Celebrating the Growing Healthcare is a Human Right Movement

We invite you to a Human Rights Day event co-organized by NESRI and the Poverty Initiative to honor Ms. Franzen, a member of the Vermont Workers' Center and a key leader in Vermont’'s pioneering Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign. Ms. Franzen is the former President of the Vermont Workers' Center and long-time disability rights activist, exemplifies the power of people to effectuate change in their communities and in their state. The Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign began in Vermont where, in the midst of intense debate about the Affordable Care Act, it succeeded in passing the country'’s first state-wide universal health care law. Community members like Ms. Franzen have reignited the movement for universal, publicly financed health care in the United States, and communities in Maryland, Maine, and Pennsylvania have now picked up the torch, starting their own Healthcare Is a Human Right campaigns, with other states poised to follow. We will be joined at this event by representatives from Healthcare Is a Human Right-Maryland, Healthcare Is a Human Right-Maine, and Healthcare Is a Human Right-Pennsylvania, which collectively form the vanguard of a new human rights movement for universal health care.

We ask you to join us on Human Rights Day in re-committing to the principle that human rights begin at home and honoring Ms. Franzen for her leadership in this historic health care breakthrough.  The event will take place on December 10th at the Church Center for the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza  from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Wine and light snacks will be served.

For more information, contact Laura Gosa, development director, at laura@nesri.org, or visit NESRI online.

 

On the evening of December 10th, Human Rights Day, NESRI will be honoring Peg Franzen, a longtime leader of the Vermont Workers' Center.

Devoting herself to the Vermont Workers' Center's Healthcare is a Human Right campaign, Ms. Franzen worked with other members until they successfully passed the nation's first statewide universal health care law. 

We will be joined by representatives from Healthcare is a Human Right-Maryland, Healthcare is a Human Right-Maine, and Healthcare is a Human Right-Pennsylvania in celebrating the example Ms. Franzen has set: ordinary people enacting change in their own communities, and beyond.

We hope you will join us.

 

Church Center for the United Nations

777 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017

(44th Street and 1st Avenue)

 

For further information, contact Laura Gosa, development director, at laura@nesri.org

- See more at: http://www.nesri.org/events/2013/celebrating-the-growing-healthcare-is-a-human-right-movement#sthash.RGBNpnsL.dpuf

On the evening of December 10th, Human Rights Day, NESRI will be honoring Peg Franzen, a longtime leader of the Vermont Workers' Center.

Devoting herself to the Vermont Workers' Center's Healthcare is a Human Right campaign, Ms. Franzen worked with other members until they successfully passed the nation's first statewide universal health care law. 

We will be joined by representatives from Healthcare is a Human Right-Maryland, Healthcare is a Human Right-Maine, and Healthcare is a Human Right-Pennsylvania in celebrating the example Ms. Franzen has set: ordinary people enacting change in their own communities, and beyond.

We hope you will join us.

 

Church Center for the United Nations

777 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017

(44th Street and 1st Avenue)

 

For further information, contact Laura Gosa, development director, at laura@nesri.org

- See more at: http://www.nesri.org/events/2013/celebrating-the-growing-healthcare-is-a-human-right-movement#sthash.RGBNpnsL.dpuf

On the evening of December 10th, Human Rights Day, NESRI will be honoring Peg Franzen, a longtime leader of the Vermont Workers' Center.

Devoting herself to the Vermont Workers' Center's Healthcare is a Human Right campaign, Ms. Franzen worked with other members until they successfully passed the nation's first statewide universal health care law. 

We will be joined by representatives from Healthcare is a Human Right-Maryland, Healthcare is a Human Right-Maine, and Healthcare is a Human Right-Pennsylvania in celebrating the example Ms. Franzen has set: ordinary people enacting change in their own communities, and beyond.

We hope you will join us.

 

Church Center for the United Nations

777 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY 10017

(44th Street and 1st Avenue)

 

For further information, contact Laura Gosa, development director, at laura@nesri.org

- See more at: http://www.nesri.org/events/2013/celebrating-the-growing-healthcare-is-a-human-right-movement#sthash.RGBNpnsL.dpuf