[IMC-Boston-Dispatch] Fwd: PRESS ADVISORY: Rep. John Conyers to
attend grassroots hearing on solutions to the health care crisis.
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Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Ali Noorani" <anoorani at miracoalition.org>
> Date: August 26, 2005 5:55:19 PM EDT
> To: "'Ali Noorani'" <anoorani at miracoalition.org>
> Subject: PRESS ADVISORY: Rep. John Conyers to attend grassroots
> hearing on solutions to the health care crisis.
> Press Advisory
> For Immediate
> For more information contact:
> August 26,
> Carly Burton, MIRA, (617)
> 350-5480 x208
> Rand Wilson (617) 697-0380
> Ariana Flores (617) 524-8778
> Rep. John Conyers to attend grassroots hearing on solutions to the
> health care crisis.
> WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 2005
> 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
> WHERE: Faneuil Hall, Boston
> WHO: Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) and
> Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
> Over 20 grassroots organizations
> All members of the
> Massachusetts Congressional delegation have been invited
> WHAT: A public hearing to highlight the need
> for national comprehensive health care reform. The hearing is part
> of a campaign to build a stronger movement for a "Medicare for All"
> solution (HR 676) to the health care crisis. Passage of HR 676
> would ensure that everyone would receive high quality and
> affordable health care.
> Congressmen John Olver, James McGovern, Barney Frank, and John
> Tierney (all D-MA) are co-sponsors of HR 676 along with 45 other
> members of Congress. (For more information about HR 676 see:
> HR 676's lead sponsor Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) will speak at
> the hearing and local media personality Sarah-Ann Shaw will
> moderate. The hearing will have three separate panels where people
> will share their experience dealing with the issues of skyrocketing
> costs, deteriorating quality of care and loss of insurance coverage
> or access to essential services.
> For more than three decades, Conyers has been a national leader and
> coalition builder in efforts to reform the health care system. He
> is the founder and chairman of the Congressional Universal Health
> Care Task Force, a 45-member caucus whose mission is to pass health
> care legislation that would guarantee every American access to
> affordable, comprehensive, quality health care.
> The hearing is organized by Jobs with Justice's Health Care Action
> Committee and is co-sponsored by: Ad Hoc Cmte. to Defend Health
> Care, Centro Presente, Communications Workers of America - District
> 1, CWA Local 1365, Health Care For All, Health Care For
> Massachusetts Campaign, Health Care-NOW, IBEW Local 2222, Irish
> Immigration Center, IUE-CWA Local 201, Lynn Health Task Force,
> MassCare, Massachusetts Home Care Association, Massachusetts
> Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, Massachusetts Nurses
> Association, Massachusetts Public Health Association, Massachusetts
> Senior Action Council, OWL, Physicians for a National Health Plan,
> Sisters Together Ending Poverty, Somerville-Cambridge Aging
> Network, United Electrical Workers - District 2, Women’s Health
> Institute, Women’s Universal Health Initiative.
> For more information, visit www.massjwj.net.
> MIRA works to advocate for the rights and opportunities of
> immigrants and refugees. In partnership with its members, MIRA
> advances this mission through education, training, leadership
> development, organizing, policy analysis and advocacy.
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