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Medicare For All and Health Justice Working Group

Medicare For All and Health Justice Working Group | Connecticut DSA | We believe that health care is a human right, not a privilege. In partnership with the Medicare for All CT coalition, the Medicare for All working group aims to raise awareness and support for single-payer health care in Connecticut and across the country and to push our delegation in Washington to endorse and co-sponsor Medicare for All in Congress through the passage of municipal resolutions and other tactics. (Read about recent Medicare for All resolutions in Stamford and New Haven and more )

Medicare for all and Healthcare Justice

We believe that health care is a human right, not a privilege. In partnership with the Medicare for All CT coalition, the Medicare for All working group aims to raise awareness and support for single-payer health care in Connecticut and across the country and to push our delegation in Washington to endorse and co-sponsor Medicare for All in Congress through the passage of municipal resolutions and other tactics. (Read about recent Medicare for All resolutions in Stamford and New Haven and more )

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Medicare for All and Health Justice News

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 6, 2023
  • Hamden DSA Elected's: Crumbling Foundations Canvassing

    February 6, 2023 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    11 Pine Street, Parking on George Street side

    Join CT DSA Councilmen Justin Farmer and Abdul Osmanu, as we'll be knocking on doors from 11am - 1pm tomorrow (meeting up at the Keefe Center Parking Lot) to talk to residents in the Newhall community regarding the Crumbling Foundation program. After the drying out of an introductory pool of state funding to fix homes impacted by environmental racism (that has led to homes sinking into the ground) in the town, we are preparing to make a request that the state provides additional funding to the program to ensure this longstanding problem is addressed in a manner that respects and addresses the systemic harm caused to the Black and Brown, working-class community of Newhall. We'll be speaking to community members, making them aware of the program as a means of getting a better understanding of the of number homes in need of repair and the cost of such. We plan on knocking on doors in the coming weekend as well and will share information as soon as such is available.

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  • Reunión Informativa para limitar las alzas de renta en CT / Cap the Rent Information Session

    February 6, 2023 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Stamford TBA

    No más a las alzas de renta sin límite

    Infórmate sobre la campaña legislativa para limitar las alzas de rentas al 2.5% anual y terminar con los desalojos sin causa. Los incrementos de renta sin control están dejando a miles de personas en la calle, pero juntos podemos poner un alto a esta crisis. Regístrate para aprender como puedes unirte a la lucha para usar tu vos y compartir tu historia.

    Registración es requerida.

    Learn about the legislative campaign to cap annual rent increases at 2.5% and end no cause evictions, and how you can get involved in the fight. Presentation and discussion will be in Spanish with English interpretation. RSVP for location in Stamford.

    RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/reunion-informativa-para-limitar-las-alzas-de-renta-en-ct-cap-the-rent-information-session

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February 8, 2023
  • Cap the Rent Phonebank & Onboarding

    February 8, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    virtual

    Join the Cap the Rent CT campaign for a virtual phonebank (at 7pm) and campaign onboarding (at 6:30pm)! No experience is necessary—we'll give a training on how to make calls to elected representatives and provide a script. The onboarding session at 6:30 is the best way to learn about the campaign and get plugged in.

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/cap-the-rent-phone-bank-onboarding

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February 9, 2023
  • Cap the Rent: Public Testimony Workshop

    February 9, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    zoom

    La traducción al español está abajo / Spanish translation is below

    RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cap-the-rent-public-testimony-workshop-2/

    Every voice counts in the fight to pass SB 138 to cap annual rent increases at 2.5% and end no-cause evictions. The real estate lobby has money, but millions of dollars is no match for the power of people acting collectively. Together—whether homeowner or renter, across race, class, and zip code—we’re going to show our state elected officials that rent stabilization NOW is the will of the people of Connecticut.

    The date of the public hearing for SB 138 will only be announced 5 days in advance. It could happen anytime from mid February to early March. For maximum impact, we must be prepared ahead of time, with our testimonies already written and rehearsed, so that we can show up in numbers at the Capitol in Hartford and powerfully combine our voices.

    Public testimonies are 3 minutes in length and can be given in person or online.

    Why do you support Cap the Rent and housing stability for all? What's your housing story? Join us online to workshop your public testimony with help from seasoned movement leaders.

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    Cada voz cuenta en la lucha para aprobar la SB 138 para limitar los aumentos anuales de renta al 2.5% y eliminar los desalojos sin causa. El lobby inmobiliario tiene dinero, pero millones de dólares no pueden competir con el poder de la gente que actúa colectivamente. Juntos, ya sean propietarios o inquilinos, sin importar la raza, la clase y el código postal, vamos a mostrarles a los legisladores de nuestro estado que la estabilización de la renta AHORA es la voluntad de la gente de Connecticut.

    La fecha de la audiencia pública para la SB 138 solo se anunciará con 5 días de anticipación. Podría suceder en cualquier momento desde mediados de febrero hasta principios de marzo. Para lograr el máximo impacto, debemos estar preparados con anticipación, con nuestros testimonios ya escritos y ensayados, de modo que podamos llegar con numeros grandes de personas en el Capitolio en Hartford y combinar poderosamente nuestras voces.

    Los testimonios públicos tienen una duración de 3 minutos y se pueden dar en persona o en línea.

    ¿Por qué apoya Cap the Rent y viviendas estables para todos? ¿Cuál es su historia de vivienda? Únase a nosotros en línea para escribir su testimonio público con la ayuda de líderes experimentados del movimiento.

    Habrá interpretación en español.

    RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cap-the-rent-public-testimony-workshop-2/

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February 11, 2023
  • Cap the Rent Story Slam

    February 11, 2023 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Q House (Dixwell Community House), 197 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT 06511

    RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cap-the-rent-story-slam

    When the demands of our Cap the Rent campaign are raised for a public hearing at the Capitol, it will be a battle for the story we tell about people, power, and profit as they relate to housing. Landlords will tell a story about lazy tenants and the supposedly dire consequences of regulating rent. We will tell a different story: about dignity, empowerment, stability, and community.

    Why do you support Cap the Rent? What's your housing story?

    Join us for a "story slam," a chance to share our stories with each other first, before we share them at the Capitol. Just like at a public hearing, each speaker will have 3 minutes to speak about why we need a cap on rent and an end to no-fault evictions. This will be a supportive and creative space to practice our public testimonies with each other and to hear from a diversity of community members about why we need housing stability for all.

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February 12, 2023
  • Western CT DSA February 12th 4 pm in person meet up in Bethel CT

    February 12, 2023 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Molten Java. 213 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801 - US

    February in-person Meetup.
    Topics: Reorganizing as the Western CT branch of Connecticut DSA.
    Housing issues in Fairfield and Litchfield Counties. Organizing tenants in the area.
    Other opportunities to get involved in the chapter.

    RSVP here; https://actionnetwork.org/events/western-ct-dsa-02-12-2023-meetup

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February 13, 2023
  • Cap the Rent: Public Testimony Workshop

    February 13, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    virtual

    The date of the public hearing for our bill, SB 138, will only be announced 5 days in advance. It could happen anytime from mid February to early March. For maximum impact, we must be prepared ahead of time, with our testimonies already written and rehearsed, so that we can show up in numbers at the Capitol in Hartford and powerfully combine our voices. Public testimonies are 3 minutes in length and can be given in person or online.

    Why do you support Cap the Rent and housing stability for all? What's your housing story? Join us online to workshop your public testimony with help from seasoned movement leaders.

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/cap-the-rent-public-testimony-workshop

    See more details

  • International Affairs Cuba section

    February 13, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84858186183?pwd=cHlHcWhkS0Q0ckI1VmN2NXVOWjFZZz09

    Join the Cuba section of the International Affairs Working Group for our monthly section meeting. In this meeting with advance our organizing work around Cuba solidarity.

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  • International Affairs Palestine section

    February 13, 2023 | 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87135255109?pwd=Y0taS0VWbmJ6MUhTdGpWWEl4ZFgvdz09

    Join the Palestine section of the International Affairs Working Group for our monthly sectionmeeting! In this meeting we advance our organizing work in support of Palestinian liberation.

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February 14, 2023
  • Rideshare rider organizing

    February 14, 2023 | 8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Virtual

    The labor working group is looking for people to join our rideshare rider organizing campaign. Basically, we are looking for people who use Uber and Lyft to talk to their drivers about joining the fight. (FYI to Pete or Peter… This is not really a meeting based, we are currently working together virtually on WhatsApp. People should contact me to get involved. labor@ctdsa.org )

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February 15, 2023
  • Cap the Rent Phonebank & Onboarding

    February 15, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    virtual

    Join the Cap the Rent CT campaign for a virtual phonebank (at 7pm) and campaign onboarding (at 6:30pm)! No experience is necessary—we'll give a training on how to make calls to elected representatives and provide a script. The onboarding session at 6:30 is the best way to learn about the campaign and get plugged in.

    https://actionnetwork.org/events/cap-the-rent-phone-bank-onboarding

    See more details