March 28, 2017

April 8 Actions for Improved Medicare for All

The Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare called for a National Day of Action for Improved Medicare for All on Saturday, April 8th, and grassroots organizations across the country are responding! Because of your phone calls, emails, speaking up at town hall meetings, organizing Congressional office visits, rallying, marching, and more, the GOP’s “repeal and replace” legislation was defeated – at least temporarily – and now is the time more than ever to go on the offense and demand a healthcare system that covers everyone and costs less: improved Medicare for All.

Below is a listing of confirmed actions on (or near) April 8 you can attend. Many more actions are being planned, and email us if you’d like your event to be listed!

April 8 Actions for Improved Medicare for All

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Arizona

Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday, April 8, 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Place: Office of Congresswoman Kyrsten Cinema, 2944 N. 44th Street, Suite 150, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Contact: Dan O’Neal of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


California

Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday, April 8, 11:0AM – 12:30PM

Place: Berkley Farmers Market, 2151 M.L.K. Jr Way, Berkley, CA 94704

Contact: Kelly Hammargren of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Garden Grove Community Briefing on SB 562

Time: Saturday, April 8, 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Place: Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840

Contact: Healthy California

Sponsors: Healthy California


Action: Activate U. – Los Angeles: Advocacy skills training for effective legislator visits

Time: Saturday, April 8, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

Place: 1145 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact: Angelica Ramirez of California Physicians Alliance

Sponsors: California Physicians Alliance


Action: Standout for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Friday, April 7, 5:30PM – 7:30PM [NOTE: one day prior to April 8!]

Place: Montrose Shopping District, Honolulu Ave & Ocean View Blvd, Montrose, CA 91020

Contact: Rosalind McMahon of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Community Healthcare Forum

Time: Saturday, April 8, 2:15PM – 4:00PM

Place: Idyllwild Library, 54401 Village Center Dr., Idyllwild, CA 92549

Contact: Thomas Kluzak of Physicians for a National Health Program

Sponsors: Physicians for a National Health Program


Action: Canvass Senator Richard Roth’s District for SB 562

Time: Saturday, April 8, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Place: 5201 Chicago Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

Contact: Healthy California

Sponsors: Healthy California


Action: Canvass in Senators Ed Hernandez and Josh Newman’s District for SB562

Time: Saturday, April 8, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Place: 101 Barranca St., West Covina, CA 91791

Contact: Healthy California

Sponsors: Healthy California


Colorado

Action: Rally: Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare National Day of Action

Time: Saturday, April 8, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Place: Central Park Bandshell, Canyon Blvd & Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Contact: Virginia Gebhart of Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care

Sponsors: Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, Front Range MoveOn Colorado


Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday, April 8, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Place: Sunken Gardens Park, 1099 Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80204

Contact: Donna Smith of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All at our US Rep Jared Polis’ Town Hall Meeting

Time: Saturday, April 8, 2:00PM (to distribute flyers), 3:30PM (start of Town Hall Meeting)

Place: Mountain View High School, 3500 Mountain Lion Dr, Loveland, CO 80537

Contact: Virginia Gebhart of Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care

Sponsors: Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care, Front Range MoveOn Colorado


District of Columbia

Action: Our Health is NOT for Sale Speak Out at HHS

Time: Friday, April 7, 12:00PM – 2:00PM [NOTE: one day prior to April 8!]

Place: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201

Contact: Health Over Profit

Sponsors: Health Over Profit


Florida

Action: National Action for Medicare for All Photo Op

Time: Saturday April 8, 4:00PM

Place: Halifax Hospital, 303 N Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL, 32114

Contact: Barbara Schablik of 6th District Healthcare Action Group

Sponsors: 6th District Healthcare Action Group


Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday April 8, 10:00AM – 12:00PM noon

Place: Imperial Point Medical Group, 6401 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Contact: Mitchell Stollberg of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Sign-Making for Single Payer

Time: Saturday April 8, 10:00AM – 12:00PM noon

Place: Alachua County Labor Coalition, 901 NW 8th Avenue, Suite A-1, Gainesville, FL 32601

Contact: Marilyn Eisenberg

Sponsors: Alachua County Labor Coalition


Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday April 8, 11:00AM – 12:00PM noon

Place: Wolfson Children’s Hospital, 800 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Contact: Lisa Peth of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday April 8, 12:00PM noon – 1:00PM

Place: Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1611 NW 12th Ave, Miami, FL 33136

Contact: Lorenzo Canizares of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday April 8, 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Place: 2460 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34105 (Intersection of Golden Gate Park Way and Airport Road, underneath the overpass)

Contact: Scott Thursby of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday April 8, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Place: St. Anthony’s Hospital Oncology Building, 1201 5th Ave N #130, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Contact: Mike Fox of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Thanks Rep. Castor – Medicare For All Event

Time: Saturday April 8, 11:00AM – 12:00PM noon

Place: St. Joseph’s Hospital, 3001 W Doctor M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

Contact: Walt Seeley of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday April 8, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Place: Sharon Morse Center, 1400 US-441 #510, The Villages, FL 32159

Contact: Elizabeth Cocchini of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Single Payer Healthcare for All Rally

Time: Saturday April 8, 3:00PM – 5:00PM

Place: West Palm Beach City Hall, 401 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Contact: Cameron Stemple of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Georgia

Action: Everybody In and No One Out! Guaranteed Healthcare in Georgia!

Time: Saturday, April 8, 2:30PM – 4:00PM

Place: Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Contact: Rita Valenti at Healthcare-NOW! Georgia

Sponsors: Healthcare-NOW! Georgia, Health Students Taking Action Together – Georgia


Hawaii

Action: Universal Health Care Rally and Meeting

Time: Saturday, April 8, 2:30PM – 4:00PM

Place: Queens Hospital, 1301 Punchbowl St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Contact: Dennis Miller at Health Care for All Hawaii

Sponsors: Health Care for All Hawaii


Illinois

Action: Medicare for All – CU Day of Action

Time: Saturday April 8, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Place: Champaign Public Library, 200 W Green St., Champaign, IL 61820

Contact: Debra Schrishuhn of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Action for Improved Medicare for All! Single Payer Health Care, HR #676

Time: Saturday April 8, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Place: In front of Advocate Sherman Hospital, 1425 N Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123

Contact: Mary Shesgreen of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice

Sponsors: Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice


Kentucky

Action: Sidewalk Town Hall Meeting for Mitch McConnell: Forward to Single Payer Health Care.

Time: Saturday April 8, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Place: Outside Mitch McConnell’s Office, W. Broadway and S 6th St, Louisville, KY 40203

Contact: Kay Tillow of Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare

Sponsors: Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare


Maine

Action: Medicare-For-All Rally & Visit to Offices of Senators King and Collins and Rep. Poliquin

Time: Saturday April 8, 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Place: The Aroostook Medical Center, 169 Academy St. Presque Isle, ME 04769

Contact: Occupy Aroostook

Sponsors: Occupy Aroostook


Maryland

Action: Rally for Healthcare for All

Time: Saturday April 8th, 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Place: Carroll Creek Park Amphitheater, Frederick, MD 21701

Contact: Beth Landry of Fredrick County Progressives

Sponsors: Frederick County Progressives/Progressive Maryland


Massachusetts

Action: Rally to Take Back Health

Time: Saturday, April 8, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Place: Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133 [NOTE: location changed from Boston Medical Center!]

Contact: Ture Turnbull at Mass-Care

Sponsors: Harvard Medicine Indivisible, Mass-Care, Physicians for a National Health Program – Massachusetts chapter, Students for a National Health Program – Boston University chapter, Right Care Boston.


Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday, April 8, 4:15PM – 5:15PM

Place: Park Square, Corner of South St. and West St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

Contact: Russell Freedman of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Minnesota

Action: Day of Action for Healthcare for All

Time: Tuesday, April 11, 12:00PM noon – 1:00PM

Place: Sky Hill Park, Eagan, Minnesota 55122

Contact: Geri Katz at Minnesota Nurses Association

Sponsors: Minnesota Nurses Association, Minnesota PNHP


Missouri

Action: National Day of Action To Protect & Expand Healthcare

Time: Saturday, April 8, 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Place: Cancer Survivors Park, 4799 Roanoke Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112

Contact: Ellie Gonzalez

Sponsors: Kansas City Healthcare for All


Action: Rally for Guaranteed Healthcare

Time: Saturday, April 8, 10:00AM – 11:00AM

Place: 660 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

Contact: Tony Pecinovsky of the St. Louis Workers Education Society

Sponsors: St. Louis Workers Education Society, Physicians for a National Health Program – Missouri chapter


Nebraska

Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday, April 8, 11:00AM – 12:00PM noon

Place: Lincoln Lancaster Co. Health Department, E O St & N 33rd St, Lincoln, NE 68510

Contact: Cathy Lohmeier of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: Rally for Medicare for All

Time: Saturday, April 8, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Place: Corner of 72nd St. and Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68114

Contact: Tom Tilden of PDA Nebraska

Sponsors: PDA Nebraska


Nevada

Action: National Day of Action to Protect & Expand Healthcare

Time: Saturday, April 8, 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Place: Las Vegas Federal Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Contact: Amy Vilela at Healthcare-NOW of Nevada

Sponsors: Healthcare-NOW of Nevada


New Hampshire

Action: PNHP-Healthcare Justice Rally (Medicare for All)

Time: Saturday, April 8, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Place: New Hampshire State House Plaza, 107 N Main St, Concord, NH 03303 (Meet at the Webster Monument)

Contact: Ahmed Kutty of Granite State Physicians for a National Health Program

Sponsors: Granite State Physicians for a National Health Program


New Jersey

Action: NJ People Demand Single Payer!

Time: Saturday, April 8, 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Place: Senator Corey Booker’s office, One Port Center 2 Riverside Drive, Suite 505 Camden, NJ 08101

Contact: New Jersey Universal Healthcare Coalition

Sponsors: New Jersey Universal Healthcare Coalition


Action: Film + Q&A + Postcard Event: “Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody”

Time: Saturday, April 8, 5:00PM – 8:00PM

Place: Total Wine Classroom (Essex Green Shopping Center), 495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052

Contact: Ariane Benefit of Essex Rising

Sponsors: Essex Rising


New Mexico

Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday, April 8, 11:00AM – 12:00PM noon [NOTE: start time originally listed as 10AM – now at 11AM!]

Place: The University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106

Contact: Patricia Kuning of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


New York

Action: Statewide Lobby Day & Rally for the New York Health Act

Time: Tuesday, April 4, 9:30AM – 3:30PM [NOTE: this action is 4 days prior to April 8!]

Place:

Contact: PNHP New York Metro

Sponsors: Campaign for New York Health


Action: National Day of Action for Single Payer Healthcare

Time: Saturday, April 8, 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Place: Fort Washington Ave & W 168th St, New York, NY 10032

Contact: Julie Wegener

Sponsors: Senator Marisol Alcantara; Uptown Progressive Action; Physicians for a National Health Program NY Metro Chapter; Students for a National Health Program, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.


North Carolina

Action: Health Care Solution: Medicare For ALL Rally

Time: Saturday, April 8, 5:00PM

Place: Medical Center Drive, Charlotte, NC 28203

Contact: Jessica Schorr Saxe of PNHP Healthcare Justice

Sponsors: PNHP Healthcare Justice


Action: Beat the Drums for Medicare 4 ALL

Time: Saturday, April 8, 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Place: LeBauer Park, 208 N Davie St., Greensboro, NC 27401

Contact: Jaime Brown of Indivisible Greensboro

Sponsors: Indivisible Greensboro


Ohio

Action: National Action Day for Single Payer

Time: Saturday April 8, 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Place: Market Square Park, W 25th St and Lorain Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Contact: Deb Silverstein of Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio

Sponsors: Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio


Action: Healthcare Summit

Time: Saturday April 8, 1:30PM – 3:30PM

Place: Dayton Cultural and RTA Center, 40 S Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402

Contact: Deb Silverstein of Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio

Sponsors: Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio


Action: Town Hall Meeting on Health Care

Time: Saturday April 8, 3:30PM – 5:15PM

Place: Maumee Public Library, 501 River Road, Maumee, OH 43537

Contact: Deb Silverstein of Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio

Sponsors: Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) Ohio, Our Revolution in Northwest Ohio


Oregon

Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday, April 8, 12:00PM noon – 2:00PM

Place: Mercy Hospital, 2700 NW Stewart Pkwy, Roseburg, OR 97471

Contact: Rick Staggenborg of Health Care for All Oregon

Sponsors: Health Care for All Oregon


Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Friday, April 7 from 2:30PM – 4:00PM AND Saturday, April 8, from 2:30PM – 3:30PM [NOTE: standouts on Friday AND Saturday!]

Place: Corvallis Medical Center Campus on Elks Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330 (Meet near the Elks Drive crosswalk between the Aumann Building (Corvallis Clinic) on the south and the Asbury Building and Samaritan Cancer Center on the north.)

Contact: Mike Huntington of Health Care for All Oregon

Sponsors: Health Care for All Oregon


Pennsylvania

Action: Medicare for All Teach-In

Time: Saturday April 8, 2:30PM – 4:30PM

Place: Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact: Walter Tsou of Health Care for All Philadelphia

Sponsors: Campaign for Guaranteed Health Care, PASNAP, Put People First-PA, Health Care for All Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Federation BMWED


Tennessee

Action: Improved Medicare for All Rally

Time: Saturday April 8, 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Place: UT Health Science Center, Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103

Contact: Jim Maynard of Memphis Democratic Socialists of America

Sponsors: Memphis Democratic Socialists of America, Western TN Physicians for a National Health Program


Texas

Action: Rally for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday April 8, 12:00PM noon – 1:00PM

Place: Across From Dell Medical Center, 1501 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701

Contact: Lou McCreary of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Action: No Ban, No Wall, Affordable Care for All Rally in Moody Park

Time: Saturday April 8, 1:00PM – 3:30PM

Place: Moody Park, 3725 Fulton St, Houston, TX 77009

Contact: Indivisible

Sponsors: Indivisible teams from Texas Liberty County, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Galveston, and Central Texas


Action: Town Halls & Affordable Care for All! Reagan Dinner Protest

Time: Saturday April 8, 6:30PM – 9:30PM

Place: 220 Peach Ave, Cleveland, TX 77327

Contact: Indivisible

Sponsors: Indivisible teams from Texas Liberty County, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Galveston, and Central Texas


Vermont

Action: Rally & Vigil for Improved Medicare for All

Time: Saturday April 8, 11:30AM noon – 12:30PM

Place: On VT15 by the Underhill Flats on the Green, Underhill, VT 05465

Contact: Giovanna Lepore

Sponsors: TBA


Virginia

Action: Rally for Medicare for All

Time: Saturday April 8, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

Place: Town Center of Virginia Beach, 217 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Contact: Stephanie Sterner of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Washington

Action: Rally for Medicare for All

Time: Saturday, April 8, 2:00PM

Place: University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195

Contact: Fred McLain of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America


Wisconsin

Action: Rally for Medicare for All

Time: Saturday, April 8, 4:00PM – 5:00PM

Place: Fond du Lac Regional Clinic/Agnesian Hospital, 430 E Division St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935

Contact: Jeff Reese of Progressive Democrats of America

Sponsors: Progressive Democrats of America