First Wave of Resistance Building Coast to Coast

Introductory remarks
Rachel DeGolia, call facilitator, Executive Director, UHCAN

Jan. 15: “Our First Stand: Save Health Care” Day of Action
Ari Rabin-Havt, Senior Advisor, Office of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders

Rally information by state HERE

Jan. 21: Women’s March on Washington
• Kelley Robinson, Deputy Organizing Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
• Dana Millen and Liv Boca-Hochhausler, organizers for the Albuquerque Women’s March

Local organizers’ Facebook pages HERE

NATIONAL MOBILIZIATIONS on ACA repeal and Price confirmation:
•    Overview of efforts to stop Price confirmation to head HHS
Ben Wikle,, Washington Coordinator

• Margarida Jorge, Coordinator, Health Care for America Now (HCAN) Field Groups

• Barbara Coufal, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO

• Jennifer Lemmerman, Protect Our Care coalition and Community Catalyst

Physician groups come together to call on lawmakers to “Do No Harm”
Bill Jordan, Board member, National Physicians Alliance

NYI News: City Doctors Urge Congress to ‘Do No Harm’ to Affordable Care Act

Connections, new coalitions, groups getting out of their silos
Mark Hannay, UHCAN Chair, and, Executive Director, Metro NY Health Care for All

Labor’s fight is for much more than health care
Jim McGee, Transit Employees’ Health and Welfare Fund
GOP bill would eliminate union representation for new postal workers
(Postal News, 1-6-17)

Ohio’s Republican Governor championing Medicaid expansion
Steve Wagner, Executive Director, UHCAN Ohio

Advocacy tips for non-profits: How do we weigh in on nominations and legislation?  
Keely Monroe, Counsel, Alliance for Justice

Fact Sheets:

Can We Really Say That? Post-Election Advocacy for 501(c)(3) Organizations
Transition Team Advocacy
Confirmation of Federal Judges and Executive Branch Nominees: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know
Administrative Advocacy: Influencing Rules, Regulations, and Executive Orders

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Events coming up:
1/13 at 4 pm: Health Care Is a Human Right Rally at Trump Plaza, New York City
1/13-15: Single-Payer Strategy Conference, New York City
1/15/17: “Save Our Health Care” rallies nationwide
1/20/17: #Medicare4All Virtual Day of Action
1/21/17: Women’s March on Washington and in cities across the country