TUESDAY, MARCH 18:
MORAL MONDAY GA RENEWS CALL FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION
WHAT: Press conference and rally to renew our call for Georgia to expand Medicaid as provided by the Affordable Care Act and to enact moral, responsible legislation and policies that benefit the majority of Georgians.
WHEN: 1 pm – 3:30 pm Tuesday March 18
WHERE: Rotunda, Georgia State Capitol
WHO: Some of the more than 600,000 Georgians who lack health care due to our state’s refusal to expand Medicaid will speak out about what access to Medicaid would mean for themselves and their families.
Moral Monday Georgia is a coalition of over 40 community, faith-based, labor, student and civil rights organizations and many concerned individuals of all races, religions, ages, genders and walks of life, who recognize that an injury to one is an injury to all and all our issues are related.
WHY: The Georgia state government’s right-wing agenda promotes corporate greed over people’s needs; denies healthcare to over 600,000 uninsured Georgians; has cut over $7.6 billion from public education in the past 10 years; accelerates income inequality by restricting workers’ rights and benefits; attacks women’s reproductive freedom; promotes bigotry towards the LGBT community; enables gun violence through “Stand Your Ground” and “Carry Anywhere” laws; and seeks to restrict our voting rights.
In addition to Medicaid expansion and affordable health care for all, Moral Monday Georgia supports good jobs and fair compensation for hard-working people, including unemployment benefits for school workers and raising Georgia’s minimum wage; strengthening voting rights; common sense gun safety laws; immigrants’ rights; high quality, fully funded public education; environmental protection; affordable housing; a fair criminal justice system; fair and progressive taxation; and a corruption-free government.
This is the ninth in a series of weekly days of action on various issues during the 2014 Georgia legislative session. For more information on the Moral Monday Georgia movement visit http://www.moralmondayga.com.