"Universality": HCHR Campaign Launches Second Grassroots Public Service Announcement (PSA)

“UNIVERSALITY”

Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign Launches Second Grassroots Public Service Announcement (PSA)

Online: www.workerscenter.org/psa2

Vermont - The Healthcare Is A Human Right Campaign has just released the second grassroots video PSA in a series for Vermonters to share with friends, family and co-workers about the the kind of universal healthcare system we need.

On February 8, 2011 in response to the mounting opposition from healthcare industry profiteers and out-of-state interests to Vermont becoming the first state in the country to have universal healthcare, the Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign announced a grassroots media campaign called “Vermont: Stand Up, Stand Together!”

“We must push to make sure our elected officials stick to the human rights principles for this universal healthcare legislation. There will be a lot of work to be done to make improvements and additions to this bill, and to do that we will have to overcome all the paid lobbyists and advertisements bought to try to scare and divide us,” said Vermont Workers’ Center president Peg Franzen. “The only way we can do this is by continuing the grassroots organizing across the state which got us here. That is why we all calling on Vermonters across the state to Stand Up, and Stand Together so we can establish a healthcare system that’s worth fighting for and that truly works for everyone by making healthcare a public good.”

The first PSA “Vermonters Standing Up to Insurance Companies” at www.workerscenter.org/psa1

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