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

September 22, 2020

The Triple Pandemic – the virus, economic collapse and racial injustice … and an election


Battle over the future of the U.S. Supreme Court – Katie O’Connor, Deputy Chief Counsel, Demand Justice

Spotlight on public health

Destruction of the public health infrastructure – John Auerbach, President and CEO, @HealthyAmerica1, Trust for Public Health

The Impact of Chronic Underfunding on America’s Public Health System: Trends, Risks, and Recommendations, 2020

Racism is a public health crisis – Laura Aguilar, ‎Oversight Advisor and Legislative Aide, Office of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

The Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2020 (The Root, 9/4/20)

The vaccine: Who can you trust? – Dr. Michael Carrome, Director, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group, @PCMedsAccess

Public Funding Drove Development of All Five White House Vaccine Picks (6/4/20)
Federal Government’s Plan to Expedite Coronavirus Vaccine Use Would Put Americans at Risk, Lead to Loss of Confidence (8/6/20)

How to prevent a pandemic – Alexandra Greenberg, MSPH, MS, Peoples Pandemic Prevention Plan, @R2HAction

Enact a plan to combat COVID-19 and prevent future pandemics

Defending democracy and voter rights

The push is on to recruit pollworkers! – Sara Wallenfang, Campaign Director, AFL-CIO’s Pollworkers Recruitment Campaign, @AFLCIO

Power the Polls: National Pollworker Recruitment Toolkit

We need a final Big Census push! – Jeri Green, 2020 Census Senior Advisor, National Urban League, @NatlUrbanLeague

A Nonprofit Checklist of 2020 Census Activities
Total Census Response Rates by State

Why and how are Red States passing Medicaid expansion? Missouri and Oklahoma are just the latest – Hannah Ledford, Campaigns Director, The Fairness Project,@ProjectFairness

A closer look at SQ 802 results dispels myth that Oklahomans voted against their self-interest (Oklahoma Policy Institute, Emily Morris, 8/20/20)

What’s happening with the congressional Continuing Resolution and pandemic relief legislation? – Joel Foster, Deputy Director, Health Care for America Now

All Star National Health Justice Townhall, 9/23 at 8 pm (E) ¬ Melinda St Louis, Director, Public Citizen’s Medicare for All Resolutions Campaign, @MelindaPubCit

The Health Care Justice movement has to get ready to defend the election results
Rachel DeGolia, Executive Director, UHCAN, @UHCANnatl

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