Take Action

On February 17, 2017 Senators Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins introduced SB 562, The Healthy California Act: http://healthcareforall.org/what-healthy-california-act-sb-562-laraatkins. Advocacy for the bill is led by the "Healthy California Campaign”, composed of the AllCare Alliance, the Campaign for a Healthy California (CHC) and Labor United for Universal Healthcare.

Actions you can take:

  1. Connect with HCA
    Become a member. Donate. Volunteer with your local chapter or start your own.
  2. Invite a speaker
    Contact us to line up a speaker. Then host a house party with neighbors, family, friends and colleagues. Or get us a spot on the meeting agenda of your club or church group.
  3. Send letters/emails; make phone calls
    Contact your state legislators expressing support for the Lara/Atkins Bill - SB 562, the Healthy California Act. Write to your local paper pointing out how a single-payer system could alleviate the problem described in a particular news story.
  4. Get the word out
    Put together your own personal list.  Forward information to contacts when there’s important news or need to act.
  5. Seek endorsements
    Ask businesses, city councils and school boards, and prominent individuals in your community to endorse SB 562. See a sample endorsement letter, a sample endorsement resoluton, and a guide to the endorsement process here: http://healthcareforall.org/downloads/cat_view/SB562%20Endorsement%20Process
  6. Arrange a screening of a healthcare film.
    The movie "Now is the Time" was released in late 2016 and is perfect for a community group, organization, or business. You can purchase a DVD of "Now is the Time" from the movie's website: http://www.nowsthetimemovie.com/. Or if you belong to an HCA chapter, contact your chapter chair to see if they have a copy of the movie you can borrow. Two older movies may also be available for screening. See this document for descriptions of the movies: http://healthcareforall.org/sites/default/files/files/downloads/healthcaremoviesdescriptions_2017april.pdf
  7. Stay up to date