As the Trump Administration and majorities in Congress have set their eyes on dismantling the federal government, the number one target has been the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Step one in the effort to privatize: bust federal unions. With money pouring in from the Koch brothers, and their front groups like “Concerned Veterans for America,” nine million veterans who rely on the VA for their healthcare and their providers are fighting back against the privatization push!
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility is proud to partner with unions, veterans groups and healthcare advocates to co-sponsor this event defending the Department of Veterans Affairs from privatization.
The forum will begin with a presentation from Suzanne Gordon, author of The Battle for Veterans’ Healthcare: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Policy Making and Patient Care and will be followed by a panel with speakers, including veterans and union activists who will provide specific ways we hope attendees can join this campaign to Save the VA.
Cosponsors include: AFGE Local 2157, AFGE District 11, Oregon AFL-CIO, Portland Jobs with Justice, Veterans for Peace Ch. 72, Economic Justice Action Group of First Unitarian Church, and Health Care for All Oregon, Oregon State AFL-CIO, and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Drinks and light snacks will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.
1211 SW Main St
Portland, OR 97205
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