SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW is honored to stand with the National Domestic Workers Alliance – Atlanta Chapter as members of the Cover Georgia coalition to demand Healthcare For All Georgians! Join us at the State Capitol and follow us on twitter @SPARKRJNOW this Thursday, September 5th at 5:00 PM as we call on Governor Deal to ensure the full promise of the Affordable Care Act by expanding Medicaid in Georgia!
Expanding Medicaid will allow an estimated 650,000 people living in Georgia to have healthcare! SPARK recognizes that women, queer young adults, and young parents of color are among those disproportionately impacted by the lack of culturally competent high quality affordable healthcare that supports empowered family planning, sexual health, and reproductive health decisions.
All Georgians deserve to have insurance coverage for the medical care that they need!
My best to you,
Malika A. Redmond, MA
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2013
“Healthcare for All” Campaign Launches, Domestic Workers Urge State to Expand Healthcare Coverage for 650,000 Georgians
(Atlanta) On Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 5:30pm, the Atlanta Chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance is holding a press conference and rally to announce the launch of our six-month campaign championing Medicaid Expansion entitled Healthcare For All.
Medicaid Expansion – a critical, yet optional piece of the Affordable Care Act – will allow 650,000 more Georgians to access health insurance in an affordable manner. Securing Medicaid Expansion is literally life or death for domestic workers – 65 percent of domestic workers do not have health insurance, and only 4 percent receive employer-provided health insurance. The Atlanta Chapter of The National Domestic Workers Alliance is a member of Cover Georgia – a coalition of patient and consumer advocates, providers, and industry stakeholders who have come together around a common goal: covering Georgia’s uninsured by expanding Medicaid. Speakers at the event will include:
- Tamieka Atkins, Chapter Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
- Malika Redmond, Executive Director, SPARK
- Senator Vincent Fort, Democrat, District 39
- Senator Nan Orrock, Democrat, District 36 (TBD)
- State Representative Pat Gardner, Democrat, District 57 (TBD)
- Tomeka Gadson, Member, Atlanta Chapter, National Domestic Workers Alliance
- Annette Purnell, Member, Atlanta Chapter, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Thursday, September 5 at 5:30 PM EST
Georgia State Capitol Building
Washington St between Mitchell St and MLK JR Drive