January Brown Bag Vigil

posted Jan 11, 2012, 4:55 PM by Emily Allen   [ updated Jan 11, 2012, 4:56 PM ]
Brown Bag Vigil

Lois Capps’ Office
301 E. Carrillo Street
at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, January 18th

Will you be able to meet with us for a few minutes? Hope to see you then!

We’re asking our Elected Officials to Support this Legislation at our January 18th Vigils:

Healthcare not Warfare: Ask your Representative to join the Out of Afghanistan Caucus, and support: HR 780 - Rep. Barbara Lee’s bill To require that funds for operations of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan shall be expended only for the safe and orderly withdrawal armed forces and Department of Defense contractor personnel from Afghanistan.

And HR 676 - Rep. John Conyers’s bill Establishes a non-profit universal single payer healthcare program, an improved “Medicare for all” program.

And HR 1200 - Rep. Jim McDermott’s American Health Security Act of 2011 fits within the Affordable Care Act, establishing universal health care coverage by incorporating Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and TRICARE (the Department of Defense health care program), while maintaining health care programs under the Veterans Affairs Administration. Insurance sold by for-profit companies will only provide supplemental coverage.

Jobs Jobs Jobs: HR 870 - Rep. Conyers “21st Century Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act” To establish the National Full Employment Trust Fund to create employment opportunities for the unemployed. And, H.R. 2914 - Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s “Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act” To create an emergency jobs program that will fund 2,242,000 positions during fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

Political Rights for People, not Corporations: “People’s Rights Amendment” HJ Res 88 - Rep. Jim McGovern’s constitutional amendment bill to overturn the US Supreme Court’s January 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and to make clear that corporations are not people with rights under the US Constitution. The introduction of the bill—the “People’s Rights Amendment”—marks a major breakthrough in the growing movement across the country to end corporate personhood and restore democracy to the people.

Ongoing work from our BBLV partners: Heal America, Tax Wall Street, Create Jobs: Financial Transaction Tax and “Hands Off Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid”