Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act Has Broad Support in WA State


A big thank you to the 71 community, labor, health care and faith organizations which signed onto Health Care for All WA’s letter to our WA Congressional Delegation, urging their support for this bill (HR 6906/S.3790) to establish universal and affordable health care during the pandemic in order to overcome the public health crisis so we can safely reopen the economy. You can see the letter here and see the sign-on organizations below.

 >>> Action Alert:  Please continue to ask Senators Murray and Cantwell and your Congressional representative to support the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act. If you live in the 7th Congressional District, please thank Rep. Jayapal for her leadership. More info.

HCEGA Sign -On Letter Organizations. In addition to Health Care for All – Washington, the originator of the letter, here’s the list of additional Sign-On Organizations:

Updated July 24, 2020

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The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis policemen on May 25 has sparked a massive outpouring of rage and grief and demands for justice across our state and nation. In the midst of the pandemic, mass gatherings of protest and healing only add to the extra risks borne by communities of color, already hit disproportionately by COVID-19. At this moment, we wish to uplift an appeal from Black Lives Matter – Seattle King County for direct community support and assistance and the following resources: 

75 things white people (everyone) can do for racial justice

More Anti-racism resources

How COVID Can Cure Our Sick Health Care System


Please join us for a conversation with:

★ U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal ★
★ Colin Goldfinch, Senior Health Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Patty Murray ★
★ State Senator Joe Nguyen ★

We will hear from each of them and together they will also discuss the dual health care and economic crisis and the way forward for the US and Washington state.

  • What has COVID-19 revealed about what’s wrong with our health care system?
  • How can we use this crisis to transform the system and to guarantee access to quality and affordable health care to everyone in our country?
  • How much does economic recovery depend on overcoming the public health crisis?
  • What support does our state need from the federal government?
  • What can we do?

Please register for the Zoom Meeting by Sunday, June 7 After you register, you will receive the link to the Zoom meeting. The Waiting Room for the meeting opens on Tuesday, June 9th at 6:30 pm. Meeting begins at 6:45.

To make the best use of the short time we have together, if you are inspired to ask a question, please submit your question by Sunday, June 7 at 5 pm.