Monday, February 17, 2020

Ron Kind Listening Session Wednesday

There will be a Ron Kind listening session on Wednesday, February 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 401 Integrated Technology Center, Western Technical College, La Crosse.

Given that two big studies in the last two months have confirmed that a single-payer health care system like Medicare for All would save Americans' money and lives, we might like to ask Ron Kind to sign on to HR 1384, the 2019 Medicare for All Act, which currently has 118 co-sponsors.

Studies are here:
* The Lancet study just released
* Urban Institute metastudy from January

There are other good issues as well like Green New Deal. Under a Green New Deal pathway, for example, workers losing jobs because the Genoa coal plant will be closing, would receive training and assistance to find new jobs in the clean energy sector. Despite a year's worth of begging Kind to co-sponsor the Green New Deal, we have not moved Kind to support this important first step.

Take this opportunity to keep up the pressure on important issues.

And, as a friend has reminded, please also express support for Hmong and southeast Asian families who may now be under threat of deportation by the Trump administration.

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