The California Health Professional Student Alliance’s (CaHPSA) Lobbying Activities will be structured differently than they have been in previous years. Since the Single Payer movement in the state of California does not have a single payer bill to lobby for, we see this as a unique opportunity to create an advocacy strategy that educates students across the state, while simultaneously contributing to the strategic plan to reach single payer in California put forth by the other members of the AllCare Alliance. CaHPSA’s strategy is to lobby local city and county governments and school districts to pass a resolution that will urge Sacramento to pass state legislation for single payer in the next session.
9:20 AM – 9:50 AM Registration & Rally Sign Making!
Light breakfast provided
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM Welcome Remarks
10:00 AM – 10:35 AM An Update On the Affordable Care Act
Deborah LeVeen, PhD
10:35 AM –10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM –11:10 AM Intro to Single Payer, Parker Duncan, MD
11:10 PM – 11:40 PM Workshop 1
Basics of Lobbying, Parker Duncan, MD
11:40 PM – 12:10 PM Lunch Break
12:10 PM – 12:40 PM Workshop 2 Organizing Your Legislative Visit/Team Logistics Planning
12:45 – 12:50 PM Break
12:50PM – 1:30PM AllCare Alliance Panel
Mr. Andrew McGuire, Mr. Daniel Hodges, Dr. Bill Skeen, MD
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Social Responsibility of Future Healthcare Professionals
2:00 PM – 2:10 PM Transition Outside!
2:10 PM – 2:30 PM March (Downtown Berkeley City Hall)
2:30 PM – 3:20 PM Rally at MLK Jr. Civic Center
(2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way Berkeley, CA 94704)
3:20 PM – 3:30 PM Closing Remarks & Awards
4:30PM – TBD Social at Jupiter's
(Jan 25): Training Day features collaboration between health professional student leaders, physicians, public officials and health policy experts. Our goal is for students to learn about single-payer health care and prepare an effective meeting with their legislators. We will also have a huge rally on this day in support for universal healthcare.
Day 2 (Jan 27): Day of Action is the actual Lobby Day. We are scheduling visits in SF county, Alameda County, and Sacramento county to allow students to target elected officials in their home districts. Depending on where students reside, we will help them schedule visits all over the state of California.
- Take advantage of the Early Bird Special for $20 (prices will increase as the event date approahces.)
- Look out for weekly discount codes on the CaHPSA Facebook Page.
- Become a member of CaHPSA to receive various benefits. Its free!