National Conference Call for State Health Care Justice Leaders

hosted by the

Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)

Call Facilitator: Rachel DeGolia, UHCAN

Supreme Court confirmation fight is a health care fight
  • #WeDissent: Join the mobilization – Keith Thirion, Director of Outreach, Alliance for Justice, @AFJustice
  • Women’s health care is at stake – Theresa Lau, Senior Counsel for Judges & Courts, National Women’s Law Center, @nwlc
Get out the vote … Defend the election
  • Get out the vote/Protect the vote – Jonah Minkoff-Zern, Co-Director, Democracy is for People of Public Citizen, @jonahmz – Sign up to help Recruit for Election Protection

Join the Protect the Results coalition

  • Report from the frontlines: Wisconsin – Robert Kraig, Executive Director, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, @CitizenActionWI


  • Faith leaders call for integrity, safety and fairness in 2020 election – Aura Kanegis, Director, Office of Public Policy and Advocacy, American Friends Service Committee

Faith Leaders Statement, issued 10/12/20

Opening a new front for public production of pharmaceuticals – Dana Brown, Director, The Next System Project of the Democracy Collaborative, @TheNextSystem

Four steps toward reclaiming public medicine for public health (8/25/20, by Dana Brown, Alex Lawson, Christopher Morten, and Fran Quigley)

Announcement: Demand a People’s Vaccine • Action at HHS • Oct. 21 • Washington DC

Immigrant children losing health coverage due to Trump’s public charge rule  – Alicia Wilson, Consultant, Protecting Immigrant Families

Spreading Fear: The Announcement of The Public Charge Rule Reduced Enrollment In Child Safety-Net Programs (Health Affairs, October 2020)

The fight to expand Medicaid heating up again
  • Southerners unite to expand Medicaid in AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, TN, TX and SC – Lee Storrow, Executive Director, North Carolina AIDS Action Network, @NCAIDSAction, @South4MedEx, and James Prayer, Health Access Coordinator

Southerners for Medicaid Expansion

  • Taking the demand for health care rights to corporate profiteers, state houses, prisons and police stations – Nijmie Zakkiyyah Dzurinko, Co-Coordinator, Put People First! PA, @PPF_PA

A New Nonviolent Medicaid Army is on the March (, 9/30/20, by Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis Nijmie Zakkiyyah Dzurinko)

Announcement: PNHP’s virtual annual meeting and leadership training – Nov. 13-14 – Medicare for All: The Fight of Our Lives