Parallel National Efforts
for Universal Health Care
U2K is excited that not only have many organizations signed
on to work with our campaign (see our growing list of Endorsers),
but there are some other great campaigns working along side us as well. This
page will feature information about this great work as it comes available to us.
Association's CAMPAIGN 2000
A campaign of The
Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) and the American
College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) are
working to jump-start a national dialogue to make accessible and affordable
healthcare a national priority. The campaign is asking for signers for a
petition to urging a national dialogue on healthcare reform.
For information: http://www.chausa.org/beheard
"Just Health Care" campaign of the Labor
The Just Health Care campaign seeks to achieve
"cradle to grave security and
an end to profit mongering in health care," according to Kit Costello,
Co-Chair of the Labor Party. The model supported is the single payer
utilized in Canada.
Labor Party chapters around the country are building the "Just Health
campaign by doing workplace organizing, establishing one-to-one contacts,
organizing electoral campaigns and initiatives and doing media outreach.
The campaign promotes a petition to establish a "Committee of One
to call for a national solution built around the principles of the Labor
Party¹s health care program.
For more information:
The Labor Party
P.O. Box 53177
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: 202/234-5190 Fax: 202/234-5266
Web site: http://www.igc.apc.org/lpa/
National Council of
Churches General Assembly Commits to Universal Health Care Campaign
The Council has issued a
Resolution renewing its long standing commitment to Universal Health Care.
People like me
The people like me campaign is
one expression of the National Health Care for the Homeless Councils
commitment to the U2K Campaign. Launched in 1999, the people like me
campaign aims to help homeless people advocate for universal health care. A
poster contest was held and the winning entries reproduced as postcards which
are being distributed to medical clinics serving homeless people nationwide to
be signed and sent to Members of Congress. The postcards read, in part:
Everybody needs health
People like me.
NHCHC also is urging organizations to
join the U2K Campaign. For more information:
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
PO Box 60427
Nashville TN 37206
Seven Societies of
This group of
physicians' societies from across America has
released a Joint Statement of Support for Universal Health Care.
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information on specific issues and grassroots campaigns involving
the distortion of the health care reform debate by money in politics go to
the web site of the Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN!)