News from Around the State
HCAO Central Oregon
Dave Stranahan reports that the Central Oregon affiliate of HCAO is holding a public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 23, 5 p.m., at the Central Oregon Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue in Bend. We will try to address all of the access to health care concerns that are swirling around and then focus on the current HCAO legislative agenda. We would welcome anyone from HCAO statewide to join us in Bend on that night or any other time. And we will try out the process of signing up new members on computers directly to the website data base.
HCAO Clackamas County
Karen Baker reports that Clackamas County is having a meeting on Saturday, April 15, 1-3 p.m., for all supporters who would like to become more involved activists. Please meet at the Oregon City Public Library, 606 John Adams Street, in Oregon City. RSVP to Karen Baker ,503.789.9925
Kathy Filip reports they are planning a showing of Now Is the Time at the UU church. Lou Sinniger, Charlie Swanson and Kathy Filip asked the Eugene City council on Feb.13th to approve a health care resolution similar to the ones passed in Ashland, Corvallis, and Portland. They have collected 500 signatures.
Truth Tuesdays in LaGrande
Cheryl Simpson reports that members of the ORA Health Care for All Action Team and Union County Democrats joined with Union County Progressives at CD2 Rep. Greg Walden's La Grande office on "Truth Tuesday", February 14, 2017. Every week we bring messages asking Rep. Walden to protect and improve health care for all people in Oregon with other concerns of importance. His staff scans and sends correspondence including our signs and posters to Rep. Walden on a daily basis.
MidValley Health Care Advocates
Mike Huntington reports that MVHCA members participated in a health care rally involving 500 people in Corvallis Onset on January 15. Half of the crowd consisted of OSU students. Mike is working with UCC churches around the state to interest them in forming committees or teams to help educate their congregations and communities. He hopes to interest the Central Pacific UCC Oregon churches to also join HCAO as a Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Oregon Synod did recently.
HCAO Rogue Valley
Wes Brain reports that HCAO RV is promoting people showing up for the weekly INDIVISIBLE "Tuesday Rally," at noon in Medford. Wear your red shirt, bring your HCAO sign, and bring your enthusiasm!. We have a huge opportunity to sell more t-shirts, and I should tell you that HCAO’s “union caucus” is moving for another purchase of the much-loved Nurse Rosie shirts….. stay tuned. The outreach from INDIVISIBLE is terrific, with the Single Payer System Medicare for All message!!! Please bring American flags and signs expressing your support for keeping the ACA or moving forward to a single payer system, i.e. Medicare for All!