Single Payer Leadership Meeting Agenda

Las Vegas, NV
Sep. 30 – Oct. 1, 2017
Hashtags: #splm and #singlepayer

Saturday, September 30th – 10:00AM-6PM

The Longhorn Room, Binion’s Gambling Hall
128 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV

Time Agenda Item
9:00AM-10:00AM Registration
10:00AM-10:05AM Call to Order: Jean Ross, National Nurses United
10:05AM-10:15AM Introducing Nevada for Healthcare-NOW & Allies: Tisia Stemp and Keenan Korth
10:15AM-10:30AM Welcome to Nevada: Congresswoman Dina Titus (Nevada’s 1st District)
10:30AM-10:45AM Goals & structure of the Leadership Meeting: Benjamin Day, Healthcare-NOW
10:45AM-11:45AM Keynote Speakers: Dr. Paul Song and Amy Vilela
11:45AM-12:45PM Panel: Organizing Across Issues & Organizations During This “Movement Moment”: Moderator: Eileen Eady, Nevada for Healthcare-NOW; Rose Roach, Minnesota Nurses Association; Martese Chism, National Nurses United; Erika Washington, Make It Work. Nevada4thePeople; Deborah Harris, Women’s March on Washington.
12:45AM-1:30PM Roundtable Discussion: challenges and successful case studies of coalition building and cross-movement organizing.
1:30PM-2:30PM Lunch break.
2:30PM-2:50PM Speaker: Preparing for Opposition… from our Enemies and our Friends: Michael Lighty, National Nurses United.
2:50PM-3:30PM Roundtable Discussion: what form is opposition taking in our states, what are our most effective tactics for pre-empting or addressing these forms of opposition?
3:30PM-4:30PM Panel: Developing Effective Medium-Term Campaigns After the Era of Resistance: Benjamin Day, Healthcare-NOW; Ben Palmquist, NESRI; Libby Devlin, NNU/NNOC; Donna Smith, PDA.
4:30PM-5:10PM Roundtable Discussion: what medium-term campaigns have been effective for building the single-payer movement in your state?
5:10PM-6:00PM Plenary: Lessons from Roundtable Discussions & Open Mic: Lenny Potash, Labor United for Universal Healthcare; Ursula Rozum, Campaign for NY Health; Amirah Sequiera, National Nurses United

Sunday, October 1 – 10AM-12PM Noon

The Longhorn Room, Binion’s Gambling Hall
128 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV

Time Agenda Item
10:00AM-10:15AM Responding to Pushback from Legislators: Dr. Bill Honigman and Dr. Roona Ray
10:15AM-11:00AM Roundtable Discussion: What are examples of evasion or resistance to supporting single-payer you have encountered from legislators? What is the best response to each type of “pushback”?
11:00AM-12:00PM Open Mic: Takeaways from Leadership Meeting, Next Steps for Our Movement!