PAST WEBINARS

 

August 27, 2020: Featuring Rep. Joe Neguse

Speakers include:

  • U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse (D-Colo.)
  • Dr. Susan Rogers, president-elect of Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Rita Valenti, nurse on the board of Healthcare-NOW and Southern Workers’ Assembly
  • Vinay Krishnan, Center for Popular Democracy
  • Max Cotterill, National Nurses United
  • Activist leaders from Michigan and DC 

July 29, 2020: Featuring Rep. Katie Porter

Speakers include:

  • U.S. Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.)
  • Council Member Henry Davis, South Bend (Ind.) City Council
  • Council Member Kate Traggiano, Red Bank (N.J.) City Council
  • Dr. Kathryn Himmelstein, who recently published research on the racial disparities in hospital funding
  • Activist leaders from Wisconsin, Indiana, and New Hampshire

June 25, 2020: Centering Racial Justice in our Medicare for All Movement

Speakers include:

  • Hilary O. Shelton, Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, NAACP
  • Council Member Amelia Parker, Knoxville City Council
  • Dr. Sanjeev Sriram, Social Security Works All Means All Campaign
  • Connie Huynh, People’s Action Health Care for All Campaign
  • Vinay Krishan, Center for Popular Democracy
  • Local leaders from Tennessee, New Jersey and Michiga

 

May 28, 2020: Featuring U.S. Rep. Judy Chu, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, and Council Member Jason Williams

Speakers include:

  • U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
  • New Orleans City Council President Jason Williams
  • Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, physician, epidemiologist, civil servant, and progressive activist
  • Marti Garza, director of the health care department for the Machinists Union
  • Activist leaders from Louisiana, Florida, Indiana and Michigan

 

April 29, 2020: Emergency Response in the Pandemic, With U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy

Speakers include:

  • U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.)
  • Stephanie Kang, health policy advisor to U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.)
  • Aaron Seyedian, Owner, Well-Paid Maids, member of Business for Medicare for All
  • Carl Rosen, President, United Electrical Workers
  • Professor Karen Palmer, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Local leaders from Michigan, Louisiana, Maryland, Florida, and Connecticut

April 1, 2020: COVID-19 and Medicare for All, Featuring U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

Speakers include:

  • U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
  • Minneapolis Council Member Philippe Cunningham
  • Dr. Rani Marx, epidemiologist with Institute for Slow Medicine (presentation notes)
  • Dr. James Kahn, professor emeritus of health policy UC San Francisco
  • Dr. Augie Lindmark, physician member of Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Organizers with National Nurses United, Texas Organizing Project, Students for a National Health Program, Progressive Democrats of America and Public Citizen

March 4, 2020: Featuring U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)

Speakers include:

  • U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.)
  • Abdul El-Sayed, physician and former director of Detroit’s Health Dept
  • Larry Cohen, board chair, Our Revolution
  • Mayor Trevor Elkins, Newburgh Heights, Ohio
  • Silvia Fabela, Local Progress
  • Local activists from Ohio, Florida, Louisiana and Maryland

February 5, 2020: Doctors are Demanding Medicare for All 

Speakers include:

  • Councilmember William Reynolds, Bethlehem, Pa. City Council
  • Dr. Adam Gaffney, President, Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Jennifer Epps-Addison, President and Co-Executive Director of Center for Popular Democracy
  • Wendell Potter, former Cigna executive and president of Medicare for All NOW
  • Dr. Sanjeev Sriram,  All Means All Campaign, Social Security Works
  • Ben Day, Executive Director, Healthcare-NOW
  • Local leaders from Connecticut, Iowa and Florida

January 9, 2020: Featuring U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.)

Speakers include:

  • U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.), member of U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee health subcommittee
  • Jeannette Wicks-Lim, research professor at the University of Amherst Political Economy Research Institute (Click here for Professor Wicks-Lim’s ppt slides)
  • Richard Master, founder and CEO of MCS, founder of Business for Medicare for All
  • Jacob McKean, founder and CEO of Modern Times Beer, San Diego
  • Activist organizer updates from Tennessee, Texas, New Hampshire and South Carolina

December 4, 2019: Featuring Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym 

Speakers include:

  • Stephanie Kang, lead staffer on Medicare for All for Representative Pramila Jayapal, the author of H.R. 1384 – The Medicare for All Act of 2019
  • Philadelphia Councilmember Helen Gym
  • Melinda St. Louis and Brittany Shannahan, Public Citizen
  • Local leaders from Los Angeles, who shared the lessons they learned from the recent victory in the Los Angeles City Council
  • Organizing updates from activist leaders from Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, and New Hampshire

October 1, 2019: Featuring Movement Leaders Donna Smith and Rebecca Wood

Speakers include:

  • Stephanie Kang, lead staffer on Medicare for All for Representative Pramila Jayapal, the author of H.R. 1384 – The Medicare for All Act of 2019
  • Donna Smith, chair of advisory board for Progressive Democrats of America, featured in Michael Moore’s SICKO
  • Rebecca Wood, organizer for MassCare, who shared her tragic health care story during a recent House Ways and Means Committee hearing
  • Kaytlin Gilbert, organizer with Physicians for a National Health Program
  • Activist leaders from Texas, Florida and Washington, DC
  • Learn more about the Week of Action (October 28-November 3, 2019)

September 5, 2019: Featuring Nancy Altman, Social Security Works

Speakers include:

  • Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, on how Medicare For All will affect seniors
  • Jen Kimmich, CEO of Alchemist Brewery in Vermont, on how Medicare For All will help small and medium sized businesses
  • Melinda St. Louis and Brittany Shannahan from Public Citizen, who shared plans for a Medicare For All Resolutions Week of Action, October 28 – November 3, 2019
  • Activist leaders from California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Oregon

August 14, 2019: Featuring Rep. Jamie Raskin

Speakers include:

  • U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (D- Md.)
  • Sanaa Abrar, United We Dream
  • Sofia Sepulveda, Texas Organizing Project
  • Marti Garza, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
  • Dr. Bill Honigman, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)
  • Kelly Coogan-Gehr, National Nurses United (NNU)
  • Chuck Pennacchio, One Payer States
  • Melinda St. Louis and Brittany Shannahan, Public Citizen

July 11, 2019: Featuring Rep. Joe Neguse

Speakers include:

 

  • Representative Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Vice Chair of the House Medicare For All Caucus
  • Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson, who led the unanimous vote in favor of Medicare For All in the second-largest county in the U.S.
  • Jessica Suarez Scruggs, Congressional Progressive Caucus Center, who shared messaging guidance on Medicare For All
  • Tracey Corder, from the Center for Popular Democracy, who discussed a recent letter supporting Medicare For All from prominent racial justice organizations
  • Activist leaders from California, Texas, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania, who gave updates on their ongoing efforts to push local resolutions in support of Medicare For All

 

June 12, 2019: Featuring Rep. Ro Khanna

Speakers include:

 

  • Representative Ro Khanna from California, who shared all the latest from Congress
  • Councilmember Steven Cornell, who sponsored the victorious Medicare For All resolution in St Petersburg, FL
  • Leaders from the medical student, reproductive justice, and faith communities that form part of our coalition, as well as organizers from California, Chicago, Maryland and Florida who shared their strategies for passing resolutions in their communities

 

May 21, 2019: Ady Barkan

Speakers include:

 

  • Councilmember M. Lorena Gonzales, Seattle City Council
  • Ady Barkan, organizer with Center for Popular Democracy and founder of Be a Hero
  • David Steil, CEO & former Republican state legislator
  • Leaders from Physicians for a National Health Program, Labor Campaign for Single Payer, Public Citizen and People’s Action, as well as local leaders from Maryland, California, Kansas, and Louisiana

 

May 7, 2019: Rep. Pramila Jayapal

Speakers include:

 

  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the author of the House Medicare For All Act of 2019, on the growing momentum in Washington
  • Jillian Johnson, the Mayor Pro Tem of Durham, NC, who recently led her city council to pass a resolution in favor of Medicare For All
  • Dr. Sanjeev Sriram (aka Dr. America), on Medicare For All and civil rights
  • Dr. Bill Honigman, an ER Doctor, on convincing government officials to support Medicare For All
  • Movement leaders from Our Revolution, People’s Action, Public Citizen laid out the path for winning a resolution in your town

 

April 18, 2019: Medicare For All Resolutions Kickoff

Speakers include:

 

  • Quinton Zondervan, one of our city council member champions from Cambridge, Mass., on why local government officials should care about Medicare for All.
  • Movement leaders and experts from People’s Action, Our Revolution, American Medical Student Association, Healthcare-NOW, National Nurses United, and Public Citizen.
  • Plus: a guide on how to get a resolution going in your community and an overview of the activist toolkit at medicare4allresolutions.org