The challenge of healthcare in the United States will not be over until every American has access to healthcare that will not bankrupt them, and that will not cost them money at the points of need and service. These are things we are urging everyone to do until we have universal, single-payer healthcare that covers ALL:
Continue to DO something impactful, beyond the Healthcare Justice Rally:
Learn more about what a single-payer system would be like by reading H.R. 676, the actual bill in Congress, or by visiting the websites of the Drive for Universal Healthcare (DUH), Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), or your local advocacy organization.
Join and/or donate to a national single-payer organization like PDA’s Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign, PNHP, or the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare.
Join and/or donate to your local, state or regional single-payer organization.
Contact your elected representatives to urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 676 or thank them for doing so.
Ask candidates running for office where they stand on healthcare and don’t settle for the “Obamacare is a good first step” line.
Become a public speaker! Hold an educational forum in your community about single-payer! Make sure you know the facts – especially about what it would cost taxpayers and employers – and invite some people who aren’t already “in the choir!”
Reach out to local business owners, faith leaders, and others who may not know how they and their employees, customers, and congregants will benefit financially, physically, and spiritually from single-payer. Don’t assume people are against it!
Host a screening of The Healthcare Movie, or other pertinent film.
Blog or write a letter to the editor of your local paper.
Challenge the spin surrounding the ACA – know and spread the truth!
Create a “Rapid Response” team with members of your advocacy group or on your own and every time a lie, an incorrect fact, or an alarmist warning comes from the Right, RESPOND with the TRUTH! We’ve let them get away with scaring, misinforming, and lying to the American people for too long!
Join the next DUH tour – help us form a convoy!
Get your group to host a DUH event. Contact us at email@example.com to find out how!
Be creative! What do YOU think the HJM/DUH team should do next? Share your ideas and energy at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our social media sites!