Policy

2020 Healthcare Panel & Debate Watch Party (Tuesday, 30 July 2019, from 5:30 – 10:00 PM)

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Join the DMV Grassroots Coordinating Committee (Facebook Group) and Woman's National Democratic Club for a pre-debate panel on what "Medicare For All" (Facebook event registration information) might look like if a Democrat wins the White House!

  • Date: 30 July 2019

  • Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

  • Location: Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

  • POC: Ricardo E. Coleman, 202-905-9535

  • For a copy of the Event Handout please click (HERE)

After the discussion we will host a presidential debate watch event at 8:00 PM ET. Supporters of each candidate are welcome to network and vote in our 2nd Straw Poll!

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Wendell Potter: Author, "Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans" Host, "The Potter Report"

  • Vinnie De Marco, Building on ACA: Vincent DeMarco is a longtime advocate for public health causes including reducing teen smoking, underage drinking and gun violence, expanding health care access and making prescription drugs more affordable. He is the subject of a book by former FTC Chair and Advocacy Institute co-founder Michael Pertschuk entitled “The DeMarco Factor: Transforming Public Will Into Political Power.”

  • Dr. Rita Livadas: Dr. Rita Livadas is a pharmacist with policy expertise in health system delivery form, reimbursement, as well as drug and device approval and supply chain issues. Dr. Livadas has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit and government sectors, where she has focused on reforms to lower health care costs while improving quality and outcomes.

  • Stephanie Kang: Is a third-year Doctor of Public Health candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Health Policy Fellow in Congresswoman Jayapal’s office and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center.

  • Stan Dorn: As a Senior Fellow at Families USA, Stan Dorn plays a leading role in a broad range of projects, with a special focus on coverage innovations and federal strategies to lower prescription drug prices and improve drug development.

GCC Resolution Titled "Supporting Better Accountability and Transparency for Law Enforcement Officers" Passed During the DNC Summer Meeting in Chicago

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Very happy and excited to announce that we DID IT AGAIN, and were able to get another DNC Resolution written by one of our Grassroots Coordinating Committee (GCC), National Messaging & Policy Task Force members, Audra, passed by the entire Democratic Party during the 2018 Summer Meeting of the DNC in Chicago.
Titled "Supporting Better Accountability and Transparency for Law Enforcement Officers" this critically important Resolution included the following:

  • Establish a National Database to collect information about officer-involved shootings.
  • This Database should be administered by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and all law enforcement agencies would be required to submit reports quarterly.
  • The DOJ should develop a national standard governing the use of force practices by, and de-escalation training for all U.S. law enforcement officers.
  • Calls for officers to be treated without favor and held to the same standards as everyone else.

The GCC also wanted to express our gratitude to our INCREDIBLE partner Ms. Yasmine Taeb, DNC Committeewoman from Virginia, for working so diligently get all our Resolutions passed by the DNC.

Below is a copy of Audra’s specific Resolution and below is a link to all of the Resolutions Passed during the DNC Summer Meeting which can be viewed (HERE).

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