Thursday, May 16th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at 170 Main Street, Greenfield. Sojourner Truth School workshop: “Healthcare is a Human Right: Effective Advocacy for Single Payer in Massachusetts.” The trainer is Beth Eisenberg, Training Coordinator for WMM4A and a retired social worker. Wait list only available now: www.truthschool.org.
Tuesday, May 28, 1:00 -3:00 p.m. at the Northampton Senior Center, 67 Conz Street. Fix It showing with Q&A to follow. Hosted by the Northampton Hub. Contact Jane: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, May 31, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at 640 Page Blvd, Springfield. Information session about proposed Medicare for All legislation in Mass. Come learn about the bill and meet other Single Payer advocates. Contact info@wmMedicareforall.org.
RECENT PAST EVENTS
Tuesday, May 7that 6:30 p.m. RALLY at Holyoke City Hall,536 Dwight Street. The Single Payer ballot question passed in Holyoke with 67% of the vote and now we are urging the City Council to echo that support for Medicare for All. Organized by the Holyoke Hub and PVDSA. Contact Chris: email@example.com
Saturday, May 4thstarting at 11:00 a.m. Northampton Pride March from Old South Street to the Fairgrounds. WMM4A will be talking to folks along the route about Medicare for All, handing out flyers and stickers, and signing folks up for our listserv. We had a great reception last year when we canvassed for the ballot question and look forward to another great opportunity to reach out to the community. Please volunteer to help! Contact Miriam: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 1, 6:00 p.m. at South Hadley Town Hall – Event to inform Town Meeting members about the May 8th TM warrant. WMM4A reps will be present to respond to questions about the M4A resolution. Contact: Stephanie: email@example.com
Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 pm at the United Congregational Church of Ashfield, 429 Main Street in Ashfield. Showing of the film “Fix It” with Q&A to follow. Sponsored by the Hilltown Hub of WMM4A. Contact Beth: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. at the South Hadley Public Library: a showing of Fix It with Q&A. Hosted by the Granby/South Hadley hub, with special outreach to SH Town Meeting members who will be voting on a Medicare for All Resolution at Town Meeting on May 8th.
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 mill0ions of good, high-wage jobs, and promote social and environmental justice. WMM4A is a cosponsor of this event. Contact Marty: email@example.com
Wednesday, April 10th, 6:30 p.m. – Next General Assembly of WMM4A. New folks welcome! RSVP to info@wmMedicareforall.org. Location: Community Room at 20 Hampton Ave., Northampton
Monday, March 25th, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Pelham Elementary School, 45 Amherst Road – Demoratic Town Committees of Pelham, Shutesbury, and Leverett will host a forum with local legislators about Medicare for All. WMM4A will be tabling.
Friday, March 15th, 2:00-2:45 p.m.at Jones Library, Amherst – “Listening Session” with local legislators Sen. Comerford and Reps. Blais, Carey, Domb and Sabadosa. Several Western Mass. Medicare for All folks will share personal experiences demonstrating the failure of our current healthcare system from different perspectives. Open to the public.
Wednesday, March 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.
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
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. 19th – Women’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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com. WMM4A contact: Beth Eisenberg – firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org