At its most recent Board meeting, the MNA overwhelming voted to endorse and support the Massachusetts Jobs With Justice as it begins to plan activities related to its next "Health Care Action Week"—a week-long series of health care-focused events that aims to call attention to the state’s health care crisis.
The new week of events comes after JWJ’s highly successful "Health Care for All" march, which was held on June 19. With more than 80 organizational endorsers, JWJ spokespeople estimated that 1,000 to 1,500 concerned health care voters were marching in Boston, along with thousands more in 150 cities in all 50 states across the country.
The key to further success though is to keep this level of momentum going in order to keep the health care crisis in the forefront throughout the election season. As a result, JWJ is partnering with the MNA and other organizations to promote "Health Care Action Week." For up-to-date information, visit www.massjwj.net.
Participants in "Health Care Action Week" will engage in rallies, door-to-door canvassing, passing resolutions and holding town hall meetings. JWJ’s collective demand is for a just health care system that will engage large numbers of working people about the need for a health care plan that:
- Covers everyone
- Saves money by eliminating bureaucratic inefficiency
- Is publicly financed
To drive the point home, Massachusetts JWJ will celebrate part of the week of action by holding a ‘Town Hall Meeting on the Health Care Crisis’ at the Old West Church at 4 p.m., Sunday, October 10. Attendees will use this forum to reflect on their experiences throughout the week and to discuss an action plan that addresses what meaningful health care reform means as November 2 approaches.
Organizations/individuals who are interested in participating in any of the week’s events, including the Town Hall Meeting, are encouraged to download a JWJ endorsement form here. For more information, contact the JWJ’s Tiffany Skogstrom via e-mail at email@example.com or call 617.524.8778.