Healthcare

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NC has the nation’s third-highest total of excess deaths from failure to expand Medicaid.

Medicaid expansion could save the lives of 350 people annually.

We are focusing the power of poor, low-income & impacted people across NC to achieve the Poor People’s Campaign principle to Protect & Secure Healthcare for All. We seek to expand Medicaid NOW & establish a universal, single-payer healthcare system that provides healthcare to all.

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Weekly Action Items

Want to Take Action on Healthcare Reform?

  • Visit the NC Medicare for All Coalition’s Weekly Action Blog here for ideas on how to get involved consistently

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Videos & Testimonials

Want to hear more about Medicare for all and/or Medicaid expansion?

  • Visit NC M4A’s Youtube Channel for both testimonials and teach-ins about the state of healthcare in NC today and the potential of Medicare for all to improve the livelihoods of countless people in our state

The Covid-19 Pandemic

Did You Know?

North Carolina is No. 5 in the U.S. for losing health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic with at least 238,000 North Carolinians becoming uninsured due to job losses from February to May

Epidemics emerge along the fissures of our society, reflecting not only the biology of the infectious agent, but patterns of marginalization, exclusion and discrimination. The coronavirus pandemic is no exception. COVID-19 has revealed deep social and economic failures and will reinforce existing health inequities. Before COVID-19, nearly 700 people were dying every day from poverty and inequality, yet the legislative response does not account for the 140 million people who are poor or one emergency closer to being poor today.

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Who is left out?

Food Insecurity

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About 1 in 4 people in the US have faced food insecurity during the pandemic, with Black and Hispanic families suffering at a rate nearly twice as much as white people

Fed Up draws inspiration from the Black Panther Party’s Free Breakfast for Children Program, which laid the foundations for federally funded school breakfasts.

The US produces enough food so no-one needs to be hungry.

Fed Up is a project of survival; a coalition project of the Triangle Circle of the NC PPC, NC Raise Up, and Carolina Jews for Justice. We are uniting the poor and dispossessed while meeting acute community needs for food. We know it is not enough just to distribute food or PPE because we must (1) question why so many people are struggling in the first place and (2) organize to end those conditions that leave more than 140 million people poor in the richest country in history. Martin Luther King Jr. implored us to ask: “why do we pay water bills in a world made up of two-thirds water?” Well, why can’t families have dependable access to food when we already produce enough to easily feed everyone?

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The Power of the Faith Community

This is a committee focused on uniting NC Faith leaders of all nationalities, denominations, and genders to help create more peaceful, stable, and secure communities that are better equipped to meet today’s most pressing challenges concerning the poor and disenfranchised population. To stand together as religious leaders and faith communities and make significant contributions to sustainable development, the promotion and protection of human rights, and conflict mitigation and resolution through advocacy work, resisting against unfair practices, civil disobedience in the unjust laws that dehumanize fellow human beings and helping to pass legislation for the betterment of all humankind.

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AME Zion Dunn-Lillington 

War & Militarism 

Did You Know?

The U.S. spends 53% of our discretionary budget on the military, half of which goes to private contractors

“We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. . . . When machines and computers, profit motives, and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Youth Engagement

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In the year 2000 (the most recent comprehensive study of poverty) “approximately 245,000 deaths in the United States…were attributable to low levels of education, 176,000 to racial segregation, 162,000 to low social support, 133,000 to individual-level poverty, 119,000 to income inequality and 39,000 to area-level poverty.

The PPC Youth Contingent is a group of college and college-aged youth (18-25) throughout North Carolina doing work in our communities and amplifying the work of other young folks. We meet once or twice a month to discuss issues related to the PPC’s five evils: ecological devastation, militarization, poverty, systemic violence, and the distorted moral narrative. We also focus on relationship-building and political education, particularly during the time of COVID. Our main focus is to connect and empower young folks who are doing the hard work of grassroots organizing against major systems of oppression.

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More Facts & Figures

Did You Know?

  • 10.6 million more Americans were unemployed than in February 2020. The unemployment rate in July was 9.2% for White workers (11.4 million), 14.6% for Black workers (2.9 million), and 12% for Asian workers (1.2 million)
  • In 2019, police killed 35 people in North Carolina

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Did You Know?

In the 2016 presidential election, there were 138 million voters out of 225 million eligible voters. 29 million of these voters were poor or low-income and there were an additional 34 million poor or low-income people who were eligible, but who did not vote.

The Poor People’s Campaign has consistently described its work as “registering people for a movement that votes.” We know that the votes of poor and low-income Americans can make a difference in our elections.

Let’s Celebrate the Vote!

The 2020 election was critical in defining the state of democracy in this country and will have lasting impacts on the freedom and spirit of the nation.

We have work to do, but we also deserve to celebrate the power we witnessed this election season from poor and low-income people!

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