Release Date: November 10, 2015
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo Law School’s Buffalo Human Rights Center will sponsor a panel discussion on the growing people’s movement for a universal health care system that is equitably financed and provides health care as a public good, not a commodity, from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Buffalo City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, room 1417.
In 2011, Vermont organizers won the country’s first-ever universal health care law by mobilizing a people-based “Healthcare Is a Human Right” campaign. That campaign changed what is considered “politically possible” in health care reform, inspiring similar campaigns in Maryland, Maine and Pennsylvania, which are now joined in a nationally coordinated “Healthcare is a Human Right Collaborative” designed to create a domino effect of universal health care wins across the country.
The panelists are:
In addition to the UB Buffalo Human Rights Center, the program is sponsored by Physicians for a National Health Program, Partnership for the Public Good, Open Buffalo, Coalition for Economic Justice, WNY Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, WNYCOSH and Physicians for Human Rights.