Special programs seeking support for targeted goals. These are often managed by allied organizations, but target specific topics, events or groups.
Organizational Home: HKonJ Coalition
Submitted By: Bill Boyarsky
2017 HKonJ White Coats Rally for HealthCare Access
Raleigh News & Observer and Charlotte Observer article "Protesters gather for NAACP-led HKonJ rally at Capitol in Raleigh" (including photo gallery and three separate videos)
Durham Herald-Sun article "Anti-Trump sentiment brings crowd to HKonJ march in Raleigh"
Greensboro News & Record & AP article "Massive North Carolina crowd protests Trump, anti-LGBT law" See our page of photos and media links.
Organizational Home: Moral Movement, home of Moral Mondays
Calling all health professionals and health professions students/trainees!
Please join N.C. White Coats Supporting Healthcare for All in a massive white coat action at the Moral March on Raleigh/HKonJ People’s Assembly on Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 in Raleigh
White Coat participation in this march continues our advocacy for health and healthcare justice, including expansion of Medicaid to 500,000 North Carolinians.
HKonJ ( (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) is comprised of groups/citizens in NC who, with leadership from the NC NAACP, stand for voting rights, public education, healthcare justice, the environment, and other progressive issues, many of which impact clinical and community health.
Read more, click here.
Organizational Home: Health Care for All NC
Submitted By: Liz Millar, update by Gary Greenberg
Barriers to access for quality and affordable health care especially affect low-income adults in North Carolina. Those without enough money for private insurance (even subsidized) and who don't qualify for Medicaid are often left without needed care and preventive services.
Several congregations have joined the NC Council of Churches in the call to expand Medicaid and to bring health care access to all.
The initiative, previously funded through MoveOn.org, is now supported through a generous grant of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to enable education presentations to congregations and faith-based communities interested to know more about the benefits and potential costs of Medicaid Expansion.
Organizational Home: NAACP-NC's Moral Movement
Submitted By: Gary Greenberg
The Tenth annual advocacy event called Historic Thousands on Jones St (HKonJ) was a v-e-r-y cold event, but a successful gathering of thousands.
Organizational Home: Rockefeller University
The United Nations is meeting to adopt 17 sustainable development goals for eliminating poverty and building a more resilient planet. One of those goals includes providing universal health coverage. 267 economists from 44 countries, led by Lawrence H. Summers of Harvard University, are signatories to the Economists Declaration on Universal Health Coverage, which calls on... Read More →
Organizational Home: Law Enforcement Organization Endorses MCD Expansion
Submitted By: Brett Beckerson, MSW Sr Associate
Fight Crime: invest in Kids is a bi-partisan anti-crime organization of nearly 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, state attorneys general, other law enforcement leaders and violence survivors nationwide, including over 100 in North Carolina. Our members believe that the best way to prevent crime is to help parents and our communities give kids the right... Read More →
Organizational Home: Physicians for a National Health Program
Preparations are underway for several national events in Washington, D.C., three of which are listed here:
PNHP members will be joining National Nurses United and others at a “Medicare turns 50" rally on July 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in Upper Senate Park, across Constitution Avenue from the Capitol.
Later that day, Rep. John Conyers, lead sponsor of H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, will hold a congressional briefing, moderated by veteran journalist Bill Moyers, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2137.
Garrett Adams, MD, MPH, Past-president, Physicians for a National Health Program will be representing PNHP on the panel at Rep. Conyers’ briefing, and joining leaders from NNU and Public Citizen, among others.
In between and after these events PNHP members and others will be participating in a special congressional Lobby Day for H.R. 676, working in tandem with a national call-in effort (the Congressional Switchboard number is 202-224-3121), in both cases urging lawmakers to become co-sponsors of the single-payer legislation.
In addition, each year many PNHP members write op-eds and letters to the editor.
Organizational Home: NC Justice Center Coalition to Expand Medicaid
Organizations from across the state will partner on Thursday, July 16 for the "Where's the Plan?" Day of Action to publicly pressure Governor McCrory to present his Medicaid proposal for North Carolina. Governor McCrory indicated that he would not make a proposal to close North Carolina's Medicaid coverage gap until after the King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision which was handed down on June 25th.
The "Where's the Plan?" Day of Action will send the Governor a clear message that the 500,000 hard-working North Carolinians in the coverage gap can wait no longer- he must act swiftly to propose a plan to state leaders that includes Medicaid expansion in order to promote economic growth and prevent additional unnecessary deaths.
Organizational Home: ColoradoCare YES
Submitted By: Jonathan Kotch
A new organization leading a compelling campaign to bring universal health care to Colorado.
ColoradoCareYES assures comprehensive, high quality, economically sustainable health care for all Coloradans. It obtains a federal waiver that allows replacing the Affordable Care Act with a Colorado solution, and it is run by an elected board, independent of partisan politics. Premiums are collected from everyone based on the individual's ability to pay.
Colorado will do it better, simpler, and less expensively than the current system of national health insurance companies.
Our core message is simple—covers everyone, saves billions, designed in Colorado for Coloradans.
Organizational Home: Health Access Coalition, NC-Justice Center
Submitted By: Jonathan Kotch, MD
The NC Justice Center’s Health Access Coalition is organizing its Medicaid Expansion Coalition partners to take responsibility for a week of sending letters to Governor McCrory urging him to be a leader in the fight for Medicaid Expansion. The focus is on the Governor, not the legislature, because the Medicaid Expansion initiative must come from the administration. The... Read More →
Organizational Home: NC Coalition to Expand Medicaid
Please join us to contact, education and persuade current legislators about expanding Medicaid for 500,000 left in the gap.
Motivational factors include saved lives, protected health institutions, financial boost, new jobs and an important opportunity to enhance our state's image.
Sign up early to participate at this website: bit.ly/closethegap2015
Organizational Home: HKonJ.org
Please review our new photo gallery!
“Grand Jury” Assesses NC Legislature and Government on denying Healthcare Access, 2/16, 3/2 & 3/23/15
Organizational Home: NC NAACP
Submitted By: Jim Duffett
NC's NAACP held a "Grand Jury" to assess the state government and legislature's compliance with the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Facts were presented affecting the pros and cons of Medicaid Expansion and receive testimony from affected individuals and groups.
The program is not yet discussed at the NAACP-NC website, but is described in the Fayetteville Observer story from Jan. 30, 2015.
After the first session, a comprehensive video of the whole session was released. The 108 minutes are inspiring.
Organizational Home: North Carolina Medicaid Expansion Coalition
Online campaign to gather supporters' names and patients' stories of the harm resulting from delayed / denied access to healthcare via Expanded Medicaid.
Nearly 500,000 North Carolinians that should be eligible for Medicaid are not currently receiving any health care benefits because North Carolina has refused to expand Medicaid. Join our effort to bring health care to all North Carolinians by adding your name.
Organizational Home: Health For All Coalition of 500+ Organizations
On International Human Rights Day, at the state General Assembly in Raleigh, Physicians, clergy and civil rights leaders accused Republican lawmakers of violating the human rights of half a million people. To deny healthcare is a direct violation of Article 25 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Without any exaggeration, our state... Read More →
Organizational Home: Health Care for All NC
Healthcare for All NC, NC League of Women Voters and the NC Justice Center’s Health Access Coalition have worked to introduce and to publicize non-binding Resolutions passed by County and City Governments Durham City Council passed a Resolution in August 2013, unanimously. Durham Board of County Commissioners passed a Resolution supporting Medicaid expansion on September 9, 2013. Mecklenburg County passed a resolution October 14, 2013... Read More →
Organizational Home: Universal Health Coverage Day
On December 12, 2012, the 67th U.N. General Assembly unanimously endorsed Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as an important step in the global fight against health inequity and poverty. A coalition of more than 500 organizations from 100+ countries is marking 12.12.14 as the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day. Universal Health Coverage means that every person... Read More →
With support from MoveOn.org, Health Care for All NC created a website for those who are motivated by faith to sign a petition urging Governor McCrory to expand Medicaid, and encouraging our members and others to take the attached resolution to their congregations for support.
The LWVNC statewide Health Care Roundtable is currently working in two areas both related to health care reform- ACA Marketplace education and enrollment and Medicaid expansion. During this second Open Enrollment period, Leagues are providing education and enrollment assistance to help facilitate enrollment in NC Marketplace plans around the state. Secondly, in conjunction with the... Read More →
The Health Access Coalition works to expand access to quality, affordable health care for everyone in North Carolina, including people who are low-income, are elderly, or have disabilities. OUR GOALS Expand access to health services for low- and moderate-income families. Secure health-care policies that prioritize the needs and well-being of North Carolina consumers, especially with... Read More →
Organizational Home: NC AIDS Action Network
My Body. My Healthcare. My rights.
Organizational Home: Texas Left Me Out
Texas has the highest rate of uninsured people in the U.S. Over 6 million Texans are uninsured. But when the state of Texas had a chance to cover more people, it chose instead to leave out about 1 million hard-working Texans.