Southeastern Connecticut, AFL-CIO

 

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Tell Congress to repeal the tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations instead of cutting the vital programs that benefit nearly one-third of the U.S. population.

We invite all to join us for a town hall to discuss and answer your questions and concerns about a Medicare for All healthcare system.

Doors open at 1:15 PM


Panelists: 
*Dr. Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics at University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst and has written on the funding of a 
single payer system for Physicians for a National Health Plan
* Beverly Brakeman, Vice President of UAW Region 9A CT
* Carlos Moreno, CT State Director, Working Families Organization
* Benjamin Day, moderator, Executive Director Healthcare-NOW
* Shirley Watson, Executive Board Member, SEIU 1199NE

Co-sponsors: 
Medicare For All CT 
PNHP CT 
CT Single Payer Coalition
Our Revolution CT Team
Healthcare-NOW, National
Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1298 CT
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
UAW Region 9A
(IAM) International Assoc. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 1746
CT AFL-CIO
SEIU/1199NE
Central CT Labor Chapter of the AFL-CIO
Greater Hartford Central Labor Chapter
Eastern CT Area Labor Federation
Greater Bristol Labor Federation
Moral Monday CT (organizing Poor Peoples Campaign CT)
CT Conference United Church of Christ
Voices of Women of Color
League of Women Voters of CT
Hartford Catholic Worker
Democracy For America-Fairfield County
TALK - Truth and Action in Love and Kindness from Congregational Church of South Glastonbury, CT
Democracy For America - National
Central CT Democratic Socialists of America
Western CT Democratic Socialists of America
New Haven Peoples Center
CT Peace and Solidarity Coalition

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