Registration is now open for the National Single Payer Strategy Conference in New York City, January 13 through 15, 2017.
This year’s conference will be jointly sponsored by the LaborCampaign for Single Payer, Healthcare NOW and One Payer States with a fully integrated joint agenda and workshops. The registration page is administered by Healthcare NOW.
As the Affordable Care Act heads towards a crisis of sustainability and workers everywhere fight to maintain decent healthcare benefits, there couldn’t be a better time to discuss the next steps in the fight to win single-payer Medicare for All.
Meeting just one week before Inauguration Day, we will discuss the prospects for healthcare justice under a new presidential administration and a new Congress. This year’s election debates have raised the visibility and public support for a single-payer solution and it is important that we work together to build on this momentum. In addition, we will have the opportunity to sum up the outcome of the Colorado Care initiative and other state campaigns.
Our New York location will allow us to meet with many of the unions and organizers involved with the exciting New York Health Act as well as Assemblyman Gottfried and other political leaders who led its passage in the state legislature in 2016.
The conference will convene at 7 pm on Friday, January 13 at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballroom with a reception and an opening plenary. On January 14 and 15, we will meet at AFSCME District Council 37. The conference will adjourn no later than 12 noon on Sunday, January 15.
Don’t miss the chance to share experiences, learn from one another and help shape the strategic direction of our movement. Register today.
An early registration fee of $75 is in effect until December 16. Thereafter, the registration fee will be $85. Registration includes the Friday evening reception, continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and lunch on Saturday. Scholarships are available. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to apply for one. Please note that our ally, Healthcare NOW, will be processing payments and their name will be on any credit card or other receipts.
Take advantage of the early registration fee and register today.
A limited block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Wyndham New Yorker at $149 per night for either one queen or two doubles. Rooms can be booked online here or by calling 1-800-764-4680 and referencing “single payer conference”. This block may sell out before the December 31 cutoff date so please book your rooms as soon as possible.
A full agenda will be released shortly and will include panels, workshops, debates and discussions for both experienced activists and first time attendees. The program will include small group strategy discussion sessions. Please ask your union to register additional delegates who will surely return energized by the movement building focus of this important conference.
Don’t miss out on this historic event. We ask that you register as soon as possible to aid in conference planning and that you share this information with others in the labor movement and your community who believe that the time has come to make healthcare a right for everyone in America.