Medicare’s 49th Anniversary Actions – July/August 2014!

July 18-20 – Salem, OR

Medicare Birthday booth at Salem Art Festival.

When: July 18-20
Where: Bush’s Pasture Park (left side/south side of Mission Street, corner of Mission Street SE and High Street SE), Salem, OR
Organization: Health Care for All Oregon – Marion/Polk

July 26 – Chicago, IL

Bughouse Square Soapbox Presentation on “How to Guarantee Health Care as our Human Right”

When: July 26 at Noon-4PM
Where: Washington Square Park (a.k.a., Bughouse Square), 901 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610 (across from the Newberry Library)
Organization: Illinois Single Payer Coalition

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 27 – Santa Monica, CA

Medicare’s 49th Birthday Garden Party with LA Times Columnist Michael Hiltzik and Dr. Paul Song

When: July 27 at 2-4PM
Where: 939 San Vicente Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
Organization: PNHP California
Contact: pnhpcala@gmail.com

July 29 – Charleston, SC

Showing of The Healthcare Movie.

When: July 29 at 6PM
Where: Charleston County Library, 68 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401
Organization: Healthcare for All – South Carolina

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 – Louisville, KY

Medicare’s 49th Birthday Leafleting & Light Brigade

When: July 30 at 7:30PM and 8:30PM
Where: River Road at the ramp of the Big Four Bridge, at 7:30 for leafleting and 8:30 for sign-holding
Organization: Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare
Contact: Kay Tillow at 502-636-1551 or by email.

July 30 – Charleston, SC

Medicare Birthday Cake for Mayor Joe Riley, followed by Press Conference

When: July 30 at 11AM
Where: Charleston City Hall, 80 Broad St, Charleston, SC 29401-0304
Organization: Healthcare for All – South Carolina

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

July 31 – Portland, OR

Happy Birthday Medicare!

When: July 31 at 5:30PM
Where: Wallace Park, 1600 NW 25th Ave, Portland, OR 97210
Organization: Health Care for All Oregon – Southwest Portland
RSVP: for Moveon.org event here.

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 10 – Portland, OR

Will it be here next year?

When: August 10 at 2:30-5:00PM (speakers at 3PM)
Where: Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 NE 40th Ave., Portland
Organization: Health Care for All Oregon

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