Week of Action Organizing Checklist

During the Medicare for All Resolutions Week of Action, local activists from around the country will mobilize together to advance our goal of winning dozens of local resolutions in support of Medicare for All!

Whether you are just beginning your local organizing effort or have been working for some time, your community can be a part of this nationwide Week of Action: October 28-November 3, 2019.

See our check list and let us know which type of activity will work best in your community, so we can add it to our growing map of actions! Scroll down to RSVP and let us know how you plan to participate.

✔ Organize a watch party for the Nationwide Virtual Town Hall.

On October 28, we streamed an exciting line-up of national leaders in the fight for Medicare for All (including U.S. Representatives Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley)!  It’s not too late to host a watch party, write postcards to your councilmembers and make plans for the next steps in your effort. Watch the Virtual Town Hall, and check out our tips for hosting a watch party.

✔ Schedule a meeting with a city councilmember.

If you’re getting started, organize a group of residents to sit down with a city council member during the Week of Action to ask them to sponsor a resolution.  We have all the tools you’ll need  and can help you along the way.

✔ Collect signatures to urge your councilmembers to support a Medicare for all Resolution.

If you’ve already been in touch with your councilmembers but they haven’t yet committed to supporting a resolution, or you know of some councilmembers who might not yet be supportive, use our petition toolkit and collect signatures at a local event or gathering place.

Hold a press conference or visibility-raising event at City Hall.

If your local officials have not yet committed to advancing a Medicare for All resolution, hold a “heal-in” or vigil or petition delivery press event in front of city hall during the Week of Action. We have sample materials and tools for you to use.

✔ Work with your city council to hold a hearing or vote on your resolution during the Week of Action.

If you’ve been in contact with your local officials about a resolution, encourage them to hold a vote or hearing on the Medicare for All resolution during that week, and mobilize folks to testify in support of the resolution.