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Hundreds of activists from around the country convened for an online week of inspiration and strategy to win Medicare for All! The 2022 M4A conference featured more than 20 plenary panels, 40 live workshops, and 80 speakers.


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Monday, March 28
 

5:00pm EDT

Everything You Wanted to Know About Medicare for All, But Hadn't Yet Asked Dr. Abdul El-Sayed
Prior to the start of the Conference, attendees were given the opportunity to address ANY questions they have about Medicare for All to Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, who is:Here, we finally get to hear all of Dr. El-Sayed's answers!

Speakers
avatar for Abdul El-Sayed

Abdul El-Sayed

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is a physician, epidemiologist, progressive activist, educator, author, speaker, and podcast host. He is the Chair of Southpaw Michigan and a Political Contributor at CNN. His book, Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemi... Read More →


Monday March 28, 2022 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT

5:30pm EDT

Equity in Access to Vaccines
I'll talk about:
- Current global stats in access to COVID-19 vaccines
- Vaccine apartheid
- On overview of the evolution of the  Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 campaign
- Why it's important to keep utopia on the horizon (despite the current state of the world)
- A few key lessons learned for organizing during in a pandemic 

Speakers
avatar for Merith Basey

Merith Basey

Executive Director for North America, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
Merith’s commitment to health equity and justice began through her love of language and Latin American visual culture. She spent several years growing youth-led programs with type 1 diabetes communities across Latin America and the Caribbean. Through this formative grassroots organizing... Read More →


Monday March 28, 2022 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Public Funding, Private Profits: Public Heath, Infectious Disease and the Case for Medicare 4 All
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown many people the role of public health in their daily lives, and how important public health infrastructure is for the health and safety people in the U.S. and around the globe. And yet the privatization of health care adversely impacts public health, especially in the face of infectious disease outbreaks and full-on pandemics. This session will explore the links between biomedical research, public health and health care systems and by using COVID-19, HIV, and other infectious diseases, make the case for Medicare 4 All as central to a robust and effective public health system.

Speakers
avatar for Kenyon Farrow

Kenyon Farrow

Managing Director, Advocacy and Organizing, PrEP4All
Kenyon Farrow is a writer, editor, and strategist, whose work has long focused on public health and infectious disease with a focus on racial, gender and economic justice. Kenyon recently joined the staff of PrEP4All as the Managing Director of Advocacy and Organizing. Previously Kenyon served a... Read More →


Monday March 28, 2022 6:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
 
Tuesday, March 29
 

9:00am EDT

LIVE: House Oversight Committee Hearing on Medicare for All
Washington D.C. (March 24, 2022)— On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, will hold a hybrid hearing to evaluate the need for reforms that would expand access to affordable health care by taking significant strides toward universal coverage—including proposals to establish a national, single-payer health insurance program, such as Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All Act.
 
Historically marginalized communities in the United States—including people of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people in rural communities, and people with less income—are uninsured and underinsured at disproportionate rates.
 
Congressional Democrats have enacted sweeping policies like the Affordable Care Act and the American Rescue Plan, which expanded access to affordable health care coverage to millions of people in the United States, and continue to champion policies that will build upon this progress—including by guaranteeing access to public coverage to every person in the United States.
 
This hearing will assess how uninsurance and underinsurance negatively impacts health outcomes and examine how moving toward universal coverage could advance health equity in the United States.  The hearing will also evaluate reforms that would expand access to affordable health care and move our nation toward universal coverage, including the Medicare for All Act.

Tuesday March 29, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT

5:30pm EDT

All Means ALL: Centering Racial Equity in Medicare For All
The overwhelming majority (59%) of America’s uninsured are people of color. Several states and many cities are already “majority minority.” We need our health care system to make racial equity a cornerstone, not an afterthought or vanity project. That remodeling begins with how and we advocate and communicate about Medicare For All. This talk establishes racial equity as a central focus and offers new paths for dialogue and movement growth.

Speakers
avatar for Sanjeev Sriram

Sanjeev Sriram

All Means All
Sanjeev K. Sriram, MD, MPH is a Senior Advisor for Social Security Works, a grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and expanding Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He was a National Surrogate for the 2020 Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign. Dr. Sriram leads... Read More →


Tuesday March 29, 2022 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT

6:30pm EDT

The Fight for Medicare for All Must Be a Fight for Racial Justice
Speakers
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Larry Stafford

Executive Director, Progressive Maryland
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Saskia Harak

Executive Director, Jane Addams Senior Caucus


Tuesday March 29, 2022 6:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
 
Wednesday, March 30
 

5:00pm EDT

HMOs, PPOs, ACOs, EIEIOs - How Managed Care Hogged the Spotlight of Healthcare Reform
For half a century, the US has been steeped in incremental, market-driven “reforms” of our healthcare system that simply don’t work.  Why don’t they work?  Because we insist on treating healthcare like a commodity using a business model format.  These failed solutions continue to permeate the healthcare reform debate to this day.  The false claims of efficiency and effectiveness in these market-based solutions needs to be exposed.  Understanding how we got to where we are is critically important to our fight for single payer.

Speakers
avatar for Rose Roach

Rose Roach

Executive Director, Minnesota Nurses Association

Sponsors
avatar for Minnesota Nurses Association

Minnesota Nurses Association

The Minnesota Nurses Association stands strong for nurses, patients, and quality healthcare everywhere.We are 22,000 dedicated RNs and other healthcare professionals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Iowa, who promote the professional, economic, and personal well-being of... Read More →


Wednesday March 30, 2022 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

The Need for Health Care Reform: The View from the Union Hall
Speakers
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Juan Ramirez

Vice President, United Teachers of Los Angeles/American Federation of Teachers
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Richard Hooker

Secretary Treasurer Principal Officer, Local 623 International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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Katie Murphy

President, Massachusetts Nurses Association
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Katherine Isaac

Executive Director, Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute

Sponsors

Wednesday March 30, 2022 6:00pm - 6:45pm EDT
 
Thursday, March 31
 

4:30pm EDT

Young Workers and the Future of Medicare For All
A new generation of activists has brought tremendous energy, militant tactics and deeper organizing to the movement for Medicare For All. Many of these activists are rank and file workers and leaders in the labor movement as well. This workshop will highlight the connections between worker organizing and the fight to win Medicare for All, and how young union leaders organize within the labor movement and in support of the Medicare for All political struggles.

Speakers
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Wendy Ruiz

Member, IBEW Local 18; Exec Council, LA Young Workers
avatar for Jenni Chang

Jenni Chang

Healthy California Now & California Alliance for Retired Americans
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Noah Goodman

Member, DSA M4A Steering Committee
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Hugo Soto-Martinez

UNITE-HERE, Local 11; candidate for LA City Council
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Ankur Patel

Member, UTLA; West Valley People's Alliance
avatar for Michael Lighty

Michael Lighty

Activist, Healthy California NOW
Michael Lighty is considered a preeminent spokesperson and expert on Medicare for All. For over 25 years, Lighty has organized, written and spoken on the subject. He was a lead policy analyst for a single-payer bill, SB 562, the Healthy California Act.


Thursday March 31, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

5:00pm EDT

The Medicare for All Act: A Word from Rep. Jayapal
Hear from Rep. Jayapal, lead sponsor of the Medicare for All Act in the House, about the fight to pass M4A at the federal level. 

Speakers
avatar for Rep. Pramila Jayapal

Rep. Pramila Jayapal

First elected in 2016 and twice re-elected with more votes than any lawmaker in the House, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is currently serving her third term as the U.S. Representative for Washington’s 7th District, which encompasses most of Seattle and its surrounding areas.She... Read More →


Thursday March 31, 2022 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT

5:30pm EDT

From DCE to REACH: Advocacy Adapting to Win
Join PNHP and our allies from JUSTCARE/Social Security Works as we outline the insidious attack on Medicare - DCEs, now termed REACH. After a brief explanation of what exactly REACH is, we will break out into a panel of activists and experts who will outline how one can organize in their own city to win. In the larger war to win Medicare for All, we will outline what it has been like fighting this important battle on the way: the fight for the soul for Medicare.


Speakers
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Kaytlin Gilbert

National Organizer, PNHP
avatar for Ed Weisbart MD CPE FAAFP

Ed Weisbart MD CPE FAAFP

National board member and chair, MO chapter, Physicians for a National Health Program, United States
Ed Weisbart MD, CPE, FAAFP is a family physician in St. Louis MO, national board member and chair of the Missouri chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program. After practicing family medicine for 20 years at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, he moved to St. Louis in 2003 to... Read More →
avatar for Diane Archer

Diane Archer

Just Care
avatar for Dr. Ana Malinow

Dr. Ana Malinow

Physicians for a National Health Program
Dr. Ana Malinow received her MD degree from Case Western Reserve University and her training in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. She has spent decades working with immigrant, refugee and other underserved populations. She is past president of Physicians for... Read More →
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Edward Si

Edward Si is currently a second year medical student and a member of Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP), the student arm of PNHP. A native from California, he got his bachelor degree from UC Berkeley in 2018.

Sponsors
avatar for Physicians for a National Health Program

Physicians for a National Health Program

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) advocates for universal, comprehensive single-payer national health insurance.PNHP believes that access to high-quality health care is a right of all people and should be provided equitably as a public service rather than bought and... Read More →


Thursday March 31, 2022 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

The Grassroots Movement to Pass Medicare for All in Massachusetts
Stephanie Nakajima, Executive Director of Mass-Care, speaks with District Leader and Boston DSA member Katharine Nash about the movement for Medicare for All in Massachusetts, where we stand in the legislature, and the ballot question initiative we’re running this year to educate voters about Medicare for All and pressure our legislators into representing patients and not profiteers.

Speakers
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Stephanie Nakajima

Executive Director, Mass-Care


Thursday March 31, 2022 6:00pm - 6:15pm EDT

6:15pm EDT

Winning M4A State by State: Learning from Washington State
Speakers
BM

Bevin McLeod

Alliance for a Healthy Washington
KP

Kelly Powers

Health Care Is a Human Right Washington
CC

Cris Currie, RN (Ret)

Health Care for All Washington


Thursday March 31, 2022 6:15pm - 6:30pm EDT

7:00pm EDT

The State of Medicare for All in Congress
Speakers
avatar for Amirah Sequeira

Amirah Sequeira

Lead Legislative Advocate, National Nurses United
EK

Eagan Kemp

Health Care Policy Advocate, Public Citizen

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →
avatar for Public Citizen

Public Citizen

Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that champions the public interest in the halls of power. We defend democracy, resist corporate power and work to ensure that government works for the people – not for big corporations. Founded in 1971, we now have 500,000... Read More →


Thursday March 31, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
 
Friday, April 1
 

5:00pm EDT

The 2022 Healthcare Census Campaign: Basebuilding for Medicare for All
Given the current healthcare crisis, it is more important than ever to win real change in our healthcare system, but if we're going to win, we're going to have to grow our movement. We'll share our vision for how to strengthen our base and pull more folks into our movement.
Speakers will be announced soon! 

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Day

Benjamin Day

Executive Director, Healthcare-NOW
avatar for Gillian Mason

Gillian Mason

Director of Communications and Development, Healthcare-NOW


Friday April 1, 2022 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT

5:30pm EDT

Movement Building Case Studies from around the World: Lessons for our fight to win Medicare for All
Our fight to win Medicare for All cannot be fought solely on legislative terrain. We will need the passage of legislation to get us over the finish line, but we must also have a head on fight with the economic and political forces amassed against us. Medicare for All would take an entire fifth of our economy away from the insurance and pharmaceutical industries and give it back to everyday people in the form of universal health care. Abolition was the last time a social movement so radically transformed the US economy. In other parts of the world there have been more recent successful struggles for the protection or restoration of public goods. This panel examines six case studies, from across the globe, of social movements taking on various forms of injustice and privatization. From Chile to Ireland, from Bolivia to South Africa, from Britain to Canada, these struggles have valuable lessons for us now that we can use in our fight for healthcare justice.

Speakers
avatar for Zenei Cortez, RN

Zenei Cortez, RN

Co-President, National Nurses United
Zenei Cortez is a registered nurse and co-president of National Nurses United, the largest U.S. union and professional association of registered nurses.
avatar for Deborah Burger, RN

Deborah Burger, RN

Co-President, National Nurses United
avatar for Jean Ross, RN

Jean Ross, RN

Co-President, National Nurses United

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →


Friday April 1, 2022 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Organizing a Mass Base of People Hurt by Private Insurance to Win Medicare for All
Speakers
avatar for Aija Nemer-Aanerud

Aija Nemer-Aanerud

Health Care for All Campaign Director, People's Action
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Eleana Molise

Mental Health Justice Organizer, ONE Northside
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Jaime Izaguirre

Health Care for All Organizer, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement


Friday April 1, 2022 6:00pm - 6:30pm EDT

6:30pm EDT

Why Saving the VA is Essential to Broader Healthcare Reform
Speakers
CS

Co-facilitator: Suzanne Gordon, NewsGuild and Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute

Senior Policy Fellow, Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute
BC

Bruce Carruthers

Bruce Carruthers is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Viet Nam from February 1967 to May 1968. He has a service connection rating due to exposure to Agent Orange. Bruce holds master's degree from Syracuse University (Sociology 1970), University of Denver at Colorado (Healthcare Management... Read More →


Friday April 1, 2022 6:30pm - 7:00pm EDT

7:15pm EDT

Mass Incarceration, Healthcare Crisis, and the Prisoners Solidarity Committee
Speakers
avatar for Mirinda Rose Crissman

Mirinda Rose Crissman

Co-Chair & Co-Editor, Prisoners Solidarity Committee
I organize around prison abolition and environmental health among other things. Money for healthcare, education, and housing - not for mass imprisonment and endless war on the poor at home and abroad!


Friday April 1, 2022 7:15pm - 7:30pm EDT
 
Saturday, April 2
 

1:00pm EDT

Opening Plenary: From COVID Recovery to Healthcare Revolution
The COVID pandemic has simultaneously shown how deadly employer-based healthcare is, while at the same time limiting the grassroots tactics that our movement has used grow and apply pressure to legislators - frustrating! This opening panel will look at the major challenges and opportunities facing our movement in 2022, and how we can begin shifting from recovery to a revolution in our healthcare system!

Speakers
avatar for Rose Roach

Rose Roach

Executive Director, Minnesota Nurses Association
avatar for Benjamin Day

Benjamin Day

Executive Director, Healthcare-NOW
avatar for Gillian Mason

Gillian Mason

Director of Communications and Development, Healthcare-NOW


Saturday April 2, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT

1:45pm EDT

Take a Break: Lunch, Bathroom, Stretching Legs, Yoga, Run a Short Campaign, Donate to Healthcare-NOW, Have Fun!
You've been working hard at the Opening Plenary! Take a break before jumping into workshops for the day.

To support Healthcare-NOW, you can make a donation here!

Saturday April 2, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Deep Canvassing: conversations to move people to support Medicare for All
Speakers
avatar for Heather Stockwell

Heather Stockwell

Healthcare Justice Campaign Organizer, Rights and Democracy New Hampshire
Hello- I am on staff at Rights & Democracy, managing and organizing our campaigns on Healthcare Justice and the Overdose Crisis. I am passionate about this issue because I've struggled with it in many ways over my entire life by paying too much and still not getting the care I need... Read More →
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Bonnie Dobson

Down Home North Carolina
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Eboni Taggart

People's Action


Saturday April 2, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Going to the Ballot for Single-Payer
Over the last three decades, activists have sought to establish state single-payer through the ballot initiative process in a variety of states, so far without success. This workshop explores the elements of single-payer ballot campaigns and the challenge of winning them. In particular, we will consider how policy, legal requirements, qualifying for the ballot, fundraising, and especially the character of the coalition and effectiveness of the opposition influence the outcomes. The premise of any campaign has to be there is no shortcut, no substitute for the deep organizing that moves people to action.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lighty

Michael Lighty

Activist, Healthy California NOW
Michael Lighty is considered a preeminent spokesperson and expert on Medicare for All. For over 25 years, Lighty has organized, written and spoken on the subject. He was a lead policy analyst for a single-payer bill, SB 562, the Healthy California Act.


Saturday April 2, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Making the Policy Case for Medicare for All
This will serve as an introductory workshop for those interested in learning the basics about how a Medicare for All system would work in the U.S. We'll debunk popular myths about Medicare for All, answer your questions, and discuss how to best address frequently asked questions such as how much does M4A cost, or will it lead to wait times.

The workshop is also open to those interested in learning to give a basic presentation on Medicare for All to others!

Speakers
avatar for Sanjeev Sriram

Sanjeev Sriram

All Means All
Sanjeev K. Sriram, MD, MPH is a Senior Advisor for Social Security Works, a grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and expanding Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. He was a National Surrogate for the 2020 Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign. Dr. Sriram leads... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Medicare for All and a Just Transition for Workers
The implementation of Medicare for All could result in the loss of an estimated 1.8 million insurance and administrative jobs. This participatory workshop will explore what a worker-centered Just Transition could look like using current and historical examples of ways to protect workers going through a major transition. The workshop will also explore why most workers don’t trust the promise of a just transition, and why Just Transition must be a major priority of the Medicare for All movement.

Speakers
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Kris Raab

Project Director, The Labor Institute
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Katherine Isaac

Executive Director, Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute

Sponsors

Saturday April 2, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Medicare para Todos: Reaching Out to Monolingual Spanish Communities
Medicare for All will fundamentally transform our health care system for everyone – however, it has the potential to do so most significantly for people of color. As the majority minority population, the Latinx community is poised to be a significant force within the Medicare for All movement. To win, ours must be a multi-generational, multi-language movement, beginning with Spanish as the second most spoken language in the country. The Medicare para Todos workshop will discuss the bridges needed for Latinx and other people of color to bring these communities more centrally in our fight to win Medicare for All.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Torrez-Lopez

Maria Torrez-Lopez

MFA National Team, National Nurses United
Organizer for Medicare for All and Medicare para Todos. Twitter: @martorreslopez IG: @María_Torres_López ¿Quieres ser voluntario de Medicare para Todos (MPT)? Únete aquí: https://act.medicare4all.org/signup/sea-voluntario-desde-casa/
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Mari Lopez

Organizer, National Nurses United

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

State Based Single Payer on the Way to M4A: Comparing Legislative Approaches in Oregon and Washington State
Speakers
CC

Cris Currie, RN (Ret)

Health Care for All Washington
BM

Bevin McLeod

Alliance for a Healthy Washington
avatar for Chuck Pennacchio

Chuck Pennacchio

President, One Payer States
Chuck Pennacchio is president of OnePayerStates.org, founder of the Justice for All Network, co-facilitator of Our Revolution PA, senior advisor to Healthcare for All PA, producer of “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point,” organizer with and member of United Academics of Philadelphia/AFT... Read More →
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Kelly Powers

Health Care Is a Human Right Washington


Saturday April 2, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Tactics, Strategy, Escalation for Medicare for All Movement Building
This workshop will explore the differences between tactics and strategies in the context of pressuring lawmakers to support Medicare for All. The workshop will also discuss how to sequence tactics and how to identify when escalation is necessary. Finally, the workshop will break down the characteristics of a smart and strategic goal.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Ruddy

Jasmine Ruddy

Lead Organizer, Medicare for All, National Nurses United
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Max Cotterill

Community Organizer, National Nurses United
Join the Nurses' Campaign to Win Medicare for All!      http://bit.ly/mfajoin 
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Alex Newell-Taylor

National Nurses United

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Talking to Veterans About Medicare 4 All
Speakers

Saturday April 2, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Using the Story of Self in the Campaign to Win Medicare for All
A personal story is an effective tool often used in organizing. When we tell our personal stories we draw on our own life experiences to explain why we are called to be part of a movement for change. Our story can connect us with whomever we are talking to and inspire them to join us in the movement. In this workshop we will go over the importance of “Story of Self” in organizing as well as how to engage your own personal story to encourage new activists to take action in the Medicare for All movement.

Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Kang

Alyssa Kang

Community Organizer, National Nurses United
avatar for Riley Brann

Riley Brann

National Nurses United


Saturday April 2, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

2:45pm EDT

Winning Municipal Resolutions in Support of Medicare for All
What can a municipal resolutions campaign do to build a robust local movement for Medicare for All in your part of the country? In this workshop, we will learn about the exciting coalition effort to pass local resolutions in blue, red, and purple districts from coast to coast and share tools and ideas.
This session will look into the recent history of the resolutions campaign in North Texas with the DSA. If you live in a red or purple state or congressional district and are looking for ways to mobilize your community in support of Medicare for All, this workshop is for you!
 

Speakers
avatar for Sean Kirkpatrick

Sean Kirkpatrick

Regional Organizer / Texas, Democratic Socialists of America
By day, I work in a hospital as a data specialist in the organ transplant department. By night, I fight for single payer with DSA's Medicare for All campaign. I am also into synthesizers and make music in several projects. I've been a Medicare for All organizer for 4 years. This is... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Shannahan

Brittany Shannahan

Medicare for All Organizer, Public Citizen
Brittany (she/her and Mx.) works as an Organizer for Public Citizen's Medicare for All campaign. Her primary focus is working with activist groups around the country to pass municipal resolutions in support of Medicare for All - and using the resolutions strategy to build stronger... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Public Citizen

Public Citizen

Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that champions the public interest in the halls of power. We defend democracy, resist corporate power and work to ensure that government works for the people – not for big corporations. Founded in 1971, we now have 500,000... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 2:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Bringing Back In-Person Organizing: COVID-Safe Canvassing from UNITE-HERE
During a pandemic that has exposed the complete failure of our healthcare system, much of the Medicare for All movement has understandably limited our use of in-person organizing out of concern for the health of our activists. This leaves us without our most basic tactics for winning social change and counter-acting the power of corporations. In this workshop leaders from UNITE-HERE Local 11 will share the safety measures that have empowered their members, even those with pre-existing conditions, to run massive and effective in-person organizing campaigns throughout the pandemic.

Speakers
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Jordan Greenslade

UNITE-HERE Local 11


Saturday April 2, 2022 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Bringing the Fight for Medicare for All Into Your Workplace
The fight to win Medicare for All will not be won unless we bring the power that we collectively possess as workers into our campaign. We have to put pressure on our employers to join us in this fight, even though we know that their interests are not the same as ours. This workshop will provide tools for workers to bring this effort first to coworkers, and then to the boss. While these tools were designed for union shops, they have applicability to other workplaces as well.

Speakers
avatar for John Thompson

John Thompson

International Representative, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE)
I'm UE's representative on the Labor Campaign for Single Payer's steering committee.


Saturday April 2, 2022 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Building Support for Medicare for All by Taking it Off the Books
Click here to access the "Taking Healthcare Off the Books" toolkit!

Accounting principles are often seen as politically neutral collections of credits and debits. In fact, they are contested terrain that can have a huge impact on the distribution of wealth and power in the real world. In 1990, the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a new rule to require private sector employers to list the cost of future retirement healthcare as a liability on their financial statements. In 2008, these requirements were extended to the public sector by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). These rules have led to devastating attacks on retiree health and welfare benefits and have placed additional strain on public sector budgets. This session will explain the impact of these FASB/GASB standards.

Participants will learn how to find this GASB liability in publicly available documents and use it to build support for single payer in your state.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Young

Cindy Young

President, Health CA Now!
I started my healthcare career at H.E.R.E., Local 2 in San Francisco as the Director of Research in 1985. She negotiated pension and healthcare benefits for 25,000 hotel and restaurant workers in San Francisco. From 1988 – 2010, I served as the Senior Health Policy Advisor to California... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Care Over Cost: Organizing people who hate their private insurance
All we need to organize people who have health insurance through a private carrier to support Medicare for All. . Tens of millions of people with private health insurance get harmed by their insurance company every year. Their insurance company forces them to pay too much through deductibles, premiums, co-pays, or out of network costs that are too high. Or their insurance company denies them care they need to get healthy. At the same time, the majority of people with private health insurance say they like it. Why? Because they haven't gotten hurt or sick enough to see the failings of the private health insurance model. People's Action and our member organizations from New Hampshire to Alabama are organizing people who have private health insurance to 1) get them immediate relief where they had anclaim denied illegitimately 2) build an expanded base for Medicare for All 3) show people with private insurance that it doesn't work - the companies aren't on their side. We are also working with allies to stop politicians from taking industry money. Learn about this strategy and how you can challenge the private health insurance companies at this Care Over Cost workshop!

Speakers
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Robel Worku

Health Care for All Lead Organizer, People's Action
avatar for Ryan Greenwood

Ryan Greenwood

People's Action


Saturday April 2, 2022 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Making the Policy Case for Medicare for All
This will serve as an introductory workshop for those interested in learning the basics about how a Medicare for All system would work in the U.S. We'll debunk popular myths about Medicare for All, answer your questions, and discuss how to best address frequently asked questions such as how much does M4A cost, or will it lead to wait times.

The workshop is also open to those interested in learning to give a basic presentation on Medicare for All to others!

Speakers
avatar for Phil Verhoef

Phil Verhoef

PNHP President-Elect, Physicians for a National Health Program
Dr. Verhoef received his MD and PhD in Pharmacology from Case Western Reserve University and completed residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at UCLA, where he first became interested in single payer activism after hearing a noon conference about single payer in 2006... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Medicare para Todos: Reaching Out to Monolingual Spanish Communities
Medicare for All will fundamentally transform our health care system for everyone – however, it has the potential to do so most significantly for people of color. As the majority minority population, the Latinx community is poised to be a significant force within the Medicare for All movement. To win, ours must be a multi-generational, multi-language movement, beginning with Spanish as the second most spoken language in the country. The Medicare para Todos workshop will discuss the bridges needed for Latinx and other people of color to bring these communities more centrally in our fight to win Medicare for All.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Torrez-Lopez

Maria Torrez-Lopez

MFA National Team, National Nurses United
Organizer for Medicare for All and Medicare para Todos. Twitter: @martorreslopez IG: @María_Torres_López ¿Quieres ser voluntario de Medicare para Todos (MPT)? Únete aquí: https://act.medicare4all.org/signup/sea-voluntario-desde-casa/
ML

Mari Lopez

Organizer, National Nurses United


Saturday April 2, 2022 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Tactics, Strategy, Escalation for Medicare for All Movement Building
This workshop will explore the differences between tactics and strategies in the context of pressuring lawmakers to support Medicare for All. The workshop will also discuss how to sequence tactics and how to identify when escalation is necessary. Finally, the workshop will break down the characteristics of a smart and strategic goal.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Ruddy

Jasmine Ruddy

Lead Organizer, Medicare for All, National Nurses United
avatar for Max Cotterill

Max Cotterill

Community Organizer, National Nurses United
Join the Nurses' Campaign to Win Medicare for All!      http://bit.ly/mfajoin 
AN

Alex Newell-Taylor

National Nurses United

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Talking to Single Payer Advocates about Veterans Healthcare
Speakers
CS

Co-facilitator: Suzanne Gordon, NewsGuild and Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute

Senior Policy Fellow, Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute
AS

AJ Sinha

Dr. Arjun Sinha goes by AJ and uses he/him pronouns. He’s the Renal Section Chief at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana and he’s an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He organizes for social justice... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Using the Story of Self in the Campaign to Win Medicare for All
A personal story is an effective tool often used in organizing. When we tell our personal stories we draw on our own life experiences to explain why we are called to be part of a movement for change. Our story can connect us with whomever we are talking to and inspire them to join us in the movement. In this workshop we will go over the importance of “Story of Self” in organizing as well as how to engage your own personal story to encourage new activists to take action in the Medicare for All movement.

Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Kang

Alyssa Kang

Community Organizer, National Nurses United
avatar for Riley Brann

Riley Brann

National Nurses United

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT

4:15pm EDT

Winning Municipal Resolutions in Support of Medicare for All
What can a municipal resolutions campaign do to build a robust local movement for Medicare for All in your part of the country? In this workshop, we will learn about the exciting coalition effort to pass local resolutions in blue, red, and purple districts from coast to coast and share tools and ideas.
This session will feature organizers from Medicare for All Connecticut who built a broad and diverse coalition of activist and community organizations that led to a unanimous victory in New Haven, CT. We will address key challenges in building local coalitions and present a set of tools that a small team of activists can use to bring an impressive list of new allies into the fight for Medicare for All.
 

Speakers
avatar for Sivan Amar

Sivan Amar

Founding Incorporating Member, Medicare 4 All CT
Sivan Amar (New Haven, CT, she/her) is a volunteer political activist engaged with DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) and a Founding Incorporating member of Medicare for All CT. She has previously acted as Deputy Data Team Manager on the nationally-recognized Tiffany Caban for... Read More →
avatar for Alana Ervin

Alana Ervin

Electoral and Legislative Committee Member, Medicare 4 All CT
Alana Ervin (New Haven, CT, she/her) is a college student and volunteer with Medicare for All CT and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). She has been active in the canvassing, phone banking, and tabling for the successful New Haven resolution in support of M4A and helping... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Shannahan

Brittany Shannahan

Medicare for All Organizer, Public Citizen
Brittany (she/her and Mx.) works as an Organizer for Public Citizen's Medicare for All campaign. Her primary focus is working with activist groups around the country to pass municipal resolutions in support of Medicare for All - and using the resolutions strategy to build stronger... Read More →


Saturday April 2, 2022 4:15pm - 5:30pm EDT
 
Sunday, April 3
 

1:00pm EDT

Care Over Cost: Organizing people who hate their private insurance
All we need to organize people who have health insurance through a private carrier to support Medicare for All. . Tens of millions of people with private health insurance get harmed by their insurance company every year. Their insurance company forces them to pay too much through deductibles, premiums, co-pays, or out of network costs that are too high. Or their insurance company denies them care they need to get healthy. At the same time, the majority of people with private health insurance say they like it. Why? Because they haven't gotten hurt or sick enough to see the failings of the private health insurance model. People's Action and our member organizations from New Hampshire to Alabama are organizing people who have private health insurance to 1) get them immediate relief where they had anclaim denied illegitimately 2) build an expanded base for Medicare for All 3) show people with private insurance that it doesn't work - the companies aren't on their side. We are also working with allies to stop politicians from taking industry money. Learn about this strategy and how you can challenge the private health insurance companies at this Care Over Cost workshop!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Stockwell

Heather Stockwell

Healthcare Justice Campaign Organizer, Rights and Democracy New Hampshire
Hello- I am on staff at Rights & Democracy, managing and organizing our campaigns on Healthcare Justice and the Overdose Crisis. I am passionate about this issue because I've struggled with it in many ways over my entire life by paying too much and still not getting the care I need... Read More →
EM

Eleana Molise

Mental Health Justice Organizer, ONE Northside


Sunday April 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Forging Strategic Partnerships with Broader, Multiracial Movements
From fights with drug and hospital companies to workers' rights, racial justice and climate justice, our fight for state and federal Medicare for All is connected to many larger struggles, and we need each other to win. But it's one thing to say our struggles are connected: it's much harder to build true common cause and strategic alignment. What are some of the common challenges that come up when we try to deepen relationships and collaboration across movements? What specific strategies and tactics are people finding successful? In this session, we'll hear how organizers in California, New York and Pennsylvania are working coalitionally across lines of race, nationality and immigration status to position themselves as the health justice wing of a broader multiracial movement. We'll use either small group discussions or a big-group Q&A to give everyone a chance to ask questions and workshop challenges together.

Speakers
avatar for Maribel Nunez

Maribel Nunez

Inland Equity Partnership/HCN
avatar for YuLing Koh Hsu

YuLing Koh Hsu

Co-Director, Campaign for New York Health
YuLing Koh Hsu uses she or they pronouns and lives on Canarsie and Munsee Lenape land colonized as Brooklyn NYC. She is a Taiwanese-American daughter of immigrants. She came to New York for college, worked in newspapers, restaurants and flowers. She became radicalized around single-payer... Read More →
avatar for Ben Palmquist

Ben Palmquist

Program Director, Partners for Dignity & Rights
In his work with Partners for Dignity & Rights, Ben collaborates with grassroots member-led organizations including the Campaign for New York Health, Put People First! Pennsylvania, the Southern Maine Workers' Center, and Vermont Workers' Center to support their campaigns for health... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Going to the Ballot for Single-Payer
Over the last three decades, activists have sought to establish state single-payer through the ballot initiative process in a variety of states, so far without success. This workshop explores the elements of single-payer ballot campaigns and the challenge of winning them. In particular, we will consider how policy, legal requirements, qualifying for the ballot, fundraising, and especially the character of the coalition and effectiveness of the opposition influence the outcomes. The premise of any campaign has to be there is no shortcut, no substitute for the deep organizing that moves people to action.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lighty

Michael Lighty

Activist, Healthy California NOW
Michael Lighty is considered a preeminent spokesperson and expert on Medicare for All. For over 25 years, Lighty has organized, written and spoken on the subject. He was a lead policy analyst for a single-payer bill, SB 562, the Healthy California Act.


Sunday April 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Making the Policy Case for Medicare for All
This will serve as an introductory workshop for those interested in learning the basics about how a Medicare for All system would work in the U.S. We'll debunk popular myths about Medicare for All, answer your questions, and discuss how to best address frequently asked questions such as how much does M4A cost, or will it lead to wait times.

The workshop is also open to those interested in learning to give a basic presentation on Medicare for All to others!


Sunday April 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Medicare for All and a Just Transition for Workers
The implementation of Medicare for All could result in the loss of an estimated 1.8 million insurance and administrative jobs. This participatory workshop will explore what a worker-centered Just Transition could look like using current and historical examples of ways to protect workers going through a major transition. The workshop will also explore why most workers don’t trust the promise of a just transition, and why Just Transition must be a major priority of the Medicare for All movement.

Speakers
KR

Kris Raab

Project Director, The Labor Institute
KI

Katherine Isaac

Executive Director, Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute

Sponsors

Sunday April 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Medicare para Todos: Reaching Out to Monolingual Spanish Communities
Medicare for All will fundamentally transform our health care system for everyone – however, it has the potential to do so most significantly for people of color. As the majority minority population, the Latinx community is poised to be a significant force within the Medicare for All movement. To win, ours must be a multi-generational, multi-language movement, beginning with Spanish as the second most spoken language in the country. The Medicare para Todos workshop will discuss the bridges needed for Latinx and other people of color to bring these communities more centrally in our fight to win Medicare for All.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Torrez-Lopez

Maria Torrez-Lopez

MFA National Team, National Nurses United
Organizer for Medicare for All and Medicare para Todos. Twitter: @martorreslopez IG: @María_Torres_López ¿Quieres ser voluntario de Medicare para Todos (MPT)? Únete aquí: https://act.medicare4all.org/signup/sea-voluntario-desde-casa/
ML

Mari Lopez

Organizer, National Nurses United

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

State Based Single Payer on the Way to M4A: Comparing Legislative Approaches in Oregon and Washington State
Speakers
avatar for Chuck Pennacchio

Chuck Pennacchio

President, One Payer States
Chuck Pennacchio is president of OnePayerStates.org, founder of the Justice for All Network, co-facilitator of Our Revolution PA, senior advisor to Healthcare for All PA, producer of “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point,” organizer with and member of United Academics of Philadelphia/AFT... Read More →
BM

Bevin McLeod

Alliance for a Healthy Washington
KP

Kelly Powers

Health Care Is a Human Right Washington
CC

Cris Currie, RN (Ret)

Health Care for All Washington


Sunday April 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Talking to Veterans About Medicare 4 All
Speakers
CS

Co-facilitator: Suzanne Gordon, NewsGuild and Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute

Senior Policy Fellow, Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute
avatar for Naveed Shah

Naveed Shah

https://commondefense.us
Naveed Shah is from from Springfield, Va., and was a public affairs specialist in the U.S. Army where he served in Korea and Iraq. Since leaving the military, he has worked in public relations and continued to serve by advocating for veterans issues on Capitol Hill. He currently works... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Using the Story of Self in the Campaign to Win Medicare for All
A personal story is an effective tool often used in organizing. When we tell our personal stories we draw on our own life experiences to explain why we are called to be part of a movement for change. Our story can connect us with whomever we are talking to and inspire them to join us in the movement. In this workshop we will go over the importance of “Story of Self” in organizing as well as how to engage your own personal story to encourage new activists to take action in the Medicare for All movement.

Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Kang

Alyssa Kang

Community Organizer, National Nurses United
avatar for Riley Brann

Riley Brann

National Nurses United

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

1:00pm EDT

Winning Municipal Resolutions in Support of Medicare for All
What can a municipal resolutions campaign do to build a robust local movement for Medicare for All in your part of the country? In this workshop, we will learn about the exciting coalition effort to pass local resolutions in blue, red, and purple districts from coast to coast and share tools and ideas. 
This session will cover how joint resolutions for Medicare for All and a state single-payer bill can be an effective strategy for both state and national campaigns. We'll hear from organizers in California on the recent CalCare campaign where they successfully passed 28 resolutions and moved a number of key legislators to support the CalCare bill.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Behan

Maria Behan

Co-chair, Healthcare for All Working Group
I'm a Healdsburg-based writer and activist who's been working for slngle-payer healthcare since 2017.
avatar for Phillip Kim

Phillip Kim

Community Organizer, California Nurses Association
Volunteer with the Nurses' Campaign to Elect CalCare Championshttps://bit.ly/CalCare2022
avatar for Brittany Shannahan

Brittany Shannahan

Medicare for All Organizer, Public Citizen
Brittany (she/her and Mx.) works as an Organizer for Public Citizen's Medicare for All campaign. Her primary focus is working with activist groups around the country to pass municipal resolutions in support of Medicare for All - and using the resolutions strategy to build stronger... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Public Citizen

Public Citizen

Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that champions the public interest in the halls of power. We defend democracy, resist corporate power and work to ensure that government works for the people – not for big corporations. Founded in 1971, we now have 500,000... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Building Support for Medicare for All by Taking it Off the Books
Click here to access the "Taking Healthcare Off the Books" toolkit!

Accounting principles are often seen as politically neutral collections of credits and debits. In fact, they are contested terrain that can have a huge impact on the distribution of wealth and power in the real world. In 1990, the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a new rule to require private sector employers to list the cost of future retirement healthcare as a liability on their financial statements. In 2008, these requirements were extended to the public sector by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). These rules have led to devastating attacks on retiree health and welfare benefits and have placed additional strain on public sector budgets. This session will explain the impact of these FASB/GASB standards.

Participants will learn how to find this GASB liability in publicly available documents and use it to build support for single payer in your state.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Young

Cindy Young

President, Health CA Now!
I started my healthcare career at H.E.R.E., Local 2 in San Francisco as the Director of Research in 1985. She negotiated pension and healthcare benefits for 25,000 hotel and restaurant workers in San Francisco. From 1988 – 2010, I served as the Senior Health Policy Advisor to California... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Care Over Cost: Organizing people who hate their private insurance
All we need to organize people who have health insurance through a private carrier to support Medicare for All. . Tens of millions of people with private health insurance get harmed by their insurance company every year. Their insurance company forces them to pay too much through deductibles, premiums, co-pays, or out of network costs that are too high. Or their insurance company denies them care they need to get healthy. At the same time, the majority of people with private health insurance say they like it. Why? Because they haven't gotten hurt or sick enough to see the failings of the private health insurance model. People's Action and our member organizations from New Hampshire to Alabama are organizing people who have private health insurance to 1) get them immediate relief where they had anclaim denied illegitimately 2) build an expanded base for Medicare for All 3) show people with private insurance that it doesn't work - the companies aren't on their side. We are also working with allies to stop politicians from taking industry money. Learn about this strategy and how you can challenge the private health insurance companies at this Care Over Cost workshop!

Speakers
avatar for Marcella Termini

Marcella Termini

Rights and Democracy
She/Her/HersVolunteer with Rights And Democracy New Hampshire: Leadership team and Healthcare Justice TeamFormer candidate for NH State Representative, Current Manchester NH Select-Person, Disability Rights Advocate Self identify as an autistic female, parent to 3 neuro-divergent... Read More →
RW

Robel Worku

Health Care for All Lead Organizer, People's Action


Sunday April 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Deep Canvassing: conversations to move people to support Medicare for All
To win Medicare for All we are going to have to move a lot of people who are conflicted to support us and pro-Medicare for All candidates. Deep Canvassing is one of the best proven methodologies for moving support on issues. In this session we'll breakdown the Deep Canvass methodology and learn how to innoculate voters from anti-Medicare for All attacks.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Greenwood

Ryan Greenwood

People's Action


Sunday April 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Making the Policy Case for Medicare for All
This will serve as an introductory workshop for those interested in learning the basics about how a Medicare for All system would work in the U.S. We'll debunk popular myths about Medicare for All, answer your questions, and discuss how to best address frequently asked questions such as how much does M4A cost, or will it lead to wait times.

The workshop is also open to those interested in learning to give a basic presentation on Medicare for All to others!

Speakers
avatar for Diljeet Singh

Diljeet Singh

Physicians for a National Health Program
Diljeet K. Singh, MD, Dr PH is a physician and women’s health care advocate currently practicing Integrative Gynecologic Oncology with Kaiser Permanente in the Mid-Atlantic Region. She is a longtime member of Physicians for a National Health Program currently serving on the Executive... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Medicare para Todos: Reaching Out to Monolingual Spanish Communities
Medicare for All will fundamentally transform our health care system for everyone – however, it has the potential to do so most significantly for people of color. As the majority minority population, the Latinx community is poised to be a significant force within the Medicare for All movement. To win, ours must be a multi-generational, multi-language movement, beginning with Spanish as the second most spoken language in the country. The Medicare para Todos workshop will discuss the bridges needed for Latinx and other people of color to bring these communities more centrally in our fight to win Medicare for All.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Torrez-Lopez

Maria Torrez-Lopez

MFA National Team, National Nurses United
Organizer for Medicare for All and Medicare para Todos. Twitter: @martorreslopez IG: @María_Torres_López ¿Quieres ser voluntario de Medicare para Todos (MPT)? Únete aquí: https://act.medicare4all.org/signup/sea-voluntario-desde-casa/
ML

Mari Lopez

Organizer, National Nurses United

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

State Based Single Payer on the Way to M4A: Comparing Legislative Approaches in Oregon and Washington State
Speakers
CC

Cris Currie, RN (Ret)

Health Care for All Washington
BM

Bevin McLeod

Alliance for a Healthy Washington
avatar for Chuck Pennacchio

Chuck Pennacchio

President, One Payer States
Chuck Pennacchio is president of OnePayerStates.org, founder of the Justice for All Network, co-facilitator of Our Revolution PA, senior advisor to Healthcare for All PA, producer of “Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point,” organizer with and member of United Academics of Philadelphia/AFT... Read More →
KP

Kelly Powers

Health Care Is a Human Right Washington


Sunday April 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Tactics, Strategy, Escalation for Medicare for All Movement Building
This workshop will explore the differences between tactics and strategies in the context of pressuring lawmakers to support Medicare for All. The workshop will also discuss how to sequence tactics and how to identify when escalation is necessary. Finally, the workshop will break down the characteristics of a smart and strategic goal.



Speakers
avatar for Jasmine Ruddy

Jasmine Ruddy

Lead Organizer, Medicare for All, National Nurses United
avatar for Max Cotterill

Max Cotterill

Community Organizer, National Nurses United
Join the Nurses' Campaign to Win Medicare for All!      http://bit.ly/mfajoin 
AN

Alex Newell-Taylor

National Nurses United

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Talking to Single Payer Advocates about Veterans Healthcare
Speakers
CS

Co-facilitator: Suzanne Gordon, NewsGuild and Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute

Senior Policy Fellow, Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute
AS

AJ Sinha

Dr. Arjun Sinha goes by AJ and uses he/him pronouns. He’s the Renal Section Chief at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana and he’s an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He organizes for social justice... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Using the Story of Self in the Campaign to Win Medicare for All
A personal story is an effective tool often used in organizing. When we tell our personal stories we draw on our own life experiences to explain why we are called to be part of a movement for change. Our story can connect us with whomever we are talking to and inspire them to join us in the movement. In this workshop we will go over the importance of “Story of Self” in organizing as well as how to engage your own personal story to encourage new activists to take action in the Medicare for All movement.

Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Kang

Alyssa Kang

Community Organizer, National Nurses United
avatar for Riley Brann

Riley Brann

National Nurses United

Sponsors
avatar for National Nurses United

National Nurses United

National Nurses United is the largest and fastest-growing union and professional association of registered nurses in the United States with more than 170,000 members nationwide. Since its inception, NNU been at the forefront of the fight for Medicare for All. NNU's largest state affiliate... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Winning Municipal Resolutions in Support of Medicare for All
What can a municipal resolutions campaign do to build a robust local movement for Medicare for All in your part of the country? In this workshop, we will learn about the exciting coalition effort to pass local resolutions in blue, red, and purple districts from coast to coast and share tools and ideas. After giving an overview of the resolutions model, this session will identify and navigate through key organizing challenges specific to the Medicare for All movement. We'll talk about how to continue your movement-building work after a resolution has been passed.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Shannahan

Brittany Shannahan

Medicare for All Organizer, Public Citizen
Brittany (she/her and Mx.) works as an Organizer for Public Citizen's Medicare for All campaign. Her primary focus is working with activist groups around the country to pass municipal resolutions in support of Medicare for All - and using the resolutions strategy to build stronger... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Public Citizen

Public Citizen

Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that champions the public interest in the halls of power. We defend democracy, resist corporate power and work to ensure that government works for the people – not for big corporations. Founded in 1971, we now have 500,000... Read More →


Sunday April 3, 2022 2:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

3:45pm EDT

Happy Hour on Gather!
Sunday April 3, 2022 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT

4:45pm EDT

Closing Plenary: Launching Our Movement's Largest Basebuilding Campaign!
Starting in May 2022, we plan to launch the largest basebuilding campaign in the history of the Medicare for All movement! Using a healthcare survey to speak to your neighbors, co-workers, and family members, you can help us bring tens of thousands of new people into our movement, identify those with powerful healthcare stories to tell, and build the power we will need to win.

Sunday April 3, 2022 4:45pm - 5:30pm EDT
 
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