[act-ma] Comedian Jimmy Tingle at Mass-Care's Annual Single Payer Gala!

Benjamin Day director at masscare.org
Tue Mar 31 07:40:05 PDT 2009

Comedian Jimmy Tingle will perform a half-hour set on health reform at 
this year's annual fundraiser for Mass-Care: The Massachusetts Campaign 
for Single Payer Health Care, and the Universal Health Care Education 
Fund! The annual gala will be held THIS SATURDAY, April 4 from 2 to 5PM 
at the Ryles Jazz Club in Inman Square, 212 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA. 
There will be live jazz music, food from S&S, and key-note speaker Dr. 
Gordon Schiff, past president of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Please join us! Email info at masscare.org for further information, or 
visit our web-site here:


Mass-Care’s 11th Annual Single Payer Gala: In Memory of Ben Gill

TIME: Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 2PM to 5PM
PLACE: Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139
TICKETS: $35 standard admission, $10 for students - please donate what 
you can!

Join Mass-Care and the Universal Health Care Education Fund on April 4 for:

* Dr. Gordon Schiff, past President of Physicians for a National Health 
Program, speaking on the role of single payer organizing and the 
momentum for national health reform.
* Jimmy Tingle! The best local stand up comedian; he has appeared on the 
Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, Larry King, HBO NPR, PBS, and Comedy Central.
* Honoring the work of Mass-Care’s local coalitions: Berkshire 
Mass-Care/PNHP, the Cape Care Coalition, and the Franklin/Hampshire 
Health Care Coalition.
* The Joseph Lillyman Jazz Band.

Our annual fundraising gala for Mass-Care and the Universal Health Care 
Education Fund is coming up on April 4, from 2 to 5PM at the Ryles Jazz 
Club in Cambridge! President Obama and Congress have promised national 
health reform this year, and with all eyes on Massachusetts our voice is 
more important than ever.

Mass-Care and UHCEF recently helped to organize a Congressional Briefing 
in Washington, DC about whether the Massachusetts health reform is an 
adequate model for the nation. We helped to organize petitions signed by 
around 500 physicians and over 40 labor leaders explaining to Congress 
that fundamental reform is needed. With each month we are building the 
grassroots movement in the state, and trying to have an impact on 
national health reform.

We need your help to do this! This is an extremely difficult year for 
non-profits to survive. Mass-Care does not accept money from the health 
care industry, and we rely almost exclusively on support from 
individuals and member organizations. Please support Mass-Care’s efforts 
by placing an ad in our annual event program booklet, by listing your 
name as a supporter, or by purchasing your tickets now. Download the ad 
form below, and write your check out to Mass-Care to support our 
political work, or make a tax-deductible contribution to the Universal 
Health Care Education Fund to support our educational work.

Thank you so much for your continuing support. We hope to see you on 
April 4th at the Ryles Jazz Club for inspiration and fun!

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