Here are some photos that were shot by family and friends. Thanks to all who sent us their pics! Highlighted names are hyperlinks to the YouTube videos of the speeches. We’re still working on getting everyone ‘s speech uploaded, so if names aren’t highlighted, check out the HJM channel, as this page may not be up to date!
The day started at 6:00 am as the guys from Electrum Productions unloaded their truck.
Oooh, BITING FLIES!
People start to arrive and signs appear!
People traveled from 19 states to attend the Rally!
Debbie Silverstein (lower left), Bill Davis (lower right), and a family from SPAN-Ohio
The program starts with a song and chants! Thanks to Anne Feeney and the irrepressible Cathy Courtney (with Margaret Flowers singing harmony)!
David Ball introduces Sue Saltmarsh who starts off the speeches.
Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance fire up the crowd.
Donna Ellington Assistant Director of the HJM and Social Media Director for DUH, asks “What’s the acceptable number of people in your family who die due to lack of healthcare access?”
Pastor Neal Jones, Mainline Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, spoke about healthcare as a moral issue.
Leslie Boyd, NC Life O’Mike Activist tells the tragic story of losing her son Mike needlessly because he couldn’t access the care he needed. (Documented by Carol Edmonds)
Dr. Lou Klein provided a comedic, yet accurate, glimpse into what medical providers encounter when dealing with insurance companies.
Dr. Lou and David Ball have a chat.
The Raging Grannies prove that you can be an activist at any age!
Sue with the Grannies
Dr. Bill Honigman, activist and ER doc from Laguna Hills, CA singing Silence is Consent (thanks to Anne Feeney for the use of her guitar!)
Dr. Robert Zarr, president of Physicians for a National Health Program, tells us why it’s so important!
Pastor Thomas Dixon, Charleston, SC gave a fiery speech!
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein mingled with the crowd and gave a great speech!
Be sure to watch Camille Smith’s interview with Dr. Stein.
Though Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders regretfully declined our invitation, he sent his Chief of Staff, Michaeleen Crowell to deliver his message of, as always, complete belief in and support of a single-payer, Medicare for all system in the U.S.
You can see all the videos, including an interview of Dr. Zarr by Vision Planet Media, a Hispan TV (in Spanish) interview of Sue Saltmarsh, Dr. Zarr, and Dr. Jill Stein, and a video produced as a student assignment at the HJM channel