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November 6, 2018

Together we will create a future where everyone has the health care they need and deserve.

On Sunday, October 28th, the Southern Maine Workers’ Center held the Rally to Protect and Expand Access to Health Care. The rally connected the dots between the well-known issue of MaineCare expansion, which, while passed by voters has still not been implemented; lesser know attacks on our health care system, including the proposed Section 1115…

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October 28th, 2018

Rally to Protect & Expand Health Care | Sun, Oct 28

Southern Maine Workers’ Center and Supporters Hold Rally for Universal Health Care;  Launch Campaign Against MaineCare 1115 Waiver For Immediate Release Contact: Meaghan LaSala meaghan.lasala@gmail.com 973-862-7105 Portland, ME: While thousands of Medicaid recipients in Arkansas lose their health coverage due to punitive work requirements, The Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) is launching a campaign to stop similar…

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July 10, 2017

I’m moving on, but I’ll do so carrying the light you’ve given me

Dear SMWC members, leaders, and friends, I’m writing to let you know that I will be leaving the HCHR organizer position in mid August. My partner, who is a writer, was accepted to an MFA program and she, our many cats, and I are shipping off to the San Francisco Bay Area to follow the…

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May 11, 2017

Health Care is a Human Right Committee Statement & Call to Action on DHHS Proposed MaineCare Rule Change

We at the Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) are fighting for a universal, publicly-funded health care system that honors our human rights. The protection and expansion of existing public health care programs are important reform measures that also grant us platforms to demand the system we truly need. Right now, the Maine Department of Health…

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March 27th, 2017

People’s Forum on Health Care

**PRESS RELEASE** Rejecting Republican Health Care Bill, Southern Maine Workers’ Center to hold People’s Forum on Health Care   For Immediate Release Southern Maine Workers’ Center Contact: Ronald Flannery Ronald@maineworkers.org 207-344-4485 Portland, ME: On the evening of Monday, March 27th, the Southern Maine Workers’ Center along with Maine AllCare and the Maine State Nurses Association…

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February 21, 2017

Our Invitation to Senator Susan Collins

On Saturday February 18th the Maine Health Care is a Human Right Coalition held a powerful rally, attended by more than 200 people, at the Monument Square with a march to Senator Collin’s office. We left her a loaf of bread with this invitation to join us at the upcoming People’s Forum on Health Care….

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April 21, 2016

SMWC Joins Call for Portland to #SaveIndiaStreet

SMWC Joins Call for Portland to #SaveIndiaStreet Health Care is a Human Right. This is an undisputable truth. Yet, we live in a nation and a state that daily denies people access to necessary and quality health care services, based primarily on income. The Southern Maine Workers’ Center (SMWC) organizes for a truly universal, publicly-funded…

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June 15, 2015

Joining Our Voices For Justice: One Member’s Story

On Sunday, May 31st Health Care is a Human Right organizers were invited by a new member-organizer and congregate of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sanford to participate in a special service and discussion focused on health care justice. Reverend Sue Gabrielson focused her powerful sermon on a 1992 resolution by the UU General Assembly…

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May 1, 2015

A Belief In Caring For One Another: Building the HCHR Movement with Faith Communities

Health Care is a Human Right (HCHR) organizers from Portland were blessed to spend last weekend (April 25-26) learning and building community with members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ellsworth. On Sunday, Cait Vaughan and Barrett Littlefield were joined by more than 15 participants for a practical training in using the SMWC health care…

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January 7, 2015

Solidarity with the Vermont Workers Center on their January 8th day of action for all health care for all people

Health Care is a Human Right: Solidarity with the Vermont Workers Center on their January 8th day of action for all health care for all people The Southern Maine Workers’ Center acts in solidarity with the Vermont Workers’ Center and the people of Vermont. Established by low-income workers in 1998, the Vermont Workers’ Center has since acted as a powerful example…

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July 19th, 2014

SMWC’s Health Care is a Human Right Committee Launches Strangers into Neighbors Summer Outreach Challenge!

SMWC’s Health Care is a Human Right Committee is excited to launch our Strangers into Neighbors summer outreach challenge! We hope to build our base, strengthen community & reach new people with the message of health care justice for all Mainers. Join us for our kickoff event on July 19th at our office starting at 10am….

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April 22, 2014

Health Care is a Human Right Committee Member Sarah Lazare’s letter to the editor

Health Care is a Human Right Committee Member Sarah Lazare’s letter to the editor was published by the Bangor Daily News on April 18, 2014.  Dignity and rights Health care is a human right, and every person in the state of Maine deserves full coverage that is humane, equitable and meets all of their needs….

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