As I confessed in the April Herbal & Community Health update this month, before the March 31st 2011 Senate hearing on healthcare I’d never even been in the big Senate room at the Statehouse. And this week I’m testifying in it! Sort of. I can’t physically be there, as it’s the weekend of the Reproductive Rights Conference (!), so I’ve written a testimony that my friend is going to read for me. (Thank you, Heather!) On 3/31, once I began listening to everyone’s moving stories about lack of access to healthcare, I wish that I’d arrived earlier and signed up to testify. I’ve heard many express that they don’t feel like the Healthcare is a Human Right campaign here in Vermont is focusing enough on increasing access to traditional medicines (herbalism, acupuncture, midwifery/homebirth, massage therapy, etc). You know why that is? Cuz we haven’t been showing up enough and putting in work! This movement, like any, is shaped by those who show up, that means y*o*u! And me, too. So I’m showing up via written word, and I hope that others will turn out to show support and/or send in a written testimony!
What’s happening: The health care bill, H.202 (a bill seeking to establish a
As we get closer to actually establishing healthcare as a public good in
Save the Date!!
Healthcare is a Human Right! Rally at the Statehouse in
My Testimonial: (Feel free to leave comments!! )