Resources for Organizing for Medicare for All During the COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the failures of our for-profit health care system and has forced so many of us into isolation and uncertainty.

Now, more than ever, we must come together – in whatever way we can – to build community and strategize about how we confront the unique challenges of this moment.

We must first support one another and respond to the immediate needs created by this crisis.

When and where we can, we must also continue to build our movement and make the case for Medicare for All in order to be better able to fight pandemics like this one.

Here are some resources and ideas for continuing to build the movement during this period.

  • First and foremost, stay safe and support your loved ones and broader community by practicing social distancing and other measures as recommended by public health experts and participating in local mutual aid initiatives.
  • Hold virtual meetings and gatherings with fellow health justice activists in your community during this time of social isolation, to continue to connect with one another, engage in online advocacy to respond to immediate policy needs locally and nationally, and make plans for connecting with local officials when the moment is right.  If you need support with technology to help convene such meetings or want to talk through ideas, send us an email and let us know a good time to give you a call.

We are in unprecedented times, and it’s never been more evident that we are all in this together.