Monthly Speaker Meeting
- Announcement from Hannah Karpilow, East Bay Home Care Coop
- Updates from Senior Housing
- Video with John Oliver on Expanding -Long-Term In-Home Supports and Services
- CARA state legislative updates, training, and lobby day
- Shall we endorse SB321 Health and Safety for All?
- Announcements from Members and the Public Commissions and Campaigns
Gray Panthers of Berkeley and the East Bay (aka EBGP) meets most Wednesdays at 1:30 by phone or Zoom.
Your announcements; upcoming events
Adjourn 3:30; further connections 'til 4
Explore the links on this page to learn more about our many allies and campaigns we are part of.
Your RSVP on this page is appreciated but not required. If you do RSVP we'll email a link with full access info for the call.
John Oliver - LIHSS
|CA Guaranteed Health Care Act (CalCare)
|Single-payer/Improved Medicare-for-All-type health plan covering all in California, regardless of income, employment, immigration status, race or gender, eliminates co-pays, covers long-term supports & services, addresses cost and health disparities.
|HomeSAFE (funding for services to help folks get/stay housed)
|Expands HomeSafe program, lowers age to 60 for Adult Protective Services (APS), increases funding for HomeSAFE and APS.
|Corporate Climate Accountability Act
|Requires publicly traded corporations doing business in California to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions
|LTSS infrastructure to create a benefit for all
|Identical bills, Create a framework for creation of an LTSS benefit.
|Nursing home transparency and accountability
|SB-650: Skilled Nursing Facility operators must file consolidated financial report including related parties.
|Nursing home licensing
|Prohibits an entity from operating a skilled nursing facility without first obtaining a license on its own behalf.
HEALTH CARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT!!!
On Friday, Feb. 19th, Assemblyman Kalra along with 19 other Assembly and Senate Members introduced AB 1400 – the California Guaranteed Health Act (single payer health care). The first hearing must take place in the Assembly Health Committee by the end of April in order to move this year. We are urging Speaker Rendon (916-319-2063) and Assemblymember Woods who is the chair of the Assembly Health Committee (916-319-2002) to schedule a hearing before the end of the month.
CARA has endorsed AB 1400 and will be organizing and educating our members and partners on why seniors should support it, and letting you know how you can get involved. If you would like someone from CARA to make a presentation about the CA Guaranteed Health Care Act, please contact us at [email protected] or call us toll free at 877-223-6107.
This Saturday, April 17th, the California Nurses Association along with many community partners are organizing a SPEAK OUT FOR CALCare across the state. These will be socially distanced, safe events, and we encourage you to join one in your area. To find out where there are events near you, go to:
SAVE THESE DATES:
APRIL 23RD @ NOON – TRAINING: ADVOCATING WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS
MAY 14TH @ NOON – TRAINING FOR MAY 21ST LOBBY DAY
MAY 21ST – CARA VIRTUAL LOBBY DAY WITH YOUR LEGISLATOR. CARA will be coordinating virtual meetings with all 120 state legislators on this date. If you would like to participate in a Zoom or teleconference meeting with your state Assemblymember or Senator, you can sign up by contacting [email protected].
SIGN THE PETITION TO GOVERNOR NEWSOM AND PASS IT ON!
Guaranteed Health Care for All has been gaining greater traction over the years. In California we are in a unique position to lead the way. Our first step in winning Improved Medicare for All in California is getting Governor Newsom to request a waiver for California to develop a state-based system.
CONGRESSWOMAN PRAMILA JAYAPAL INTRODUCE NEW NATIONAL MEDICARE FOR ALL BILL – HR 1976
Rep. Jayapal and over 113 other Congressmembers introduced a new, improved Medicare 4 All bill in Congress – HR 1976. Please look at the list of co-sponsors and if your Congressmember is listed, call them to thank them (click on this link to read article and see list of co-sponsors: https://jayapal.house.gov/2021/03/17/medicare-for-all/. If your Congressmember is not on the list, please call them and ask them to add their name as a co-sponsor.
You are invited:
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