Eyes Open Initiative
30 million uninsured.
44 million underinsured.
They’re not just statistics.
LET'S SHOW THEM
Medicare For All
Bridging the Divide
The fight for Medicare for All is one of compassion and clarity.
How many times have you heard "I don't want to lose my private insurance"?
Some may reply with "many don't have insurance at all."
It's easy to label the first person as selfish, but that doesn't tell the whole story.
The average voter wades through staggering statistics everyday, but the numbers have no context in our daily lives. It's difficult to conceptualize 30 million dollars, 30 million years, or 30 million people without access to healthcare.
Everyone has a right to quality healthcare in the richest country in the world.
It's time we put a face on the numbers so our lawmakers cannot ignore millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans hidden in plain sight. They are your friends, neighbors, workers, strangers, (what are some other good ones?)
They are your community.
It's easier to empathize with what you can see. We want you to be seen.
Our Revolution Los Angeles is launching an initiative to bring awareness to the healthcare crisis in America. We've created a series of lapel pins to help show our lawmakers that you are more than a statistic. They need to be shown how a lack of sufficient health care impacts the everyday lives of the working class, and if they do not unapologetically support providing healthcare as a right to everyone in this country, then we will not support them.
I'm willing to fight for someone I don't know.
Red indicates that you are
Yellow indicates that you are
Green indicates that you are
Pins are 1" diameter Cloisonné hard enamel over "gold finish." Made in America! Each pin comes with the Machinists Union label stamped on the back.
With a small $15 suggested donation, you will be gifted a pin color of your choice.
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It's Time To Be Seen
Are you ready to tell your story?
Our "Eyes Open" Kickoff will commence January 1, 2020.
In 2016, Bernie Sanders fought to bring Medicare For All into the national discourse. In 2019, many Democratic candidates have used the language of Medicare For All in major parts of their platforms. In 2020, our momentum will continue to grow.
Imagine how your lawmaker would react to entering a town hall full of red pins. Those who bear the impact of living without healthcare need to be at the center of the conversation. We all need to stand together in solidarity no matter our circumstances and advocate for the rights of our fellow Americans.
January 1. We will be seen. We will be heard.
January 1, 2020
Why do you advocate?
On January 1, we will spread awareness and show our support for Medicare for All by wearing our pins to show how this crisis affects us personally.
Record your health care story and post it online with the hashtag #EyesOpen
This can include a moment when a lack of healthcare changed your life forever or simply how a lack of care affects your everyday decision-making. People truly do not understand the consequences of living with the knowledge that you cannot go to a hospital or dentist's office whenever you need care.
It may feel difficult to publicly discuss your personal experiences, but the more we share, the more we realize that we are not alone. We need to show the world what a country looks like when we don't provide basic human decency and dignity to our fellow Americans by prioritizing what's most important: our health.
Fight For Justice
How Your Donation Helps
Our Revolution Los Angeles understands that our country is not thriving unless all of us are thriving. It’s uncomfortable for many to hear, but our country’s leaders do not believe that the health and well being of our nation’s most vulnerable, marginalized communities matter as much as upper-class communities with more money and influence. We have been desensitized to the staggering number of Americans without healthcare or houses. It’s important to realize that in the most powerful, wealthy country in the world, our leaders could choose to allocate the resources to fixing these problems and they actively choose not to do so.
Our organization will use these donations to organize for political candidates that believe in the ideals America claims to hold. We will support uncorrupted candidates that not only support our working class, but champion our working class and aggressively fight for legislation that
promotes equality and justice for all Americans, no matter who they are or where they come from. We will take our government back for the people.
We understand some people cannot make donations due to their financial circumstances. If you are unable to donate, please consider volunteering with local candidates that champion Medicare For All and do not accept corporate-pac donations. Your time is the most important part of this movement. We appreciate your support and your commitment to fighting for your rights.