August 2009 U.S. Poverty National Conference Call and Action: Get Active on Health Care Reform

By Meredith Dodson, director of domestic campaigns
August 24, 2009

The August recess is pivotal. Make no mistake; this may be the most important four weeks in our entire Health Care for All campaign. What we and other health reform proponents do this month will determine its fate in 2009. Already industry opponents are mobilizing a massive campaign to kill health reform. Read More.

Yunus Congressional Gold Medal Bill: One Down, One to Go

By Jen Maurer, senior policy associate
August 21, 2009

Congratulations! The Senate version of the bill to award Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor, is now cosponsored by over two-thirds of the Senate. Read More.

RESULTS Educational Fund Executive Director Joanne Carter Appointed to Global Fund Board!

By Blair Hinderliter, RESULTS Communications Director
August 20, 2009

Joanne Carter, executive director of RESULTS, was recently selected for the position of Board Member for the Developed Country NGO Delegation to the Global Fund Board. While an exciting moment in time for those that are a part of RESULTS, Carter's appointment to the Board is an opportunity for all NGOs to have a tremendous impact in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Read More.

The Majority Still Want Health Care for All

By Blair Hinderliter
August 14, 2009

The moment I arrived to Netroots Nation yesterday, multiple activists outside the convention center from various organizations greeted me. Some of the flyers they were handing out called for a single-payer system while others called for a public option. For a moment, I was reminded of all the news stories that I’ve been reading lately that say the Obama administration will fail when it comes to health care reform. Visuals of the outrageous behavior of protestors at various town halls and the captions below saying that Americans are not ready for health care reform popped into my head. In times like these, it’s easy to become disheartened. It’s easy to believe what you read in the media, and it’s easy to believe that perhaps we’re not ready for health care reform. Read More.

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