Single-Payer Events Across the Country

If you have a single-payer related event that you’d like added to this list, please email jeff@healthcare-now.org with the information. Besides listing your event here we will send it out to our supporters in your city or region.

Single-Payer Events in July 2014

July 26 – Albany, OR

Tabling at Saturday Market, distributing birthday candles & single-payer information.

When: July 26 at 9AM-1PM
Where: City Hall parking lot, 4th & Ellsworth, Albany, OR 97321
Organization: Health Care for All Oregon – Albany
Contact: Edie Orner

July 27 – Gainesville, FL

Medicare at 49: Save It, Improve It, & Expand It (Presentation, Discussion, & Birthday Cake!)

When: July 27 at 2-4PM
Where: Gainesville Downtown Library, 401 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Organization: Alachua County Labor Coalition
Contact: Justhealthcareflorida.org

July 27 – Glendale, CA

Summer Garden Party: Sheila Kuehl & Kent Wong to Present 2014 Honorees

When: July 27 at 3-5PM
Where: Glendale, CA (RSVP to Barbara@laborforhealthcare.org for address)
Organization: Labor United for Universal Healthcare

July 30 – Albany, NY

Celebrating Medicare’s 49th birthday: Mayor Kathy Sheehan, speakers, music.

When: July 30 at 2PM
Where: Albany City Hall Rotunda, 24 Eagle St, Albany, NY 12207
Organization: Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare

July 30 – Denver, CO

Medicare Anniversary Action Event for H.R. 676

When: July 30 at 10:30AM-1:00PM
Where: Meet Qdoba, 550 Grant St., Denver, CO 80203; then walk together to Congresswoman Degette’s office
Organization: Health Care for All Colorado
Event page: on Facebook here.

July 30 – San Francisco, CA

Presentation by panel of activists on expanding and improving Medicare for All and HR676

When: July 30 at 6:30PM
Where: 518 Valencia, San Francisco
Organization: Single Payer Now

July 30 – St. Paul, MN

Happy Birthday Medicare Phone Bank

When: July 30 at 2-7PM
Where: SEIU State Council, St. Paul, MN 55114, St. Paul, MN 55114
Organization: Health Care for All Minnesota

July 30 – Los Angeles, CA

Birthday Celebration Sidewalk Rally

When: July 30 at 5:30-7:00PM
Where: West LA Federal Building, corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran, one block east of the 405 freeway.
Organization: Health Care for All – Los Angeles

July 30 – Berkley, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally

When: July 30 at 11AM-1PM
Where: Social Security Office, 2045 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

July 30 – Fresno, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally

When: July 30 at 11:30AM
Where: Federal Courthouse, 2500 Tulare St., Fresno, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

July 30 – Modesto, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally

When: July 30 at 9AM
Where: Social Security Office, 1521 Carpenter Rd., Modesto, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

July 30 – Oakland, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally

When: July 30 at 10AM
Where: Eastmont Town Center, 7200 Bancroft St., Oakland, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

July 30 – Richmond, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally

When: July 30 at 11AM
Where: Social Security Office, 1221 Nevin Ave., Richmond, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

July 30 – Sacramento, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally

When: July 30 at 11AM
Where: Social Security Office, 2424 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA
Organization: California Alliance for Retired Americans

July 30 – San Francisco, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally & Forum

When: July 30 – rally at 3:30PM, forum at 4PM
Where: Rally at Social Security Office, 1098 Valencia, San Francisco, CA; forum at City College across the street.
Organization: California Alliance for Retired Americans

July 30 – San Jose, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally

When: July 30 at 12 noon
Where: Federal Building, 280 S. 1st St., San Jose, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

July 30 – Stockton, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally

When: July 30 at 6-8PM
Where: Whirlows – Miracle Mile, 1906 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

July 30 – Walnut Creek, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally

When: July 30 at 8:30-9:30AM
Where: Social Security Office, 1111 Civic Center Dr., Walnut Creek, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

July 30 – Anaheim, CA

Happy 49th Birthday, Medicare Rally

When: July 30 at 11AM
Where: Social Security Office, 900 S. Harbor St., Anaheim, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

July 30 – Los Angeles, CA

“Shine a Light” Medicare for All Rally

When: July 30 at 11AM
Where: Statue of Florence Nightingale, Lincoln Park, 3501 Valley Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Organizations: Labor United for Universal Healthcare, Campaign for a Healthy California

July 30 – San Bernadino, CA

Medicare’s Birthday flyering

When: July 30 at 11:30AM
Where: Center of Inland Center Mall, 500 Inland Center Dr., San Bernadino, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

July 30 – San Diego, CA

Medicare’s Birthday flyering

When: July 30 at 8:30AM
Where: Outside front entrance of Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA
Organization: Health Care for All

Single-Payer Events in August 2014

August 1 – Bend, OR

“Happy Birthday to Medicare” at Bend weekly peace vigil and First Friday Art Walk

When: August 1 at 4:30-5:30PM
Where: Brandis Square, Wall Street and Newport Ave., Bend, OR 97701
Organization: Health Care for All Oregon – Central Oregon
Contact: Dave Stranahan

August 5 – Eugene, OR

Grannies performance for Medicare’s Birthday

When: August 5 at 7PM
Where: Outside Lane County Health Building, 151 West 7th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401
Organization: Health Care for All Oregon – Eugene
Contact: Ruth Duemler

August 22-24 – Oakland, CA

Healthcare-NOW!’s 10th Anniversary Strategy Conference

This year marks our 10th anniversary! Marilyn Clement founded Healthcare-NOW! in 2004 originally under the title “Campaign for a National Health Program NOW.”

We are doing something extraordinary for our National Strategy Conference to mark this occasion: we will be hosting a mega single-payer conference jointly with the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care and the One Payer States group, all of which will converge on Oakland, California the weekend of August 22-24. After ten years, this will be our first National Strategy Conference on the west coast!

The Healthcare-NOW! and Labor Campaign conferences will be hosted at the International Longshore & Warehouse Union Hall in Oakland, and One Payer States will be hosted a short distance away at the California Nurses Association. We expect over 300 activists to attend, and participants will have the option of attending all three conferences if they choose, along with joint plenaries, keynote speakers, and a Saturday night reception that will bring everyone together.

So mark your calendar for the weekend of August 22-24! We’ll have a call for workshop proposals and a registration page up shortly. We are incredibly excited to bring such a large group of inspiring activists together to learn from one another and energize this movement!