M4A Advocates Push Multnomah County to Pass Resolution for universal, publicly-funded health care!

Led by the work of health care advocates and their strong testimony about the painful gaps of a patchwork system, Multnomah County passed a resolution in support of universal, publicly-funded health care! JWJ’s Executive Director, Jill Pham, shared testimony about JWJ’s experience supporting contract fights: “Across industries, across all socio-economic statuses, health care costs are always a topic at every bargaining table. Our health and welfare being subjected to the crumbs left behind in a corporate budget. Even if you have access to an employer health care plan, the premiums, deductibles, and co-pays may make that impossible to access… No worker, no one at all, should have to toil for hours in undignified conditions just to be subjected to subpar health care.”

JWJ’s Health Care Committee organized turnout of supporters – clad in red – and was present for the vote. Thank you to all those who showed up to testify, and thank you to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners for recognizing the importance of universal single-payer healthcare, and pushing the Oregon Legislature and Governor to make it happen!

“๐˜›๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜–๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜“๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ โ€“ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ.”

You can view the full text of the resolution here.

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