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

March 24, 2020

Health care organizing in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic
Part I – How do we organize when a big portion of our tools are not available in this time of social distancing?
Part 2 – In 2020 everything is political including the Coronavirus pandemic.

Part I – How do we organize when a big portion of our tools are not available?

  • Community building during the Coronavirus – Jody Rein, Senior Statewide Organizer for Colorado, Indivisible
  • Converting in-person to digital organizing – Zach Praiss, Health Care Voter
  • Coronavirus crisis shows why we really need universal health care – Rachel Madley, New York Metro Organizing Fellow and SNaHP Education and Development Co-Chair, Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Mutual support in a time of social distancing – Rachel DeGolia, UHCAN

Part 2 – In 2020 everything is political including the Coronavirus pandemic

  • Voter suppression before and during Coronavirus crisis – Greg Palast, Guardian USA
  • Unforeseen impacts and threats to civil liberties from states of emergency – Prof. Stephen Vladeck, University of Texas School of Law
  • President Trump is a clear and present danger to the nation’s public health – Trump Must Resign – Melinda St Louis, Director, Public Citizen’s Medicare for All Campaign
  • All health care justice groups can and should be political in 2020 – Ronnie Pawelko, Elections Counsel, Bolder Advocacy

Saving Democracy from the Coronavirus – Quick and concerted action is needed to ensure that Covid-19 does not prevent millions from voting in November. (Brennan Center for Justice)

Watch out. Watch out. Watch out.

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