It’s a big Saturday this weekend for health reform.
The big August 11th event is the major rally in Los Angeles, which will be the culmination of the 365-day OneCare Campaign by Health Care For All, the grassroots group (and Health Access California board member) organizing for universal, single-payer health care.
Staged on the south lawn of LA’s City Hall, at First and Spring Streets, the rally will begin with a procession of “hearses” driving from Santa Monica to LA City Hall representing the Institute of Medicine estimate of 50 persons who die each day in the U.S. because they lack health insurance.
The rally, which starts at 1:00 PM, will feature entertainment with Lily Tomlin, live music, celebrity hosts, victims of the health care crisis, and inspirational talks from California reform leaders. Scheduled speakers include State Senator Sheila Kuehl (author of SB 840), Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi, Dolores Huerta, Maria Elena Durazo, Andrew McGuire of the OneCareNow campaign and others.
It’s the place to be in Los Angeles on Saturday!