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The People's Rally for Healthcare

Saturday, February 19, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
CalRedBerets/Tsukuru Fors
Location Details:
Lake Merritt, Oakland, by the Lake Merritt Amphitheater, the corner of 12th Street and Lake Merritt Blvd.

CalRedBerets and Red Berets of San Francisco, part of the nationwide network of Red Berets for Medicare for All who work to build solidarity among all healthcare justice activists across the US, is presenting this rally in honor of Black History Month. We are gathering at Lake Merritt, Oakland, on Saturday, Feb 19, 1pm-3pm to express our frustration and displeasure at the killing of AB1400/CalCare bill, to call for the purging of the Dark Money in politics and to demand the elected of this state and nation to prioritize the health of our communities. Confirmed speakers include: Shahid Buttar (congressional candidate, district 12), Eric Curry (also congressional candidate, district 12), Janani Ramachandran (candidate for Oakland City Council), Compton Jay (Revolutionary Blackout Network), Shareef Snuggs (International Health care Coalition) and others. Also, music performance by Daniel Hilsinger, singer/songwriter/cancer survivor/healthcare justice activist.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Feb 8, 2022 1:05PM
§Oakland: The People’s Rally to Demand Health Care for All
by Red Berets Bay Area and supporters
12th Street & Lake Merritt Blvd near Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland

Masks and Social Distancing Required by Organizers. CA COVID site:


The People’s Rally for Health Care for All

When: Saturday, February 19, 2022 @ 1pm - 3pm PST

Where: 12th Street & Lake Merritt Blvd near Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland

More info & register:

FB post:

In honor of Black History Month, a People’s Rally for Health Care is being held at 12th Street & Lake Merritt Blvd near Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland to demand the passage of Health Care for All.

When AB1400, (CalCare) California’s ‘Guaranteed Health Care For All’ bill was pulled from the Assembly floor vote many of us were very disappointed. Our opposition in the insurance and for-profit healthcare lobby fought hard with misleading ads and their endless stream of corporate cash to legislators to protect their billions in profit.

We are rallying to demand that our lawmakers prioritize the lives and health of our most underserved communities, people of color, women, and people who are poor, disabled, LGBTQ+, immigrants or undocumented.

This is how we keep building our demands for equitable healthcare, by showing up!

Masks and Social Distancing Required.


Co-hosted by the awesome Red Berets of San Francisco and the California Red Berets, and supported by SCC Single Payer Health Care Coalition and more
§Red Berets for Medicare for All
by Red Berets Bay Area and supporters
We're a grassroots organization of crafters and volunteers out to raise awareness nationwide about Health Care for All. We're the Red Thread creating the fabric of our future.

Artists, Crafters, Knitters ~ in support of Universal Healthcare.
§SCC Single Payer Health Care Coalition
by Red Berets Bay Area and supporters
We have been advocating for such an expanded and improved Medicare for All health care system since our inception, 14 years ago, through public education and outreach in the South San Francisco Bay Area.

We believe that healthcare is a human right, and that it should be provided ao ALL, regardless of any life circumstances - "Everybody In, Nobody Out!".

Our focus also includes health justice, as we face increasing inequities that BIPOC communities experience in receiving adequate and quality health care.

Comments (Hide Comments)
by Peter
the Gov is back in cocaine rehab....... STRIKE the oakland PORT if you are Sincere and real about escalating for change... the PORTS Nationwide are already SHUT Primarily on behalf of the Prophetic STRIKE that frees Leonard Peltier & our US Constitution..... secondly due to the $35 Trillion of your taxes that disappeared & the mandates...... Ships have been ordered 50 miles off the Coast so as to NOT Draw attention to the for all ACTIVISTS to now converge on the PORT will be BEAUTIFUL.... "THEY" will never be "cowed' by protests BUT the STRIKE brings them all to their knees....
by Third Party supporter
At the state level, California is thoroughly controlled by the Democrats -- they hold ALL statewide offices and overwhelming (veto-proof) majorities in both houses of the state legislature. So clearly, if the Dems had wanted to, they could have passed Medicare-for-all. But instead, they much prefer getting big donations from health care profiteers, rather than helping out "we the people". (Commentator Krystal Ball made a great 8-minute YouTube video about the Dems' corruption regarding this subject, here: )

So -- DON'T vote for the Democrats any more! (At least at the state level here in California). Instead, vote for one of the progressive third parties: the Green Party or the Peace and Freedom Party. Given their lock on statewide offices, the Dems are guaranteed to win those offices once again -- but if the progressive third party candidates can get 5 to 10 percent of the vote (or even 15%) -- instead of the usual 1 to 5 percent, that will definitely help with the push for more progressive policies.

Don't believe the fear-mongering that the Dems might lose a statewide office -- they absolutely won't, given the composition of the California electorate. NOW is the time to vote for, and support, Green Party and Peace and Freedom Party statewide candidates. In the words of Lao Tzu (slightly extended), "If we do not change direction, we will get where we are headed".
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