Health care Washington State Politics

Testimony Regarding HB 1085 to Establish Single Payer Health Care in the State of Washington

Submitted by Martha Koester, PhD, Board Member, Health Care for All – Washington I currently reside in the 34th legislative district, and I advocate that the state legislature pass HB 1085/SB 5224 to implement single payer health care in Washington State. Laws and budgets reflect our moral values as citizens. Our civic values are rooted […]

Health care Washington State Politics

Attend hearing on single-payer in Olympia on Friday

If you are driving to the state reorganization meeting in Olympia on Friday consider stopping by to show your support for single payer health care in WA. Call to Action! Support WHST-Fri. Feb 1st in Olympia!! Single Payer Health Care Bill-(HB) 1085 The most hopeful aspect of Obama’s Affordable Care Act is that it allows […]

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Wed. Dec 5 Rallies to support Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid

On Wednesday, December 5th, AFGE Local 3937 will lead actions statewide to support Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. The locations and times are below. The message will be: No cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, including cost of living adjustments No more office closings, reduced service hours, pushing of Internet self-service, or staffing cuts […]

Election integrity Washington State Politics

King County Republicans taking ballots

From:  http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/11/02/king-county-warns-that-gop-is-trying-to-collect-ballots King County Elections has posted an announcement on its home page about the GOP trying to collect ballots, and saying, basically, don’t give them your ballot. “We recommend that voters return ballots to an official King County Elections ballot drop-off location or through the US Postal Service,” the website advises. In other words, […]

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Voter suppression scam in Washington State

Eleanor Munro of the Metropolitan Democratic Club  read an email message at the request of MDC Director Joan Burton. Ms Burton’s daughter received a phone call from the “Washington State Democratic Voter Identification Committee” (which does not exist) noting that because of printer errors she should not vote until she received a new ballot. Ms. […]

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All tactics diminish in effectivness with continued use

I got to thinking about an old piece of Saul Alinsky advice after reading the article cited below. Alinsky said that if you were sitting in at corporate offices and started running into comfortable chairs and snacks set out for the protesters, it was time to switch to a new tactic. Lots of other examples. […]

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Area Retirees Take to the Streets: No Cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security!

Seattle — To mark the 47th birthday of Medicare and Medicaid, area retirees with the Washington Alliance for Retired Americans, Physicians for a National Health Program, and allies, celebrated in full force in downtown Seattle on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from Noon-2:00 with a sidewalk parade from Seattle Center, through Pike Place Market, to Victor […]

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Seattle noon rally on Saturday to defend Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

Area Residents Put Their Feet on the Streets to Stand Up and Speak Out for Future Generations; Demand NO Cuts  to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security      Seattle — On July 28, 2012 from noon-2:00 pm, to mark the 47th birthday of Medicare, area retirees and families will join the Washington Alliance for Retired […]

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2nd Annual Medicare Anniversary Celebration, Sat. July 28, Seattle

On July 28th, Medicare celebrates its 47th Birthday. Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid are the “crown jewels” of our national social insurance system. Despite widespread public support, politicians in Wasshington DC want to privatize or outright eliminate Medicare, and severely cut Medicaid and Social Security..  WA State Alliance for Retired Americans (WASARA) & Physicians for […]

Washington State Politics

Resolution Opposing the Choice of Cory Booker as Keynote Speaker at the 2012 WA State Democratic Gala

WHEREAS the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Cory Booker,  has been invited to give the keynote speech at the 2012 WA State Democratic Convention gala event; and   WHEREAS the Obama campaign has recently released a very effective and hard-hitting ad attacking Romney’s Bain Capital for its practice of buying companies, gutting their assets and […]