This May, news broke that CVS Health, the largest health care corporation on the planet, had quietly become the largest single donor to the corporate effort to stop Medicare for All.1
That’s why last week, we hosted a panel discussion featuring anti-monopoly experts, journalists, and activists where we mapped out a plan to fight back against CVS Health’s corporate greed.
Now we’re ready to take the next step with a National Day of Action this Saturday at CVS stores across the country.
Just in case you missed the panel discussion, we’ll get you up to speed.
To kick off the panel, Jean Ross, RN and President of National Nurses United, shared details about CVS Health’s practices and why nurses oppose them. Nurses know how desperately we need a single payer, Medicare for All system — and in order to win, we must take on the health care corporations.
Next, Fordham professor of law and anti-monopoly expert and activist, Zephyr Teachout, discussed CVS’s move toward monopolization in recent years. This move matches a broader trend of corporate consolidation across the economy — but movements like ours can use corporate campaigning to push back.
Then, we heard from Andrew Perez, one of the journalists that helped unearth CVS’s connection to the number one dark-money lobbying group fighting Medicare for All. He shared how big corporations like CVS exert influence on Congress.
Finally, James Rucker, the co-founder of Color of Change and a leader of Majority Action, talked about his past and present work on successful corporate campaigns. We learned how mass participation – having all hands on deck – can make all the difference when fighting corporate greed.
With the support of these esteemed panelists, we’re ready to take the next step in our fight against CVS Health’s corporate greed. And Mike, we want you to join us.
This Saturday, September 18th, Medicare for All activists around the country will take action to make sure CVS Health hears loud and clear that we won’t accept their efforts to undermine Medicare for All. And to make the greatest impact, we need as many supporters as possible to act with us. All of the actions will be taken individually and outside.
These actions will send a powerful message to CVS Health and any corporation who chooses to fund dark money lobbying groups and block health care reform.
We’re ready to hold CVS accountable for their corporate greed, and we’re so glad you’re standing with us. Thank you so much for signing up – more details are coming your way soon!
Nurses’ Campaign to Win Medicare for All