Today, September 13, 2010, Retirees for Single Payer Health Care will meet at 11:30 AM at UAW Local 22 (4300 Michigan Ave.) in Detroit to caravan to the office of Congressman John Dingell in Dearborn where they will demonstrate and seek to win Dingell’s support and co-sponsorship for HR 676, national single payer health care.
With so many plant closings and loss of health plans in the once thriving motor city, this gutsy group, mostly UAW retirees, has a plan to organize the hard-hit workers of Detroit. They lobby, demonstrate, agitate, and educate to win over Michigan’s representatives and senators to support Congressman Conyers’ bill, HR 676, which would bring all necessary care to everyone establishing health care as a human right.
On Monday, September 20, they’ll meet at 1:00 pm at UAW Local 22 to hear from guest speaker Dr. David Apsey, DDS, a member of Physicians for a National Health Program. www.pnhp.org.
On Friday, September 24, they will come together for a Fun Night Cabaret, 6 pm to midnight, also at UAW Local 22, $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
On Monday, September 27, the group will hold a regular meeting with a light lunch at 1:00 pm at UAW Local 22.
On October 2, 2010, they will board UAW sponsored buses to attend the One Nation March in Washington, DC to press the demand for jobs, justice, and peace.