Wednesday, July 8, 2009

More from Maine: Rockland City Council to vote on pro-single payer resolution on Monday

Update: the meeting starts at 7 p.m., not 6 p.m. as originally posted!

The fight for single payer health care isn't just a congressional battle. Resolutions supporting single payer have been passed by state legislatures and city councils as well, and encouraging your very local government to support a single payer system is a good way to build awareness of this equitable, economical alternative, especially at a level where there is less influence by lobbyists, less "pay to play" politics, and a greater awareness of the struggles that the majority of us face in paying bills and maintaining a level of economic security and dignity--many municipalities face the same struggles!

In Rockland, Maine, Councilwoman Lizzie Dickerson has put a Resolution in Support of Single Payer Healthcare on the agenda of Rockland City Council's upcoming Monday, July 13th meeting. This resolution is similar to the one passed by the Maine State Legislature last April.

Organizers are urging everyone--regardless of whether they're a Rockland resident--to attend the council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. 6 p.m. on Monday, July 13. Out-of-staters can follow developments at

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