Healthcare Justice Campaign: Care Over Cost National Teach-In!
Next Wednesday you’re invited to a national conversation about the movement to stop health insurance companies from withholding the care we deserve! Join Progressive Maryland, People’s Action and our sister affiliates for: The Virtual Care Over Cost Teach-In on Wednesday, July 26. RSVP here
At this forum folks will share their stories about claim and coverage denials; we’ll hear about the industry profiteering that’s causing the problems with private health insurance plans; and we’ll go over how we’re fighting back. Can we take on and defeat these greedy, unaccountable companies? Yes we can! Join us July 26th to find out how we can and how you can be a part of this crucial effort.
If you’ve had or are having a battle with your insurer about covering a medically necessary drug or treatment or about getting a claim paid, we want to hear from you. Click here to fill out the form!
Have questions or thoughts? Want to get involved? Contact Patty
Returning Citizens Taskforce
Nearly a dozen people attended our July 10 meeting. The discussion focused on an event we plan to hold on Saturday, August 12 at the Episcopal Church of the Atonement at 5073 E. Capitol St. SE (right on the DC/PG line). The event will be collaborative with the theme: Find Community, Find Your Voice. In addition to providing an opportunity for returning citizens to voice their concerns and needs at a public gathering, the event will also feature direct service providers and an expungement clinic. More details will follow.
Participants at the meeting also discussed the need to keep working on policy initiatives and ensure passage of legislation that addresses returning citizens’ needs for transitional housing with wrap-around services, for permanent affordable housing and for jobs at a living wage.
We also heard an update on our grant program, offering support to organizations providing services to individuals re-entering society after incarceration. Learn more and submit your proposal here. The application deadline is July 30.
Our next meeting will be held virtually on Monday, July 24. For more information about our bi-weekly meetings or about any aspect of our work, please contact Kurt.
7/10 Black Workers Center
We are delighted to announce that last week, we successfully launched the Progressive Maryland 7/10 Black Workers Center! This groundbreaking initiative is aimed at mobilizing Black workers in Maryland, especially those who were formerly incarcerated, to advocate for transformative shifts in local economic development policies. At the heart of our mission is a dedication to prioritizing the interests of working-class individuals, standing against the profit-driven agenda of affluent developers and exploitative corporations. Through a comprehensive approach that involves advocacy, resources, and community-led policy reform, we are fully committed to addressing the unique challenges faced by Black workers in our state.
To learn more about our exciting new project, please visit our new webpage. If you're interested in getting involved or want to receive further information, you can sign up for our email list here.
Feel free to reach out to Shannon, PM’s 7/10 Black Workers Center Organizer, if you have any more questions.