National Single-Payer Strategy Conference

Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24
Oakland, CA

Agenda for Friday, August 22nd

One Payer States track, 6:30PM – 10PM
At California Nurses Association HQ, 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

6:30PM-7:00PM – Registration
7:00PM-7:10PM – Welcome by OPS facilitators
7:10PM-7:30PM – Keynote by Dr. Paul Song, California PNHP
7:30PM-8:30PM – Working with R’s, D’s, and I’s to Win State-Based Single Payer: Chuck Pennacchio, Health Care for All Pennsylvania and David Rabin, M.D., M.P.H., Institute for Universal Health Care
8:30PM-9:30PM – Working with Small Businesses: Dr. Stephen Kemble,
Hawaii and Dr. Deb Richter, Vermont Health Care for All
9:30PM-10:00PM – Entertainment with a Purpose: previews & promos

Labor Campaign for Single Payer track, 6PM – 9PM
At ILWU Local 6 Hall, 99 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, CA 94621

6:00PM-6:45PM – Registration
6:45PM-7:00PM – Anne Feeney sings
7:00PM-7:10PM – Call to Order: Nancy Wohlforth, California AFL-CIO
7:10PM-7:40PM – Greetings & Brief Remarks: Fred Pecker, ILWU Local 6; Josie Camacho, Alameda Labor Council; Tim Paulson, San Francisco Labor Council; Susan Sachen, California AFL-CIO; Martha Kuhl, CNA, Michael Bilbrey, CSEA; Sal Rosselli, NUHW
7:40PM-7:50PM – Adoption of Rules & Appointment of Committees
7:50PM-8:20PM – Discussion: The ACA, Collective Bargaining and Multi-Employer Plans: Jim McGee, ATU; John Brouder, Boston Benefit Partners; Rich Austin, ILWU
8:20PM-8:50PM – Crafting a Social Media Strategy: Hannah Roditi, Social Movement Technologies
8:50PM-9:00PM – Appointment of Social Media Committee
9:00PM – Adjourn

Agenda for Saturday, August 23rd

One Payer States track, 8:30AM – 1PM
At California Nurses Association HQ, 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612

8:30AM-8:45AM – Welcome by OPS facilitators
8:45AM-10:00AM – First block of workshops:

  • Comparing language of various state-based universal healthcare bills
  • What to include in legislative economic feasibility studies
  • How to Talk About the ACA in a State Campaign

10:15AM-11:30AM – Second block of workshops:

  • Two Colorado Approaches
  • What to include in legislative economic feasibility studies
  • Running state-based initiatives in presidential election years

11:45AM-12:00PM – Wrap-up by OPS facilitators
12:00PM-1:00PM – Box lunches and roundtable discussions

Labor Campaign for Single-Payer track, 9AM-1:30PM
At ILWU Local 6 Hall, 99 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, CA 94621

8:30AM-9:00AM – Registration, coffee and pastries
9:00AM-9:05AM – Call to Order: David Newby, Wisconsin AFL-CIO
9:05AM-9:30AM – National Coordinator’s Report: Mark Dudzic
9:30AM-10:00AM – Remarks: Josh Pechthalt, CFT; Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, RN, NYSNA
10:00AM-11:30AM – Components of a Strategic Work Plan. Reports, Discussion and Debate
11:30AM-12:00PM – Resolutions and Amendments
12:00PM-12:15PM- Fundraising
12:15PM-1:30PM – Lunch (provided)

Joint Programming: Healthcare-NOW!, Labor Campaign, and One Payer States
At ILWU Local 6 Hall, 99 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, CA 94621

1:15PM-1:30PM – Anne Feeney sings.
1:30PM-1:35PM – Call to Order: Clyde Rivers, CSEA & AFL-CIO National Executive Council
1:35PM-1:50PM – Introduction of Participating Organizations: Healthcare-NOW!, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare, One Payer States, National Nurses United, Physicians for a National Health Program, and Progressive Democrats of America
1:50PM-2:05PM – Lessons from Canada: Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember-At-Large
2:05PM-2:25PM – Panel on Immigrant Rights Organizing & the Single-Payer Movement: San Francisco Supervisor David Campos; Lucia Lin, California Immigrant Policy Center; and UNITE-HERE Local 2 (TBA)
2:25PM-4:25PM – Roundtable on Strategy for the Single-Payer Movement: Where We Are & Where We Need to Go: John Nichols, The Nation; Michael Lighty, National Nurses United; Fernando Gapasin, Portland JWJ and Health Care for All Oregon; Rita Valenti, Healthcare-NOW! Georgia; Donna Smith, Health Care for All Colorado; Ethel Long-Scott, Women’s Economic Agenda Project; and Vermont StateRepresentative Kesha Ram.
4:25PM-4:30PM – Overview of Sunday workshops & transpo. logistics
4:30-5:30PM – Group everyone by region, bus to CNA HQ for Reception
5:30-7:30PM – Single-Payer Reception, Socializing
7:30-10:00PM – Group breaks up, enjoy uptown Oakland restaurant options!
9:30PM-9:45PM – Buses back to Hilton Oakland Airport leave from CNA HQ at 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612. If you miss the bus departure time, you will have to take a taxi!

Agenda for Sunday, August 24th

Joint Programming: Healthcare-NOW! and the Labor Campaign
At ILWU Local 6 Hall, 99 Hegenberger Rd., Oakland, CA 94621

9:00AM-10:10AM – First block of workshops:

  • Labor and Community Collaboration: A Winning Combination
  • Social Media for Single Payer Activists
  • Using HR 676 to build the national single payer movement
  • The Health Care is a Human Right Model

10:20AM-11:30AM – Second block of workshops:

  • Labor and Community Collaboration: A Winning Combination [repeat workshop]
  • How the Transformation of the Health Care Industry Impacts Single-Payer Organizing
  • Defending the Public Sector
  • Getting to Single-Payer Through the Ballot: Lessons From Winning & Losing Ballot Initiatives

11:30AM-12:00PM – Strategy Wrap-Up

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