“I am a big bold thinker; I’m also a good practical strategist,” said Jayapal, who has pushed for a vote on single-payer legislation early in the next Congress. “It’s why the Medicare For All Caucus was started, because we want to get information to our members so people feel comfortable talking about the attacks we know are going to come.”
Pointing to recent polls showing that around 70 percent of Americans—and over 80 percent of Democratic voters—support single-payer healthcare, PCCC noted in an email that “Medicare for All is now more of a mainstream position than it’s ever been before.”
In an effort to convert this public support into votes in Congress, National Nurses United (NNU) is joining PCCC’s pressure campaign by planning a Medicare for All week of action, which will consist of door-knocking, phone calls, and organizing in communities nationwide to intensify the growing grassroots momentum for single-payer.
“To build the mass collective action we know we’ll need to win, we’re asking activists like you across the country to organize a Medicare for All barnstorm in your community as part of a national Medicare for All Week of Action from February 9th-13th,” NNU declared on the week of action’s sign-up page. “At the barnstorm you’d gather with volunteers near you, talk about the plan to win, and begin organizing to knock doors, make phone calls, and more in your community.”
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction