Join Us At A Local Action To Push For Real Health Care Reform!
Posted on November 05, 2009
By Stefanie Brown, NAACP National Field Director This week, civil rights groups across the country will rally for meaningful health care reform. On Thursday, November 5th, local NAACP units will hold press actions in ten states to kick off our final, coordinated push for meaningful reform, which includes a strong public option. Our actions will continue through the weekend and next week with rallies and lobby days in a dozen more cities throughout the country.
We know that real healthcare reform will have a profound impact on African American families. As a group, African Americans are more likely to be without quality, affordable and accessible healthcare. Our volunteers range in age from 15 to 95 years old; with our youth and college members belonging to the least insured generation ever and our cadre of senior citizens actively concerned about Medicare and the future health of their families. Along with partner organizations like the National Urban League, Black Leadership Forum and Color of Change, we'll be holding dozens of rallies, lobby days and press events across the nation. Please check out our online War Room to find an event near you!