***We will also be livestreaming the press conference on the NC Medicare For All Coalition Facebook page.***
Emergency Press Conference On Human Rights Day to Address the Worsening COVID-19 Crisis and to Demand Medicare for All
SPEAKERS TO INCLUDE MEDICAL PROVIDERS, ESSENTIAL WORKERS, FAITH LEADERS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATES
The press conference is being put on by the North Carolina Medicare for All Coalition, including Health Care for All N.C. and the Southern Workers Assembly.
On Thursday, December 10, a grassroots coalition of frontline workers, including physicians and city workers, along with human rights advocates from around North Carolina will hold an emergency press conference at the N.C. General Assembly in light of the staggering increase in COVID-19 infections in the United States as the national death toll approaches 300,000.
December 10 also marks the 72nd anniversary of the signing of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. In the midst of the worsening coronavirus pandemic with one person dying every minute in the U.S. from COVID-19, International Human Rights Day is an opportune time to highlight the intrinsic value of every person and the tragic results of denying people their basic human rights, including rights in the workplace, the right to economic security and the right to healthcare.
Human Rights Day Emergency Press Conference