Greater Hartford Central Labor Coalition

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Dear sisters & brothers,

If available, please join and please forward this message to invite our brothers & sisters to join in the fight at
ATU's Downtown Hartford rally this Thursday, June 28th at 10am in front of The Gold Building (755 Main Street)!
ATU members and bus drivers and riders are fighting for the basic right to have reasonable accommodation to use bathroom facilities while operating and using public transportation; a basic right which all should have without question!
This linked flyer has more specific information on the rally and on the issues at hand.
Let's make it an excellent showing!
In solidarity,
Nick

We invite all to join us for a town hall to discuss and answer your questions and concerns about a Medicare for All healthcare system.

Doors open at 1:15 PM


Panelists: 
*Dr. Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics at University of 
Massachusetts at Amherst and has written on the funding of a 
single payer system for Physicians for a National Health Plan
* Beverly Brakeman, Vice President of UAW Region 9A CT
* Carlos Moreno, CT State Director, Working Families Organization
* Benjamin Day, moderator, Executive Director Healthcare-NOW

Co-sponsors: 
Medicare For All CT 
PNHP CT 
CT Single Payer Coalition
Our Revolution CT Team
Healthcare-NOW, National
Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1298 CT
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
UAW Region 9A
(IAM) International Assoc. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 1746
CT AFL-CIO
SEIU/1199NE
Central CT Labor Chapter of the AFL-CIO
Greater Hartford Central Labor Chapter
Eastern CT Area Labor Federation
Greater Bristol Labor Federation
Moral Monday CT (organizing Poor Peoples Campaign CT)
CT Conference United Church of Christ
Voices of Women of Color
League of Women Voters of CT
Hartford Catholic Worker
Democracy For America-Fairfield County
TALK - Truth and Action in Love and Kindness from Congregational Church of South Glastonbury, CT
Democracy For America - National
Central CT Democratic Socialists of America
Western CT Democratic Socialists of America
New Haven Peoples Center
CT Peace and Solidarity Coalition

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Free and open to the public
Contact: [email protected]il.com or 860-267-9624
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Medicare4AllCT/
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2084877611749171/
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SVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/medicare-for-all-town-hall-july-21st-2018-at-goodwin-college-east-hartford-ct-rsvp

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