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Mobilization for Health Care for All Goes National

October 13, 2009

from Healthcare-NOW!

In just two more days, the Mobilization for Health Care for All goes national.

When we launched this campaign we envisioned about 100 people signing up to sit in in the first weeks of the campaign – but with over 700 already, we’re now well on our way to 1000 pledges. And we originally talked about sit-ins happening in 3 or 4 cities on October 15th – today we’re proud to announce that “Patients Not Profit” sit-ins will be happening in at least 9 cities across the country this Thursday!

Below you’ll find a list with each city, the details for the action, and a contact. If you’re close enough to attend one of these actions and you’re not plugged in yet – please contact the local coordinator, join in, show up. Local leaders in these cities have worked tremendously hard to pull these actions together with very little time and we need to do everything we can to support them and make each one as big and strong as possible.

We know many of you are organizing sit-ins in your community, but haven’t been able to make it happen for the 15th. That’s okay: Thursday is just the beginning. Mark your calendars – the date for the next round of sit-ins is October 28th. That will be your turn. With the inspiration of people sitting in in at least 9 cities across the country on Thursday, how many cities will answer the call on the 28th? We don’t know – the answer is up to us. But we do know that if even a small percentage of the millions of people who’ve been hurt by these insurance companies start going to jail to stand up to them all over America, there will be historic possibilities for real reform that do not exist now. We owe it to ourselves and future generations to do everything we can to realize that possibility.

Visit the Mobilization for Health Care for All website for more information.

October 15th Sit-ins:

New York, NY
When: 10am EST
Where: United HealthGroup / 1 Penn Plaza 10119
Contact: Omar Kutty – omarkutty@hotmail.com

Washington, DC
When: 10 am
Where: Wellpoint / 655 15th St NW 20005
Contact: Kevin Zeese – kzeese@earthlink.net

Palm Beach, FL
When: 11:30 am
Where: Humana / 2056 Vista Pkwy 33411
Contact: Rick Ford – floridianshealth@aol.com

Boston, MA
When: 12 noon
Where: Cigna / 2223 Washington St 02462
Contact Ben Day – director@masscare.org

Cleveland, OH
When: 10 am
Where: Medical Mutual / 2060 E 9th St 44115
Contact: Drew Smith – drewsmith86@gmail.com

Portland, OR
When: 10 am
Where: Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield / 100 SW Market 97201
Contact: Chris Lowe – clowe@igc.org

Los Angeles, CA
When: 10 am
Where: Anthem Blue Cross / 801 S. Figueroa St. 90017
Contact: Sam Pullen – samuelbpullen@hotmail.com

Reno, NV
When: 11 am
Where: United Healthcare / 5190 Neil Road #420 89502
Contact: Lisa Stiller – koffeenut@yahoo.com

Phoenix, AZ
When: 4 pm to 6 pm
Where: United Healthcare / 2390 E. Camelback Road Suite 300 85016
Contact: Dan O’Neal – dan@pdamerica.org

Thanks for all that you do,
Healthcare-NOW! National Staff

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