Attend a Medicare for All barnstorm event

Lisa McCormick is urging Garden State residents to attend one of the barnstorm events taking place in New Jersey in conjunction with the national ‘Medicare for All’ week of action.

McCormick said at least four New Jersey Barnstorm events have been scheduled.

The first one will be held February 09, at 11:00 AM in the Long Branch Free Public Library.

The second is scheduled for February 10, at 2:00 PM at the First Congregation Church in Montclair followed by another on February 13, at 5:30 PM in the Labor Education Center Auditorium at Rutgers University.

McCormick said the last one is slated for February 14, at 7:00 PM in the Bridgewater Public Library.

“These events are taking place all across the country for the national Medicare for All week of action from February 9th-13th,” McCormick said. “New Jersey has a special part to play, however, because one of our congressmen is chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over health care.”

McCormick said organizations throughout America are partnering with National Nurses United to launch a nationwide campaign to pass Medicare for All in Congress.

“We kicked off the campaign earlier this month by urging people to call your Representatives to ask them co-sponsor Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Medicare for All bill,” McCormick said. “People can still call your representatives in Congress now by dialing 202-858-1717.”

“The Medicare for All proposal introduced by Rep. Jayapal is similar to one sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders,” said McCormick. “These measures would reduce the total cost of health care for the nation, make sure every American has insurance coverage and improve the quality of life for anyone who would otherwise go broke, suffer or die because of high prices.”

McCormick said anyone interested in hosting a local event may sign up to get started at: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/host-a-medicare-for-all-barnstorm

Citizens can also email McCormick anytime at lisa@njdems.com to learn more about how to get involved.

“Barnstorm is a term derived from touring theatrical performances, originally often in barns in rural parts of America, that has become as part of a populist political campaign or movement,” said McCormick. “Barnstorming to support Medicare for All will help people better understand what this can mean for America and mobilize an army of volunteers to put pressure on Congress, which is too often heavily influenced by money instead of behaving like our representatives.”


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