Bernie Sanders Rocks Boulder

Bernie Sanders to Host "YES on 69" Rally in Boulder Monday

Former Presidential Candidate Stumps for Healthcare for All as Ballots Drop

Rally for ColoradoCare with PDA and our Colorado CD4 endorsed Congressional candidate Bob Seay

Our allies with the ColoradoCareYES campaign reported they're "thrilled to announce one of the most anticipated events of the season in the run-up to Election Day. Senator Bernie Sanders will host a rally in support of ColoradoCare, Amendment 69 on the November ballot, this Monday, October 17th in Boulder. The former presidential candidate has aggressively supported Amendment 69, and his Colorado appearance should give a powerful boost to ColoradoCare's profile as voters begin marking their ballots."

What: Bernie Sanders "YES on 69" rally for ColoradoCare, Amendment 69

When: Monday, October 17
Doors open at 4:00 p.m., program begins at 5:00 p.m.

Where: Farrand Field
CU-Boulder Main Campus, near the University Memorial Center (UMC)
Boulder, Colorado 80309

RSVP: Members of the media wishing to attend the event should RSVP with affiliation, phone number, and camera needs (if any) to Press@ColoradoCare.org by Noon on Monday, October 17. For more information, please visit ColoradoCare.org.

"There is an important ballot initiative in Colorado which calls for a [Medicare-for-all] health care system," Sanders said. "It is absurd, it is beyond belief, that here in America we remain the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all people. If that proposal can win in Colorado, I believe that idea will spread around the country."

Sanders has encouraged the effort to bring a "Medicare-for-all" health care system to Colorado since even before it made the ballot. He has spoken about it on multiple occasions, before and after winning the Colorado caucus by 19 points.

Sanders' appearance adds momentum to a growing grassroots campaign that has attracted support in every corner of Colorado while gaining national and international attention. It is, arguably, the most talked about issue on the ballot in Colorado this year, and it echoes a central Medicare-for-all plank in the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign platform.

"This is the event Sanders supporters and ColoradoCare supporters have been waiting for," said Owen Perkins, Director of Communications for ColoradoCareYES. "No one has done more to elevate the idea of Medicare for all in the United States in recent years, and by bringing the notion of universal health care into stadiums, auditoriums, town halls, and living rooms throughout the country, Senator Sanders has helped create the ideal environment for passing ColoradoCare. He mobilized hundreds of thousands of Coloradans to become politically active, and we can't wait to have Bernie back in Boulder to make history together by enacting a central plank in his presidential platform and a founding feature in the ongoing revolution he has inspired."

ColoradoCare will save the average Coloradan thousands of dollars, and a collective $4.5 billion in savings in health care costs each year. ColoradoCare will provide comprehensive health care to every Coloradan, picking up hundreds of thousands of residents who are currently uninsured. Funding for the program will primarily come through a 3.33% payroll deduction for employees and 6.67% for employers, eliminating the need for premiums and deductibles.

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) says healthcare is a basic human right. Unfortunately, the big insurance companies disagree. While we're working with allies to pass ColoradoCare, the wealthy special interests are swamping Colorado airwaves with dishonest propaganda. We need you to donate your time, your money or both right now. If we can show strong support for single payer in Colorado, we can bring the struggle to other states.

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As a Coloradan who's endured horrific experiences trying to deal with our broken healthcare system, the ColoradoCare campaign is very personal to me. That's why I'm so honored that Lyn Gullette, a leader with the Campaign Team for ColoradoCare.org says:

PDA and Donna Smith, both nationally and at the state level, have been strong supporters of Colorado's efforts to pass Amendment 69 and secure universal health care. PDA walks the progressive walk and we've watched them skillfully, tenaciously, and powerfully fight against the multi-national corporate profiteers and advocate for the people and for the basic human right to have health care. Colorado is grateful for PDA.

Support PDA's work for healthcare as a human right. Please contribute generously to our efforts on behalf of ColoradoCare.

If you're in Colorado or can travel here to join us for events and canvassing, please contact me at Donna@PDAmerica.org.

In solidarity,

Donna Smith for Judy, Mike F, Mike H, Janis, Deb, Dan, Teva, Amos, and Kim, your PDA National Team

P.S. We're here to help you make progress in your state and locality! If you need any help organizing a new PDA chapter or energizing your existing chapter, please contact PDA Field Coordinator Judy Hess.

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