Health Care Reform
STOP THE STUPAK AMENDMENT!
Women’s reproductive rights are not a bargaining chip.
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Friday, December 4
9AM - 1PM
Saturday, December 5
9AM to 2PM
Sunday, December 6
10AM – Noon
Noon - 5pm
Saturday, December 12
Noon - 3pm
Sunday, December 13
More Civil Disbodience in LA - Join the Fight
Film by Lyn Goldfarb & Dustin Slaughter
A Note from the Organizers of the October 15th sit-in:
It was amazing to see such a spirited turnout at our Oct. 15th Health Care Sit-in. You saw Democracy in Action, now we're asking you to become part of that action and make MEDICARE FOR ALL a reality! Our next Sit-In will take place on Wednesday, October 28, 10am - Noon, At CIGNA Headquarters 400 N. BRAND BLVD. GLENDALE, CA
My name is Laura Flanagan and I will be coordinating the sit-in in Los Angeles on October 28. I am a volunteer organizer with the Center for the Working Poor, which specializes in coordinating non-violent civil disobedience actions and is one of the initiating groups for the HealthCare For All campaign. I am writing to you because you signed up at our previous rally as one of the courageous individuals in California who is ready to participate at a sit-in for healthcare for all.
If you are willing to risk arrest, want to learn more before making that decision, or want to protest in another capacity please join us at one of our upcoming Action planning & Non-violence training sessions. I was arrested for the first time last Thursday as part of the LA 12. It was a decision that came with many emotions attached. But as we chanted 'This is what Democracy looks like!' I knew it was what Democracy looks like. AND what it feels like...and that feeling is GOOD.
We have three Action planning & Non-violence training sessions before Oct. 28th, we'd love for you to attend one or more. We will discuss, create, implement and train for the following needs:
Non-violence Sit-in training: In most cases, being arrested in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience is a safe but challenging experience. Because the police can't always be counted on to be reasonable and we may face thing we didn't predict, it's important to prepare to minimize risk and discomfort. We will go over what to expect and how to prepare.
Non-violence Rally Monitors: help us maintain our mission of non-violence by volunteering as crowd wranglers and police/crowd liaisons.
Legal Support point person: work with our legal team as our person on the outside once arrests have been made. Collect information & belongings of our brothers and sisters who are arrested. Stay in contact with the legal team and local organizer as to the current status of those arrested.
Media Relations volunteers: prep participants on talking points & for interviews; adapt & distribute press releases; make pitch calls to press; sign-in and reach out to press at action; record action and create indy documentaries to promote the cause, etc
Action Volunteers: help create banners, posters, etc leading up to Oct. 28th. Legal protest volunteers will lead the rally in chants and songs once the Sit-in has begun.
Mobilization Volunteers: this is something we all can do by telling everyone you know! But we need a few key volunteers to call people who have already expressed an interest in joining our movement.
CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE/NON-VIOLENCE TRAINING SESSIONS:
Monday, October 26th from 6-8pm at the Plaza Methodist Church on Olvera Street near Union Station in Downtown LA. A change from previous meetings at this church, the action prep will take place in the basement, which you access from the west side of the church building. The easiest way to arrive during rush hour is to take the metro to Union Station and then walk across the street to the Methodist Church. If you are driving, there is a parking lot at the corner of N. Los Angeles Street and Arcadia St. off Alameda. Click here for a map of the area.
Please join us even if you are just thinking about doing the sit-in or want to support it. Invite your friends, or anyone that is interested to show up to a non-violence training as soon as you can. If you cannot make the training, just call me or email me, and I will update you with action details.
It is urgent that we send this message to everyone we know who wants to change our broken health care system. Forward this message to everyone you know, and encourage them to sign the pledge at www.MobilizeforHealthCare.org
Medicare For All!
Organizer - Mobilize For Healthcare For All
Civil Disobedience in LA
Film by Lyn Goldfarb & Dustin Slaughter
TUESDAY OCTOBER 20
(Starting at 7:00 a.m. and ending at 1:00 pm)
Join us from as we roam Los Angeles County North to South and East to West to rally in support of Health Insurance Reform and the Public Option.
Help us deliver a strong message to our communities, local media outlets, and our Congressional Members about the importance of supporting meaningful, comprehensive, and quality health care reform for all. We will have consecutive 20 minute mini-press conferences and a “call to action” using our caravan’s flat bed truck as our stage at the following locations: .
MEET UP WITH US AT:
LA County USC Medical Center
1200 N State St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Glendale Health Center
501 North Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91206
S. Leimert Blvd. & W. 43rd St. Los Angeles 90008
123 S. Alvarado St. Los Angeles, CA 90057
Well Point SUES Entire State to Increase Profits!
Sick for Profit: Spotlight CIGNA
The Media has placed their focus on the wingnuts and fringe of the anti Health Care reform movement. The coverage of the atrocities committed by these corporations thriving off human suffering just isn't sexy enough.
Well, we say, it's time to change the conversation. These are the people paying legislators, denying coverage and rationing our health care.
Watch the real story from our friends at Brave New Films, featuring Health Care advocate Wendall Potter, former VP of Communications at CIGNA.