January 29, 2020

Spoiler alert! Informational post

Public Citizen’s Texas billboard
Advocacy groups like Public Citizen work pretty arduously towards to change the healthcare delivery system in this country, even when we’re not paying much attention to them.

Every once in a while, though, like in the Jan/Feb issue of News, they tell you exactly what they’ve been doing and invite people — of course — to jump on board.

Here’s their prongs:
  • Encouraging local governments to pass resolutions for M4A (update)
  • Creating citizen petitions (sign now)
  • Pushing for House hearings
  • Collecting co-sponsors for the M4A Act (118 to date, more than half of the Democratic caucus)
  • Advertising and informing (billboards, graphics, videos, etc.)
  • Setting up webinars/virtual town halls (full list here
  • Calling press conferences and sending tipsheets to reporters
  • Publishing reports and analyses, e.g., “Fever Pitch: Surge in Opposition Lobbying” (June 2019) and “The Case for Medicare-for-All” (Feb 2019)
  • Organizing public statements

And three they didn’t mention in the article:

Town hall includes Reps. Pressley and Omar and Public Citizen’s
Medicare for All campaign director Melinda St. Louis

Webinar speakers include Richard Master (founder of Business for M4A) and
research prof Jeannette Wicks-Lim (U. of Amherst Political Economy Research Inst.)

Webinar speakers include Rep. Pamila Jayapal and dr. Sanjeev Sriram (aka Dr. America)


I like the way they’re spending my donations.


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