Our next Chapter meeting will be held this Wednesday, April 19th, at 12:00 noon at the League of Women Voters’ Pasadena office, Western Justice Center Annex, 65 So. Grand Ave., Pasadena. Please note that we are no longer meeting in the library! To locate the League conference room, follow the walkway to the left of the 65 South Grand building to access the rear door on your right. Street parking and a large lot across the street are available. PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME and LOCATION!
There will be a report from Terry on pending state healthcare legislation with the main focus on our single payer bill, SB562 (Lara and Atkins); a discussion of the bill's program outline (and funding system preview); legislative review calendar and lobbying campaign; grassroots outreach and education planning; and an update on the Affordable Care Act and Republican substitute proposals.
Regards to all,
Irma Strantz, Chair
San Gabriel Valley Chapter of HCA
(a) you would like to add something to the Agenda; and
(b) whether or not you can attend.
Looking forward to meeting with you on April 19th
Here is past event report and pictures.
MEDICARE’s 50th Birthday celebration in Pasadena on July 30th was a great success! At the Sidewalk Rally on Lake Street at Cordova Avenue, the birthday theme was presented on red umbrellas positioned at each corner and on a huge Medicare banner that was marched around the intersection. Medicare messages included: Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare!; Improve, Don't Cut Medicare!; Medicare 4 All - Rain or Shine; Make Medicare Universal!; We Love Medicare - Improve and Expand It to All!. There were about 20 umbrella carriers at the rally, plus interested pedestrians who stopped to chat and horn-tooting drivers who showed appreciation for the umbrella messages! Birthday Party attendees included members from the League of Women Voters - Pasadena Area, Claremont and Glendale Chapters; Health Care for All – San Gabriel Valley Chapter, CNA/NNOC San Gabriel Valley nurses; All Care Alliance; Planned Parenthood of Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley, NAMI and PNHP. Area TV and Print Media review coverage was provided via videotaped interviews with rally participants. Although thunderstorms and rain were predicted, the Pasadena birthday weather was fine....sunny and hot, but bearable for Rally participants under our red umbrellas! Closing message for the reader: Beware the lawmakers and election candidates in Washington, DC who propose to demolish Medicare and turn the program over to private for profit insurance carriers. The American people desperately need a universal health system that delivers comprehensive high-quality affordable care with no access barriers. Support HR676 - Improved Medicare for All! And urge your representative and senator to also sign on, if they haven't.
Irma Strantz and Terry DeWolfe, Directors
There were some us who were bused in from the Inland Empire at the LA Rally to a large tent filled with music, speakers and apple pie. Terry set up our table and we had many people who came to our table to talk about medicare and social security. More at the next meeting. CARA and CA Nurse Association provided the necessities for us. Shirley Harlan