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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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March 14, 2014

Health Care is a Human Right: Beyond MaineCare Expansion

Health Care is a Human Right: Beyond MaineCare Expansion: A response to the Portland Press Herald Article “Medicaid Expansion vote has real-life impact for low-income Mainers”.  Yesterday I was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald about the issue of MaineCare expansion— the critical health care legislation that the Maine Senate voted in favor of yesterday, the House…

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October 14th, 2013

Free Screening Clinic and Town Hall Meeting

On October 14th, please join the Southern Maine Workers Center and the Maine State Nurses Association on the Portland stop of the Healthcare is a Human Right Tour. The program consists of two parts: a free health screening clinic and a town hall meeting. The purpose of the event is to broaden and deepen support…

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August 4th, 2013

August 4th Healthcare Survey Training

Do you think Healthcare is a Human Right? Join us at the Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress Street in Downtown Portland on Sunday, August 4th, from 10AM to Noon followed by a free lunch. Free parking on Sundays, and vouchers available for any city-owned parking garage. We believe that healthcare is a right to which…

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April 23rd, 2013

Toward Justice in Health Care: A Community Dialogue on Human Rights, Health Care and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The City of Portland, Portland NAACP and Southern Maine Workers’ Center are sponsoring a collaborative public event: Toward Justice in Health Care: a Community Dialogue on Human Rights, Health Care and the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speakers will include Mayor Michael Brennan and Reverend Kenneth Lewis, with reflection upon Dr. King’s enormous…

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