September 25, 2009
Health Care Can’t Wait — Major Actions Next Week (9/29)
Wendell Potter, CIGNA whistle blower leads ‘Crucial Conversation’
The NC Justice Center will hold the next installment in it’s ‘Crucial Conversation’ lunch series next Tuesday, September 29, 2009. The guest speaker will be Wendell Potter.
Until recently, Potter was a senior executive for corporate communications at CIGNA, a major private health insurance company. His job was to shape the communication strategy to kill any efforts to reform the private health insurance market – something he did quite well before his conscience got the better of him.
What: Crucial Conversation with Wendell Potter, former CIGNA executive
Where: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 11:30 am
There is a $10 registration fee (includes lunch). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a walk to Senator Hagan’s office to show support for reform
Supporters of health care reform including a strong public option will gather outside the Marbles Kids Museum immediately following the Wendell Potter luncheon. We will then walk over to Sen. Kay Hagan’s office at the Federal Building (the walk is only about two blocks).
What: A Walk to Kay Hagan’s Office
Where: Start at Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm
Rev. Dr. William Barber of the NC NAACP and a small delegation will go inside and let Senator Kay Hagan know that North Carolinians support health care reform that’s affordable for working families. We are urging the Senator to continue to support a strong public option, not a watered down co-op model.
The delegation will deliver a statement to the Senator along with 5,000 letters and petitions, which demand affordable coverage and a strong public option as part of health care reform.
This event is sponsored by Health Care for America Now, the HKonJ coalition, the NC NAACP, AFL-CIO, and NC Justice Center. Please join us for this walk for health care. We hope to see you there!