Universal Health Care New Jersey

New Jersey Universal Healthcare Coalition

Healthcare is a Human Right!

April Newsletter

Welcome to NJ Universal Healthcare Coalition E-Newsletter #6!

Single Payer is still the best healthcare solution despite recent arguments to the contrary. The controversy and conversation about single payer continues and is even argued within some liberal groups. Click here to learn more about why single payer would be the most efficient, effective, and affordable U.S. healthcare system and the fallacies behind recent arguments to the contrary.

Conference: Healthcare Crisis in NJ set for June 11, 2016. The Coalition for Social Justice is spearheading this conference to affirm that health care is a human right, and to help us understand how the corporate structure of health care runs counter to that principle. Dr. Margaret Flowers, a long-time activist committed to guaranteed and affordable health care for all, will be the keynote speaker. NJUHC, the Irvington and Newark Chapters of the NAACP, and several other organizations have agreed to co-sponsor this conference, to take place from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 MLK Boulevard, on the Rutgers-Newark campus.

We encourage everyone who cares about improving health care to attend this conference. It will provide a unique opportunity to bring NJ health care activists together, and coordinate efforts to achieve a more humane health care system. If you want to be involved in conference planning, the Coalition for Social Justice meets every Monday at 7PM at the Irvington Public Library, 5 Civic Square W in Irvington.

New Members Join Coalition. We are excited that our coalition is growing. New organization members so far in 2016 include: CWA Local 1037; Brothers of Maintenance of Way Employees Division; United Steel Workers, District 4; and New Labor. We especially thank the United Steel Workers for a generous donation of $900 in addition to its annual membership dues. These organizations strengthen our support from within organized labor, and bring new constituencies into our network.

In addition to new member organizations, two of our older member groups now have representation on our Board. These include David Hungerford representing the Coalition for Social Justice, and Kevin McCarthy from IFPTE Local 194. A hearty welcome to our new coalition and Board members!

Show Solidarity with new NJUHC member New Labor. The Workers' Memorial Day rally and march is on Sunday, April 24 from 3:00-5:00 PM. Folks will gather at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingston Ave. in New Brunswick. The rally will call for all workers to renew their commitment to fight for safe jobs for all.

New Labor is an organization of low wage workers that educates, organizes and fights for better conditions of work. With over 3000 members, it has centers in New Brunswick, Lakewood and Newark. Visit here for more information about Workers Memorial Day and New Labor.

Legislative Update. Our team-building work is now focused on legislative districts 28 (Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Newark, Nutley), 34 (Clifton, East Orange, Montclair, Orange) and 35 (Elmwood Park, Garfield, Haledon, North Haledon, Paterson, Prospect Park). If you live in one of these districts and want to be more involved, please contact Tom Knoche at 856-966-3241.

Please donate to support our work

We can’t do this work without your help! Many solicitations ask you to put a band-aid on a continuing problem. We want to end problems with access to affordable health care once and for all. Every dollar you give will be used to get at the root of the problem – building a movement in NJ that can win simple, economical and humane guaranteed health care for every State resident, cradle to grave.

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