Next GCC Meeting (26 August 2019, 6:30 PM, WeWork Whitehouse, 1440 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005)

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Our next GCC meeting is 26 August 2019, from 6:30-8:00 PM at WeWork Whitehouse, 1440 G St NW, Washington, DC 20005.  During this meeting we will also reconvene our Healthcare Issue Team and work to develop a series of grassroots-focused healthcare reform strategies.  Our agenda is included below, and we hope to see some of you there.


  • Start writing a resolution from the grassroots activists' proposals that are in contrast with the top-down approach to reform we've had until now

  • Promote a Congressional Select Study Committee

  • Work with other grassroots partners

  • Discussions with staffers

  • Work on getting the resolution(s) into the DNC platform

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!


  • 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.