The Labor Party officially kicks off its Just Healthcare campaign with a nationwide radio
program on Sunday, June 6.
The two-hour radio program is just the beginning of an intensive campaign that will include creation of a "Committee of a Million" for Just Healthcare, local hearings, local and state referenda and other activities.
The national radio call-in show on June 6 can be picked up via satellite by Pacifica and National Public Radio stations around the country. The show will start at noon, Eastern time, and originate at New York’s WBAI (99.5FM), where staff is represented by UE Local 404.
UE Genl. Sec.-Treas. Bob Clark asks UE members and their families to tune in those Pacifica or NPR stations in their areas which are carrying the show live. In a May 12 mailing, Clark requested that UE district presidents and international representatives make immediate arrangements to contact station managers and urge their cooperation.
The first hour of the Just Healthcare show will contain comments from a panel of health-care experts; the second hour will be devoted to listeners’ calls. The Labor Party says this is a chance for an intelligent national dialogue about what’s wrong with our healthcare system and how it can be fixed.
The panel will include Kit Costello, president of the California Nurses Association; Dr. Steffie Woolhander and Dr. David Himmelstein of the Physicians for a National Health Program; Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director, Health Research Group; Kathleen Connors, president, National Federation of Nurses Unions of Canada; Quentin Young, past president, American Public Health Association; and Tony Mazzocchi, Labor Party. Award-winning Pacifica Radio reporter Amy Goodman will moderate the show.
Labor Party chapters will be organizing house parties where neighbors, friends and co-workers can discuss just health care and the party’s campaign.
The radio show will be broadcast live on the Internet; links to
stations broadcasting the show can be found at http://www.djdinstitute.org.
(RealPlayer software will be needed to listen; it can be downloaded at no charge at
UE News - 05/99