Medicare for All, which is currently under consideration in the U.S. House as H.R.676, is an immensely popular policy measure that removes power from ineffective, unaccountable insurance companies and provides all medically necessary care for all Americans as a free-at-the-point-of-service human right.
DSA North Texas, in association with a coalition of groups in North Texas, wants to ensure our local congressional representatives understand Medicare for All’s importance to their constituents and the life-changing potential of a healthcare system organized around people, not profits.
The following letter will be delivered to the offices of our three North Texas Democratic representatives (Colin Allred, Eddie Bernice Johnson, and Marc Veasey), along with an invitation to attend a town hall planned around highlighting the inhumanity of the current system and the clear benefits of Medicare for All.
Please add your name to the letter and join us in stating clearly that the profit-driven status quo is unacceptable and that you fully expect your representatives to vote in support of Medicare for All.
The North Texas Medicare For All Committee, a coalition of local organizations, urge you to support an affirmative vote for Medicare for All this year. We believe that single payer is the only option that will provide universal coverage and contain the skyrocketing healthcare costs stemming from our current, profit-driven system.
The United States is the only major industrialized nation that does not have a form of single payer healthcare, and the majority of Americans and physicians support a national health insurance program like improved Medicare for everyone, or Medicare For All. If you have not already, we ask you to be bold and sign on as a co-sponsor of The United States National Health Care Act, or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676).
We would also like to invite you and your staff to an upcoming Medicare For All Town Hall in Dallas, held during the second week of February. Our town hall will center the voices of people who have been negatively impacted by the for-profit healthcare system and those working to replace it with a humane alternative.
By voting in favor of Medicare for All, you would be among the leaders who ushered in a new era of moral and economically beneficial healthcare delivery and met the single most important demand of working class Americans today.
We will be watching with optimistic anticipation to see your support for Medicare for All’s passage when the vote does come.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
North Texas Medicare For All Committee
Democratic Socialists of America North Texas
North Texas Dream Team
Young Active Labor Leaders
Texas New Era Center
Texas Equal Access Fund
Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
Tarrant County AFL-CIO
National Nurses Organizing Committee – Texas
Transgender Pride of Dallas
Our Revolution North Texas
Now We Revolution
Riley Davis, DSA North Texas
Justin Chen, DSA NTX
Ron Unger, Veterans for Peace
EJ Smith, DSA NTX
Josef Velten, DSA
Lizzie Maldonado, DSAFW
Michael Gonzales, DSA North Texas
Joe Posada-Triana, North Texas Dream Team
Molly Beyer, DSA, TSEU
Josh Crabtree, DSA NTX
Heather Allen, DSA
Sean Kirkpatrick, DSA NTX
Joel Constantine, DSA NTX
Adam Bull, DSA North Texas
Nan Kirkpatrick, DSA NTX
Chandler Grace, IBEW local 20
Janet Martinez, North Texas Dream Team
Darryl Sullivan, Teamster 745
Kristian Hernandez, DSA North Texas
Yessica Hernandez, North Texas Dream Team
Emilia Thompson, Democrat
Brad Sanders, DSA North Texas
Mary Ann Knight, DSA Fort Worth
ANGELICA ANDRADE, NORTH TEXAS DREAM TEAM
Corrie Pocta, DSA North Texas
Padraic Gillespie, DSA NTX
Genesis Robledo, DSA
Quinn Martindale, DSA-North Texas
Leslie Gavin, Democrat
Claire Smith, Esq.
Oscar Romero, DSA North Texas
Angi DeFelippo, TCCLC, DSA-NTX, YALL, TWC
Joy Vidheecharoen, RPh
jamie gray, DSA
Sky Allred, DSA FW
Ryan Haney, Teamsters Local 745
Tony Harper, Human
Valerie Davis, DSA North Texas
Tyler Davis, Friend
Darren Nevares, TxST YDSA
Nicholas Erber, DSA North Texas
Brent Frishman, Human
Ryan Leach, DSA NTX
Katherine Ross, Marxist feminist
Travis Cantwell, UA Plumbers #100
Apryl Pittman, DSA NTX
Kelsey Savage, DSA NTX
Dick Reavis, DSA
Wyatt Gray, YALL/TWU local 513
Connor Endicott, DSA North Texas
Cortney Phifer, Democrat
Mike Holtz, Young Active Labor Leaders, Alliance-AFT
Samantha Urban Wittrock, AFT, AFL-CIO
Andrew Kirk, Alliance/AFT
Bobbie Martinez, CWA 6215
Alex Telecky, DSA NTX, Solidarity
Richard McGuckin, DSA NTX
Deborah Beltran, DSA
Crystal Lane King, DSA North Texas
Perla Sandoval, DSA
Dean Terrell, DSA North Texas
Scott Hunsaker, IBEW Local 220
Philip Lynch, CWA/TSEU
Julio Acosta, DFW Leaders