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You’ve heard the buzz, and you might be wondering …

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You’ve heard the buzz, and you might be wondering… What the heck is Medicare for All? And what can it do for me? You may have also heard about a series of ICE raids in West Virginia last week and be wondering what you can do to show solidarity with our immigrant neighbors? More below on opportunities to learn and ways you can help.


What the heck is Medicare for All? And what can it do for me?

Find out at one of these events!

If you’re tired of not getting the healthcare you need, or paying through the nose, this event is for you. Learn how this big idea could help save money and lives across America… and how we can make it happen soon.

Hear why enacting Medicare for All would mean:

  • No more sky-high prices on prescription drugs
  • No more deductibles, premiums or co-pays
  • Every doctor would be “in network”
  • Our whole country saving money

Upcoming Medicare for All Forums:

Beckley, WV: Thursday, September 5, 5-7pm at the Raleigh Playhouse and Theater, 403 Neville St, Beckley, West Virginia 25801

Hosted by Women’s March WV South with National Nurses United

Charleston, WV: Monday, September 16, 6-8pm at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier St, Charleston, West Virginia 25301

Co-hosted by Rise Up WV and Kanawha Valley DSA

Healthcare for All Strategy Meeting – Kanawha County

During our recent listening canvass in Kanawha County, 63% of people we talked to already supported Medicare for All! We also got rave reviews on the Healthcare for All platform that we’re getting ready to roll out with our local partners in 2020.

Come hear more about what we learned and help plan next steps!  Join our Healthcare for All Strategy Meeting this Wednesday, August 28, 6:30-8pm at the WV Citizen Action office (1500 Dixie St). This event is co-hosted with our local grassroots partner, Rise Up WV.

Want to host your own Medicare for All forum, start a local healthcare listening canvass, or join our Healthcare for All campaign?  Contact Gary at garyz@wvcag.org.


How do I show solidarity with our immigrant neighbors?

We’ve been at a loss for words as ICE continues to terrorize immigant communities across West Virginia, most recently raiding Barboursville and Morgantown last week.  At WV Citizen Action we stand with immigrant families.  We believe that everyone has the right to pursue a better life without having to live in fear or have their family torn apart.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the many folks who are going through dark and frightening times right now, here and across the country. 

If someone you know has been impacted by the raids, or if you’re looking for ways to help, check out this wealth of info from Our Children Our Future.

Looking to help by donating? Morgantown Area Youth Services is working with families who are directly affected by the raids. And ACLU is fundraising to hire a new employee who will work full time on immigrant rights.

 
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