waukegan
Snacks & Refreshments This event is free To RSVP contact Emily Stuart (312) 427-2114 ext. 207 email@example.com
What: Bowling for Single-Payer Chicago 2012
Fundraiser for Illinois Single-Payer Coalition
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Bowling starts promptly at 3:00 pm!
Where: Diversey River Bowl, 2211 West Diversey Parkway
Cost: $25 covers lane fee, shoes, one pizza per lane, and one pitcher of beer or soft drinks per lane No single-payer supporter turned away!
RSVP: Ann Testa 773-619-8035, or
Al Nowakowski firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot afford the $25, please contact Sonja Rotenberg email@example.com
Special guests: Donna Smith (confirmed);
Larry Smith (invited)
Quentin Young (invited)
Wheelchair access: yes
Post-bowling get-together: Home of Jim and Anne, 2417 W. Medill (approximately 3/4 mile from Diversey Bowl). Potluck (we can order pizza). We regret that our home is not wheelchair accessible.
Sponsors: Illinois Media Progressives, ISPC Chicago, your organization?
Check out some previous Chicago Bowling for Single-Payer events.
Does your organization want to be a sponsor of Single-Payer Bowling 2012 Chicago?
You give: You agree to publicize the event to your contacts; and to let us use your organization's name in our publicity.
You get: Space on our table for handouts and to sell your tee shirts or other merchandise; we use your organization's name in our publicity
Contact for sponsorship: Al Nowakowski firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Anne Scheetz email@example.com
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