August 2, 2011 by Healthcare-NOW!
This process has made us deeply angry and frustrated.
But there is one thing we have been able to count on: you.
As the debt ceiling debate unfolded, you used your frustration to fuel the fight against injustice. You jammed phone lines and flooded inboxes on the Hill, filled waiting rooms in your Representative’s and Senators’ offices and inundated local newspapers with op-eds and letters to the Editor to demand our social insurance programs be protected.
And you rallied behind our call to use Medicare’s 46th anniversary as a way to highlight improved Medicare-for-all as the solution to our fiscal crisis.
Because of you, there were over 45 birthday parties, demonstrations at Congressional offices and public meetings in 23 different states–more than twice as many events as last year.
Because of your dedication to equitably funded and distributed single-payer healthcare for all, you reminded us that there is still hope–that there are still people who care about our families and communities, and will fight to protect them.
The deal leaves many changes to Medicare and Medicaid up in the air, and that means we need to keep working together to fight these threats. We need you to keep organizing, keep educating and keep advocating for improved Medicare-for-all.
You can be more involved today. Go here to find local chapters of Healthcare-NOW! or one of our affiliate organizations near you. Need support for your chapter, or help getting organized in your community? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Now is the time to continue build our skills and our network, so we can build a movement to win.