One more Medicare for All event – in Mercer County

This winter, we’ve seen several excellent combo events to advocate for Medicare for All; events that are not just info forums for the public but that have resulted in neighborhood canvasses being organized all over New Jersey for this Spring. People willing to go door to door with friends in their town, house parties and follow-up meetings, and even contact events designed to reach commuters. What people have been willing to do, the cross-organizational cooperation, the level of commitment & time people are giving to spread the word on how we can make a more just, more affordable and better way to approach health care, is refreshing. And here’s one more MFA event coming not this weekend, but next.

Medicare for All Forum at Hamilton Library
When: Saturday, March 16 – 1pm
Where: Hamilton Twp. Library
Address: 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way, Hamilton Township (Mercer)
Sponsored by: New Jersey Universal Healthcare Coalition, Our Revolution New Jersey & Progressive Democrats of America New Jersey
About the Featured Speaker: Michael Lighty, Sanders Institute Fellow, is considered one of the foremost experts on Medicare for All. Michael Lighty is considered a preeminent spokesperson and expert on Medicare for All. For over 25 years, Lighty has organized, written and spoken on the subject. He is currently a lead policy analyst for a single-payer bill, SB 562, the Healthy California Act. From 1994 until 2018, Michael worked for the California Nurses Association/NNU where he coordinated campaigns for an HMO patients’ bill of rights, clean money elections, and nationally for a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street. Lighty was the first openly LGBTQ Commissioner for the Port of Oakland. He was Jerry Brown’s first mayoral appointee to the Oakland Planning Commission in 1999, and was appointed by Oakland Mayor Ronald Dellums to the Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners, in 2010. He serves on the Board of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center in Oakland, CA, where he lives with his spouse.
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When: Saturday, March 16 – 1pm
Where: Hamilton Twp. Library (
Address: 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way, Hamilton Township (Mercer)
Sponsored by: New Jersey Universal Healthcare Coalition, Our Revolution New Jersey & Progressive Democrats of America New Jersey
About the Featured Speaker: Michael Lighty, Sanders Institute Fellow, is considered one of the foremost experts on Medicare for All. Michael Lighty is considered a preeminent spokesperson and expert on Medicare for All. For over 25 years, Lighty has organized, written and spoken on the subject. He is currently a lead policy analyst for a single-payer bill, SB 562, the Healthy California Act. From 1994 until 2018, Michael worked for the California Nurses Association/NNU where he coordinated campaigns for an HMO patients’ bill of rights, clean money elections, and nationally for a Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street. Lighty was the first openly LGBTQ Commissioner for the Port of Oakland. He was Jerry Brown’s first mayoral appointee to the Oakland Planning Commission in 1999, and was appointed by Oakland Mayor Ronald Dellums to the Port of Oakland Board of Commissioners, in 2010. He serves on the Board of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center in Oakland, CA, where he lives with his spouse.
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