HCAO-Oakland-ParticipantsNine Health Care for All–Oregon activists traveled to Oakland, California, on August 22-24 for strategy meetings held by Healthcare NOW!, the One Payer States network, and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare. These were the first joint national meetings and the first ones on the West Coast. National Nurses United and Local 6 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union hosted.

Three hundred universal health care advocates took part, from states including California, Hawai’i, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and Vermont.Workshops Friday and Saturday morning were held in a Labor Campaign track, focusing on building union participation, and a One Payer States track, on state-level single-payer movements. Saturday afternoon was a joint plenary session, followed by a reception for talk and networking. Sunday morning there were
all-in workshops.

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