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6:00pm [6:00pm] Feel The Bern SFV Fundraiser - "Power to Heal" Screening
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Join Feel the Bern - Democratic San Fernando Valley Fundraiser

FTB-SFV has made CalCare/AB1400 the Guaranteed Health Care for All Act our priority. We are dedicating a large percentage of our budget and volunteer hours to campaign for this lifesaving, and equality building policy.

Written into AB1400 is policy that promotes equity and cultural appropriate care which is essential to the health of California.

  • Exclusive Screening of the Power to Heal Documentary narrated by Danny Glover
  • Special guest speaker Barbara Berney the documentary creator and producer
  • Premiere of the newly recorded "CalCare Stayin' Alive"
  • Information on the CalCare Solidarity Project

 

 

 

Exclusive Screening of the Power to Heal with Special Guest and Q&A with Barbara Berney Project Creator and Producer

POWER TO HEAL is an hour-long documentary narrated by Danny Glover that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country in a matter of months.

Before Medicare, disparities in access to hospital care were dramatic. Less than half the nation's hospitals served black and white patients equally, and in the South, 1/3 of hospitals would not admit African-Americans even for emergencies.

Today the Covid-19 Pandemic has revealed the continued inherent failures, inequities and disparities in our current profit first healthcare system; people of color and underserved communities have disproportionately paid with their lives, and the social and economic destruction caused by the pandemic was only made worse under an employer-based system not designed to deliver healthcare to everyone.


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