Events

UPCOMING EVENTS


Saturday February 23rd, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow St in Holyoke.
 Panel presentation on health care disparities and inequities associated with  race, ethnicity, and other factors.   WMM4A is a cosponsor of this event.

Sunday, March 3, 4:30 -6:00 p.m
. – “Join Michael Lighty, long-time single-payer champion and Sanders Institute Fellow, as he tours the East Coast to discuss the urgency of the moment. This event will give you the tools you need to be a strong advocate for single-payer healthcare in your workplace and your community.” Hosted by the Holyoke Hub and Pioneer Valley Democratic Socialists of America.  Location: Mass. Green High Performance Computing Center,  100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke.  Contact Chris: craymartin90@gmail.com

Monday March 4th, 7:00 p.m. –
Northampton hub showing Fix It with a Q&A afterwards at Indivisible Northampton.  Location: 25 Mountain Laurel Path, Florence.  Contact Nancy: ntalanian@gmail.com

Saturday, March 23, 2:00 -4:00 p.m.  
Springfield hub hosts a Speakout for Springfield area residents to voice their concerns about health care coverage and other health issues.  Local State Representatives and other public officials will be invited to listen to their constituents’ concerns.  Contact Jon Weissman: jon@gogtt.net

Monday, April 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at Northampton H.S.
– Public forum with elected officials to help launch the Green New Deal: a Congressional Resolution to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions, create millions of good, high-wage jobs, and promote social and environmental justice.  WMM4A is a cosponsor of this event. Contact Marty: martygjf@comcast.net

RECENT PAST EVENTS

Friday, Feb. 15th, 6:00 p.m. — Town Hall with Rep. Lindsay Sabadosa and Sen. Jo Comerford.  Hosted by N’ton H.S Democrats.  WMM4A is a cosponsor and will be tabling.  Bring your questions about Medicare for All.  Both of these legislators are leaders on this issue!  Location:  Northampton High School, 380 Elm St., Northampton.

Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 6:30 p.m. – Next Monthly Meeting of WMM4A. New folks welcome!  RSVP to info@wmMedicareforall.org.  Location:  Community Room at 20 Hampton Ave., Northampton

Sunday, Feb. 10th, 2-4 p.m. —  Learn more about the national M4A campaign and local efforts to lobby U.S. Rep. Richie  Neal. This “Barnstorm” is part of a national week of action urging Congress to pass Medicare for All. Hosted by Progressive Democrats of America.  Location:  American International College, Schwartz Auditorium, 1000 State St., Springfield.  WMM4A will be tabling.

Wednesday, Jan. 23rd – LOBBY DAY for our new M4A bills at the statehouse in Boston.  Rally at 11:00 a.m.  at the Grand Staircase, then go in teams to meet with your legislators.  If you can’t come to Boston, mark the date to call or email your state Rep and Senator.  Questions and carpooling:  info@wmMedicareforall.org

Saturday, Jan. 19thWomen’s March in Northampton, look for our WMM4A banner at Sheldon Field, march begins at noon, rally at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall.   WMM4A is a cosponsor of this event and will be tabling at the activist fair.

Wed. Jan. 9th – Monthly meeting of WMM4A, 20 Hampton Ave., Northampton, 6:30 -8:00 p.m.  Contact:  info@wmMedicareforall.org.  New folks welcome!

Wed. Dec. 12 – Monthly meeting of WMM4A, 20 Hampton Ave., Northampton, 6:30 -8:00 p.m.  Contact:  info@wmMedicareforall.org.  State Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose will join us for a conversation about how the statehouse works – or doesn’t!

Wed. Nov. 14th 14th – Monthly meeting of WMM4A, 20 Hampton Ave., Northampton, 6:30 -8:00 p.m.  Contact:  info@wmMedicareforall.org

Tuesday, Nov. 6th – Election Day – Vote!  “YES” on Question 4 – Visibility standouts with signs and literature at polling locations.   Contact:  info@wmMedicareforall.org

Question 4 visibility standouts and election-day sign-holding – Various locations and times.  Help us spread the word!  Contact:  info@wmMedicareforall.org

Weekends, ongoing until Nov. 6th election – Canvassing in Holyoke for “Yes” on Questions 1 and 4.   Most Saturdays and Sundays, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Contact Chris Martin: craymartin90@gmail.com

Tuesday, Oct. 30th – “Fix It” showing and discussion at the South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley,  6:00 p.m.  Hosted by the new South Hadley/Granby Western Mass. Medicare for All group.  Contact Stephanie Strand: strandfamily01075sh@gmail.com

Sunday, Oct. 28th – Radio interview about Question 4 on “Occupy the Airwaves,” WXOJ, 103.3 FM, 10:00 a.m.  Interview with Chris Martin and Deborah Levenson.

Saturday, Oct. 27th – “Fix It” showing and discussion at the Lilly Library, 19 Meadow Street, Florence, 2:30 pm.  Contact Nancy Talanian: ntalanian@gmail.com.

Thursday, Oct. 25th – Mass. Commission on the Status of Women:  Pioneer Valley Public Hearing, Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  WMM4A encourages Medicare for All advocates to provide oral or written testimony about the importance of Single Payer healthcare for women in Mass.  Call or email for more info: 617.626.6520, mcsw@state.ma.us.  WMM4A contact:  Beth Eisenberg – jubilada@icloud.com

Thursday, Oct. 25th – “Know Your Town” hosts Ballot Question Forum, South Hadley Town Hall, 116 Main Street, 7:00 p.m.  Brief presentations pro and con on Questions 1, 2, 3 and 4, followed by Q&A from the audience.  WMM4A’s Deborah Levenson will speak in favor of Q4.

Wednesday, Oct. 24th – Ballot Forum hosted by Pelham and Shutesbury Democratic Town Committees, Pelham Free Public Library, Ramsdell Room, 2 South Valley Road, Pelham, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Panel with Q&A on the three statewide ballot questions and Question 4 supporting Single Payer in Mass.   WMM4A’s Melanie Lewis will speak in favor of Q4.

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd– “Fix It” showing and conversation with Prof. Gerald Friedman at Whately Town Offices, 4 Sandy Lane, Whately, 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.  Contact Nancy Talanian: ntalanian@gmail.com

Monday, Oct. 22nd– “Fix It” showing and conversation with Dr. Chris Flory, Dr. Peter Siersma, and Beth Eisenberg.  Chesterfield Grange / Council on Aging Building, 400 Main Road, Chesterfield, 7:00 p.m.  Contact Larry Cervelli: ridgetoprambler@outlook.com

Wednesday, Oct. 17th – Radio interview about Question 4 on “The Bill Newman Show,” WHMP 101.5 FM, 9:05 a.m.  Interview with WMM4A’s Beth Eisenberg and Patty Healey.

Saturday, Oct. 13th– “Fix It” showing and conversation with Prof. Gerald Friedman at Easthampton Senior Center, 19 Union Street, 3:00 -5:00 p.m. Contact Sara Weinberger: spw128@comcast.net.

 Wednesday, Oct. 10th – Next Monthly Meeting of WMM4A, 20 Hampton Ave., 6:30 -8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd– Mass. Medical Society conference and live webinar on “Universal Health Care,” 8:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Information at Massmed.org.   Contact Chris Flory: christ_flory@yahoo.com

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd-  Meeting of new group in South Hadley/Granby to promote the Single Payer ballot question and advance M4A.  Meet in the boardroom of South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, 6:00 p.m. Contact Stephanie Strand: strandfamiliy01075sh@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 26th– Film showing of “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Health Care” and Q&A with Jon Weissman, Deborah Levenson, and Dr. Jeff Korff.  Hosted by Resistance Films at Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24th – “Medicare for All: A Forum for Health Care Professionals” at the Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Launch event for Health Care Professionals for Single Payer, a new group affiliated with WMM4A.  Contact Melanie Lewis: melaniewlewis@gmail.com