Planning on attending the Saturday, October 2nd March for Jobs in Washington, DC? Join the single-payer contingent!!

National Nurses United has extended the invitation to single-payer healthcare advocates to march with 500 nurses for jobs, social security, and Medicare for all.

Buses are being organized from many east coast and midwest cities. Let us know you will march for single-payer healthcare on the 2nd! We’ll send you an update about the meeting location soon, but let us know you’re planning to come.

Before the march, on Friday, October 1st, many single-payer advocates are planning to walk the halls of Congress for peace, justice, jobs, and single-payer. Time and place to be announced soon. If you are interested in supporting this effort, let us know.

Also on October 1st, join us to welcome single-payer advocates who are coming from across the country. We will gather for fun, food, music and to get prepared for the march on October 2nd at Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW (corner of 5th and K Streets) in Washington, DC (6pm to 8pm). For more information contact Margaret Flowers at margaret@pnhp.org.

See you there!

3 Comments

  1. Carolyn Taylor on September 14, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    With over 98% of our nation’s wealth in the hands of under 2% of her citizens, do you really think a march can make a difference? I’m usually not a cynical person, but I believe the health care insurance corporations have purchased the loyalty of most of congress with our health care dollars. As the companies’ fees continue to rise, they will have revenue enough to buy the last of the holdouts. So many Americans are angry about Health Care being “foisted” upon them. They have no idea that they’ve been brainwashed into protecting the corporate profits of the health insurance industry. I blame it on the current state of education in America. But maybe, if we pound the truth into the people with simple, emotional language–just as the UN-truths are being pounded into them now–it might make a difference. Marching on our pre-purchased elected representatives might not be the way to go. They believe if they don’t take the insurance companies’ lobbying dollars, they will not have enough money to campaign, to pay for TV and other media to get their message across before election time; they must be competitive or be defeated. They reason, “If I don’t take this money, then my opponent will win and I won’t be able to serve my constituents anyway.” Virtually no one believes himself a bad person, so that’s how they justify taking the industry’s money. We need to persuade the American people to demand a national health care system similar to Medicare, an already accepted program. We will need to build into the system measures to combat fraud, as there are those who have abused the exisitng Medicare system. We currently pay more than any other nation and get less health care!
    we must appeal to our people’s patriotism. There is NO good reason The United States should be tied for 38th place in the world with respect to health care for her citizens!



  2. Ken Sandin on September 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Yes, Carolyn, I really think a march, and another march, and another march can make a difference. And Martin Luther King, Jr. thought so too. Let’s get beyond cynical. Let’s not agonize. Let’s organize. Join us. Numbers do count.



  3. Lisa on September 30, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Carolyn and Ken,

    I could not agree with you more. Unfortuantely I am knew to the game and want to desperately help; how do we organize – I live in FL?