Posts Tagged Health Care

Urgent: Cuts to IHSS

Urgent: Cuts to IHSS

Take action to save home care Right now members of Congress are trying to repeal the health care bill, putting IHSS in serious danger.  It would cut $400 million from IHSS — meaning less care for our clients and loved ones It would phase out health care coverage for one third of UDW caregivers It would repeal the Affordable Care Act and put caps on federal funding for Medicaid/IHSS, which will lead to future cuts to the program as a result of less federal funding We can’t let this happen! Call 1-866-584-5792 TODAY and tell your Congress member to vote NO […]

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Protesters march in support of health care and immigration

Protesters march in support of health care and immigration

By Sonia Lemus and Becca Romo, The Runner, February 24, 2017 Over 150 protesters met behind the Miyoshi Restaurant on Town and Country Lane on Wednesday, Feb. 23 to walk to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s home. The protesters wanted McCarthy to attend Town Hall meetings to support the Affordable Care Act and provide protection for the immigrant community. “We are asking Congressman McCarthy to show courage,” said  Francisco Martinez, a member of Faith in the Valley Service Employees International Union. The protesters walked through the Edgewater apartments area and held a quick program where community leaders and residents were […]

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UDW caregivers rally in Placer County to protect our care

UDW caregivers rally in Placer County to protect our care

“I was so proud to be an American,” said Vicky Coursey, an IHSS provider and UDW member from Placer County. Vicky was one of 34 UDW caregivers who tried to attend a town hall meeting with Congressman Tom McClintock that instead became a powerful rally to protect our health care, home care, and more. “It made me proud to say that this is what democracy is all about,” said Vicky. “If we disagree, we can speak out.” Despite reports of possible empty seats in the town hall, most of the crowd was not allowed in. Instead, we rallied together outside […]

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Why I Marched – UDW caregivers attend the Women’s March

Why I Marched – UDW caregivers attend the Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21st, millions of women, men, and children in hundreds of cities around the world stood together in unity as part of the Women’s March on Washington. In California, it is estimated that 880,000 or 1 in every 45 residents attended a local march in dozens of cities across the state. For UDW members, the reasons to march were as diverse as the nearly 98,000 IHSS providers our union represents, but a sense of urgency and a passion to fight for our rights united us all. We were among the huge crowds of people standing up for the […]

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Days Before Congress Votes on Health Care, Vigil Spotlights Thousands in Higher Taxes, Job Losses, Health Chaos if Rep. Duncan Hunter Votes for Repeal without Replacement

Days Before Congress Votes on Health Care, Vigil Spotlights Thousands in Higher Taxes, Job Losses, Health Chaos if Rep. Duncan Hunter Votes  for Repeal without Replacement

Fight for Our Health Coalition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2017 CONTACT: Crystal Young, 619.806.4677, Mike Roth, 916.444.7170, Maria Elena Jauregui, 818.355.5291 (Spanish-language) El Cajon, CA – San Diego Area residents can expect to endure thousands of dollars in higher costs, job losses, and chaos in our local health care system if Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) votes with his Republican colleagues to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement. At a candlelight vigil tonight outside Hunter’s office, San Diegans who are insured through the ACA joined seniors and health care professionals to tell stories of the life-threatening harm […]

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