[act-ma] [UJP Activist] Brown Bag Vigil: Bring the Troops Home, Fund Jobs & Healthcare, Corporations Are Not People

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Mon Jan 16 18:15:10 PST 2012

UJP Activist: Brown Bag Vigil: Bring the Troops Home, Fund Jobs & Healthcare,
Corporations Are Not People


Wednesday, January 18, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office, One Bowdoin Square, Boston (Bowdoin or
Govt. Center T)

This month, the Brown Bag Vigil will ask Senator Kerry to support the following

Bring the Troops Home: Support HR 780 - Rep. Barbara Lee’s bill to  require
that funds for operations of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan shall be expended
only for the safe and orderly withdrawal armed forces and Department of Defense
contractor personnel from Afghanistan.

Single Payer Health Care:  HR 676 - Rep. John Conyers’s bill establishes a
non-profit universal single payer healthcare program, an improved “Medicare
for all” program.  And HR 1200 - Rep. Jim McDermott’s American Health
Security Act of 2011 fits within the Affordable Care Act, establishing universal
health care coverage by incorporating Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s
Health Insurance Program, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and
TRICARE (the Department of Defense health care program), while maintaining
health care programs under the Veterans Affairs Administration. Insurance sold
by for-profit companies will only provide supplemental coverage.

Jobs Jobs Jobs: HR 870 - Rep. Conyers “21st Century Humphrey-Hawkins Full
Employment and Training Act” to establish the National Full Employment Trust
Fund to create employment opportunities for the unemployed. And, H.R. 2914 -
Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s “Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act”
to create an emergency jobs program that will fund 2,242,000 positions during
fiscal years 2012 and 2013.

Political Rights for People, not Corporations: “People’s Rights
Amendment” H. J. Res 88 - Rep. Jim McGovern’s constitutional amendment
bill to overturn the US Supreme Court’s January 2010 ruling in Citizens
United v. FEC and to make clear that corporations are not people with rights
under the US Constitution. The introduction of the bill—the “People’s
Rights Amendment”—marks a major breakthrough in the growing movement across
the country to end corporate personhood and restore democracy to the people.

Join Massachusetts Peace Action, UJP Afghanistan/Pakistan Task Force, Veterans
For Peace/Smedley Butler Brigade, the 25% Campaign and Progressive Democrats of
America as we vigil at Senator Kerry's downtown Boston office Wednesday to
remind him that he should support this legislation in support of the wishes of
Massachusetts voters.   Contact info at masspeaceaction.org [1] or call


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organizations and community peace groups in the Greater Boston region. The UJP
Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global peace through social and
economic justice.


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Upcoming Events: 


		Brown Bag Vigil: Bring the Troops Home, Fund Jobs & Healthcare, Corporations
Are Not People [8]

		Wed Jan 18


		Downstairs from Sen. John Kerry's office



		Singing for Our Lives: People's Music Concert [9]

		Fri Jan 27


		Lawrence High School Performing Arts Center



		Massachusetts Peace Action Annual Meeting [10]

		Sat Jan 28


		First Baptist Church



		Occupy Peace Summit [11]

		Fri Feb 24


		Friends Center

		Philadelphia, PA


		Remember Fukushima: Walk for a New Spring [12]

		Fri Mar 2


		Seabrook, NH to Plymouth, MA to Vernon, VT

		Seabrook, NH to Plymouth, MA to Vernon, VT


		Massachusetts Jobs with Justice 20th Anniversary Dinner [13]

		Thu Mar 15


		Suffolk Downs

		East Boston


		Retire NATO, Create Jobs & Fund Peace [14]

		Fri May 18


		Chicago, IL


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