Thursday, May 22 will be the first national single-payer lobby day of the year, supported by Healthcare-NOW!, Physicians for a National Health Program, Public Citizen, the Labor Campaign for Single Payer, and others.
Can you schedule a meeting with your Representative and Senators for May 22? You can visit your legislators’ offices in Washington, D.C. or in your district. Email Ben today so we can coordinate meetings across our different organizations.
Meeting face-to-face and describing why you care so passionately about single-payer is the most effective way to get your legislator on board – better than a hundred emails or phone calls. Even more effective is to bring a group of friends!
This will be a great opportunity to add co-sponsors to John Conyers’s Improved and Expanded Medicare for All legislation, HR 676 and Bernie Sanders’s American Health Security Act, S 1782, which would guarantee comprehensive health care for every resident of the United States while reducing costs.
Don’t know who your legislators are? Go here. Email Ben for lobby materials, help identifying whether your Reps. have supported single-payer reform in the past, and how to schedule a meeting at their office.