The Time is Ripe for a Health Care Action Summit

By Lynne Ide

Protect+Our+Care+CTWhat a year 2017 has been so far for health care advocates and activists!

We have faced down multiple Washington-based attempts by the GOP to decimate gains in health care coverage and protections made in the past eight years. (We are in the midst of work to stop the dangerous Graham-Cassidy bill now!)

We have given voice to people’s concerns about what still needs to done to take on rising health care premiums and prescription drug costs.

We have rallied to protect Medicaid for the families that need it and access to women’s health services.

At the center of all this work in our state is a growing network of organizations and individuals coordinating health care advocacy efforts through the Protect Our Care CT Campaign.

Protect Our Care CT is hosting a statewide Health Care Action Summit on Saturday, October 14, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm in Meriden.

The one-day Summit will bring together people from across the state – grassroots leaders from new organizations, long-time health care advocates and anyone else who cares about working for quality, affordable health care we can all count on.

The agenda will feature a variety of health policy and organizing/advocacy skill building workshops. There will also be dynamic speakers, and a chance to mingle with political leaders and candidates in the afternoon. The event will address federal and state-based advocacy and organizing opportunities and challenges.

The Summit is designed to lay the groundwork for our work together in 2018 and beyond.

Won’t you consider joining us on October 14? Find out more and register here.

Check out Protect Our Care CT Campaign’s summer “Lives on the Line” action videos:

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