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Statewide Town Halls and Canvassing Call for Urgent Action on Healthy California Act SB 562

California Nurses Association Press Release, 9/8/17

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SB 562 supporters conducting door-to-door outreach August 26 in Paramount (AD 63 - Rendon).

"Our current healthcare system is broken and our elected representatives must take urgent action to fix it by supporting SB 562 and a single payer system for our state."

The California Nurses Association, Healthy California campaign, Our Revolution and #KnockEveryDoor plan a fourth wave of coordinated canvasses this weekend as well as a series of town halls throughout the state next week to engage community members with the campaign for SB 562, legislation which would guarantee health coverage to all Californians and eliminate premiums, deductibles and other out-of-pocket health costs.

"Our current healthcare system is broken and our elected representatives must take urgent action to fix it by supporting SB 562 and a single payer system for our state," said Sandra Reding, an RN at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and California Nurses Association Boardmember. "Nurses have been organizing on this issue for a long time and we're absolutely thrilled and inspired by the enthusiasm for this campaign so far. Californians are ready for single payer and excited to join the movement."

"Many people in our community lack adequate healthcare because they are under and uninsured. Some have lost their homes and their savings from medical debt. Some have even lost their lives because they could not get the health care they needed in a timely way," said Amy Arlund, RN, Kaiser Fresno. "Californians cannot wait any longer to solve this crisis. Through the door to door outreach and town halls we're inviting everyone to share their healthcare stories, and get involved in the campaign to win guaranteed healthcare for all with SB 562."

Upcoming Canvass Actions

Saturday, Sept. 9
Bakersfield - District 32 (Assemblymember Rudy Salas)

Sunday, Sept. 10
Fresno - District 31 (Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula)

Upcoming Town Halls (more to be announced soon!)

Monday, September 11th

Fullerton Town Hall
District of Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD -65)
Fullerton Community Center, Grand Hall
340 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Torrance Town Hall
District of Al Muratsuchi (Torrance, AD-66)
Normandale Rec Center
22400 S. Halldale Ave.
Torrance, CA
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Patterson Town Hall
District of Adam Gray (Merced, AD-21)
Hammon Senior Center
1033 W Las Palmas Ave.
Patterson, CA 95363
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12th

Whittier Town Hall
District of Ian Calderon (Whittier, AD 57)
Whittier College, Villalobos Hall
13406 Philadelphia St.
Whittier, CA 90608
6-9 p.m.

Bell Town Hall (new!)
District of Speaker Anthony Rendon (AD-63)
Bell Community Center
6250 Pine Ave.
Bell, CA 90201
6-8 p.m.

Slymar Town Hall (new!)
Raul Bocanegra (AD-39)
Tia Chucha
13197 Gladstone Ave.
Sylmar, CA , 91342
5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 13th

Santa Barbara Town Hall
District of Monique Limón (AD-37)
Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara
1535 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, California, 93101
6-8 p.m.

Santa Ana Town Hall
District of Tom Daly (AD-69)
Delhi Center, Front Ballroom
505 E. Central Ave.
Santa Ave, CA 92707
6:30-8 p.m.

Thursday, September 14th

Bakersfield Town Hall
District of Rudy Salas (AD-32)
Labor Council
200 West Jeffrey St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305
6-8 p.m.

Fresno Town Hall
District of Joaquin Arambula (AD 31)
Hamilton Elementary School
102 E Clinton Ave.
Fresno, CA 93704
7-9 p.m.

Santa Rosa Town Hall
District of Jim Wood (AD-2)
Steele Lane Community Center, DeMeo Room
415 Steele Ln.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
6-8 p.m.

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