Single Payer Actions & Events at the RNC, DNC, and GPNC!

Single Payer Actions & Events at the RNC, DNC and GPNC!

Single-payer activists this year are mobilizing around the Republican, Democratic, and Green Party National Conventions. If you’re a delegate to any of these conventions, or want to join actions taking place outside, see our list of single-payer actions and events below!

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Republican National Convention

Cleveland, OH
July 18-21, 2016

What: “Healthcare is a Human Right” Workshop at The People’s Justice and Peace Convention
Who: Everybody
When: Saturday July 16, 10:30AM – 11:20AM
Where: Ohio City Masonic Arts Center, 2831 Franklin Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44113
Description: Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio has organized this important workshop on the fight to win Medicare for All at The People’s Justice and Peace Convention in Cleveland, which has been organized parallel to the RNC.

What: End Poverty Now! March for Economic Justice
When: Monday July 18, 1PM Rally/Music, 3PM March
Where: East 45th, just north of Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH
Description: Join Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio for the single-payer contingent in the March!

What: Stand Together Against Trump March & Rally
When: Thursday July 21, 1:30PM March and 6:00PM Rally
Where: 1:30PM march starts at Lorain Ave & W 18th St, Cleveland, OH 44113; 6:00PM rally at Cleveland Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113.
Description: Stand Together Against Trump is a group of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals in Cleveland, OH who have organized to oppose Trump’s anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, racist, and sexist positions. They have organized a “Muslim Doctors Save Lives” public awareness campaign, and SPAN Ohio has allied with the group and is supporting the actions on July 21.

Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia, PA
July 25-28, 2016

Three single-payer actions and events are planned for Monday, July 25 in Philadelphia, and several organizing efforts throughout the DNC convention need your help if you can volunteer. See below for details!

Monday, July 25 Single Payer Actions & Events

KEY EVENT: Organize to Win Medicare for All at the Democratic National Convention
Who: Rally/Workshop for Delegates and the general public!
When: Monday, July 25, at 9:30AM
Where: Ballroom A, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
Description: A rally for DNC delegates and the public to discuss organizing for single-payer healthcare in their state, featuring leaders and activists from the single-payer movement.
Get Involved: RSVP on Facebook here. Flyer coming soon!

What: Health Care is a Human Right Action Targeting Independence Blue Cross (IBX)
Who: Everybody
When: Monday, July 25, 12:00PM – 2:00PM
Where: 19th and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Description: The CEO of Independence Blue Cross, a juggernaut corporate health insurer in Pennsylvania, is on the Host Committee of the DNC. This action, organized by Put People First PA and Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP), will demand that “IBX treat Pennsylvanians with respect and dignity. We’re demanding they cover the costs of our care because healthcare is a human right.”
Get Involved: RSPV for the action on Facebook.

What: March for Our Lives
Who: Everybody
When: Monday, July 25, at 3:00PM
Where: South Side of Philadelphia City Hall, Marching South on Broad St.
Description: Join the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign in the fight for economic justice by protesting the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. March is co-sponsored by Health Care for All Philadelphia, Healthcare-NOW’s affiliate in Philly.
Get Involved: Contact Walter at (215) 435-5769 or Kay at (215) 983-5531 to join the single-payer contingent, or just look for the giant doctor puppet!

Volunteer Needs and Organizing Efforts at the DNC

What: Delegates’ Action for Single-Payer Healthcare in the DNC Platform
Who: This action is for Delegates only
Description: The Bernie Delegates Network, in coordination with Healthcare-NOW, will be organizing actions for single-payer healthcare inside the Democratic Convention.
Get Involved: Sign up today if you are a DNC delegate!

What: Collect Petition Signatures & Table for Healthcare-NOW, ColoradoCare
Who: Calling all volunteers!
When: Throughout the DNC, July 25 – July 28
Description: Healthcare-NOW and ColoradoCare will be tabling at Progressive Central at the William Way Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA and also taking clipboards to collect petition signatures calling for Medicare for All to actions and events around the City.
Get Involved: If you can volunteer for a two-hour shift manning the Healthcare-NOW and ColoradoCare tables, or collecting petition signatures at any point from Monday through Thursday, between 9AM and 5PM, email us at and we’ll work out the details.

Green Party National Convention

Houston, TX
August 4-7, 2016

What: Healthcare-NOW Tabling at the Green Party Convention [Tentative]
Who: Everybody
When: Friday, August 5 and Saturday August 6, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004
Description: Healthcare-NOW will be tabling at the Convention on Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th! [Note: We are awaiting final registration approval from the GNC.]
Get Involved: If you can volunteer for a two-hour shift manning the Healthcare-NOW table, email us at and we’ll work out the details.