Call on the Maryland DNC Delegation to Demand that Medicare-For-All Be included in the DNC platform!

Maryland Progressive Healthcare Coalition, representing over 30 state and national organizations, calls on Maryland voters to sign this petition, asking Maryland Delegates to the DNC to vote against any Democratic party platform that does not include a plank supporting universal, single-payer, New and Improved Medicare for All.

WHEREAS, pre-pandemic, the number of Americans without health insurance was nearly 30 million, while more than 40 million Americans remained under-insured, despite important gains made since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act; and

WHEREAS, the World is currently in the throes of a catastrophic public health crisis; the U.S., with only 4% of the global population, tragically has 25% of all COVID-19 cases and deaths; and

WHEREAS, this public health emergency has resulted in over 40 million American job losses accompanied by loss of employer-based insurance; and 

WHEREAS, millions of Americans have lost their healthcare insurance because of those job losses at a time when healthcare is needed most; and

WHEREAS, this crisis has highlighted the need to separate healthcare from employment; and

WHEREAS, our current, for-profit health care system is inherently racist and discriminatory; and

WHEREAS, the never-ending rising costs of health care add challenges to our already strapped municipal budget and our small businesses, which keep our communities thriving; and

WHEREAS, 209 economists have signed a public statement supporting Medicare for All citing billions of dollars in healthcare savings; and

WHEREAS, we believe that healthcare is a basic human right, not a privilege or a luxury; and

WHEREAS, recent polls show that 69% of registered voters including 88% of registered Democrats now believe that a universal, single-payer, Medicare-For-All system is the best way to achieve equitable, affordable and accessible healthcare for all Americans; and

WHEREAS, the Democratic Party and their Platform Committee process has failed, to date, to incorporate a clear and progressive platform plank for Medicare-For-All for adoption by the 2020 National Convention; therefore

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the undersigned Democratic voters express their enthusiastic support for the Medicare for All Act of 2019 (H.R. 1384 and S. 1129). We call upon our delegates to the Democratic Convention, in alignment with the majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives who co-sponsored the Medicare for All Act of 2019, to pledge to only vote for a 2020 Platform that includes a universal, single-payer, Medicare-For-All, platform plank.

Who's signing

Jake Marko
Amos Rodriguez
Xavier O'Mack
James Yoe
Sarah Jones
Natalie Lloyd-Schultz
Joshua Colindres
Mason Robinson
Clare Palmieri
Jeffrey DiVietro
Winifred De Palma
Samuel Intrater
Jake Burdett
Barbara Lamb
Jeannette Bartelt
Emma Devine
Sally MacDonald
Mary Laukaitis
Manuel Buitrago
Laura Kaplan-Weisman
Mady Sichelstiel
Ty Alston
Kieran Kindig
Ezra Pine
Charles Staniunas
Vivien Zhu
Elinore Krell
ingrid Goldstrom
bonnie bick
1,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Jake Marko
    signed 2020-08-02 15:32:23 -0400
  • Amos Rodriguez
    signed 2020-08-02 15:22:42 -0400
  • Jamie
    signed 2020-08-02 15:00:10 -0400
  • Xavier O'Mack
    signed 2020-08-02 14:58:33 -0400
  • James Yoe
    signed 2020-08-02 14:44:21 -0400
    There’s a pandemic destroying the country and it’s not just Trump’s fault. Democrats are complicit in a healthcare system that denies or discourages use of healthcare to millions of people. Medicare for all is possible, necessary, and morally required.
  • Sarah Jones
    signed 2020-08-02 14:34:26 -0400
  • Natalie Lloyd-Schultz
    signed 2020-08-02 14:31:35 -0400
  • Joshua Colindres
    signed 2020-08-02 14:28:25 -0400
  • Mason Robinson
    signed via 2020-08-02 14:27:49 -0400
  • Clare Palmieri
    signed 2020-08-02 14:27:15 -0400
  • Jeffrey DiVietro
    signed 2020-08-02 14:24:05 -0400
  • Winifred De Palma
    signed 2020-08-02 14:21:01 -0400
  • Samuel Intrater
    signed 2020-08-02 14:15:50 -0400
  • Jake Burdett
    signed via 2020-08-02 14:10:50 -0400
  • Barbara Lamb
    signed 2020-08-02 14:00:13 -0400
  • Jeannette Bartelt
    signed 2020-08-02 13:47:01 -0400
    Why does Canada have M4A and we don’t?
  • Emma Devine
    signed 2020-08-02 13:29:08 -0400
  • Sally MacDonald
    signed 2020-08-02 13:26:22 -0400
  • Mary Laukaitis
    signed 2020-08-02 13:23:51 -0400
  • Manuel Buitrago
    signed 2020-08-02 13:02:48 -0400
    Healthcare is a human right.
  • Laura Kaplan-Weisman
    signed via 2020-08-02 12:54:15 -0400
  • Mady Sichelstiel
    signed 2020-08-02 12:52:26 -0400
  • Ty Alston
    signed 2020-08-02 12:45:54 -0400
  • Kieran Kindig
    signed via 2020-08-02 12:25:55 -0400
  • Ezra Pine
    signed 2020-08-02 12:21:53 -0400
  • Charles Staniunas
    signed 2020-08-02 12:17:00 -0400
  • Vivien Zhu
    signed 2020-08-02 12:16:43 -0400
  • Elinore Krell
    signed 2020-08-02 11:36:52 -0400
  • ingrid Goldstrom
    signed 2020-08-02 11:26:42 -0400
  • bonnie bick
    signed via 2020-08-02 10:44:27 -0400

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