This January has been a busy month for the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign! In case you missed it, here's a quick review of some top media media coverage to kick off the new year.
Today, Healthcare is a Human Right supporters were back at the statehouse calling for transparency and participation in the process of developing equitable financing for Green Mountain Care.
For Immediate Release:January 15 2015
Contact: Keith Brunner, 802-363-9615, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vermont Human Rights Council calls for a budget that advances equity and dignity
Groups issue response to Governor’s budget address
Today, faith leaders held a powerful press conference at the Vermont statehouse, laying out the moral case for moving forward on universal healthcare. Featured below are some of the speakers:
Rabbi Joshua Chason, who pointed out that "Healthcare as a human right is basic compassion, which is...the essence of all religious traditions."
“We realized that we were the victims of a broken promise … our hopes had been blasted… We had no alternative except to prepare for direct action, whereby we would present our very bodies as a means of laying our case before the conscience of the local and the national community.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963
For Immediate Release: January 8 2015
Contact: Keith Brunner, email@example.com, 802-363-9615
Universal healthcare advocates occupying Vermont statehouse chambers, demanding legislators move forward with nation’s first universal healthcare law
"We demand that the Speaker of the House, Shap Smith, commits the Vermont Legislature to schedule a public hearing on Governor Shumlin's financing proposal by January 29th, and that this hearing be held at a time in the evening when those working during the day may participate."
January 8, 2015
Now Is The Time: Calling legislators to action on universal healthcare financing
January 8th, 2015
Open Letter from 70+ Organizations: "Now is the Time for Green Mountain Care"
An Open Letter to Governor Shumlin and the Vermont Legislature from National Advocates for Universal, Publicly Financed Healthcare