Medicare For All at the Women’s March January 19th (message from National Nurses United)

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Happy New Year!

As 2019 begins so does the start of the new congressional session in which the Democrats now control the House majority. Last week, we were greeted by exciting news that House Democrats intend to use their new majority to hold hearings on Medicare for All.

We want to be clear: these hearings are not in the House committees that will help us move this bill forward. We must still pressure key Democrats through the National Week of Action to ensure that hearings in committees of jurisdiction happen as well. However, these hearings are unprecedented and a victory in themselves — never in the history of Congress have hearings on Medicare for All been held. This development is a testament to the strength of our grassroots movement and emboldens our fight for a floor vote on HR 676 in this Congress.

We know that National Medicare for All Week of Action will be a moment for us to demonstrate the strength of our movement even further. But to make sure it is a success, we must work to spread the word as much as possible. To that end, we are encouraging supporters to save the date of the upcoming Women’s Marches planned for January 19th across the country.

These events will mark two years of resistance to the Trump presidency and for the first time ever, Medicare for All is officially part of the Women’s March platform. These events will be a major opportunity for us to connect with hundreds of people from our communities about the fight to win Medicare for All and how they can plug in.

Will you join Medicare for All activists across the country and attend your local Women’s March to recruit volunteers?

Get started with this easy-to-use guide that will help you have conversations with and sign up supporters of Medicare for All to join our organizing as we move forward.

Check out our Medicare for All Women’s March Guide

As always, we are honored to be a part of this movement alongside you.

Solidarity,
The Nurses' Campaign to Win Medicare for All

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Do you feel there are divisions/judgements in the Democrat Party not based on platforms that could keep Democrats from being united in 2020?

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I have seen on many groups and in many comment sections with for example democrats of all races saying I will NOT vote for a white male especially not an old white male because "that's who got us into this situation in the first place". These type of comments get 100's of likes and it just feels wrong. I for one would love to see a woman president or a woman minority president, or a minority president especially as someone of native background a native american president would be amazing but for me its all about platforms first. It seems to me many just want to pick whoever can be the next 1st without taking their actual platforms into consideration. I only see 2 or 3 big name politicians with platforms similar to Sanders and those 2 or 3 are not being talked about a lot of potential candidates. I also still here large numbers stating Hillary would still be a good candidate/was best candidate in 2016. I'm just wondering how you all feel about this as Sanders supporters.

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There’s bias from NYT and other outlets against Bernie (over his team’s attempt to address issues of sexual harassment in the campaign) to frame him as being lenient on harassment, while they’re relatively quiet on a top aide to Kamala Harris, another 2020 contender, being implicated in harassment.

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MRW still waiting for NY Times' outrage over Kamala Harris's top aide being implicated in sexual assault

CNN also aired a story pushing Joe Biden (who has been criticized for his management of the Clarence Thomas hearings while he was chairman of the Senate Judicial Committee, but CNN didn't mention that while they were busy painting Sanders in a negative light like if it was whatever to dim his 2020 chances) for 2020 alongside this story during the highly watched coverage of Democrats regaining the House.

To be clear, the media in all these recent instances is being nakedly hypocritical and manipulative as they are undeniably going easy on their favored candidates for 2020 like Kamala Harris and Joe Biden while aggressively targeting Bernie Sanders over comparable faults and issues of sexism and sexual harassment in a large political campaign. Corporate media executives, and this point is often specifically mocked by right-wing opponents of Bernie Sanders and other progressives in bad faith, are actively making decisions with electoral politics in mind, and that includes selectively taking advantage of coverage against a candidate like Sanders for running on an agenda too progressive for them to like. And just so that there’s no doubt about the obscene quantity of bias against Sanders in the first place: Washington Post Ran 16 Negative Stories on Bernie Sanders in 16 Hours (And the fact that the Washington Post furnished a passive-aggressive line as they announced that positive articles had been published after this had been brought to attention)

CNN, Fortune, Fox News, Huffington Post, National Review, NBC, NPR, NYT, Politico, Washington Post, etc, etc, are just a sampling of outlets that have ran this story, to say little about the content and ulterior motives of these individual articles on their respective outlets. Presumably, in remarkably few instances, there are a few headlines that don’t make the impression of suspectively incriminating Bernie, like a GQ headline that goes, "Sexism Isn’t a Problem for Just the Bernie Sanders Campaign."

Conservative and moderate-leaning rich people who shape what the media covers as well as Democratic and Republican policy think that they can get away with giving ammo and inspiration to thousands of aggressive political operatives (one extreme case like the 2012 Newt Gingrich supporter and anti-Sanders troll Sally Albright who was exposed using bots to astroturf on Twitter like the center-right establishment equivalent of Russian trolls) to manipulate many others in order to preserve this status-quo with some horrific policies, and they are right about that until we change the system.

What we need to do is to build up our defenses in organizations that seek to promote fundamental and progressive political change for the country and ultimately the world. Maybe the Democratic Socialists of America is the closest example to that ideal type of organization yet, however far off we still are. This should be done until the current conservative ruling class will wish that they would have let Bernie Sanders himself (or another progressive equal to him) "save capitalism" like FDR.

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Bernie Sanders: “The fossil fuel industry is now the equivalent of the tobacco industry. It creates death and destruction, and then spends billions denying its responsibility. We must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy.”

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Bernie on Facebook: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of America’s last untouched pieces of wilderness. The Trump Administration is rushing to open it up to oil companies. Enough is enough. We must move our energy system away from fossil fuels toward clean, sustainable energy resources.

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Bernie on Facebook: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of America's last untouched pieces of wilderness. The Trump Administration is rushing to open it up to oil companies. Enough is enough. We must move our energy system away from fossil fuels toward clean, sustainable energy resources. submitted by /u/GrandpaChainz
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