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June 2018 ebulletin

Upcoming events: THIS SATURDAY - Poor People's Campaign Solidarity Rally, March & Action Training
July 8 in Portland, OR - Persuasive Speaking & Activism Session with HCAO-Action
See below for more info.

Program director Bevin McLeod speaks at Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal's State-Based Universal Health Care Act announcement. Also pictured: Senator David Frockt and Councilwoman Teresa Mosqueda. Photo credit: Riall Johnson

Congresswoman Pramila Japayal's June 11 press conference in Seattle, where she announced the upcoming introduction of her State-Based Universal Health Care Act, was a resounding success. She shared the podium with members of city and state government as well as our own program director Bevin McLeod, along with representatives from the labor, health care, health care activist, and medical provider communities. The event was covered by a wide array of media representatives, including Rich Smith from the Stranger and KUOW.

Additionally, we are very pleased to announce that Congresswoman Jayapal has officially endorsed us!

Discounted general admission pre-sale tickets to our Summer Gala & Auction fundraiser are available now until 9 am Tuesday, 6/26! Donate now for a 20% discount. Ticket price includes two beverages (beer and/or wine, with more available to purchase).

Champion and Sponsor level tickets also available June 26.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Washington State Labor Council. Please contact [email protected] if you're interested in sponsoring.

A Beautiful Evening at Tutta Bella 

We had a beautiful evening at the Tutta Bella in Issaquah. The election in the 8th Congressional District is attracting national attention. People across the nation will be watching this seat in the US House of Representatives on November 6, since it will be one of the last elections reported in the country.

Attendees discussed their concerns about the healthcare crisis with legislative candidates Dr. Kim Schrier and Bill Grassie, along with representatives from Dr. Shannon Hader's and Jason Rittereiser's campaigns. Healthcare advocates and most of the candidates in this district shared their opinions about helping our country move to universal healthcare coverage to catch up with the rest of the world.

The manager of Tutta Bella Issaquah, Marco Nocco, put his team together to host our discussions. The owner of Tutta Bella, Joe Fugere, joined us and provided strong support for working toward health care for all Washingtonians. We extend our sincere thanks for Tutta Bella's help with and their generous donation of a portion of the proceeds from food sales for this event. 

Photo: Program director Bevin McLeod speaks to attendees at Tutta Bella Issaquah


Washington State Poor People's Campaign Solidarity Rally & March
Plymouth Church UCC, 1217 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

This Saturday, June 24, Seattle, at 11 am – schedule below. Please join us. This rally is in solidarity with PPC leaders gathering in Washington, D.C, Spokane, and around the country. Please RSVP via email to Hal Stockbridge.

11 am: Action training – discuss and plan for future actions on health care equality and other key issues
1 pm: Rally – Join us at the HCFA-WA banner
2 pm: March

Persuasive Speaking and Activism Session with Health Care for All Oregon-Action
Sun, July 8, 1 – 5 pm, Portland, OR
Holladay Park Plaza, 1300 NE 16th Ave., Portland, OR 97232

Hone your health care activist skills with members of HCAO’s speakers bureau. Spend the afternoon with fellow supporters, meet Oregonians, and create relationships with other members of the Cascadia single payer coalition!

More information and registration for this free workshop here
Carpool information here.

Sponsored by Health Care for All Oregon-Action

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