San Gabriel Valley


PO Box 6705
Altadena, CA 91003
United States




We will meet on March 10th, at Coco's restaurant in Pasadena (Michelinda/Colorado site) from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.  We expect to have some new SB562 materials as distributed by the Healthy California campaign team on March 4th, and will supplement that as needed with our soon-to-be designed single payer signs, flyers, etc.  We know the communities in the San Gabriel Valley and will carefully plan our outreach campaign, using the single payer video, tabling at events and farmer's markets, writing articles to publish in local papers, etc.  Our Valley is large and abuts the Inland Empire, which we will include in our grassroots campaign planning.  Also it appears that there will be enough time to demonstrate strong local support for the bill this year as it is enlarged and amended in the California Senate.
I salute you as a really talented group!  So let's meet on March 10th and collaborate on the development of our local campaign to support The Healthy California Act (SB562)!
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 March 10th

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