FAQ

About the campaign

How can I get involved?  What actions can I take to support the campaign?

  1. Sign the petition that shows your support.
  2. Come to a meeting. Our meetings are posted on the website and facebook and are generally the first Tuesday of the month 4-6pm at the Washington State Labor Council, 321 16th Ave S in Seattle 98144.
  3. Talk to your friends and neighbors and ask them to sign the petition, too. You can Petition form
  4. Host a house party. Tools are available in our online toolkit and you cancontact us for support and tips.
  5. Reach out to us and let’s talk about how you can become a community leader on this issue.
  6. In the future, we’ll be developing grassroots leadership events and trainings- sign up to stay posted!

Can I join?

Our campaign is made up of supporting organizations plus individual activists.  You can join the campaign through Washington CAN! or any endorsing organization by having your organization endorse the campaign.   Sign the petition and we’ll keep you posted on campaign updates.

What are the goals of the campaign?

Our goal is to pass a law that guarantees that everyone in Washington state has access to comprehensive health care in line with our principles.  Since the start of the Trump administration in 2017, our immediate priority is to mobilize pressure on Congress to block the Republicans’ agenda:  repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the capping and block-granting of Medicaid, and the privatization or “voucherization” of Medicare. We are also planning a renewed offense for the campaign for universal coverage, both in WA State and the nation.

When do you meet?

Our general campaign meetings are regularly on the first Tuesday evenings in Seattle.  Dates, times, and location are on the Facebook page or website.

How are you funded?

Individual and organizational donations fund our campaign.

 

Which organizations support this?

Right now, more than 70 respected statewide organizations are backing the campaign.  The campaign’s endorsers and sponsors are listed here, on our about page.

 

About health care for all

Is this going to cost me money?

Right now, 1/3 of our healthcare dollars are going to administrative costs.  If we eliminate the wasteful and often duplicitous administration, we can afford to cover everyone without additional costs.

Has any state done something similar?

Campaigns similar to ours are standing up for health care is a human right in Oregon, Maryland, Maine, California, New York, Hawaii, and other states.

What about undocumented immigrants?

Health care for all means just that – everyone in and nobody out.  Our current system that doesn’t care for everyone ends up costing lives and money.  If we provide health care for everyone, we can catch serious conditions before they become life-threatening and expensive.  It makes good sense, improving everyone’s health and keeping cost down.

 

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