Please contact Mike Fox now to help organize a Healthcare Not Warfare event or vigil on or around Saturday, December 10th, 2016, International Human Rights Day. A decade ago, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) launched the Healthcare Not Warfare (HNW) campaign, calling for an end to war and redirection of funds to meet human needs, including an expanded and improved Medicare For All healthcare system. This to guarantee high quality healthcare for all as as a human right.
Our nation continues to neglect millions of people who are still suffering without access to quality healthcare. This is cruel, immoral, and unsustainable. PDA demands expanded and improved Medicare for All. We could easily afford to fully fund such a program if only we drastically decreased our massive spending on warfare, weapons, and military actions. Help PDA make needed progress on Healthcare Not Warfare. Please RSVP to Mike Fox and include any questions you have about the vigils, they can be simple and of any size. Too busy to volunteer? Then donate $500, $50, or whatever you can now to support our organizing for healthcare as a human right.
PDA demands that our leaders adopt peace and diplomacy as our primary policies, rather than regime change and military interventionism. We call on the incoming Trump Administration and the new Congress to fulfill our commitment to guarantee healthcare as a human right, and to end all foreign wars as well as the domestic war currently being waged against the Indigenous Peoples at Standing Rock and against all domestic at-risk populations."
To emphasize our organizing and advocacy, PDA chapters nation-wide will hold public vigils and other programs on or around December 10th at which PDA supporters and allies will mark the 10th anniversary of the HNW Campaign. These events will dramatize our national failure to guarantee high quality healthcare as a human right, will express our solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, and will also commemorate International Human Rights Day while reminding us of our largely-unmet treaty obligations under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human Rights Day celebrates the Universal Declaration to which the United States has been a party for 68 years, but which we have yet to fully adopt in policy or practice. Sadly, as we hope to enjoy the holiday season, we must prepare for expected extreme and regressive policies of the Trump-Pence regime. We must focus our attention on issues of war and peace while we prepare for impending attacks on healthcare. These vigils and other events will kick off PDA's renewed focus on championing healthcare as a basic human right and strong denunciation of warfare as an illegitimate policy.
As Republicans plot to repeal Obamacare, now is the time for a renewed and powerful Single Payer push under our tenth anniversary relaunch of our Healthcare Not Warfare (HNW) campaign. We would like to have HNW vigils held across the country on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, International Human Rights Day. Please contact Mike Fox now to help organize a vigil or other event. Please RSVP to Mike Fox and include any questions you have about the vigils
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