Single Payer off the DNC platform table
email from HealthcareNOW:
The DNC strikes again!
The Democratic National Committee announced that in an effort to make "this year’s platform process the most representative and inclusive in history", they would be holding public hearings, accepting written, video, and in-person testimony to the platform drafters.
But as it turns out, these hearings aren't so "public". The DNC is hand-picking testimony beforehand, and at the D.C. hearing yesterday, single payer was iced out.
Sign the petition to the Democratic Party: Put "Medicare for All" on the party platform
A group of single payer organizations decided to get together and fight back! National Nurses United, Progressive Dems of America, Healthcare-NOW and Campaign for a Healthy California are circulating this petition to their members - together, representing hundreds of thousands of patients and providers.
You can help us put single payer back on the agenda:
Step 1: Sign the petition
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Yours in solidarity,
Ben and Stephanie
Healthcare-NOW! National Staff