February 13, 2018

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50 years ago today:
“Bonds of Memory and the Fight for Economic Justice”
Feb. 24: Working Peoples’ Day of Action

Nonprofits: You can do more than you think!
Maximizing advocacy during a hot election year
Ronnie Pawelko, Elections Counsel, Alliance for Justice, @AFJBeBold

Advocacy Essentials: Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice

The Trump Budget: What you need to know
• Debbie Weinstein, Executive Director, Coalition on Human Needs, @CoalitiononHN

Mobilizing to stop the cuts – Margarida Jorge, Co-Executive Director, Health Care for America Now

The battle over Medicaid: Is it health care or welfare?

Who’s Able-Bodied Anyway? The 400-year history of how we talk about the deserving versus the undeserving poor (NYT, 2/3/18)

• Kentucky: Emily Beauregard, Executive Director, Kentucky Voices for Health,

Kentucky’s Medicaid work waiver bad for people and goes beyond law’s intent (Courier Journal, 1/25/18)

• Kansas: Sheldon Weisgrau, Director, Health Reform Resource Project

Expansion is How to Fix KanCare

KanCare recipients raise questions about oversight, work requirements in KanCare 2.0 (Topeka Capital-Journal, 11/17/17)

Single payer organizing in the states
Chuck Pennacchio, One Payer States

Where is the fight going over high drug costs?
• Steve Knievel, Access to Medicines Advocate, Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Program, @Public_Citizen

• New group mobilizing people of faith for access to medicines
Fran Quigley, Coordinator, People of Faith for Access to Medicines, @pfamrx

Oregon’s Yes on Healthcare special election victory
Hannah Love, Campaign Manager, Yes on Healthcare

Announcement: Launch of United States of Care
Emily Barson, Executive Director, United States of Care, @USofCare

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Congress: Don’t let 900,000 Americans become uninsured overnight!
By Jaime R. Torres, Opinion Contributor – The Hill, 02/06/18