HCAO Lobby Day, Hearing and Rally April 20 at the Capitol in Salem
--by Lee Mercer, HCAO president and Mobilization chair
REGISTER HERE to join Health Care for All-Oregon Thursday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at a Senate Committee on Health Care hearing on our single payer bill and the RAND study, legislative visits and a rally on the West Capitol steps in Salem in support of universal, publicly funded health care.
- 9 a.m, to 4 p.m.: Registration and Legislative Packet pick up, Room 243 Oregon State Capitol
- 9 a.m, to 4 p.m.: Legislative Visits (set visits with your Senator and Representative in advance.)
- Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Rally on the WEST Capitol steps (by the circle of state flags); wear t-shirts, bring signs and banners (no signs or banners allowed inside Capitol).
- 1 p.m.: Senate Committee on Health Care Hearing, Hearing Room E, (we will have scheduled individuals to testify).
We expect several hundred statewide HCAO activists carrying signs and banners while they listen to inspiring speakers at a noon West steps rally. There will also be the opportunity for you to organize visits with your legislators. There is nothing like sharing your personal story with your legislators to educate and move them on this issue!
Don’t wait--start your plans to fill a bus, a van, or caravan of cars and spend the day in Salem telling Oregon legislators that we want health care for ALL people. (Each regional team will want to work out food arrangements--bag lunch, hit a local cafe, etc)