Archive for November 2007

SiCKO Cure Road Show Rolls into New Orleans

By Donna Smith, PDA CO member The SiCKO Cure Road Show rolled into New Orleans on Saturday, and the road show team immediately joined a meeting of local activists fighting the demolition of thousands of public housing units. Though some relatively powerful groups oppose the loss of some 3,900 public housing units, the demolitions will…

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Terra Haute, Indiana, November 13th

The bus campaign’s creators say it is aimed at educating Americans in 11 states about the comprehensive, cost-effective solution to the current health insurance crisis, the U.S. National Health Insurance Act (HR 676). Local Healthcare-NOW! members will meet with Rep. Brad Ellsworth’s staff at 2 p.m. at the congressman’s Terre Haute office. At 7 p.m.,…

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Gary, Indiana, November 12th

The tour stopped in Northwest Indiana because U.S Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., is not one of the 86 members of the House supporting the bill. Healthcare-NOW coordinator Marilyn Clement and United Steelworkers District 7’s Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees executive board member Stephen Skvara met with Mark Lopez, a representative of Visclosky’s office to discuss…

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On The Road Again: The SiCKO Cure Road Show

By Donna Smith NASHVILLE–We’ve been on the health care road show for five days now, and we’re finding this road full of interesting souls,from Chicago to Nashville . In a 1980 school bus painted with bold black lettering announcing our single-payer, universal health care movement, we’ve been making our way from city to city spreading…

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Gainsville, FL Truth Hearing

A coalition of the Alachua County NAACP, Central Labor Council of North Central Florida, Gainesville Area National Origination for Women, Graduates Assistants United (GAU), American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2779, Physicians for a national Health Plan, United Faculty of Florida, Gainesville Women’s Liberation and the Alachua County Labor Party was formed in January…

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