March for Medicare for All on October 2nd

People want more healthcare reform, not less. We have to stay strong for the single-payer healthcare system we need.

This is why Healthcare-NOW! is mobilizing for the 10/2/10 March on Washington for Peace, Jobs and Justice.

On October 2, we will tell the world that One Nation Needs One Healthcare Plan: Medicare for All!

Here are some things you can do to make 10/2/10 a success:

On October 2nd, march with the single-payer contingent, including National Nurses United/California Nurses Association, Physicians for a National Health Program, Progressive Democrats of America, and more. Meet at 10:30 AM at West Potomac Park between Ohio Dr. and Independence Ave (Map). Look for nurses in red scrubs and doctors in white coats.

Find a bus near you and get on it with your coworkers, neighbors and family.

Help get thousands of post cards signed to tell Congress “Hands Off Social Security and Medicare!” We must protect, improve and expand our social insurance programs. We are asking people to pledge in advance how many post cards you will collect during the One Nation March to keep building the movement for single-payer national healthcare. Can you pledge to collect 25 post cards? Let us know! Email

On October 1, walk the halls of Congress for jobs, justice, peace, and healthcare for all. Learn more here.

Attend a reception on the Hill with PDA Advisory Board members Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Raul Grijalva, and Bill Fletcher, Jr. on Friday, October 1st, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, at the Capitol Visitor Center. Get details and RSVP here.

Single-Payer Party! Join us for speakers and live music. Food and drink are available for purchase. We will pass out signs and materials and go over logistics for the next day. For more information, contact Margaret at Friday, October 1st, 6 to 8 pm at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K Sreets, N.W., Washington, D.C.

If you can’t make it to Washington, participate in a local event or plan one of your own. Request post cards from or download them here.

Looking forward to making our demands loud and clear for single-payer Medicare for All.


  1. Norma J F Harrison on September 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    It’s really all or nothing. 1/2 way – the partial wins – just get removed by the Owning class, the Electing class – that is, they buy the electeds.
    Organize with us at least to work in your favor; If you can’t register – to keep socialism on the ballot in California, join as a member. We are a membership organization as well as a political party – on the ballot – for the short-run, now, because of Prop. 14 here, which furthered another corporate lying distortion. As we will have to do after the new law is put into place, organize to get socialism onto the ballot. It’s a sure way to get to a podium to talk about what we want vs what we have to settle for.

  2. Peter Robbins on September 29, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I am coming to DC and will be marching with PDA as a supporter of Healthcare-Now and Improved Medicare for All>