Fwd: Legislative hearings on single payer health care on Jan. 9th in Augusta – and a multi-group rally

Scroll down to read reminder of the Rally of Unity, same day in Augusta

Begin forwarded message:

From: Joe Lendvai <joelendvai@gmail.com>

Hi Folks, 

On January 9th our friend and Maine AllCare board member Sen. Geoff Gratwick, MD, will chair the Joint Committee on Insurance and Financial Services to hear public testimony on LD 1345, An Act To Establish a Single-payor Health Care System To Be Effective in 2017. We are organizing between 20 and 40 people to speak briefly in support of the our single payer billCan you come and and testify in support of the bill, introduced by another of our board members, Rep. Charlie Priest? 

Date/time: January 9, 2013 at 1PM
Location: Room 220, Cross Office Building, (State House) Augusta, ME

If you cannot be there in person you can still make your views heard by writing a paragraph or two; one of our Maine AllCare board members can read it on your behalf. We are also looking for personal health care stories where patients and/or providers were needlessly challenged by the current “system”, and how might single payer obviate the problem. If you know of people with a “story” that they are willing to share, one that would advance our cause of health care for all, please forward this information.

Would you please let me know if you plan to attend and speak in support of the Charlie’s bill? Thanks very much.

Joe Lendvai



WHEN: January 9th at 1pm

WHERE: Hall of Flags, inside the State House, Augusta


The Rally of Unity is a collaborative demonstration by the Alliance for Common Good, an ad-hoc coalition of over 20 environmental and social justice groups assembling as a unified front to give voice to ordinary Maine people and to push back against corporate dominance in government, with hopes to organize into the future.  We recognize that our democracy has been abandoned, so we must work together to tell to our elected officials that we want:


Maine Money and Resources for People, Not Corporations!

A Maine Economy that Protects the Environment

Money Out of Politics

Join us:  The bigger the movement, the stronger the impact!  If your group wants to join the Alliance for Common Good on January 9th, please contact Ridgely:ridgelyfuller@gmail.com

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