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Media Advisory: Panel to discuss grassroots campaigns for universal health care.

November 11, 2015

University of Buffalo


by Christine Vidal

The University at Buffalo Law School’s Buffalo Human Rights Center will sponsor a panel discussion on the growing people’s movement for a universal health care system that is equitably financed and provides health care as a public good, not a commodity, from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Buffalo City Hall, 65 Niagara Square, room 1417.

In 2011, Vermont organizers won the country’s first-ever universal health care law by mobilizing a people-based “Healthcare Is a Human Right” campaign. That campaign changed what is considered “politically possible” in health care reform, inspiring similar campaigns in Maryland, Maine and Pennsylvania, which are now joined in a nationally coordinated “Healthcare is a Human Right Collaborative” designed to create a domino effect of universal health care wins across the country.

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