With nearly 150 organizations coming together to build for both Los Angeles and Oakland events, as part of over 60 events nationally, the massive turnout of folks made apparent the broad audience of Californians that are mobilized and energized around Medicare for all!
In Oakland, we had over 700 people present, heard from speakers such as CNA RN Martha Kuhl, Dolores Huerta, State Controller Betty Yee, and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, amongst other inspiring and dynamic speakers. And we can’t forget about our wonderful emcee, Tom Ammiano.
In LA, there was a crowd of over 600 and wonderful speakers such as Sheila Kuehl, CNA’s Deborah Burger, Dr. Paul Song, our LA intern Kathy Herrera and her grandmother, and elected leaders Holly Mitchell, Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Curren Price! The crowd enjoyed music from Lili Haydn, Inner City Dwellers, and the Billionaires for Wealthcare.
Both events were very successful, and alongside the actions across the country, we made a ripple beyond just California! The day started with Senator Bernie Sanders speaking in Washington DC to Protect, Improve and Expand Medicare for All. As more than 60 events unfolded across the country, the day ended in California where our crowds were excitingly diverse, with younger and older folks and groups from all across the state. This event marks a huge milestone for the Campaign for a Healthy California and our collective vision of protecting Medicare and making it a reality for everyone.
Thanks again for all the hard work! And please contact us to stay informed of future events, campaign activities, and how your organization can join the Campaign for a Healthy California.