A CALL TO RALLY FOR SB 840
Senator Kuehl's SB 840, the California Universal HealthCare
Act that establishes a single payer universal health care system
in California, passed the Senate by a vote of 23-15 on June 6 and has
moved on to the California Assembly.
Following this Senate victory, Kuehl will chair a legislative
briefing that will feature filmmaker Michael Moore and three witnesses
who star in his upcoming film SiCKO. Moore's documentary is an
up-close view of America's crumbling health care system and what the
health care crisis has meant in real terms for many insured Americans.
Kuehl believes this film will serve as a wake-up call about the way
insurance companies are mismanaging our health care system.
The briefing, which will be viewable at multiple locations
around the Capitol building, will take place on Tuesday, June 12,
from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in room 4203. All media and press have
been invited to attend.
A large rally will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the west
steps of the Capitol featuring Moore, Kuehl and rally sponsor, the
California Nurses Association. League members who are able to attend
are urged to do so and to join with other advocates to show visible
support of SB 840 in large numbers. Extensive press coverage is expected.
The national premiere for SiCKO will follow later
that day at the Crest Theater in Sacramento. Seating is by invitation
only. The film will open nationwide in 3000 theaters on June 29.
OneCareNow campaign activities will be coordinated in the cities where
the film will be shown.
Local League and ILO Presidents: Please e-mail
this alert to your members immediately to show League support for Kuehl's
plan. All members who can participate in the briefing and rally are
invited to do so.
Individual members: Please forward this alert
to your personal e-mail list as soon as possible. All members and others
who can participate in the event are invited to do so.
League Position: The LWVUS Health Care position
promotes a health care system for the United States that provides access
to a basic level of quality care for all U.S. residents and controls
health care costs.
For more information, see Health
Care Reform or contact LWVC Health Care Program Director Barbara
Storey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Us Informed: Please copy any responses to
Trudy Schafer, LWVC Program Director/Advocate to:
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