“HEALTH CARE CAN’T WAIT” CANDLELIGHT VIGIL“Health Care Can’t Wait” Candlelight Vigil June 5, 2019, Asheville, NC Nearly 100 people gathered in Pack Square Wednesday evening for “Healthcare Can’t Wait,” one of 22 simultaneous Candlelight Vigils across the state coordinated by the NC Justice Center, to call attention to the fact that Medicaid Expansion is a matter of life and death.
Community leader Reverend L.C. Ray opened the vigil with an interfaith prayer and a moment of silence, while we lit the memorial candle in honor of those who have died or suffered because they couldn’t get the care they needed.
Healthcare activist Leslie Boyd, who lost her adult son because he could not get the care he needed, and local resident Jody Read, whose children qualify for Medicaid but who falls into the coverage gap herself, shared their personal experiences. Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield and Pisgah Legal Services Attorney Jackie Kiger spoke about the impact that the coverage gap has on our community. We ended with these 5 Follow-up Actions, to keep up the pressure on NC to Expand Medicaid NOW.
So join us in solidarity with others across the state, to call on our legislature to pass Medicaid expansion now. It’s time to #CloseTheGapNC!
Indivisible AVL June Monthly Meeting: Celebrate Summer with Indivisible Happy Hour!To celebrate the official beginning of summer, we’re turning the entire June meeting into an Indivisible Happy Hour at THE BLOCK off biltmore. This informal letter-writing drop-in is a chance to get together with other activists, catch up on issues in Raleigh and DC, and take some time to write to our reps or work on that next letter to the editor.
Stop by any time between 5:30 and 7:00. Stationery and cards provided, as well as Action Sheet summaries with key facts on high priority issues.
MARK YOUR CALENDARJune 12, 2:00 – 3:30 pm: Henderson County Progressive Alliance: State Senate Candidate Brian Caskey (Hendersonville)June 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Dressed to Protest: What Women Wore to the Revolution (Sylva)June 25, 5:30 – 7:00 pm: Indivisible AVL Monthly Meeting: Celebrate Summer with Indivisible Happy Hour!July 10, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Henderson County Progressive Alliance: Voting Rights Presentation (Hendersonville)For details on these and other upcoming events, check out the Indivisible Asheville/WNC Events Calendar. If you have upcoming actions or events we should share with our members, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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