House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. She is the top Democrat in the Republican-controlled House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ORG XMIT: DCSA127
January 19, 2017
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she’s for a single payer Medicare for All, everybody in, nobody out health care system.
But she refuses to co-sponsor single payer legislation in the House (HR 676) or to organize to build support for it.
“I see you were quoted in The Hill newspaper recently saying that you are for single payer health insurance,” Nader wrote to Pelosi. “You had this preference before Presidents Clinton and Obama, who ideally agree with you, dismissed single payer as ‘impractical’ given the entrenched and powerful healthcare industry.”
“Within a week or so, your colleague, Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan), will re-introduce HR 676, the single payer bill in the House.”
“Will you actively support this much more efficient and comprehensive legislation, with its many advantages proven in other countries, and persuade other House Democrats to also co-sponsor?”
“Last year, only 63 Democrats co-sponsored.”
“Obamacare, without a public option, has been a complex patchwork in so many ways — including forcing individuals to purchase inadequate insurance from private health insurance companies — insurance that carries with it high premiums, deductibles, co-pays and forces narrow networks.”
“For many, Obamacare is quasi-catastrophic insurance with limited choice of doctor and hospital.”
“If the Republicans repeal Obamacare, Democrats need to be ready and offer to replace it with something that can attract left/right support — single payer, Medicare for All — everyone in, nobody out, free choice of doctor and hospital, no medical bankruptcies, no coercive co-pays or deductibles, with all their accompanying fears and anxieties, and no more deaths due to lack of health insurance.”
“A December 2015 national Kaiser public opinion poll found that 58 percent of adults in the U. S. supported single payer (Medicare for All), including 81 percent of Democrats, 60 percent of Independents, and 30 percent of Republicans. Imagine the poll numbers when Full Medicare for All starts to be explained, in its clear simplicity, and promoted by a major political party.”
“Let’s work together to present the American people something both more efficient and responsive that they want and need — Medicare for All and freedom to choose their doctor, clinic and hospital.”
SEP26 Protesta Afuera de Wells Fargo #FamiliesBelongTogether Public · Hosted by La Colectiva de Mujeres and 6 others clock Wednesday at 11:30 AM – 1 PM Next Week · 54–73°F Mostly Sunny pin 464 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104-1228, United States Show Map Hosted by Mamás Con Poder Typically replies within an hour Message Host Details: *In English below: Wells Fargo, Deje de Invertir En La Separación de Familias! Este 26 de septiembre te esperamos en San Francisco afuera de la sede central de Wells Fargo para pedirles que dejen de financiar prisiones privadas centros de detención de inmigrantes. Wells Fargo DEBE poner fin… Continue reading →
STOP DEPORTATION DEMONSTRATIONS at ICE immigration holding center (deportations) Mondays and Wednesdays 4 – 6 pm at 630 Sansome Street San Francisco, California Let’s build a permanent presence at I.C.E. to stop the deportations. Bring signs, Spread widely. Stop Deportations Block I.C.E. Melt I.C.E. with LOVE LOVE not HATE JOIN US NO BAN, NO WALL INSIST ON LOVE We are all immigrants Say it loud, say it clear, // immigrants are welcome here (two sides of a sign) Never Again *non-violence* Chants: No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here refugees are welcome here, No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all… Continue reading →
San Francisco Peace Vigil@ One Post Street, on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office, directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station)
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
San Francisco Peace Vigil Join CODEPINK, World Can’t Wait, Occupy SF and others for our weekly (most Wednesdays) Peace Vigil. This week we will rise for Yemeni people. WHEN: Wednesday, April 12th @ 5:30-6:30pm WHERE: find us with a huge PEACE banner at One Post Street in San Francisco (on the steps facing Market Street, below Feinstein’s office, directly above the Montgomery BART/Muni station) Contact us here
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Organizing in the Gone City: Tech & the Dark Side of Prosperity Posted by LaborSolidarityCommittee WHEN: September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm WHERE: 1433 Madison St Oakland, CA 94612 USA CONTACT: Event website EVENT ORGANIZING IN THE GONE CITY A conversation with Dick Walker on his latest book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area Join LeftRoots and the The Center for Political Education for an evening with radical geographer Dick Walker. He will be joined by on-the-ground organizers against gentrification, displacement, and exploitation by the tech industry in the Bay… Continue reading →
American Friends Service Committee, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, and San Francisco Friends Meeting and suppporters observed the occasion with their weekly 12-1pm vigil rain or shine every Thursday at 450 Golden Gate, the Federal Building. Why We Vigil For five years we have stood on this corner every Thursday from noon to 1:00. We come because we believe that what our government is doing is wrong. The so-called war on terror is a disaster, doing more to stimulate the growth of terrorism around the world than to keep our country safe. We believe justice is the way to… Continue reading →
3-6pm: The Common Thread Collective Open Mic: Join Diamond Dave and Global Val for the mother of all open mics. Bring your poetry, fiction, politics, music, and good vibes! Listen online: http://pcrcollective.org/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Thread-Collective/142109675840591
We will never waiver from our mission. We are committed to helping students, borrowers, and their families navigate the personal crisis of student loan debt. Our upcoming online workshop is focused on giving you the tools to understand your repayment plans and various options. These workshops will give you insight the debt servicers and banks won’t. Student Loan Workshop: Saturday, September 29th. RSVP here today. Topics will include: Public Student Loan Forgiveness (and how to protect it!) Finding the federal student loan repayment plan for you Getting out of student loan default Taking action in 2018 to end student debt We are the leading… Continue reading →
Waffles & Zapatismo Posted by LaborSolidarityCommittee WHEN: September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm WHERE: Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland, CA 94609 USA WORKSHOP Waffles & Zapatismo is a free space for learning about and discussing the history, ideas, values and practices of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, EZLN or Zapatistas. We serve waffles at the start of the class to those who want them.