National Conference Call for State Health Care Justice Leaders
hosted by the
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)

December 15, 2020

Top fights right now

• The pandemic – Justin Mendoza, MPH, Advocacy Manager, U.S. Health Care, Partners in Health, @JustinDMendoza

Sign-on letter: Recommendations for the U.S. Response to Stop COVID-19

• The vaccine – Peter Maybarduk, Director, Access to Medicines & Knowledge Economy Group, Public Citizen, @maybarduk

Plan for the People’s Vaccine – Biden Can Use U.S.’s Political Leverage, Administrative Powers to Jumpstart Technology Sharing, Production (Public Citizen, 12/8/20)
Civil Rights Principles for COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Distribution (Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights)

• The Georgia election

What are some of the top fights as we head into 2021?

• Fighting systemic racism – LaTonya Goldsby, President, Black Lives Matter Cleveland, @BLM_216

Breathe Act Action Hub

• Housing crisis: Can we prevent a tsunami of evictions? – Regina Reed, Health Policy Manager, National Health Care for the Homeless, @NatlHCHCouncil

Research on Expiring Eviction Moratoriums and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality

• Labor rights – Ryan Kekeris, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, @GoIUPAT

Pass the PRO Act Campaign

• Immigrant rights – #ShutDownIrwin – Cara Page, Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective

Sign-on: Statement from Medical Practitioners, Public Health Practitioners, Healers, and Birthworkers condemning forced sterilizations at Irwin County Detention Center and calling for full transformation of health systems to repair the harm

• Reproductive justice – Jay Thibodeau, Communications Director, Abortion Care Network, @AbortionCare

Communities Need Clinics 2020: The Essential Role of Abortion Clinics in the United States

2021 Medicare for All Strategy Conference (Jan. 18-24) – Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator, Labor Campaign for Single Payer, @LaborforSPayer

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